Live

Friday, June 20

Live
Ovation Hall

Overview

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Alternative rock bank, Live, will perform at Revel Casino Hotel’s Ovation Hall on Friday, June 20, at 9pm.  

Live's catalog is filled with hits such as "Lightning Crashes", "I Alone", "All Over You", and "Lakini's Juice"—which remained pillars of the nineties both musically and culturally. "The Dolphin's Cry" and "Overcome" ushered the group into the 21st century triumphantly. Live's got a whole new crop of songs on the horizon for 2013 that carry the same poetry, power, and passion as the group’s hits that have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and become a veritable concert juggernaut.

The York, Pennsylvania legends burst on to the burgeoning alternative scene in 1991 with their major label debut, Mental Jewelry. The band—lead guitarist Chad Taylor, bassist Patrick Dahlheimer, drummer Chad Gracey, and founding vocalist Ed Kowalczyk—infused heartfelt melodies with raw energy for an inimitable style that stood out from the early nineties pack. Live's sophomore set, Throwing Copper, reached #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and eventually surpassed sales of 10 million in merely two years. Rolling Stone and MTV both dubbed the album "One of the 25 Greatest Rock Albums of All-Time", while tastemakers from Spin to The New York Times lauded it with equal praise.

In 2008, the band initiated a hiatus, and Taylor, Gracey, and Dahlheimer founded The Gracious Few alongside Candlebox's Kevin Martin and Sean Hennesy. The project's self-titled debut would go on to enjoy critical acclaim as they became a live draw in their own right. However, Live's influence never dwindled in either the fan's lives or the founding band mates. In 2012 Taylor, Gracey, and Dahlheimer approached longtime friend Chris Shinn about potentially joining the group. After one practice session, the musicians had tapped into the same magic that characterized their early days.

Once again, they evolve on the new material. Self-producing and engineering, they intend to also enlist the help of original Live producer Jerry Harrison. In the studio, the quartet has re-invigorated its sound with effusive energy and massive hooks. The next era of Live has just begun, and there will undoubtedly be many more songs to sing along to.

Tickets start at $37.50 and go on sale Friday, January 10 at 12 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, online at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000.