|Hailing from South Africa, Seether has built a reputable presence for itself around the world. Known for its signature blend of hard rock, punk and grunge, Seether has captured the hearts and ears of listeners who worship bands like Nirvana and Alice in Chains. Though the group has experienced countless lineup changes over the years, the most well-known version of its roster features Shaun Morgan, Bryan Wickmann, John Humphrey and Dale Stewart. The band’s career has already extended more than 15 years and shows no signs of slowing down, as Seether continues to tour and create new music. If you’re looking for a hard rock experience like no other, purchase your Seether tickets today!
Though the group has come to be quite well known by its moniker Seether, it began performing and recording under a different name. The band first formed in Pretoria, South Africa, in 1999. At the time, it went by Saron Gas. Though relatively unknown, the group experienced moderate success, regularly playing for small crowds and even independently releasing an album, Fragile. Nonetheless, the band rebranded as Seether in the early 2000s and released its first official album in 2002. That record, Disclaimer, proved to be the jumping-off point for what would go on to be a very interesting career. The record was driven by the success of the singles “Gasoline,” “Fine Again” and “Driven Under,” the second of which gained considerable airtime in the U.S. and was even featured in several video games.
Rise to fame
The notoriety that Disclaimer (and specifically “Fine Again”) brought the band led it to collaborate and associate with other successful up-and-coming artists. Shortly after the release of Disclaimer, Seether was booked to support burgeoning group Evanescence on a world tour. The group recorded a song entitled “Broken” with the lead singer from Evanescence, and the track was included in the popular film The Punisher, bringing Seether even more notoriety. When it finally took a break from touring, the group began to work on its second studio release, Karma and Effect. Put out in 2005, the album was a huge commercial success, being certified gold in both the U.S. and Canada and doing well globally as a whole.
Other work and commercial success
Since 2005, the band has released several other studio albums, all of which have experienced relative commercial success. Those albums include Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces, Holding Onto Strings Better Left to Fray and Isolate and Medicate, which were released in 2007, 2011 and 2014, respectively. The group has won a smattering of awards from different musical organizations, including three Billboard awards in 2011 for No. 1 Active Rock Artist, No. 1 Heritage Rock Artist and Active Rock Song of 2011.