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Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground, Gin Blossoms tour. Yes, really!

Prince will be touring very soon and no doubt encouraging us all to party like it’s 1999, but tour promoters don’t need any encouragement to get all pre-millennial with their parties.

This strange time-warped year has already seen Australian venues host tours by Aqua, Vengaboys, Crazy Town and Coal Chamber and the madness doesn’t end there with Hanson, Reef, Eiffel 65, N-Trance, Bell Biv DeVoe, Ginuwine, S Club 7, Def FX and East 17 all booked in to play shows for their heavily mortgaged fans in the coming months. Hell, even our biggest festivals regressed a few decades with Soundwave bringing us Limp Bizkit; Soundgarden headlining Big Day Out; and Splendour booking The Smashing Pumpkins to close the 2012 show.

However all of this ‘90s retromania pales into in comparison against the Summerland 2012 tour that’s about to work its way around the States with a lineup that reads like the side of the pencil case your sister used in 1998 – Everclear, Sugar Ray, Lit, Marcy Playground and Lou Barlow’s guilty favourites Gin Blossoms. (It looks like Harvey Danger didn’t return the promoters phone calls.)

In case you’ve forgotten about (or never heard of) these bands the tour poster helpfully reminds us of the hits that you’ll get to hear on the tour such as I Will Follow You But I Need a New Life, Everything To Everyone, When It’s Over, Father Of Mine, Santa Monica, Fly, Every Morning, Found Out About You, My Own Worst Enemy, Someday, Hey Jealousy, Follow You Down and, of course, Sex and Candy.

Tickets for the time-warped tour are on sale now and for just $275 (which should be more than enough cash to buy the back-catalogues of all five bands at your local Cash converters) you can also get an “Exclusive Meet & Greet with Art Alexakis of Everclear & Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray.”

Guess we can add this the list of 90s reunions tours we (kinda) want

Summerland Meet & Greet Package

One reserved ticket within the first 10 rows of the stage, or one G/A ticket with 1st priority access

Exclusive Meet & Greet with Art Alexakis of Everclear & Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray

Personal photograph with Art Alexakis & Mark McGrath

Specially designed Summerland tour shirt

Collectible tour poster (limited, numbered)

Official Meet & Greet laminate

Commemorative VIP ticket

Exclusive Summerland tour gift

On-site VIP host

Summerland VIP Tour Package

One reserved ticket within the first 15 rows of the stage, or one G/A ticket with priority access

Specially designed Summerland tour shirt

Collectible tour poster

VIP commemorative laminate

Commemorative VIP ticket

Exclusive Summerland tour gift

On-site VIP host