For one night in 2019, the ALTimate Tour brought two of the biggest alternative bands from the 1990s together at the HEB Cedar Park Center.
Live and Bush joined forces to celebrate the 25th anniversary of two of their biggest albums. In 1994, Live released “Throwing Copper.” With hits like “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama” and Live’s biggest hit “Lightning Crashes,” the album became a huge success and propelled the band from Pennsylvania to multi-platinum rock stardom.
In December of that same auspicious year, Bush released “Sixteen Stone.” With lead singer Gavin Rossdale at the helm, the band found success with songs like “Come Down,” “Everything Zen,” and “Glycerine.” The London quartet found mainstream success not just at home and in Europe but also stateside. “Sixteen Stone propelled us onto the musical landscape. Those songs have found a way into the soundtrack of people’s lives and that is the highest compliment available,” Rossdale said in an interview with Rolling Stone.
Both bands have extensive catalogs of songs that have become entrenched in radio stations’ playlist and are beloved by fans.
Cover: Gavin Rossdale kicks up it up to 11 during Bush’s performance on the ALTimate Tour. Photo Brian Maass
Native Austinite Brian Maass, who has long had a passion for music and travel, is now bringing that same passion to the world of photography. @maass_brian and brian_maass_photographer