One of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s, LIVE released their first live CD and DVD LIVE At The Paradiso - Amsterdam. LIVE At The Paradiso - Amsterdam was recorded at the Paradiso in Amsterdam on June 30th and July 1st, 2008. Lead singer/frontman/guitarist Ed Kowlczyk comments, " The filming and recording of "LIVE at the Paradiso" was a magical process from start to finish. Considering our namesake, we took it pretty seriously! The Paradiso in Amsterdam is a sensational venue and was inspirational in so many ways. Dutch LIVE fans are some of our most devoted on the globe, and they practically steal the show from us. Whether you're watching the DVD or listening to the album, the intense and mutual love between the fans and the band is unmistakable. It is truly a celebration of almost 20 years of LIVE touring and recording. We are thrilled to be able to share this incredible DVD and album with our fans all over the world."
The 16 track CD includes their biggest hits; "I Alone," "Lighting Crashes," "Selling The Drama," "The Dolphin's Cry" and much more! LIVE At The Paradiso also features TWO NEW STUDIO TRACKS: "Forever" and "Purifier" featuring John Popper from Blues Traveler. Click on the link below to hear a sneak preview of "Forever." The DVD captures the band in all their dynamic glory performing 17 songs including "Heaven," "Mirror Song," "Lakini's Juice," and "Operation Spirit." Both these collections spotlight the incredible drawing power of LIVE's musicianship and deep moving lyrics that have garnered a loyal and huge international fan base.
LIVE, Ed Kowlczyk (lead singer/guitarist), Chad Taylor (lead guitar), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass guitar) and Chad Gracey (drums), broke through to mainstream success with their album "Throwing Copper" which climbed to the #1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Chart in May of '95 selling over 8 million copies! The band has recorded seven full-length albums with a total of CD sales exceeding 20 million copies worldwide!!
When the four members of LIVE first began performing together back in the summer of 1985, they had no idea that 23 years later they would still be together. But LIVE has, in fact, endured and are finding themselves busier than ever with a worldwide tour planned and the release of their first-ever live CD/DVD - LIVE At The Paradiso - Amsterdam.