Collective Soul comes to the Island Showroom

Collective Soul

HARRIS — Post-grunge icons Collective Soul will be at the Island Resort and Casino Feb. 16 and 17.

Born during the rise of grunge and alternative rock, Collective Soul broke into mainstream popularity when they rose to international fame in 1993 with the rock anthem “Shine.” The multi-platinum quintet has been making music for two decades since then and has a catalog of #1 hits under their belts. Collective Soul helped shape and define alternative rock with lots of guitars and attitude.

Collective Soul was formed in the small town of Stockbridge, Ga., in the early 1990s. The group consists of principal songwriter and frontman Ed Roland (lead vocals/keyboards/guitars), Dean Roland (rhythm guitarist), Will Turpin (bassist), Johnny Rabb (drummer) and Jesse Triplett (lead guitarist).

The band’s debut album “Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid” was originally released in 1993 on Atlanta indie label Rising Storm. The album was a collection of Ed Roland’s demos that spread like fire through the college circuit, and the popularity of the album locally spurred Atlantic to pick it up for a major-label release. “Shine” quickly became a rock anthem played across the country on radio and on MTV and set the band up for an arena tour with Aerosmith.

Their self-titled second album was a triple platinum juggernaut and would define their sound with guitar-driven songs and passionate vocals. The album produced five Top Ten hits and two of the singles — “December” and “The World I Know” — charted on the Top 40, which spoke to the band’s crossover appeal.

For more information about Collective Soul, visit For tickets, visit or call 1-877-ISL-SHOW (1-877-475-7469).