Ed Kowalczyk, legendary lead singer and songwriter of the multi-Platinum rock band Live, who is releasing his first solo album, Alive, on July 6 has also announced July U.S. tour dates. The summer tour schedule starts July 1 in Buffalo, NY and ends August 6 in Chicago, IL at Lallapalooza for a solo acoustic set. A full list of dates is below.
Currently, Ed is giving away a FREE download of the song “Grace” which is featured on the new album if you tweeting the phrase “Get @EDDIEKLIVE new song “Grace” for free in exchange for one tweet!” For more details, go here.
Eyes Set To Kill – Band PhotoAlive was recorded in Austin, TX at Wire Recording Studios with producer CJ Eiriksson (U2, Blue October, Matchbox Twenty) and Kowalczyk’s new band – Ramy Antoun on drums, James Gabbie on lead guitar and Chris Heerlein on bass.
“During the last two years, I found myself at a new level of personal inspiration and creativity. I am so excited that my long time fans, as well as new ones, are about to experience the fruit of my labor of love! This album is a gigantic achievement for me and I couldn’t be more thrilled at the prospect of finally sharing it with the world,” he says.
The 12-song album features Ed Kowalczyk at his best – ferocious yet passionate, while retaining the anthemic and spiritual songwriting he’s always been known for. Fans both old and new will be immediately drawn to the first single “Grace” – a soaring, hard-hitting song destined to be a rock radio staple. Alive also features a songwriting collaboration with friend Chris Daughtry on the driving rock track “Drink (Everlasting Love).”
Ed Kowalczyk built an impressive résumé with LIVE that includes eight full-length albums, total CD sales exceeding 20 million, a huge international fan base and extensive touring all over the world. LIVE has been one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s.
7/1 – Buffalo, NY – Thursday at the Square
7/2 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (Sold Out)
7/3 – Beauce, QB – Woodstock en Beauce
7/6 – New York, NY – City Winery
7/7 – Clifton Park, NY – Norther Lights
7/8 – Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
7/9 – Sayerville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
7/10 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
7/31 – Syracuse, NY – NYS Fairgrounds (Krockathon)
8/1 – Rochester, NY – Riverside Festival Grounds
8/6 – Chicago, IL – Lallapalooza (Solo Acoustic Set)