Collective Soul, Our Lady Peace, and Tonic team up together to make us remember what ’90s rock was like
Nineties alternative shined brightly as Collective Soul, Our Lady Peace and Tonic swept through the Rose Music Center.
Collectively, these bands are responsible for some of the biggest hits of what is sometimes referred to as “the greatest decade” (for those of us who grew up in the eighties, we truly know what the greatest decade was). In all reality, the music truly was great.
Hair metal was on the way out as grunge and indie alternative took over the airwaves. While this was a tough transition for some of us metalheads, bands like Collective Soul helped ease the pain. Songs like “Shine”, “Where The River Flows” and “The World I Know” cemented their importance to the music of the day. In fact, those songs sound just as good today as they did then.
Our Lady Peace broke out with “Starseed” but “Superman’s Dead” sent them to the top guaranteeing everyone knew their name. Tonic had the honor of having 1997’s most played rock radio song with “If You Could Only See”.
Together on tour these bands gave us those hits and more. It allowed all of us to relive our college and high school days as well as presenting themselves to a younger generation hearing them for the first time.