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post Jun 11 2015, 8:32 pm
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Throwing Copper unplugged show

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post Jun 11 2015, 9:03 pm
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‘Throwing Copper’ unplugged for SA
June 11 2015 at 04:43pm
By Tonight Reporter

Live’s former frontman, Ed Kowalczyk, has something to share...

Traditionally, 20-year anniversaries are celebrated with gifts of china. But for the marriage of musical minds like legendary rock band Live, its former frontman, Ed Kowalczyk, hopes to celebrate with alternative rock music lovers in South Africa.

Titled An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour, which is presented by AMP Events and Polo Jeans Co, the tour will take place in Gauteng and the Western Cape on September 23 and 25, respectively.

The American singer-songwriter plans to take the audience through an acoustic set of some of the songs that have made him and Live iconic. Kowalczyk, who was at the forefront of that multi-platinum-selling alternative rock band that rose to fame in the 1990s, will perform the entire Throwing Copper album including fan favourites such as Lightning Crashes, I Alone and more.

But he is also likely to treat the crowds to his solo hits like Grace from his 2010 debut solo album, Alive, and Seven off his second album, The Flood and The Mercy, which was released in 2013.

This will be his second visit to South Africa and he can’t wait to come back. He said: “I’m so excited to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Throwing Copper in this new unplugged production. Fans can expect to see and hear me like never before!”

Kowalczyk has already debuted his unplugged-style celebration of the album that made him a household name in the US and plans to take the show to other destinations. The performance of the entire Throwing Copper is significant because while it was Live’s second album, it was also a seminal recording of that era.

Kowalczyk has taken an evergreen approach to putting this tour together. He has reportedly gone as far as to say that it doesn’t feel like this album is two decades old. He also didn’t think that Throwing Copper would blow up the way that it did.

The lyricist told the Lansing State Journal: “I don’t know that when you’re doing something as personal for a song-writing process for any album that you can ever predict that kind of thing could happen. It’s amazing how much success it had in the ’90s and how it’s still relevant to the fans now. That blows me away even more. Songs like Lightning Crashes have grown with people.”

In 2009, Kowalczyk broke away from being the face of Live to pursue a solo career. It was not an amicable split. There were lawsuits (and counter lawsuits) involved in what is said to be a publishing dispute between Kowalczyk and the other band members, Chad Taylor, Patrick Dahlheimer and Chad Gracey. But by the time Kowalczyk released his second album, the suits had been settled.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Kowalczyk reportedly said: “After 20-something years, it was time for a rest, and we all agreed to it. We agreed on a two-year hiatus in 2009: we’d wind Live down, the whole machine, and everybody would go do their thing. We played the last show that summer in Long Island, then there was this nightmare of legal stuff that started pretty much immediately. For me, it absolutely was a natural progression (that I would want to pursue solo projects), but there was this unforeseen, incredible fallout that those guys generated against me that was really shocking.”

While he won’t be performing Throwing Copper with his former band-mates on this tour, he won’t be alone. Kowalczyk will be joined by guitarist, Zak Loy, but the stripped down vibe will not be restricted to just a voice and an instrument. Kowalczyk promises that he will use some very tech-savvy devices – with the help of a video director – to give the audience a multimedia experience filled with cool audiovisuals.

• Catch An Evening with Ed Kowalczyk – Throwing Copper Unplugged 20th Anniversary Tour at Carnival City in Gauteng on Sept 23 and the Grand Arena in Cape Town on Sept 23. Tickets are available at Computicket.

http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/music/throwin...05#.VXo9w0aBosI


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post Jun 25 2015, 9:31 am
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Second show added. 24th September 2015

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post Jun 26 2015, 8:09 am
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Second show sold out in 24 hours. Apparently the capacity is 5,000 people according to a SA interview.


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South African artist Tailor will be performing the duet 'Angels On A Razor' with Ed Kowalczyk on his upcoming SA tour.


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post Sep 24 2015, 7:41 am
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A news report on Ed's tour of South Africa. Contains footage from the Johannesburg show.

http://ewn.co.za/Media/2015/09/24/Ed-Kowal...gged-tour-in-SA


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post Sep 24 2015, 8:36 pm
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Video

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post Sep 25 2015, 7:19 am
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QUOTE(dangum @ Sep 24 2015, 8:41 pm) *

A news report on Ed's tour of South Africa.

A longer version of the interview with Ed


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJuWCb_eP70


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post Sep 29 2015, 8:43 am
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Part of a press conference Ed held in Johannesburg prior to his 2 shows there. Ed talks about Mental Jewelry/Throwing Copper and Fight Club.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ikN4PAXKfw


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post Sep 29 2015, 9:51 pm
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Photos and review
http://rwrant.co.za/photo-album-ed-kowalczyk-carnival-city/

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On Wednesday the 23rd of September 2015 I witness something amazing at Carnival City – I saw Ed Kowalczyk live and acoustic / unplugged at the Big Top Arena (one of the coolest live music venues in the country).

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Thanks to the glorious Joburg traffic I was almost late for the show, but luckily we finally arrived just before 8 PM. Getting tagged was a breeze and before I could whisper “The Dam At The Otter Creek” into my companion’s ear Ed Kowalczyk started playing that first track of “Throwing Copper” (the groundbreaking album released by Live way back in 1994).

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Ed played the whole album from start to finish and even played the hidden track on the record, much to the delight of the capacity crowd. It was great hearing the crowd singing along to songs like “Selling The Drama”, “I Alone”, “Lightning Crashes” and “All Over You”. I missed Live all 4 of the previous times that they’ve played in SA, so in a way I felt a little nostalgic but happy at the same time.

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After this Kowalczyk played songs off the last Live album and also did a few tracks off Secret Samadi (Live’s third studio album which was released in 1997). Tailor also joined him for one song of the new album. The evening ended with Ed singing “Overcome” (a song which was dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 attacks).

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Kudos to AMP events for pulling off an awesome show. I really hope Ed comes back again in the near future. Hopefully it’s a day time show so his bald head can enjoy some of the rays of the African sun.


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post Oct 8 2015, 10:05 pm
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The Dam at Otter Creek

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videos from [Janice Barnard]

Selling the Drama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5uc6_OcXhE

I Alone (intro)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNAnfBpS6sg


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Some interview footage of Ed Kowalczyk from Expresso breakfast show.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auWC2N4muC4


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videos from [Janice Barnard]

I Alone
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC_vYJieBTI

Iris
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videos from [Janice Barnard]

All Over You
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwnfCcq4VfE

Top
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