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SJN1279

LIVE has confirmed more tour dates! On May 9th, LIVE will be performing at the Silver Legacy Casino in Reno, NV. Tickets for this show go on sale to general public on Saturday (3/21) via Ticketmaster. We were able to set up a Homespun member presale for this show! The presale will begin tomorrow (3/18) at 10 AM PT and will run until Friday (3/20) at 1 PM PT. Homespun members: just log into your homespun online account. Once logged in click on the “Homespun Member Ticketing Page” link. This will take you to the secure page where you can purchase tickets. If you are not a member of Homespun, LIVE’s official fan club, then you will need to purchase a membership in our online store to participate in the presale. Once the membership is processed you will automatically receive your login information via email.

LIVE will also be performing at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on May 10th. Tickets for this show also go on sale to general public on Saturday (3/21) via Ticketmaster. We are trying to get a Homespun member presale set up for this show also. If we are able to get one set up in time we will let everyone know.

Lebanon Corvalis
QUOTE(SJN1279 @ Mar 17 2009, 3:05 pm) *

Found this at HOB.com:
http://www.houseofblues.com/apps/search/index.php?q=Live

Tickets on Sale March 21st





Sweet! can't wait. I was just listening to TC all the way through which haven't done in a little while (usually have my IPOD on shuffle while driving or working) I was just reminded what a completely awesome album is. I hadn't heard Iris in sometime, what a rockin song! where can I find the complete lyrics to it ? I looked it up on "friends of live" and their version on there seems a little short. Other lyric websites had all kinds of different lyrics?

Glad to here the Band is coming to the southland!

...and the armies, the armies I have created... thumbsup.gif

LB
SJN1279

http://www.rgj.com/article/20090505/GOTO04...yes,toolbar=yes


[Live survives without record-label help
May 5, 2009

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Like other alternative rock survivors, the band Live puts out its own records instead of relying on major labels. The group’s latest, “Live at the Paradiso Amsterdam,” is a CD/DVD combo of a recent concert. Live will perform May 9 at the Silver Legacy Resort Casino.



"The band is playing better than ever. The timing captured the band at a great moment in our career,” said singer Ed Kowalczyk in the band’s biography for “Paradiso.”


Since forming in 1985, Live has sold more than 20 million CDs worldwide. Its first album, 1991’s “Mental Jewelry,” had two MTV hits in “Operation Spirit” and “Pain Lies on the Riverside.”


Its second album, “Throwing Copper” in 1994, was the band’s breakthrough, selling 8 million copies and spawning three hits, “I Alone,” “Selling the Drama” and “Lightning Crashes.” That last song, which covers the cycle from birth to death, has endured on rock radio, and Kowalczyk said in his biography it has new meaning for him.


“As soon as I had my first baby about six years ago, I feel it’s even more important to me now because I’ve been there,” he said. “This song now means something totally deeper to me. That’s what I love about doing this for a living, if you get a good song, you really grow with them and they grow with you. They have their own kind of life and interact with you over the years.”


After “Copper,” the band had two more platinum albums, “Secret Samadhi” and “The Distance To Here,” and it scored radio hits such as “Lakini’s Juice” and “The Dolphin’s Cry.” The band continued to tour and release albums with the same lineup that exists today: Kowalczyk, guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer and drummer Chad Gracey.


Along with the live version of its hits, “Paradiso” includes two new studio songs, including the single “Forever.” Kowalczyk said “Forever” is about faith and loyalty.
“I was just wanting to do a song that has that message of holding on,” he said. “All these things move in seasons that feel kind of barren. But you find yourself after that period, coming into a reaping period.”



Who: Live
When: 8 p.m. May 9
Where: Silver Legacy Resort Casino, Grande Exposition Hall
Cost: $59.50Details: 325-7401
Web: silverlegacyreno.com
Existentialist
Anyone go to the show? How is Believe?
Lebanon Corvalis
QUOTE(Existentialist @ May 10 2009, 2:11 am) *

Anyone go to the show? How is Believe?








Going tonight, going to try to sneak in my vid camera see if I can record it! wish me luck! thumbsup.gif


LC
crazy1
QUOTE(Lebanon Corvalis @ May 10 2009, 2:16 pm) *

Going tonight, going to try to sneak in my vid camera see if I can record it! wish me luck! thumbsup.gif
LC


Good luck and thank you in advance. I hope you can get a good recording!
SecretInsomnia
QUOTE(Existentialist @ May 10 2009, 2:11 am) *

Anyone go to the show? How is Believe?


according to the first reveiw on SOY... it rocked !!

The review describes it as "off the fucking hook in terms of rocking". Appearently was very heavy in the guitar riffs from CT, "even heavier than Purifier".

I'm lookin forward to more reviews about the new song and the rest of the show. Bring them on!!
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ShadowStormEK
QUOTE(SecretInsomnia @ May 10 2009, 10:26 pm) *

according to the first reveiw on SOY... it rocked !!

The review describes it as "off the fucking hook in terms of rocking". Appearently was very heavy in the guitar riffs from CT, "even heavier than Purifier".

I'm lookin forward to more reviews about the new song and the rest of the show. Bring them on!!
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We need a recording!!!! Yay!! a new song!!!
Merica
According to Chris Daughtry's Twittter, he sang I Alone with Live last night.
lovedivine
Chris Daughtry just tweeted- just sang I ALONE with LIVE. Unforgetable moment for me rockin.gif hope somebody recorded it!
SJN1279
A review from FOL said the show was sold out, and that the crowd was really into it. They also said that Believe was a true rock song.
SecretInsomnia
this review was posted by "Kimberly" at SOY

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Ok here's my attempt at a review...at nearly 2:30 AM!! Bear with me...

My husband, Joe, and I left San Diego around 4:00 to head north to the House of Blues in Anaheim. Having not been there before, we didn't realize that you could get an early entry if you ate/bought something in their gift shop, but we lucked out because we checked in with the ticket booth when we arrived (6:00ish) for some info and the girl there clued us in. Of course (our luck!) we had already eaten, so 2 HOB t-shirts later for the hubby and we had a receipt to gain an early entry. WOW, we were SO glad we did...I was about the 10th person in the door and we got a spot right in the middle on the rail. One of the HOB employees told Joe that the concert was a sell-out (quoted 1100 people)!

Carney opened for LIVE and they sounded really good. Saw them once last year and thought they were better this time around. Played for about 30 minutes (4 songs?) and it was a nice warm up for what was to come.

Between sets, I thought, "Hmmm, this girl next to me looks familiar" and it turned out to be Kerrie! I'm SO glad I said something...we could've been jumping around, singing our hearts out right next to each other and never known! Anyway, it was awesome to see her...and to jump around together, singing our hearts out!!! LOL My husband is a fan of the band, but he is definitely more of the mellow listener! I love how this board can connect people from all over the world...looking forward to seeing you again next month in SD, Kerrie!

Here's the setlist - I'm pretty sure I got them all, but forgive me if any of the songs are out of order...I'm beat!

Purifier
Gas Hed Goes West
Top
Forever
Selling the Drama
The Distance
Sofia
Hold Me Up
The Dolphin's Cry
Lakini's Juice
Turn My Head
I Alone
Heaven
Lightning Crashes
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Blowin' in the Wind (Ed solo)
All Over You
Believe
Pain Lies on the Riverside
White, Discussion

As mentioned earlier, Chris Daughtry joined the guys on stage part way through "I Alone" and it was AWESOME!!! Even though he's a big star now and he & Ed are friends, you still get the feeling that it's a treat for him to be up there singing with his fave band. I know it certainly was a treat for us! It was so great to hear "Hold me up" and "Believe" really is a ROCK song...everything it's been described as...I'd agree, along the same vein as "Purifier". I loved it!

Other notes...I thought the sound was amazing! I know there were issues at Reno, but none tonight. They couldn't get the "shaker" fixed at first for PLOTR, but they figured it out. Crowd was enthusiastic...of course some too much so after a few cocktails, as it seems to always be at a GA show. You know, a few people trying to move up front last minute and being, let's say, less than friendly about it. Luckily, there were no major incidents. Ed's wife & daughters were there tonite - nice for him to have them there on Mother's Day.

Finally, I have to say that I think this was the most "smiley" I've ever seen Ed...or should I say Eddie, because I think he is more that persona than the Ed we're used to seeing. He was quite talkative and made some cute jokes...even mentioned he's on Twitter. I don't know, maybe less intense is a better way to put it...whatever, I really liked the way he presented himself.

Overall, it was one of THE best LIVE shows I have ever been to, certainly the best in recent memory. Hope everyone else there had as much fun as we did. Can't wait for next month's show in SD!
Good-nite!!!


They've really improved the setlist. The only song that's left from the SFBM era is Sofia, and I really like that song! Even Wings and The River are gone?! banana.gif

PLOTRS is also quite rare, but maybe it's back for good. Still ending with W,D, awesome. And ofcourse Top, GHGW, Hold Me up, Purifier, etc. Finally they arent' focussing only on a greatest-hits public. Sure, they hold many hits in the setlist, but the setlist is really starting to get more alternative. Goodddd! cool.gif
Pokey
Very cool to see that much variation in the set finally, that's about 7 songs in there that haven't either been a staple or in again-out again songs for the last few years .. very refreshing. And yet they still manage to keep the core hites like Lightning Crashes, I Alone, Lakini's, Dolphin's, STD... I'm sure there are people going to these gigs which would only know a handful of songs and hearing songs like Gas Hed are real eye openers that this band can do more than just what is heard on the radio. That's the way it should be.

Then lets say a year from now when this tour has come and gone they could sub out those 7 or so songs for otheres all together, that's where the excitement comes from, a set list where you're gonna get multiple surprises every tour. I mean I'd still prefer the PJ/Ween type setlist of something different every single night, but still tongue.gif
edstipe
The show last night was awesome. Last time I saw the guys I came on this board and described how bored and unenthused I was; there was none of that this time. The guys were really on their game and it was absolutely AWESOME to hear multiple songs that I've never heard live before (and, to be honest, never thought I would).

Highlights of the night were:

- a sped-up version of "Top" (one of my favorite Live songs of all-time...never thought I'd hear that one in person!)
- Chris Daughtry joining the guys on "I Alone" (I don't really like his music, but it was cool to see the crowd go crazy)
- Ed's solo version of "Blowin' in the Wind"
- "Pain Lies on the Riverside" (another one I thought I may never hear)
- "Hold Me Up" (same as above)
- "Gas Hed..." (didn't sound GREAT, but it was a pleasure to hear nonetheless)


"Believe" was also pretty fucking good. As others have described, definitely a rock song. Not a "fast" song though (like "Stage"); more of a mid-tempo song with HEAVY guitars. It's MUCH better than "Purifier," and in fact I would argue that it's a much different type of song. Probably closer to sounding like "Rattlesnake" than "Purifier," but even that's a stretch. I tried catching the lyrics but pretty much forgot everything I heard. lol.gif I do remember the chorus goes something like: "It's time to believe again / I'm talking to you, my friend / If this is not the end / blah blah blah...". That's probably way off though.

One more note: the opening band (Carney) was brilliant. It's very rare that I enjoy sitting through an opening band, but I actually found myself disappointed when Carney was done. I had seen them open for Live once before, and they were GREAT then, too -- enough so that I went out and bought a couple of their EP's and discovered how great they are. The lead singer (Reeve Carney) has a very Jeff Buckley-ish thing going on, which is about the highest compliment I could ever give a singer (he was also a child actor, starring in the film "Snow Falling on Cedars.") Carney's final song of the night, "Testify," was simply amazing and had much of the crowd buzzing after their set. DEFINITELY check them out if you get the chance.
Merica
Wow, ace set list. No RTTW or TSUFL, though. But hey, it's about time they shifted them out and some other ones in.
lovemachine97
I was at this show, and had a blast. I am 30, but I was actually surprised to see so many 40+ people at the show. It was a much different audience than the last time I saw them in 2001.

Speaking of which, why are there no setlists available pre-2003? I looked on this site, this board, and the old board (I was actually a member of that board) and found nothing.

I kind of what to know what they played when I saw them at the San Diego Street Scene in 2002, when playing with Violent Femmes and STP...can anyone point out where I am not looking..?
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QUOTE(lovemachine97 @ May 12 2009, 2:10 am) *

I was at this show, and had a blast. I am 30, but I was actually surprised to see so many 40+ people at the show. It was a much different audience than the last time I saw them in 2001.

They were like... 8 years younger than now back then?
dangum
QUOTE(lovemachine97 @ May 12 2009, 6:10 am) *

I kind of what to know what they played when I saw them at the San Diego Street Scene in 2002, when playing with Violent Femmes and STP...can anyone point out where I am not looking..?
Try this:
http://web.archive.org/web/20040211071847/...c.org/2002.html
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lovemachine97
QUOTE(+Ed+ @ May 12 2009, 4:22 am) *

They were like... 8 years younger than now back then?


Yes, that's very true. The public school system didn't fail either of us at math.

However, my point was, I was 22 at that time, and it was mostly people within a few years of my age, not 32-42 year olds, who would now make up the 40-50 year olds I saw at the show.

Just an observation of a change in demographics, not a condemnation of it.

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Thanks! I found it.
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Thank my sister for these pictures and check out her website www.amandalynnphotography.com. You can also view these under her blog on the website.
+Ed+
Does she also have other Live-related pics then? These are pretty nice, I must say.
SecretInsomnia
QUOTE(UOPness @ May 12 2009, 9:01 pm) *

Thank my sister for these pictures and check out her website www.amandalynnphotography.com. You can also view these under her blog on the website.


sorry I forgot to put the source under the pics! thumbsup.gif
indeed, beautiful pics!
UOPness
She doesn't have anymore other LIVE pics. This was her first concert she shot period. She normally does Weddings, E-sessions, Personal Sessions, Engagement Photos, ect. So this was her first attempt at concert photography. She was super nervous but did a great job considering she only had the first 3 songs of the night to shoot.


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