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A multi-platinum rock band on the Tyler stage during their spring tour on March 25 | Local News

Seattle rock band Candlebox, who recently released their chart-topping album “Wolves,” will play Tyler’s Country River Club on March 25 as part of the band’s spring tour.

During the show, audiences can expect to hear tracks from the new album, the band’s eighth studio release, as well as fan favorites such as “Far Behind”, “You” and “Change”. “Wolves” debuted at number 7 on the Billboard chart and features the group’s single, “Riptide”.

Lead singer Kevin Martin said the band was thrilled to bring their music and performances to Rose City.

“Tyler is a great little rock and roll town,” Martin said. “We always had a great time there and can’t wait to see all those smiling faces when we take the stage.”

Martin is also looking forward to sharing the new album with East Texas audiences.

“‘Wolves’ is, in my opinion, the best record we’ve ever made,” he said. “There’s something for everyone, and we had a blast making this record. We recorded it live, which brings great energy to the performances on all levels, and we just let the songs open up to us.

The band, which includes lead guitarist Brian Quinn, guitarist Island Styles, bassist Adam Kury and BJ Kerwin on drums, just wrapped up their 2021 tour in October in San Diego.

Martin said that while there is still some anxiety about performing during a pandemic, he said it feels good to be back in front of the crowd.

“It’s exciting and stressful at the same time. Although exciting because things seem to be stalling on the COVID front,” Martin said. “We are still very undecided on the other variants, the mandates, among others. But we’re super excited to play for our fans again, and we love playing the new songs from the new album….

Part of the tour will include special acoustic shows featuring Martin and Quinn. These stripped down performances will take fans inside the songs with stories about the inspiration behind the music, as well as life on the road.

During the unplugged portion of the tour, Martin said he would unveil his latest philanthropic initiative, RiptideSociety.org. The effort provides mentorship, resources and options for at-risk youth and young adults, including counseling, therapy and job training, he said.

“Our hope is that we can offer some relief to those struggling to find it,” he said. “I’m so thrilled to be a part of something so positive and so excited to give back.”

Martin said the band is proud to use their platform to make a difference and that during unplugged shows, $1 from every ticket sold will go to support RiptideSociety.org.

During the show at Tyler, Martin said the audience would get an electric performance.

“It’s going to be an amazing show, so many good memories come and go for 90 minutes; it’s going to be awesome,” he said.

Country River Club is at 13087 US 271. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, visit candleboxrocks.com.

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