In 2006 Rhino released a greatest hits album that led to a short tour that included all the original members of the band. The tour led to a 2008 release, “Into the Sun” that peaked at #4 on the Independent charts. Candlebox also released a live CD+DVD the same year, “Alive in Seattle”.
Their fifth album, “Love Stories and Other Musings” hit the stores in the spring of 2012 under Union Entertainment Group’s label Audionest. Through some success and recent touring, Candlebox’s popularity has continued to rise back up enough to have the band scheduled for the ultimate rock cruise, “Ship-rocked” setting sail January of next year. On the boat alongside Candlebox will be 5FDP, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace and Sevendust.
This Sunday’s show at the new Oswego County Event Center will be Candlebox’s first time back in the Syracuse area since May 10, 2012, when they performed at the Westcott Theater. Prior to that they played the Lost Horizon in December of 2008 and have played other parts of Upstate New York every year since getting back together.
Upstate Metal Editor, Jim Gilbert, asked Candlebox front man, Kevin Martin, about the fans in Upstate New York and why the band seems to make New York a regular stop. “First and foremost, we sold one and a half million records in New York alone. It has been our biggest market since day one. New York fans have always been very supportive and purchased CDs, tickets and t-shirts. The main reason we play New York so often is the fans and to keep the market alive.”
Next year might be the first time in quite some time that we won’t be seeing Candlebox in New York, so fans’ chance to see them on the 20th Anniversary tour is this week. Kevin added that “next year we are going to take a break and work on being family members. We will be recording new materials and when we do release a new album we will go back on tour and New York State will be one of those places. New York State is where we have our best shows. But it probably won’t be until 2015.”
The Internet has also helped Candlebox reach other new markets, namely Europe. While the band only toured there three times, with social media and other ways of reaching out to fans the European fan-base continues to grow. A Candlebox tour in Europe can be seen somewhere down the road.
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