Rumors have been swirling for weeks regarding a summer tour featuring Collective Soul and Live. In a recent interview with the Jackson Free Press, Collective Soul bassist Will Turpin confirmed the two bands would be touring together and bringing with them - The Counting Crows. Dates have yet to be announced, but Turpin says the tour is expected to start in July.
"Starting in July through September, we’ll be pretty rigorous, four to five nights a week touring with Counting Crows and Live, a multi-band evening," said Turpin.
Collective Soul has also been hard at work on a new album, which they plan to release in early August. Front man Ed Roland says the band's sound on the new record will follow the musical progression the band has made since they splashed on the scene in the early 90's.
"I think with success comes confidence, so when you bundle those, you can open up with different sounds," Roland explained. "We’ve started stretching the boundaries and not being so dependent on bass, drums and guitars. There were keyboards added, loops added, and from there it expands into the songwriting, and you learn to feel more comfortable stretching the songwriting and production ideas."