Guantanamo Bay’s been getting a bad rap lately, what with that Harold & Kumar movie and the human rights violations and whatnot, so it will undoubtedly mean a lot for the soldiers stationed there when Everclear shows up on Memorial Day to sing about feeling like a whore, watching the world die, and trying to be everything to everyone in hopes of buying estranged family members a new house. Don’t try to tell me that everything is wonderful now, Art!
EVERCLEAR have added two special dates to their Spring/Summer tour: a May 26 Memorial Day concert at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and a July 6 performance at the Marine Corps base at Kaneohe Bay, Oahu.
“These two are important to the band,” says singer and guitarist ART ALEXAKIS of the multi-platinum EVERCLEAR. “There are folks in uniform all over the world, and at home, looking out for us–and to play for them is an honor. Not a bad way to spend the holiday weekends, not at all.”
For the Cuba show, ALEXAKIS and his bandmates–drummer BRETT SNYDER, guitarist DAVE FRENCH, bassist SAM HUDSON and keyboardist JOSH CRAWLEY–will be performing for a capacity crowd estimated at 6,000 people stationed at the U. S. Naval Station with their families, representing all five of the armed forces–Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard–plus Department of Defense and other national law enforcement agencies. Everclear will also receive tours and briefings on the very historic Naval Station, the Joint Task Force Guantanamo detainee operation, fence line operations from the US Marine Corps Security Force and water borne operations from the US Coast Guard Port Security Unit.
“Hey, we specifically asked for NO cockmeat sandwiches on the rider!”