Thursday, May 14, 2009

Multi-platinum rock band Collective Soul coming to Kings Island for free concert

Multi-platinum and international recording artists Collective Soul will perform on the Maxell Music Stage Sunday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at Kings Island. The concert is included free with park admission or season pass.

Collective Soul re-released their seventh studio album, Afterwords, on December 9, 2008, to all retail and digital outlets. Afterwards debuted in the Top 25 on Billboard’s Album Chart and on the iTunes Top 10 when it was originally released in August, 2007, via exclusive deals with Target and iTunes. At the same time, the disc’s first single, “Hollywood,” was used in commercials by American Idol throughout their lengthy audition process. By sheer coincidence winner David Cook was a big fan, performing Collective Soul’s classic hit, “The World I Know,” on the show’s finale, causing Entertainment Weekly to note that Cook “staked his entire Idol career on a Collective Soul cover,” and won. Songs from Afterwords have also been featured in television shows The Hills, 90210, Celebrity Apprentice, Women’s Murder Club, Brothers and Sisters and Shark.

This brand new edition includes for the very first time three solo songs by songwriter and singer Ed Roland; “An Evening With,” “Ain’t That Enough” and “Give.” The physical album also included a year’s membership to the band’s fan club, The Collective Souls. The digital album includes a Deluxe Edition with a seven-minute video diary from the band’s trip to Peru in early 2008.

Currently, Collective Soul has a song featured in the new blockbuster film Twilight as well as the accompanying chart topping soundtrack. The soundtrack held the #1 position on both iTunes and the Billboard charts the week after it was released.

Collective Soul have released a total of seven studio albums in their 14-year career, sold over 10 million albums and have had 19 singles landing in the Billboard charts, seven of those reaching the #1 spot on the magazine’s radio charts.
Collective Soul recently signed a World-wide recording deal with Roadrunner Records and is currently in the studio recording their eighth album due for release later this year.

Tickets for the concert are available at the park on public operating days and assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.