DEC 14, 2022
The Regency Ballroom, San Francisco, CA
Concert Tickets tour 2022-2023
Biography and Tour
Sunny Day Real Estate was an American rock band from Seattle, Washington. They were one of the first emo bands and helped pioneer the genre. The band formed in 1992 and released their debut album Diary in 1994. They gained a cult following with their next two albums, LP2 and How It Feels to Be Something On. The band broke up in 1995, but reunited in 1997 and released two more albums before breaking up again in 2001. In 2009, the band reunited for a third time and released a new album, The Rising Tide.
The band’s music is characterized by introspective lyrics, complex guitar work, and a dynamic range that goes from whisper-quiet to impossibly loud. Sunny Day Real Estate has been highly influential to many bands, both inside and outside the emo genre.
The band began practicing together in the basement of a house on Capitol Hill, which they nicknamed “The Practice House”. They quickly began playing shows around Seattle, often with fellow Seattle band Harvey Danger. In 1993, the band recorded a demo tape, which they self-released as a 7″ vinyl EP called SDRE. The EP sold out its initial pressing of 1,000 copies and caught the attention of Sub Pop Records, who signed the band and released their debut album Diary in 1994.
Diary was recorded in two weeks and was produced by Chad Bamford. The album was engineered by Steve Fisk and Jack Endino. It featured Jeremy Enigk’s lead vocals and guitar, Dan Hoerner’s guitar, William Goldsmith’s drums, and Nate Mendel’s bass.
The album was well-received by critics and is often cited as one of the best emo albums of all time. AllMusic called it “one of the finest albums to come out of the American underground rock scene in the 1990s.”
Sunny Day Real Estate toured extensively in support of Diary, playing shows with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney. They also appeared on the Lollapalooza tour in 1994.
In 1995, the band recorded their follow-up album, LP2. The album was again produced by Chad Bamford and engineered by Jack Endino. It featured the same lineup as Diary, with the addition of keyboardist Aaron Sprinkle.
LP2 was released in 1995 to critical acclaim. Spin magazine called it “one of the best albums you’ll hear all year.” The album was included in Pitchfork’s list of the top 100 albums of the 1990s.
The band toured extensively in support of LP2, including a headlining tour of the United States and Europe. They also appeared on the Lollapalooza tour in 1995.
In 1996, the band recorded their third album, How It Feels to Be Something On. The album was produced by Dave Jerden and featured the same lineup as Diary and LP2.
How It Feels to Be Something On was released in early 1997 to critical acclaim. Rolling Stone called it “a masterpiece of introspection and emotion.” The album was included in Pitchfork’s list of the top 100 albums of the 1990s.
The band toured extensively in support of How It Feels to Be Something On, including a headlining tour of the United States and Europe.
In late 1997, the band announced that they were breaking up. They played their final show on December 31, 1997 at the Crocodile Cafe in Seattle.
In 2004, the band’s first three albums were remastered and rereleased by Rhino Records. The reissues included bonus tracks and new liner notes.
In 2009, the band reunited for a third time and released a new album, The Rising Tide. The album was produced by Dave Jerden and featured the same lineup as Diary and LP2.
The Rising Tide was well-received by critics. AllMusic called it “a welcome return.” Pitchfork gave the album a 9.0 out of 10, calling it “a masterpiece.”
The band toured extensively in support of The Rising Tide, including headlining tours of the United States and Europe.
In 2016, the band released a live album called Live at the Moore Theatre. The album was recorded at a show in Seattle in December 1995 and features the same lineup as Diary and LP2.
Sunny Day Real Estate has been highly influential to many bands, both inside and outside the emo genre. Their albums Diary and LP2 are often cited as two of the most important emo albums of all time.
How to Buy Tour Tickets?
Pre-sale tickets for the band’s upcoming tour go on sale tomorrow at 10am.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for the upcoming tour, there are a few things you need to know. First, pre-sale tickets will be available tomorrow at 10am. You’ll need to have a code in order to purchase tickets during the pre-sale, so make sure you sign up for the band’s mailing list or follow them on social media to get one.
If you miss out on the pre-sale, don’t worry – you’ll still be able to buy tickets when they go on sale to the general public next week. However, if you really want to guarantee yourself a spot at the show, we recommend trying to get tickets during the pre-sale.
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