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Gin Blossoms headlining Eyes to Skies

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  • The Gin Blossoms will perform July 5 as part of Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival.

      The Gin Blossoms will perform July 5 as part of Lisle's Eyes to the Skies Festival.
    Courtesy of Gin Blossoms

 
By Katie Lynn Palombit
Eyes to the Skies

The Gin Blossoms will headline the Eyes to the Skies Festival's main stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 5, in Lisle's Community Park near Route 53 and Short Street.

Led by the breezy crooning of vocalist Robin Wilson, the band's melodic blend of pop and rock (known as Jangle-Pop) became a musical force that helped define the sound of '90s radio.

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Hailing from Phoenix, Ariz., Gin Blossoms achieved mainstream success in 1993 with the smash hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Found Out About You," which went straight to No. 1 on the Modern Rock Chart.

Selling more than 5 million albums in the course of a few short years, the group toured the world and appeared on Letterman, Leno, Arsenio Hall, "Saturday Night Live" and the Grammys. The band continues to tour the world, playing 100-plus shows a year, including performing for U.S. troops in Iraq.

"It was so much fun to entertain our troops. I hope all Americans understand how important it is for us to extend our thanks," Wilson said.

To learn more about this year's Eyes to the Skies, go to http://eyestotheskies.org

To learn more about Gin Blossoms and hear music from "No Chocolate Cake," their most recent release, visit http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gin-Blossoms/10194655949.

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