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dangum
Pre-sale: Monday, December 18, 12 Noon

General Public On-sale: Wednesday, December 20, 12 Noon

Tickets: http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/live-mt-cla...artistid=749781
dangum
Silver (reserved seat): $98.06
Gold (reserved seat): $129.94
Gold (GA): $150.33
dangum
Anybody else trying for tickets? I'm being served up the same crap tickets each time I search for them (Block 110 - furthest location from the stage).

Edit: I ended up going to a Ticketmaster outlet and got my ticket. The website is a joke.
Wambangalang
I bought from Ticketmaster website no problems. GA, coz I wanna rock out like a teenager!
dangum
Has anybody spotted any tour posters around town? I saw a poster on the back of a bus yesterday. I also purchased a tour poster on eBay. Here's a pic.

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Higher resolution pic
dangum
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Live live again with return of Mr Ed

The West Australian 7 Feb 2018 Harvey Rae

In every group there are core members acting as band leaders. In the case of Pennsylvania post-grunge rockers Live, it falls to guitarist Chad Taylor and frontman Ed Kowalczyk.

When Live broke up in 2009, this partnership was lost and, despite Live reforming without Kowalczyk and releasing last album The Turn in 2014, the reunion wasn’t truly complete until the original singer and songwriter rejoined in December, 2016.

“I’ve known Chad the longest,” Kowalczyk says from Connecticut, where he now lives. “I’ve known Chad since I was in kindergarten and I think if you look at any band, there’s always going to be a guy, or a couple of guys, that are the de facto leaders or the guys that are doing the scheming and the planning.

“Those special relationships, even within the band, need to be nurtured and need to be healed — if they need to be healed — and they did.”

Within two days of sitting down for a beer, Kowalczyk and Taylor were back playing music together.

“About two-and-a-half years ago I started to reconnect with the guys and with Chad Taylor in particular,” the 46-year-old says. “We sat down for a couple of beers in York, our hometown, and within about 48 hours we were playing together again.

“We made peace so naturally. I always say that we had so many good years together that it was like all those good years just swallowed up anything that wasn’t.

“It was a level of gratitude that I don’t think we would feel if we hadn’t split for a while and taken a break.”

Known for hit singles Lightning Crashes and I Alone from 1994 breakthrough Throwing Copper, which sold more than 8 million copies in the US alone, Live will re-introduce themselves with new, self-produced tracks and a world tour.

“The music is so radically different than what it was even in 2006,” Kowalczyk says, referring to their last album together, Songs from Black Mountain. “We’re excited by the opportunity to drop a song at a time and not wait until there’s 10 or 12.

“Most of the production right now is in Chad Taylor’s lap because he knows how to turn the buttons and I don’t. We may end up working with a producer in the future but I have to say I’m pretty impressed with how good we are at doing it ourselves.”

One thing’s for sure, don’t expect any tunes from The Turn or Kowalczyk’s solo work when Live tour Australia next month. It’s all about the classics — and perhaps a couple of new songs.

“We’ll be playing songs from the original line-up catalogue, the songs that we would get in trouble for not playing,” he laughs. “And then fast forwarding to the new chapter creatively. It’s a new era.”

Live play HBF Stadium with the Tea Party on March 6. Tickets from Ticketmaster.

https://www.pressreader.com/australia/the-w...283321817835998
dangum
On my way home from work this afternoon and spotted 2 buses with a Live poster on the back!

I snapped a photo and uploaded it to the Fans of Live Twitter account.

https://twitter.com/FansOfLive/status/966255375077920768
dangum
If anybody needs tickets to the Perth show, let me know. I have 2 spare GA tickets. PDF version so I can send them to you ASAP.
dangum
I received a call from Ticketmaster yesterday advising that my seat had been relocated. The reason I got was that it was due to 'technical reasons'. My original seat was very close to the side of the stage and it's now been moved about 1.5 blocks further away. Other people in an adjacent block were also moved.

I guess we'll see why this is tonight! It's a stinking hot day today in Perth (the hottest we've had all summer) - hope the aircon is working inside HBF Stadium.
dangum
In the carpark waiting to get out. Decent show. No new tracks but we did get a solo acoustic version of Rattlensake in the encore. 90% was Ed on guitar then during the solo Chad Taylor joined in until the end. Pretty good. Nice to hear something I haven't heard a hundred times before.
Concert was loud. About 1 hour 50 mins in length.
Lots of extended sections in songs and jamming. Ed stayed true to the lyrics and delivery. I like this Live.
LiveForNow
QUOTE(dangum @ Mar 6 2018, 7:17 am) *

In the carpark waiting to get out. Decent show. No new tracks but we did get a solo acoustic version of Rattlensake in the encore. 90% was Ed on guitar then during the solo Chad Taylor joined in until the end. Pretty good. Nice to hear something I haven't heard a hundred times before.
Concert was loud. About 1 hour 50 mins in length.
Lots of extended sections in songs and jamming. Ed stayed true to the lyrics and delivery. I like this Live.


What'd you think of the two drummer setup and Zak compared to Adam?
dangum
QUOTE(LiveForNow @ Mar 7 2018, 10:36 am) *

What'd you think of the two drummer setup and Zak compared to Adam?

From where I was sitting I couldn't see Robin Diaz at all. I've seen videos of the dual drummer setup and it's alright. Sometimes it sounds like there is too much going on.

Zak, you would hardly know he's on stage. He's hidden in the shadows at the back. The lighning at the Perth show was pretty dull at the best of times and the only time Zak got to shine was during The Distance.
LiveForNow
QUOTE(dangum @ Mar 6 2018, 8:45 pm) *

From where I was sitting I couldn't see Robin Diaz at all. I've seen videos of the dual drummer setup and it's alright. Sometimes it sounds like there is too much going on.

Zak, you would hardly know he's on stage. He's hidden in the shadows at the back. The lighting at the Perth show was pretty dull at the best of times and the only time Zak got to shine was during The Distance.


Cool, thanks. Dying to see the video of Rattlesnake. If you find it please post it. Thanks!
Wambangalang
Was a pretty solid show from my point of view, though I agree it was very loud. Ed was drinking the whole time and forgot some lyrics towards the end but that didn't bother me, they brought it last night. Iris and Rattlesnake made me happy!
dangum
Some footage from [Sam Kap]

Selling the Drama

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

Lightning Crashes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRJAR3aMYG8

Shit Towne
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRJAR3aMYG8

[Ryan Raye] has a bunch of nice quality vids but they're all around a minute in length.

https://www.youtube.com/user/rayehey/videos

Here's Rattlesnake
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF0T5RRfJdQ

Setlist:

1. All Over You
2. Operation Spirit
3. Pain Lies on the Riverside
4. The Dolphin's Cry
5. Selling the Drama
6. I Walk the Line
7. T.B.D
8. Pillar of Davidson
9. The Distance
10. Shit Towne
11. Iris
12. I Alone
13. Lakini's Juice
14. White, Discussion
-- encore --
15. Rattlensake (acoustic) [not on setlist]
16. Heaven (acoustic)
17. Turn My Head
18. Run to the Water
19. I Am The Highway
20. Lightning Crashes
LiveForNow
Thanks for sharing! I really want to see the full version of Rattlesnake. This is one of the few times I've gotten chills from Ed Solo. Glad to see him putting weight into these dark lyrics again. He even did the hushed whisper on "We can take my car" that he did a lot on Samadhi.

Props to Ed. I can't imagine how much he would have butchered this in 2011 if he put a joyful spin on in.
dangum
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LIVE REVIEW: Live & The Tea Party – Perth, March 6th 2018
HBF Stadium - Perth, Australia

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The classic rock sound of alternative rockers Live hit Perth on the last show of their second run of Australian dates, bringing with them The Tea Party on the support slot. It was also a much welcome return of singer Ed Kowalczyk who came back to the band in 2016, whose voice resonated with the fans in only the way he could.

Veteran rockers The Tea Party opened the show and suffice to say, many rocked up early to catch the Canadian outfit. Regular visitors to Australia over the years has almost given the band an honoury Aussie attachment, many people fans of the band as much as Live. Their show tonight was a mixed bag of classic numbers, meandering jam sessions and a couple of cover songs including the Doors. There were certainly some head bopping moments to be fair and sonically it was on point, sharp if not a little dilluted and off the cuff. Jeff Martin was certainly a draw card and the legendary singer had some theatrical moments including a twin guitar showcase (thats apparently heavy) and a crack at some violin on guitar. Still maybe not the greatest show that they have brought to Australia but they can be forgiven for throwing in a miss every once in a while.

Live on the other hand came out with guns blazing, opening with “All Over You” much to the approval of the crowd which mostly filled the venue to a decent size for a Tuesday night. Ed Kowalczyk sounded fantastic, keeping his movement on stage to a healthy balanced act but without losing any power in his well maintained voice. From here it was a splattering of the back catalogue peppered with hit songs, one after the other.

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“Throwing Copper” may be the album the band are best known for but there are some real gems outside of that iconic release that can’t be ignored and Live showcased that brilliantly. “Dolphin’s Cry” was an obvious highlight as was “Lakini’s Juice”, the latters heavier tone welcomed more by the younger audience who were surprisingly outnumbered by a substantially older fanbase.

Interestingly tucked in the corner of the stage was a second drumkit but for the life of me couldn’t figure out what the reason for it to be added was as an extension of the grooves coming from Chad Gracey.

Aside from that little tidbit it was a fairly flawless show, added with a big encore that featured acoustic based numbers including “Heaven”, “Turn My Head” and a haunting rendition of the late Chris Cornell’s “I Am The Highway” and rounded out by the much anticipated “Lightning Crashes”. A fine show by the now longtime rockers, we look forward to their return!

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Check link for some nice pics
https://www.therockpit.net/2018/live-review...march-6th-2018/

Ed on Australian radio before the Perth show

https://omny.fm/shows/breakfastonred/interv...walczyk-live-p1
https://omny.fm/shows/breakfastonred/interv...walczyk-live-p2
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