FUEL TO ROCK THE MUNISING ICE ARENA SATURDAY, JUNE 1st at 8PM.
DIRECT FROM AUSTRALIA: LAURA WILDE
(GoFight is a new collaboration from Jim Marcus who is responsible for bands such as Die Warzau, Sister Machine Gun, Björk, Pigface, Revenge, Pansy Division, The Swans, Haloblack, Chris Connelly, KMFDM, Skrew, Machines of Loving Grace, Stabbing Westward, Gravity Kills, Everplastic, Screaming Rachel, Dessau, Chemlab, The Final Cut, Testify, Mindfunk, Little Louis and many other artists across many different genres).
ALSO PERFORMING: NUDGE & PIQ POCKET
Fuel has nothing to prove. The American Multi-Platinum Band has sold nearly 4 million albums in the United States alone and scored numerous top 5 singles: “Shimmer,” “Innocent,” “Falls on Me,” “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)”, and “Bad Day” from Something Like Human and Natural Selection. Fuel has a history of sold out tours around the world, headlining venues and opening for bands including Aerosmith, Creed, 3 Doors Down & Kid Rock. Fuel are primed to pick up where they left off with their latest release, Angels and Devils, with Brad Stewart from Shinedown to help add to an already formidable list of achievements.
Since they burst onto the scene with their 1998 full-length debut Sunburn, Fuel has been a staple on rock radio regardless of the ebb and flow of ephemeral musical trends. After the massive success of “Shimmer,” Fuel released 2000’s Something Like Human which featured the hit singles “Innocent” and “Hemorrhage (In My Hands)” and achieved double platinum status. After 3 years filled with touring, Fuel released 2003’s Natural Selection, which featured the hit “Falls on Me.” The steady schedule of hit songs and sold out tours was interrupted in 2004 when the band and singer Brett Scallions decided to amicable part ways.
For rock bands, lineup changes can be healthy, providing new options, renewed enthusiasm and a new aesthetic. But even in the best circumstances, they can also be difficult, resulting in growing pains and frequently, a learning curve that must be navigated to continue to move forward. “There’s been a lot of turmoil within the band over the past few years and a lot of that is reflected in these songs,” says guitarist and chief songwriter Carl Bell. “When change happens it brings out the best and worst in people, and I’d like to think that for us it was mostly the best.”
In 2013 we find Fuel changing again with the original lead vocalist Brett Scallions coming back to the fold. A new decade brings about a new beginning for the band as they have enlisted Guitarist Andy Andersson and Brad Stewart from Shinedown. Drummer Ken Schalk of Candiria will accompany this tour as well! Facebook and Twitter are all a buzz as band members are announcing a new single from an upcoming album to be released this summer, prior to the performance at the Munising Ice Arena. You can bet concert goers will get a great taste of things to come from Fuel!