Celebrating more than 30 years as a band, Toad the Wet Sprocket continues to make music and tour with the same spirit of unwavering independence that started it all more than three decades ago. Now, the band best known for their Billboard-charting hits, “Walk on the Ocean,” “All I Want,” “Something’s Always Wrong,” and “Fall Down” among others is set to return to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, October 1, 2022 at 8pm after three past sold out performances. The show, part of the Pepsi Rock Series Driven by North American Motor Car, is the only Connecticut tour stop for 2022. Meet and Greet upgrades are available for fans to meet the band! TTWS share in the kind of musical chemistry that can only come from meeting in high school and writing, recording and touring on albums over the course time – don’t miss the chance to see them perform LIVE at The Ridgefield Playhouse.
In late 2019 it was clear to fans that a new Toad album was around the corner, as frontman Glenn Phillips had solo material that was not sticking the way he wanted to. He realized that it was a toad album he had on is hands. It would be the first album from the band in over 8 years but the energy felt right and in early 2020 they began recording the new album Starting Now. The Album would be finished and released in august of last year. Come and hear their new material plus their smash hits on October 1 at The Ridgefield Playhouse!
Formed in 1986 in Santa Barbara, California by Singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss, Toad the Wet Sprocket became 90s alt rock icons. Their debut album, Bread and Circus was recorded in eight days at a cost of $650. Originally sold as homemade cassette tapes in Santa Monica record stores, it managed to make its way to the L.A. offices of Columbia Records and land them a record deal. Their commercial success followed a couple of albums later with 1991’s fear and the top 20 single “All I Want.” The single “Walk on the Ocean” also did well and fear became RIAA certified platinum. Three years later, they generated another top 40 hit with “Fall Down” off the Dulcinea album, also RIAA certified platinum. The band disbanded in 1998 after a couple of less successful attempts apart from their single “Good Intentions” which was featured on the “Friends” soundtrack.
Singer, Glen Phillips began a solo career and had success collaborating with Nickel Creek and releasing several singles during the early aughts. The band began playing together again on summer tours and occasional gigs during the latter half of the decade and eventually officially reunited in 2010. In 2013 they released their first album of all new material (New Constellationin 16 years. The album was funded almost entirely by fans.
For more information or to purchase touchless print at home ticket ($65 – $80) go online at www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org or, you can visit or call the box office (203) 438-5795. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT and is committed to keeping the arts alive and available to all.