Alternative rock powerhouse band Live announced today that they have reunited with singer Ed Kowalczyk and are preparing new music and a tour for 2017… the first time the original four members will have played together in 8 years. The news comes just in time for the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry (released on December 31st, 1991).
Live is best known their their 8x Platinum-selling album Throwing Copper in 1994, and their 2x Platinum follow up Secret Samadhi in 1997.
According to their website thebandlive.com:
The original line-up of +LIVE+–Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–have reunited for a worldwide tour including North America in 2017. The band is now writing and recording new music TBA. *See the Q&A with the band below.
Known as one of the most potent alternative rock acts and concert attractions–with their powerful musical dynamics, vocal fervor and questing lyrics–+LIVE+ will announce tour dates in the new year. The itinerary will be a mix of select headlining shows and key festival appearances.
2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of their debut album Mental Jewelry (released December 31, 1991). The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums (Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi). Their catalog is filled with such gems as “Lightning Crashes,” “I Alone,” “All Over You,” and “Lakini’s Juice,” which live on today as classics at rock radio.
The original line-up of +LIVE+ performed their last show in July 2009 before going off in different directions. Rediscovering their friendship has healed old differences, setting the stage for the four members to come together to make music again.
To learn more, click here for a new Q&A about the reunion.