Live (often typeset as LĪVE or +LĪVE+) is an American rock band from York, Pennsylvania, consisting of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey (drums).
Live achieved worldwide success with their 1994 album Throwing Copper, which sold eight million copies in the U.S. The band had a string of hit singles in the mid-1990s including “Lightning Crashes”, which stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for 10 consecutive weeks and the Modern Rock Tracks (now Alternative Songs) chart for nine weeks from February 25 to April 22, 1995. The band has sold over 20 million albums worldwide. Their last three studio albums fared only moderately well in the U.S., but they continued to enjoy success in the Netherlands, South Africa, Australia, and Brazil.
When touring, Live has used additional musicians, including Ed Kowalczyk’s younger brother Adam, British keyboardist Michael “Railo” Railton, rhythm guitarist Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon, and guitarist Zak Loy of Alpha Rev, Dames Violent and Mothers Anthem.
On November 30, 2009, Taylor revealed that what had initially been termed a two-year hiatus was more likely the end of the band. An acrimonious split soon occurred, with Kowalczyk leaving the band. However, Live continued with singer Chris Shinn and released the album The Turn in October 2014. Kowalczyk rejoined the band in December 2016 and in 2018 they released a new EP “Local 717”.
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The Turn is the eighth studio album by US rock band Live and their first release with lead singer Chris Shinn. It is scheduled for release on October 28, 2014.
The band announced that they would be taking a two year “hiatus” in June 2009, but in November of that year, guitarist Chad Taylor revealed that Ed Kowalczyk was no longer part of the band. Lead singer and primary songwriter Kowalczyk released a solo album Alive in June 2010, while the other three members of Live formed a new band, The Gracious Few, with singer Kevin Martin and guitarist Sean Hennesy from the band Candlebox. Their self-titled album was released in September 2010.
On March 12, 2012 Chris Shinn, formerly the lead singer of the band Unified Theory, was revealed to have joined Live when he played with them at a show at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. Live’s first major tour with Shinn was as part of the Summerland Tour 2013, playing 35 shows across the US.
The first single from The Turn, “The Way Around Is Through” was released on September 16, 2014. Live have also released full versions of the tracks “Siren’s Call”, “We Open the Door”, “Natural Born Killers” and “Don’t Run to Wait” via Youtube, each with an introduction by Chad Taylor. – Wikipedia