Ed Kowalczyk To Play Live’s ‘Throwing Copper’ In Full On 2014 Australian Tour
Written by Tom Williams on 25th September, 2013
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Ex-frontman of American rock band Live Ed Kowalczyk will tour Australia solo in February 2014, playing the band’s seminal album Throwing Copper in full.
Throwing Copper, the massively successful album which helped Live achieve worldwide success and spawned hit singles I Alone and Lightning Crashes, is celebrating its 20th anniversary next year.
Whilst reflecting on Live’s legacy with a performance of Throwing Copper in its entirety, Kowalczyk will also to play songs from his catalogue of solo material, including tracks from his forthcoming album The Flood And The Mercy, to be released this Friday, 27th September.
On the creation of Throwing Copper, Kowalczyk said:
“I wrote the songs for ‘Throwing Copper’ in a state of mind that was at once empty of any and all expectations, yet full of the potential and possibility that marked the ’90s music scene in America. Being just 22-years-old at the time, I was literally learning to write songs as I went, feeling and fledgling my way into this probability cloud that had formed around bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Smashing Pumpkins.
“The songs on ‘Throwing Copper’ are an amalgam of my early and enduring interest in the spiritual traditions and a desire to put my own lyrical and melodic mark on the age in which I found myself. I had no idea that songs like ‘I Alone’ and ‘Lightning Crashes’ would endure on the radio and in the hearts and minds of my fans for so many years after I wrote them.”
Listen: Ed Kowalczyk – Seven
Ed Kowalczyk’s Throwing Copper 20th Anniversary Celebration
Wednesday, 5th February
Metro City, Perth
Friday, 7th February
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Saturday, 8th February
The Forum, Melbourne
Tuesday, 11th February
The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, 12th February
The Tivoli, Brisbane