ICYMI: Unreleased Demos, Tour Updates, Tommy Shaw, Quarantine Projects, and more!

Legacy Lounge: A Conversation with Ed Roland and Tommy Shaw

Ed sits down with Tommy Shaw of Styx for a conversation in the Legacy Lounge. The music community needs our help! We are partnering with the Recording Academy’s foundation MusiCares to support their #COVID19 Relief Fund! Please consider making a donation https://bit.ly/MusiCaresCS


E Roland LIVE from his front lawn for a special set!


No Man’s Land” – Demo

LISTEN NOW to hear this exclusive demo of “No Man’s Land.” This is a demo Collective Soul had in the can and since we are going through uncertain times we wanted to give you this song to take your mind off everything. Stay safe, we love you guys!


The Living Room – EP

Introducing “The Living Room,” a band made out of quarantined friends making music in the living room. Ed & Jesse packed up their gear and headed to Sarasota, once the quarantine came about they did what they do best…created.

“The Living Room” – Ed Roland, Jesse Triplett, Shawn Grove, & Cheney Brannon.

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LISTEN NOW ON SOUNDCLOUD, YOUTUBE, ITUNES, AMAZON AND ALL OTHER PLATFORMS: https://found.ee/thelivingroom


Tour Dates & Postponements

Please see below for tour dates that have been rescheduled or cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. All purchased tickets for rescheduled shows will be honored on the new show dates – for any ticketing questions please refer to your point of purchase. We are so excited to get back on the road to see y’all! ✌️http://www.collectivesoul.com/tour-dates/

TOURING UPDATE: Postponed & Canceled Shows Due to Covid-19

TOURING UPDATE: Please see above for tour dates that have been re-scheduled or canceled due to the ongoing pandemic. All purchased tickets for rescheduled shows will be honored on the new show dates – for any ticketing questions please refer to your point of purchase. We are so excited to get back on the road to see yall! We love you guys, please stay safe ✌️

Photos by: Paris Visone

‘HALF & HALF’ EP FOR RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 18

COLLECTIVE SOUL
SET TO RELEASE ‘HALF & HALF’ EP
FOR RECORD STORE DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 18
ON FUZZE-FLEX RECORDS

As part of what is now one of the most eagerly awaited days for true music fans, Record Store Day (Saturday, April 18), COLLECTIVE SOUL–E Roland (vocals / keyboards / guitar), Dean Roland (rhythm guitar), Will Turpin (bass), Jesse Triplett (lead guitar), Johnny Rabb (drums)—will release a limited edition 45 rpm/180g vinyl EP exclusively to independent record stores only entitled HALF & HALF. It features covers of “Opera Star” (Crazy Horse and Neil Young), “The One I Love” (R.E.M.), and two brand new songs. 

The band will celebrate Record Store Day with a special in-store signing at Park Avenue CDs in Orlando. 

For participating stores, fans can go to Recordstoreday.com.

“It’s an honor to be a part of Record Store Day with this exclusive new EP,” proclaims singer/guitarist E Roland. “Being a vinyl guy myself, that’s all I listen to when I am home, I don’t stream, and it has always been about vinyl for me. I think I have over 5,000 pieces of vinyl now. 

“We decided to do covers on HALF & HALF’ which we have never really done as a band. The first one we chose is “Opera Star” by Crazy Horse and Neil Young, originally released on Re·ac·torin 1981. I had been playing guitar for about two years, at that point, and I remember getting that record and going, ‘This is how I want to play guitar!’ My father was also operatically trained, so the line in there, ‘You were born to rock, you’ll never be an opera star…,’ was kind of where I got the vibe of…’I’ll just rock man!’ 

“We also did a cover of R.E.M.’s, ‘The One I Love.’ Being from Georgia, or really anywhere, R.E.M.is one of the most influential bands of all time. For everyone in the band, being able to play something from another Georgia band is very special. 

“Support vinyl and support mom-and-pop record stores man, it is very important. It is the way music should be heard, vinyl.”

Here’s the track listing:
Side A:
Opera Star
Let Her Out

Side B:
Back Again
The One I Love 

COLLECTIVE SOUL’s highly anticipated tenth studio album, BLOOD, was released June 21 on Fuzze-Flex Records/ADA as a download or CD on any of these digital retailers. Vinyl copies of the album are currently available on the band’s official website. It garnered impressive debuts on various Billboard’s charts thanks to devoted fans whose support continues to help the band celebrate their 25th anniversary, including #3 on the “Alternative Albums” chart. Elsewhere, it debuted at #4 on the “Independent Albums” chart, #5 on the “Rock Albums” chart, #12 on the “Digital Albums” chart, #15 on the “Top Current Albums” chart, and #19 on the “Internet Albums” chart.