Special Guest Ed Kowalczyk, formerly of Live, to Open
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Nov. 11, 2013) – American rock band Collective Soul, who broke into the mainstream 20 years ago with the hit single “Shine,” will perform at The Mahaffey Theater Sunday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Special guest Ed Kowalczyk, former lead singer of the band Live, will be the opener.
Tickets start at $35.50 and will go on sale Friday, Nov. 22 at noon.
Hailing from Atlanta, Collective Soul consists of vocalist Ed Roland, rhythm guitarist Dean Roland, bassist Will Turpin and lead guitarist Joel Kosche. This multi-platinum band with a catalog of No. 1 hit singles shot to international fame with the 1993 release Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid. The album, a collection of Ed Roland’s demos, spread quickly through the college underground circuit and caught fire, achieving double-platinum status.
Collective Soul released their second album, Collective Soul, in 1995 after their performance at the 25th Anniversary Woodstock concert. This album helped define their sound of catchy melodies and guitar driven songs. Containing three singles that reached No. 1, “December,” “The World I Know” and “Where the River Flows,” and No. 2 hit “Gel,” the album went triple-platinum and spent 76 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 charts.
Collective Soul created their own record label, El Music Group, and released Youth in 2004 and two other records and a concert DVD. In 2007, the band made an exclusive deal with Target stores to be the sole seller of their seventh studio album, Afterwords, which opened at No. 25 on the Billboard Comprehensive Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard top Internet Albums chart. More recently, the single “Tremble for My Beloved” was featured on one of 2008’s hottest movies, Twilight.
Special Guest Ed Kowalczyk was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band Live (formed in 1988) and left the band in 2009, launching a solo career. He released Alive in 2010, The Garden in 2012 and The Flood and the Mercy in 2013.
Tickets are $35.50, $42.50, $49.50 and $65.50 and may be purchased online at TheMahaffey.com, charge by phone at 727.893.7832 or in person at The Mahaffey Theater Box Office. The Box Office is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday or at least 90 minutes prior to any ticketed event. There are no added charges ever on tickets purchased directly from The Mahaffey Theater.
About The Mahaffey Theater
The Mahaffey Theater, under the management of Big3 Entertainment, is one of Tampa Bay’s top-rated performing arts venues. Home to the Florida Orchestra, The Mahaffey Theater hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, pop, rock, comedy, dance, classical and interactive engagements and exhibitions.
Located in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg, the 2,031-seat cultural jewel boasts spectacular waterfront views and is located only minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-renowned museums. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
About The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts
Founded as a 501(c)3 nonprofit in 2009, The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is dedicated to the success and future of The Mahaffey Theater and to the notion that through diverse programing and patron membership support, performing arts should be enjoyed by all of St. Petersburg’s citizens. It’s your theater!
The Bill Edwards Foundation for the Arts is committed to supporting and presenting all genres of the performing arts at The Mahaffey Theater, funding arts education for school children through the Class Acts performance series and providing its member patrons with unequaled services, entertainment and cultural experiences.