How to Hire LIVE, the band, For Your Event!
Ed Kowalczyk, and others
LIVE is an American rock band formed in York, Pennsylvania, in 1984, consisting of Ed Kowalczyk (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Chad Taylor (lead guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass), and Chad Gracey (drums).
Their biggest success came in 1994, with their third 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 ten consecutive weeks and the Modern Rock Tracks (now Alternative Songs) chart for nine weeks from February 25 to April 22, 1995.
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After appearances on the MTV 120 Minutes tour, at Woodstock ’94, and on Peter Gabriel‘s WOMAD tour, Live‘s second album, Throwing Copper, achieved mainstream success. The record featured the singles “I Alone”, “All Over You”, and the number-one US Modern Rock hits “Selling the Drama” and “Lightning Crashes”. “Lightning Crashes” also stayed at the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for ten consecutive weeks.
The band appeared on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, where they played “I Alone” and “Selling the Drama”, and they performed for the first time in the UK, on The Word.
On May 6, 1995, Throwing Copper gained the number one position on the Billboard 200 album chart its 52nd week on the chart. It was the third longest gap between an album first charting and reaching number one, behind Fleetwood Mac‘s eponymous album in 1976 (58 weeks) and Paula Abdul‘s Forever Your Girl in 1989 (64 weeks). It is Live‘s best-selling album to date, having sold eight million copies in the US alone.
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The release of the platinum-selling The Distance to Here (1999) turned LIVE into an international powerhouse and moved the band from arenas into stadiums. LIVE has been and remains today a global concert juggernaut.
In 2000, Live embarked on a co-headlining tour with Counting Crows. On that tour, Counting Crows‘ lead singer, Adam Duritz, often joined Live for their performance of “The Dolphin’s Cry”, while Kowalczyk sang a verse of “Hanginaround” with Counting Crows.
On September 14, 2007, Live released Radiant Sea: A Collection of Bootleg Rarities and Two New Songs, their first album since 1989 on their own Action Front Records label. The new songs were “Beautiful Invisible” and “Radiant Sea”. Live recorded their first concert DVD in the Netherlands during two shows at the Paradiso on June 30 and July 1, 2008.
On August 2, 2008, Daughtry and Live performed the band’s interpretation of “I Walk the Line” together at the Toms River Fest in Toms River, New Jersey. Also that year, the band headlined a US tour that also featured Blues Traveler and Collective Soul.
In July 2009, Live announced that the band would take a two-year hiatus to work on other projects. Kowalczyk recorded his solo album Alive, and the other band members formed a group with Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy of Candlebox, called The Gracious Few.
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In July 2012, Live commenced more legal proceedings against Kowalczyk for misuse of the band’s name while promoting his live performances. Live‘s first major tour with Shinn was as part of the Summerland Tour 2013, playing 35 shows across the US. Other featured bands were Everclear, Filter, and Sponge.
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.
The band has sold more than twenty million albums worldwide. Their discography includes nine studio albums, one live album, two compilation albums, three extended plays, twenty-eight singles and twenty-six music videos.
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Frequently Asked Questions About How To Hire LIVE for a private party or special event.
HOW TO BOOK LIVE?
(i.e., how to hire LIVE for an event)
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Simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
Include information about your plans for your event and how taking steps to hire LIVE (or someone similar) might be of special interest.
If you decide you want to look at other names, simply include your talent-fee budget range and indicate that you want to see who else you might be able to afford with such a budget. We can send you a list of names that are affordable and in the style of music you prefer. We hope to save you time and frustration!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK/HIRE LIVE?
(i.e., what is the booking fee to hire LIVE for an event?)
(i.e., what is LIVE booking fee to perform at an event?)
Official booking fees for LIVE, or any other celebrity, are determined based on a number of factors and may change at anytime without prior notice.
Factors influencing pricing vary and may include date, location, type of event, whether a private party or a public concert, the artist’s calendar, whether the artist is on tour or not, how well tickets are selling at the artist’s concerts, the current demand for the artist’s music, market activity, etc.
As you might expect, the more in-demand the artist is, the more buyers are prepared to pay. Of course, this causes the artist’s price to increase as the artist becomes more popular or decrease when becoming less popular.
Exclusive agents with exclusive representation frequently quote a range instead of a specific price, since changes can occur at anytime. Generally, the artist’s manager has a role in the decision to accept any particular offer from a talent buyer.
To learn the most current artist’s pricing, or the estimated artist’s fee for your particular event, simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
To learn the artist’s current availability for your special event, simply click on the “Let’s Get Started!” link found on this page. Then, send us your request for booking information.
Once we have your event/party information, we will be better able to assist you with putting your entertainment talent booking plans in place as your entertainment consultant. Let’s get this done right! We look forward to working with you!
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