December 10, 2013 - Upcoming TV Appearance!
Mark will appear on ABC's The Neighbors on January 17, 2014.
November 23, 2013 - Mark is hosting New Years Eve with Camp Freddy!
September 16, 2013 - truTV Cues Up More Killer Karaoke, with New Host Mark McGrath
Network Orders Eight Episodes of Outrageous Singing Competition Series Slated to Return in Late 2013
It's time for aspiring singers to start warming up their vocal cords – not to mention their courage. truTV is bringing back Killer Karaoke, the outrageous singing competition series that challenges contestants to sing a hit song while enduring the most hilarious and unexpected physical challenges imaginable. The man putting the singers through the ringer will be new host Mark McGrath (Don't Forget the Lyrics!, Extra). truTV has ordered eight additional episodes of Killer Karaoke, bringing its first-season total to 16. Production on the new episodes is set to begin in October in Los Angeles.
Killer Karaoke, which the New York Times cheekily hailed as "the greatest show in television history," hits all the wrong notes in the best possible way. Each week on this twisted competition show, contestants attempt to sing songs while facing extreme and sometimes skin-crawling obstacles guaranteed to tap into their worst fears.
This year, Killer Karaoke is going to up the ante with a fresh, new format. Each episode's competition will begin with six contestants singing an opening number, after which they will be ranked based on a scoring system. The highest-ranking players will earn advantages throughout the show, such as deciding who goes first, picking their challenges and sometimes even choosing what obstacles their opponent will face. But the ultimate goal is winning over the audience, who will be voting throughout the competition.
When all is "sung and done," the top two contestants must face each other – as well as their biggest fears – in a final head-to-head battle. The singer with the highest score will then win the weekly cash prize of up to $10,000.
Inspired in part by Zodiak Media's international television hit Sing If You Can, truTV's Killer Karaoke created a great deal of buzz when it premiered in November 2012. The series is produced by Zodiak USA, with Tony Yates and James Rowley serving as executive producers.
July 24, 2013 - Mark on Wendy Williams
If you missed the Mark's appearence on the Wendy Williams Show back on January 1st, 2013, it's OK. The episode will re-air on August 5th.
June 27, 2013 - Read Mark's Interview on BillBoard.com
Mark McGrath Talks Summerland Tour Split, New Sugar Ray & 'Idol' Judges Table
by Gary Graff
Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath says there's no hard feelings between him and Everclear's Art Alexakis after the two Summerland Tour co-founders parted ways for the coming season.
"I thought last year's (Summerland) tour went well, but it wasn't everything Art hoped it would be," says McGrath, who launches the Under The Sun package with Sugar Ray, Smash Mouth, the Gin Blossoms and Vertical Horizon on July 3 in Albuquerque, N.M. while Everclear tops a Summerland package with Live, Filter and Sponge. "I think (Alexakis) was looking for something more alternative, more aggressive, more guitar-oriented, and we came to a sort of a crossroads. He said, 'I'm gonna do my thing. God bless ya. You're always welcome to do my thing.' I said 'Good luck,' and it's all good. I think there's enough room for both of us out there."
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June 13, 2013 - Mark's Interview on Extra!
If you missed Mark's interview on Extra this past Tuesday you can catch it here: June 7th Interview on Extra
May 6, 2013 - Mark is in The Office!
Watch Mark on NBC's The Office this Thursday, May 9th at 9:00pm EST.
April 24, 2013 - "Under The Sun 2013" Already Heating Up The Summer!
“Under The Sun 2013,” the marathon summer tour featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and other chart topping stars from the Nineties, is rapidly shaping up as a certifiable summertime sensation. The North American trek – which will also see performances from Vertical Horizon and Fastball – has just unveiled an additional series of dates, including highly anticipated shows at Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Beach (on July 6th), Los Angeles’ legendary Greek Theatre (set for July 13th), Toronto’s Echo Beach at Molson Amphitheatre (on July 28th), and The Electric Factory Outdoor Stage in beautiful downtown Philadelphia (on August 3rd). “Under The Sun 2013” gets underway with a free 4th of July extravaganza at Socorro, Texas’ Socorro Entertainment Center and then continues through the summer (Click Here for Tour Dates). Full details, including complete ticket information, can be found at www.underthesuntour.com.
Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms teamed up to celebrate “Under The Sun 2013” with a week’s worth of showcase performances featured on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz with Carrie Keagan. The popular series spent last week broadcasting from Los Angeles and who better to summon the spirit of surf and summertime than the Under The Sun headliners, all of whom performed live from the famed Sunset Plaza House high in the Hollywood Hills.
A number of the live performances and interviews can be viewed now exclusively via VH1: members of Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, and Smash Mouth join forces to chat about “Under The Sun 2013” (Click Here); Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath discusses the upcoming tour and much more (Click Here); Smash Mouth performs “Walkin’ On The Sun” (Click Here); Gin Blossoms performing “Follow You Down” (Click Here); Sugar Ray’s performance of “Fly" (Click Here).
As if that weren’t enough, McGrath heralded “Under The Sun 2013” with a visit earlier this week to Los Angeles’ highly rated KTLA Morning News. An additional slate of high profile TV appearances will be unveiled soon.
Presale and enhanced VIP ticket packages for “Under The Sun 2013” are available for a limited time at tixx1.artistarena.com/underthesun2013. The enhanced offer includes a reserved seat ticket, a limited edition “Under The Sun 2013” beach towel, a commemorative VIP laminate, and a tour poster signed by members of all five bands on the bill. Best of all, the VIP package includes access to a special Meet & Greet where fans can rub elbows with the headline artists. For complete ticket information – as well as updated tour dates and other news – please visit www.underthesuntour.com.
Boasting cumulative sales of 25 million in the US alone, the five bands featured on “Under The Sun 2013” stand tall among the biggest and brightest stars of the golden age of alternative pop rock ‘n’ roll. “Under The Sun 2013” follows 2012’s “Summerland Tour,” a 31-date trek that packed sheds and arenas nationwide with a line-up co-hosted by McGrath and comprised of Sugar Ray, Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground, and Lit.
April 22, 2013 - KTLA Morning News Appearance
Mark will be on KTLA Morning News tomorrow, April 23, at 9:15am PST for an interview.
April 18, 2013 - Big Morning Buzz Live With Carrie Keagan
April 1, 2013 - Celebrate the Golden Age of Nineties Pop Rock 'N' Roll with "Under The Sun 2013" Summer Tour
Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, and Gin Blossoms have united to present “Under The Sun 2013,” a marathon summer tour featuring a remarkable array of chart topping stars from the Nineties. The first leg of the 36+ city trek – which will also see performances from Vertical Horizon and Fastball – gets underway with a free 4th of July extravaganza at Socorro, Texas’ Socorro Entertainment Center and then continues through the summer (Click Here for Tour Dates). Additional dates will be announced shortly.
February 13, 2013 - Read Mark's Interview on RollingStone.com
Mark McGrath: 'I Understand Why People Don't Like Me' by Andy Greene
A frank talk with the Sugar Ray frontman about life on the 1990s nostalgia circuit
Sugar Ray lead singer Mark McGrath knows exactly what most people think about him. They think he's washed up. They think he's something sort of 1990s leftover that refuses to go away. They probably think he's a big douche. The funny thing is, he doesn't disagree with any of that. "I've done a lot of douchey things," he tells Rolling Stone. "I understand why people don't particularly like me."
One label he does dispute is One Hit Wonder. The group had four genuine hits between 1997 and 2001: "Fly," "Every Morning," "Someday" and "When It's Over." He spent last summer on the Summerland tour playing those songs alongside Everclear, Gin Blossoms, Marcy Playground and Lit. It was one of the first 1990s nostalgia tours, and McGrath says he plans on sticking with it for the rest of his life. He's about to perform on a 1990s cruise and he's gearing up for the first annual Under the Sun tour with Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon, Smash Mouth and Fastball.
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