– To help kick off LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09, the Kings today announced a “Special Acoustic Performance with Eddie Kowalczyk of Live” musical set will take place at the Nokia Theatre on Friday, August 28. Today’s announcement is the latest in a series of programming announcements made by the team as part of the new three-day interactive festival celebrating the Kings and the game of hockey from August 28-30 at LA Live in the heart of downtown Los Angeles.
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Kowalczyk -- widely known as the Lead singer/frontman/guitarist of the band LIVE – has built an impressive resume with his bandmates 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 is one of the most successful and enduring alternative rock bands of the 1990s and 2000s.
Kowalczyk is expected to play many of Live’s great songs at Hockey Fest, including "I Alone," "Lightning Crashes," "Selling The Drama," "Heaven" and others.
To read a special LAKings.com interview with Kowalczyk, click here.
Fans can see Kowalczyk perform a live rendition of the song "Overcome," a single off their Album ‘V,’ which was performed at the Paradiso in Amsterdam as well as listen to the song "Selling the Drama" which was the first single to be released off the Throwing Copper album – an album that reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 1995 and sold eight million copies to date.
Fans can also listen to the single "Forever" here on LAKings.com and download the song for free by clicking here.
Individual day Hockey Fest tickets are available for purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday cost $27 each while a ticket for Friday costs $37.
Three-day Hockey Fest tickets cost $60 with each ticket allowing admittance into all LA Kings Hockey Fest ’09 events for the weekend. Tickets for kids five years of age and under are free. Discounted tickets for groups are also available.
Call 1-888-KINGS-LA or click here for all ticketing information.
ABOUT EDDIE KOWALCYZK
Eddie Kowalczyk, widely known as the Lead singer/frontman/guitarist of the band LIVE, has built an impressive résumé with his bandmates 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.
One of the main things that have enabled Live to maintain a devoted fan base is the substantial and durable nature of their lyrics, which have often reflected Kowalczyk's personal and spiritual concerns. "My approach as a songwriter is to write songs that are not finite and will resonate with listeners for a really long time," Kowalczyk asserts. "Sixteen years after our first album, Mental Jewelry, I am still able to get something out of songs Live recorded in the early 1990s--and I think that one of the reasons why we have had so many fans for so long is that our fans are also continuing to find nuances in our songs."