With nearly 20 years of milestones under its belt, Fastball remains one of the most continuously celebrated rock bands on the road. They will be live in concert with special guests 650 North and The Easthills at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at Radio Radio in Indianapolis
After rising to prominence in 1996 with the debut disc “Make Your Mama Proud,” the Austin, Texas based trio exploded into a household name with 1998’s breakthrough” All the Pain Money Can Buy.” Thanks in part to the chart-topping hit “The Way,” the top five tune “Out Of My Head,” and the top 20 favorite “Fire Escape,” the record skyrocketed to platinum-plus sales in a mere six months, sending them on a whirlwind tour of the world.
Along the way, Fastball scored a pair of Grammy nominations, an MTV Music Award nomination and regular rotation on the late night talk show circuit. That momentum continued into the next decade, starting with “The Harsh Light of Day” (2000), spawning the infectious single “You’re An Ocean,” and guest stars like the late great legend Billy Preston, Stray Cats singer Brian Setzer and former Wallflowers guitarist Michael Ward. By 2009, the trio turned in “Little White Lies” entirely on its own terms, earning the best reviews of their career and multiple appearances at South By Southwest.
Armed with a catalogue full of timeless rock n’ roll that always exudes a clever pop sensibility, Fastball’s future on the road is certainly poised to provide yet another storied chapter.
Tickets go an sale this Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. at online. They are $13 in advance and $15 day of show.