+LIVE+ Jumps Into August with Lollapalooza, Guns N’ Roses and 25th Anniversary reissue of ‘Mental Jewelry’

August is a big month for +LIVE+.

It starts August 4 with a headline after-show Lollapalooza concert at the Park West in Chicago (more info and tickets here) which rolls into their August 5 appearance at the festival.Up next is the release of the 25thanniversary of their 1991 debut full-length album, MENTAL JEWELRY, with a deluxe reissue digitally and physically via Radioactive/Geffen/Ume (pre-order is available now here). It’s due out August 11, the same day the recently reunited original line-up of +LIVE+Ed Kowalczyk (vocals, guitar), Chad Taylor (guitar, backing vocals), Patrick Dahlheimer (bass) and Chad Gracey (drums, percussion)–begin three shows as the support act for Guns N’ Roses. See all of the band’s tour dates below which will keep them on the road deep into the fall including three shows in Australia and as many in South Africa.

For the MENTAL JEWELRY package, Ed Kowalczyk wrote the liner notes about the band’s beginnings including their monthly gigs at CBGB before they were signed to Radioactive Records. An excerpt from Ed‘s liner notes about this was premiered at Alternative Nation today (8/2): https://www.alternativenation.net/ed-kowalczyk-live-road-to-mental-jewelry-25-years-later/

The newly remastered package features an unreleased studio track (“Born Branded”)from the album’s original sessions; a club remix of “Pain Lies On The Riverside” by Public Enemy producer, Hank Shocklee;  two songs from the band’s September 1991 EP Four Songs; and an unreleased 1992 full concert at The Roxy inLos Angeles.

The 25th anniversary release of MENTAL JEWELRY will be celebrated with reissues on Colored Vinyl, Standard Vinyl, Cassette and the Deluxe Edition on two-CD set. Produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, the album was originally released on December 31, 1991 and includes the singles “Pain Lies On The Riverside” and “Operation Spirit (The Tyranny of Tradition).” The band partnered with RollingStone.comfor the premiere of “Pain Lies On The Riverside” from the band’s Roxy showClick here to listen to the songwhich “…begins with a jammy intro, with singer Ed Kowalczyk shouting, ‘The riverside is where I walk!’ to kick off the upbeat track. The band gradually builds to an ecstatic climax,” noted Rolling Stone. Full press release on the MENTAL JEWELRY deluxe reissue can be found here.

Pre-order is available now with instant grat track “Pain Lies On The Riverside” (live from The Roxy, 1992). Click here for more information.

Tour dates for +LIVE+:




Friday, August 4

Park West (Lollapalooza Aftershow)

Chicago, IL

Saturday, August 5

Lollapalooza 2017

Chicago, IL

Monday, August 7

Musikfest 2017

Bethlehem, PA

Friday, August 11

BB&T Field (GnR)

Winston-Salem, NC

Sunday, August 13

Hersheypark Stadium (GnR)

Hershey, PA

Wednesday, August 16

New Era Field (GnR)

Orchard Park, NY

Friday, September 8

Revolution Rock 2017

Mashantucket, CT

Sunday, September 17

Kaaboo Festival 2017

Del Mar, CA

Saturday, October 7

Austin City Limits 2017

Austin, TX

Saturday, October 14

Austin City Limits 2017

Austin, TX

Friday, Oct.27 – Sunday, Oct. 29

Voodoo Music & Arts

New Orleans, LA

Tuesday, November 7

Grand Arena, GrandWest Casino

Cape Town, South Africa

Friday, November 10

Sun Arena, Time Square Casino

Pretoria, South Africa

Saturday, November 11

Sun Arena, Time Square Casino

Pretoria, South Africa

Wednesday, November 15


Brisbane, Australia

Friday, November 17

Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Melbourne, Australia

Saturday, November 18

Roche Estate

Pokolbin, Australia

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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