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Sugar Ray Information

Alternative rock/pop rock band Sugar Ray got their start in 1995 with the release of their debut album, Lemonade and Brownies. The band consists of Mark McGrath, Rodney Sheppard, Murphy Karges, and Stan Frazier. They have a total of six studio albums and one compilation album, and have had five US Billboard Hot 100 hit singles, including one #1 hit in “Fly” and a #3 hit in “Every Morning.”

The band’s first album did not have much commercial success, but they did gain some positive critical attention. Their breakthrough came with 1997’s Floored, which featured “Fly,” but there was speculation that Sugar Ray would end up being a one-hit-wonder. In 1999, they went up against this belief and released their album 14:59. The single “Every Morning” was featured on the album as well as the #7 hit single “Someday.”

In 2001, they released their fourth album, the self-titled Sugar Ray. The song “When It’s Over” did not quite garner as much fame as their previous singles, but still earned them a #13 position on the charts. Their 2003 and 2005 albums, In The Pursuit of Leisure and their greatest hits album, did not have huge success and the band went on hiatus for a few years.

They were released from their label, Atlantic Records, in 2006, but did make a few appearances in the movies Surf’s Up and Scooby-Doo. In 2008, they signed with Pulse Recordings and began work on a new album. Music For Cougars was released in the summer of 2009.

Sugar Ray announced on their blog that they would be heading out for a summer tour. Along with Everclear, Lit, Gin Blossoms, and Marcy Playground, the band will be part of the 2012 Summerland tour. It kicks off June 28 at the Mountain Winery in Saratoga, CA and will hit spots across the US, including Boston’s Bank of America Pavilion on July 28.