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.
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.
Alive 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)
For more information on Ed Kowalczyk visit his website here.