In late '80s Gin Blossoms
started to grow a huge following as the #1 local music draw in Phoenix and certainly were the hometown heroes of their favorite hang, Tempe, Arizona. Gin Blossoms indelible jangle-pop sound was evolving during radio's diverse mix of hair bands and grunge music superstars. After the Phoenix New Times chose them the cities best rock band, they qualified to play at the South By Southwest Music Festival in Austin Texas in 1989. That same year, College Music Journal dubbed them the "Best Unsigned Band in America" and added an invitation to perform on MTV's New Music Awards in New York City.
Over the years, Gin Blossoms have toured over 25 different countries including a five city tour of Iraq in 2010.
They maintain an active national and international touring schedule with over 120 shows per year.