JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
Here are more details regarding A Perfect Circle's live DVD, the third single from "Thirteenth Step", and the "special bonus". The song chosen to be the new single is "Blue", which will be delivered to radio stations nationwide on July 27th. Additionally, the band is giving the fans a chance to direct the video to accompany "Blue". The winner, who will be selected by the band based on artistic merit, will be awarded $1000 and the possibility of being included in the upcoming DVD. 10 runners up will receive a prize package including a picture vinyl LP of Mer De Noms, a copy each of APC's Virgin CD and DVD titles and a personalized autographed poster. Go here for the complete contest rules. As to the DVD itself, it is tentatively scheduled for a November 11th release. Thenks to aperfectcircle.net for the foregoing info.
Also, for those who want to check out the Metallica documentary "Some Kind of Monster", which includes footage of Jeordie’s audition for the band, you can go to www.somekindofmonster.com to see when the film will be coming to your area. This film will not see a simultaneous nationwide release in the larger theatres, but instead will be released a few cities at a time in the smaller, independent venues. The aforementioned site is the best way to keep track of when and where the film will be showing.
aperfectcircle.net is now confirming the release of a DVD from A Perfect Circle's 2003/2004 tour. Reportedly, the DVD will contain a bonus of some sort relating to a third single/video from Thirteenth Step. More details to follow.
A Perfect Circle concluded their world tour last night with a stellar performance at the Red Rocks Ampitheatre in Denver, CO. A big thank you goes out to Jeordie and his bandmates for their beautiful music and for putting themselves out there over the last year to give the fans a round of awesome and amazing shows! Now go home and get some well deserved rest!
The Press page has been updated with an interview from Friday's edition of The Colorado Springs Gazzette. Thanks to mars for the transcription. Oh, and though there is no official confirmation yet, reliable word is that there will be a DVD coming from this tour, possibly being released around election day (November 9th).
A Perfect Circle hit New Orleans last night for a show at the UNO Arena, and anyone who made the decision afterwards to check out Burning Brides' midnight set at One Eyed Jack's got a special treat in the form of Jeordie, Josh and James stopping by to pay a visit. While James simply "hung out", Jeordie and Josh joined the Brides on stage for a late night jam. Josh jammed for only one song, but when Jeordie subsequenly took the stage he was convinced to hang out for several tunes. After reportedly joking that he would stay "only if somebody buys me a drink," and naming his poison, he found himself accommodated by several members of the audience on his request. Jeordie had also come out to jam with the Brides earlier that evening during their opening set for APC, covering a Misfits song, which was also among those played at the club gig. Thanks to Azazeal for the eyewitness account.
The Press page has been updated with an interview with Chris Goss from the German magazine Stalker. Though not an interview with Jeordie, Chris does spend a good portion of this brief interview talking about the Snowballs project and working with Jeordie, therefore I felt it would be relevant to the site. Also, this gives anyone who doesn't know much about Chris a chance to find out a little more about him. The interview can be read here. Thanks to NewModelNo.15 for sending this in.
The June 2004 issue of Metal Hammer features a report about Jeordie joining up with Masters of Reality and also on his work on the Snowballs project, which Chris Goss describes as "Velvet Underground meets Led Zeppelin...a noisy droning rock think". As previously reported here, recording for the Snowballs album will take place over the summer, with a release expected some time next year. What's particularly interesting about this article, however, is that the magazine has the Masters of Reality tour taking place in the U.S., with nothing being said about the U.K. Whether this is a typo or not remains to be seen; Masters of Reality have traditionally bypassed touring the States, with the last tour here having taken place in 1992. On the other hand, those of us on this side of the pond are certainly due for a decent round of dates. I will keep everyone posted! Thanks to StarTwig71 for sending the article this way.
"Star Wars" fanatic that he is, Jeordie was selected by Nintendo Power magazine to give his review of the new Star Wars game Rogue Squadron III: Rebel Strike. His comments can be read here. Thanks to slicknickshady for the find.
An interview from Southwest Florida's news-press.com has been added to the Press page. Additionally, the Reviews page has been updated with reviews of the Hershey, PA and Uniondale, NY shows.
This tour is getting to be very hard to keep up with. Just days after it was canceled, now comes word that the Raleigh show is back on. Thanks to HaloSlippingDown for the heads up. Checking in over at aperfectcircle.net it seems that the while Clear Channel had tried to cancel it, the band refused to go along with that and had the final say in keeping the show going on as scheduled. Good news for those of you in the Raleigh area!
Been dying to know what Jeordie is driving these days (when he's not criss-crossing the country on a tour bus, that is)? Courtesy of the new issue of Revolver magazine, this information is all yours. Click here for the article and here for the photographic evidence.
There is a little bit of an update to report on the cancellation of the Raleigh show. According to The RBC Center's website the show was canceled by the promoter (Clear Channel), so it appears that the band themselves may not have had much of a hand in the decision to pull the show.
Sorry to report that another show has been canceled, this time it's the show that was scheduled on May 13th in Raleigh, NC. Ticketmaster is offering refunds to anyone who purchased tickets to this show and it looks like rescheduling of the show is unlikely. I wish I had more information to give you as to what's going on with these cancelations of late, but right now it's anyone's guess. I can only hope that this is the last time I have to report news of this nature.
It's pretty well known by now that before becoming a member of A Perfect Circle, Jeordie had been invited to audition for the open bassist slot in Metallica. According to a review from Billboard magazine posted at the Metallica fansite Encyclopedia Metallica, fans will now be able to see a bit of his audition when "Some Kind of Monster", a documentary film which chronicles the trials and tribulations encountered during the making of Metallica's "St. Anger" album, hits theaters in wide release later this year. So far, the film, directed and produced by the team of Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky ("Brother's Keeper", "Paradise Lost"), has been playing the international festival circuit after receiving critical acclaim following its screening at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival back in January. Other auditions caught on film are those of Rob Trujillo, Eric Avery (Jane's Addiction), Danny Lohner (Nine Inch Nails) and Pepper Keenan (Corrosion of Conformity), with the slot ultimately being won by Trujillo. Click here to read the full Billboard review.
A Perfect Circle has lined up another acoustic performance, this time in New York City. All this week, K-ROCK radio will be giving listeners a chance to win entry to the event, scheduled to take place on Friday, May 7th at the legendary Electric Lady Studios. They will also throw in a pair of tickets to A Perfect Circle's show that night at Nassau Coliseum. Click on the K-ROCK link above for details on how you can be one of the lucky winners. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the info.
Another one bites the dust. After canceling the May 5th show in Huntington, WV and replacing it with a show at the Chevrolet Ampitheatre in Pittsburgh, PA, Ticketmaster is now reporting that the Pittsburgh show has been canceled as well. I have no information at this time as to the reasons for the cancellation, whether it will be replaced with yet another show, etc., but if I find out anything I'll be sure to let everyone know. Thanks to thisdyingangel for the heads up.
A release party for the DVD “Lost In The Bermuda Triangle”, which features the uncut version of A Perfect Circle’s “The Outsider” video, will be held at The Coral Room in New York City on Tuesday, May 11th. The band is scheduled to attend this event. If you want a chance to attend as well, you can get all the details at this location. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for the info.
The Reviews page has been updated in the last few days with reviews of the Auburn Hills, Cleveland and Rochester shows.
An interview from today's edition of The Flint Journal has been added to the Press page.
If you are in the Toronto area, tune in to 102.1 The Edge at 2:20 p.m. tomorrow to hear a live in-studio interview with Jeordie and Josh. If you aren't in Toronto, you can listen on line by going to the website and downloading their audio player.
Unfortunately for those of you planning to go to see A Perfect Cirle in Tulsa, OK on June 10th, that show has been canceled due to scheduling. However, a show on that same date has now been added in Lubbock, TX at the Canyon Ampitheatre, with tickets going on sale this weekend. Thanks to EpithetAdversary for the initial cancellation alert and to aperfectcircle.net for updated information regarding the new show.
For anyone who was wondering the status of Jeordie's involvement in the animated film "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!", the film's official site has now posted an update which states that due to A Perfect Circle's heavy touring schedule, Jeordie was not able to be a part of the project. The tour has kept Josh Freese from being able to participate as well. Both roles have been taken over by members of Green Day.
An mp3 version of "Weak and Powerless" from A Perfect Circle's acoustic set in Tacoma last week is now available at aperfectcircle.net. Go to the Tour Journal and scroll down to the Endsessions show. Hopefully "A Stranger" and "The Outsider" will surface as well -- keep checking back there.
For those who don't already know, the May 5th show in Huntington, WV has been canceled and replaced with a show to be held at the Chevrolet Ampitheatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Also, the postponed shows in Spokane, Vancouver and Boise were not able to be rescheduled and are now officially canceled. Ticket refunds are available at the point of purchase.
Finally, three photos from Lollapalooza have been added to the Live gallery and a review of the Sydney, Australia show by Bassboy Troy has been added to the Reviews page.
While APC will be taking a long break when their year long tour comes to an end in June, it doesn't look like Jeordie will be doing the same. In addition to possibly touring with Masters of Reality in the Fall, work in earnest will begin in June on the Snowballs project, with the album projected to drop sometime around winter/spring 2005 and to possibly be followed by a tour. Chris Goss gives all the details in an exclusive interview with the Masters of Reality UK fansite. The interview can be read by clicking here and then clicking on the "News" tab. Chris also talks about what sparked his interest in working with Jeordie and how the two finally met and began writing together. All of this will be going on presumably in addition to Jeordie's working on his solo album. Stay tuned...
Those of you in the U.K. just may get another chance to see Jeordie on stage come this Fall. According to a recent interview with Chris Goss at shakenstir.com Jeordie (aka "Tweedy" Ramirez) has offered to fill in on bass when Masters of Reality tours there sometime around October. Click here to read the interview.
According to aperfectcircle.org, A Perfect Circle will play the Anselmo Valencia Ampitheatre in Tucson, AZ on June 8th. No ticket information is available at this time. Looking at the itinerary and allowing for travel days between cities that are far apart, it seems unlikely that any other dates will be added at this point. If anything else comes in, however, I'll be sure to post it here.
For anyone in the LA area who wasn't able to make it to A Perfect Circle's Long Beach show, a *real* Los Angeles show has now been scheduled. The band will perform at the Universal Ampitheatre in Universal City on Saturday, June 5th. Tickets go on sale via Ticketmaster on Friday, April 16th at 10:00 a.m. Another Florida show has also been added at Orlando's Hard Rock Live. Tickets for this one go on sale April 9th at 5 p.m., also through Ticketmaster.
According to the official Masters of Reality webpage, it looks like work will resume sometime in late spring/early summer on Jeordie's "Snowballs" project with Chris Goss, who will take a short vacation after finishing up a slew of other projects culminating with a Desert Sessions appearance at Southern California's Coachella Festival on May 1. Hopefully, there will soon be more information to share regarding this collaboration.
The website has been updated today with a new interview from Artisan News Service on the Press page, a photo from Saturday's show in San Francisco in the Live gallery and two reviews from A Perfect Circle's performances in Japan back in March on the Reviews page. Thanks to Chika Tsuchiya for the reviews.
Another date has been added to A Perfect Circle's itinerary and the makeup date for the canceled Las Vegas show on March 29th has been announced. The band will appear at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ on Thursday, May 6th. Tickets go on sale through Ticketmaster on April 10th. As to the Las Vegas show, the date is Friday, June 4th. Tickets for the March 29th performance will be honored on this date. The June 3rd date in Las Vegas is still on, also, but right now there is no information as to when tickets go on sale.