05 May Smash Mouth
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23, 2023
Location: Stage of Stars
Like a fine Napa Valley wine, this internationally loved and wildly successful San Jose pop-rock outfit seems to only get better with time. Armed with a stock-load of always fresh and blazing ammo primed to fire you straight into rock ‘n roll Valhalla, Smash Mouth has infinitely proven themselves a 100% developed…yet always growing…rock and roll juggernaut for the ages.
A look back at Smash Mouth’s formative years shows a band determined to make an impact from day one. Formed in 1994, Smash Mouth almost immediately begins recording demos and showcasing in San Jose and Hollywood. In June of 1997, Smash Mouth is signed to Interscope Records when label brass catch wind of an unknown band being ADDED to monumentally influential L.A. radio station KROQ’s after only one spin of their song “Walking On The Sun”.
Smash Mouth’s major-label debut album “Fush Yu Mang” goes more than DOUBLE PLATINUM and sets the table for what most consider their masterpiece; “Astrolounge”. Boasting three TOP-TEN hits (All-Star…Then The Morning Comes…Can’t Get Enough Of You Baby), sales for “Astrolounge” almost double those for “Fush Yu Mang”. Approaching nearly QUADRUPLE PLATINUM status.
In 2023, Smash Mouth is broadening their horizons. In addition to releasing several new tracks penned by bassist and hit songwriter Paul DeLisle, the band is proud to announce their new ambassadorship with New Urtopia E-bikes, an exciting joint venture with our favorite honey purveyor Pacific Honeybee, and the creation of our new S.M.A.S.H. beer with Karl Strauss. You can also find us on the road driving in style thanks to our friends at the amazing Aston Martin dealership in San Diego. And if you’re out shopping, please pick up some new Smash Mouth merch this year at Hot Topic.
Smash Mouth 2023 boasts the continuing solidified lineup featuring Randy Cooke (drums, vocals), Paul DeLisle (bass, vocals), Zach Goode (lead vocals), Sean Hurwitz (guitar, vocals), and Michael “Hippy” Klooster (keyboards, vocals).
All five of these seasoned veterans are widely regarded as world-class players and performers. They’re also super-handsome.
But no matter what they do…SM will always be universally acknowledged as “The Shrek Band”. Authenticating something else that makes Smash Mouth so valuable and timeless. Since every child ever born (till the end of time) will inevitably watch and love “Shrek”…Smash Mouth’s audience constantly reproduces itself. Generation to generation. And it will never stop. Because “Shrek” is this century’s “Wizard of Oz”.
Presently at the height of their towering collective power – and as they simultaneously watch several of their contemporaries either retire or fall by the wayside – Smash Mouth’s time is now.