JEORDIE WHITE | BASE TENDENCIES
MTV News will present a one hour special designed to give viewers "an in-depth look at the not-so-perfect turbulence and triumph of A Perfect Circle". Included will be an interview with Maynard James Keenan, cuts from Thirteenth Step and the "scoop" behind the album's title. Yeah, it's MTV, and I don't have high hopes that this will reveal to the world anything new, exciting or shocking, but I thought I'd pass along the info anyway. You never know. Showtimes are as follows: Monday, January 5th at 6 a.m., 12 Noon and 6 p.m.; Saturday, January 10th at 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. All times are Eastern Standard Time.
Along with his growing list of musical credits, "photographer" can now be added to Jeordie's resume. His newest artistic venture has him receiving credit as one of several photographers contributing to photos and artwork on Skew Siskin's newest release entitled Album of the Year. The photo taken by Jeordie, which appears on page 16 of the album's accompanying booklet, can be viewed here. Skew Siskin begins a European tour starting in late February/early March. For more information on the band, you can visit their official website at www.skewsiskin.net. Thanks to twikkie for the info.
In other news, the EP which Jeordie produced for SoCal rockers March several months ago can now be purchased for $5.99 plus shipping and handling by going to this location.
A Perfect Circle have added a second Sydney date to their Australian tour and now will be playing the Hordern Pavillion on February 21st as well as the 20th. Tickets for the February 21st show go on sale Saturday, January 5th at 9:00 a.m. at this location.
One date from A Perfect Circle's upcoming Spring tour of the U.S. has surfaced. According to LA's KROQ, the band will play the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA on April 1st, with tickets set to go on sale through Ticketmaster on January 24th at 10:00 a.m. Thanks to aperfectlyric for bringing this to light over at thirteenthstep.net. Keep an eye out for additional dates (more than likely West Coast to start) and onsale information to begin trickling in during in the coming weeks.
For those who have been wondering whether Jeordie will still have a role in the upcoming "Live Freaky! Die Freaky!" animated film as announced several months ago, yes, he is still involved and will, in fact, be recording his part during A Perfect Circle's current break from touring. The film is currently scheduled for an April 2004 release. Thanks to John Roecker for the update.
According to the Melissa Auf der Maur fansite Firecrasher, Melissa will open for A Perfect Circle on their European trek. It is not clear whether this will be for the entire tour or for select dates. Jeordie and James are two of the many artists who contributed to Melissa's solo album, due to be released in the first half of the new year.
Finally, a third review of the December 9 Grand Rapids show from popmatters.com has been added to the Reviews page. A popular show, this one.
The Candid gallery has been updated with 5 new photos from an in-studio appearance at Columbus, OH radio station CD101 last month.
The final status on the Desert Sessions Tonight Show appearance is that it has been cancelled. There is no information at this time indicating that it will be rescheduled.
The Group/Promo gallery has been updated with one new photo.
The Desert Sessions performance on the Tonight Show, which had been scheduled for December 18th, now seems to be up in the air. The latest listing on the guest calendar shows the Desert Sessions as having been removed and replaced with "Music - TBA". I will keep checking to see if it turns up again, perhaps on another night.
A new live photo from Germany has been added to the Live Gallery and a review of the Springfield, MO show can be read on the Reviews page.
You might want to check out the Jay Leno show on Thursday, December 18th. According to this website as well as the official page, that night's show will feature a Desert Sessions performance. No word yet on who, besides Josh Homme, will participate, but since A Perfect Circle will be on break, it's certainly a possibility that Jeordie could show up as well as Josh Freese, who also took part in the recording of the album. If I come up with any further info on this, I'll be sure to pass it along. Thanks to skwerl for the early warning on this one.
The release of Melissa Auf Der Mauer's solo album, on which Jeordie makes a guest appearance along with APC bandmate James Iha, is now set for February 2, 2004 internationally and May 4, 2004 here in the U.S.
More Euro/UK tour dates have been confirmed, including the Rimini show mentioned yesterday, and are as follows:
January 13 • Rome, Italy • Venue TBA
January 14 • Rimini, Italy • Velvet
February 4 • Cambridge, UK • Corn Exchange
There have also been some changes to existing international tour dates. The Milan, Adelaide and Perth shows have all had venue changes and the venues for the Nagoya and Osaka shows have now been announced, with the Osaka date having been moved from March 5th to March 4th. Please check the Tour page for further details. Thanks to aperfectcircle.net for keeping tabs on the ever-changing details of APC's touring itinerary.
Once again, a diligent fan over at aperfectcircle.net's message board has uncovered a previously unannounced APC appearance in Italy. According the the venue's website, the band will be playing at Velvet in Rimini, Italy on January 14th.
Six more tour dates have surfaced, this time for New Zealand and Japan:
February 15 • Christchurch, NZ • Town Hall
February 16 • Wellington, NZ • Queen's Wharf
February 17 • Auckland, NZ • North Shore Events
March 2 • Tokyo, JPN • Zepp
March 3 • Nagoya • Venue TBA
March 5 • Osaka • Venue TBA
Don't have any ticket info at this time, so please check locally.
A Perfect Circle plays Fargo, ND tonight, where Jeordie took the time to speak with the local press. The interview can be read here. A brief audio clip of the interview in mp3 format has been added to the Audio page.
Though aperfectcircle.com.au listed the Melbourne show last week as being held on February 24th, according to Ticketmaster, the show will be on February 23rd. Just wanted to pass this information along for anyone who didn't notice it.
Australian tour dates have been confirmed for February 2004 as follows:
February 19 • Brisbane • Convention Center
February 20 • Sydney • Hordern Pavillion
February 24 • Melbourne • Festival Hall
February 25 • Adelaide • Entertainment Center
February 27 • Perth • Robinson Pavillion
For advance ticket information, click here. These are the dates that have been announced so far; perhaps more dates are to be added, perhaps not. If more information comes my way, I'll let everyone know.
In a recent interview, Amen's Casey Chaos was asked if he thought Headband, the collaboration between himself, Jeordie and members of Queens of the Stone Age, would ever release an album. Saying he would love for it to happen, Casey explained as follows:
"I think Headband probably will [release an album] at some point. Because, I think with Headband... they're neighbors of mine, they live right down the road from me, we're friends, and I think... I hope it happens. I mean I would really love for it to happen. But the only thing now, though, is that Twiggy's in A Perfect Circle, so I think it's going to be less likely, but, who knows? Maybe we'll leak the demos. The rehearsal tapes. Because that was... Josh [Homme] and I were just beating ourselves, just going 'Man, we should have had, like, an eight track or something. Anything. Because if we would have had something set up it would have been done. We all had ideas. We all came up with songs."
To read the full interview, go here. If you are a fan of Amen, this one's definitely a must-read.
Another review of the 11/20 Syracuse show has been added to the Reviews page and new tour dates in Spain and Germany have been added to APC's European Tour. Also note that there has been a slight scheduling change to the dates in Strasbourg and Lyon.
"The music lasts forever, the celebrity -- it dies out eventually." An interview that Jeordie did with Massachusetts Daily Collegian has been added to the Press page.
I normally don't bother with record reviews since, even if it's a good review, it's usually just the same old shit and not very in-depth, wherein you wonder if the reviewer ever really listened to the album. This one from knac.com, however, I thought was a good read, not to mention the fact that the reviewer gives Jeordie a thumbs up right from the get-go . Click here to read the article. [Thanks to fahQ for finding this one.]
With both shows having sold out within minutes of going on sale last night, KROQ has now confirmed the line up for the Almost Acoustic Christmas show being held on December 13th and 14th at the Universal Ampitheatre in Los Angeles. A Perfect Circle will NOT be playing either night.
A review from APC's show in Syracuse last night has been added to the Reviews page. In other tour-related news, two more dates have surfaced for APC's European trek,those dates being January 26th in Zurich, Switzerland (Volkshaus) and the 27th in Vienna, Austria (Bank Austria Halle). Dates for Japan and Australia are expected to be announced shortly.
If you haven’t already seen the news at aperfectcircle.net, it is strongly rumored that APC will be among the acts to play the KROQ Acoustic Christmas show to be held at the Universal Ampitheatre in Los Angeles on December 13 and 14. Tickets go on sale tonight at 7 p.m. (check KROQ’s official website for more information), but the catch is that the lineup won’t be officially announced until tomorrow morning at 7:15 a.m. and therefore it is not known which day APC would be playing if they do indeed play. So, if you’re the gambling sort – this one’s for you. Other acts rumored to be appearing are Jane’s Addiction, The White Stripes, Linkin Park, AFI, The Distillers, The Deftones, and No Doubt.
The Euro dates continue to filter in over at aperfectcircle.net. The latest info has APC appearing in Strasbourg, France (LaLaitre) on January 15th, Lyon, France (LeTroubadour) on January 16th and Lisboa, Portugal (Coliseu) on January 20th.
Meanwhile, another date has rather suddenly been added to APC's U.S. Fall tour. The band will be playing the Civic Center in Peoria, Illinois on December 10th. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, November 22nd at 10:00 a.m. through Ticketmaster.
Jeordie phoned in to Ames, Iowa radio station 101.5 Channel Q earlier this afternoon to do a short interview, which is now available on the Audio page. For some reason, you can't just click on the link of this one to listen (I couldn't, anyway); instead, you will have to right click and save it to your media files, and then right click on the file and select the option to open in Media Player. It will also play in Creative PlayCenter2. [Thanks to "Larry Dallas" @ 101.5 for passing along the audio].
Thanks to various sources at aperfectcircle.net, here are the first round of confirmed dates of A Perfect Circle’s 2004 European tour:
January 25 • Milan, Italy • Filaforum
January 30 • Tilburg, Holland • Club 013
January 31 • Paris, France • Elysee-Montmartre Theatre
February 2 • Birmingham, England • Carling Academy
February 3 • London, England • Hammersmith Apollo
February 6 • Glasgow, Scotland • SECC
February 8 • Nottingham, England • Rock City
Tickets are now on sale for the UK dates at this location. Also, it is now expected that APC's tour of Australia and New Zealand (along with a return to Japan) will take place after the European trek, rather than in January as originally speculated.
Paul Schulte, lead vocalist for Orange County rockers March, was recently interviewed by troublebunchmusic.com and talked a little bit about working with Jeordie as the band's producer for their newly released EP. "It was good. He's really cool. You know, initially when he was brought to the table I was concerned 'cause I'm not a huge Manson fan per se but I do respect what they do. But after meeting him and talking to him, he's pretty much a regular guy." says Paul. "He was involved and played on all the songs a little bit here and there, guitar mostly but the production got cut short 'cause they [A Perfect Circle] started touring, so he didn't really get to complete it." He explains that Jeordie helped them achieve the sound they were looking for. "That's the reason why we picked him because he had a lot of the same ideas that we wanted to do in the studio. We didn't really want that huge thin metal guitar sound. He helped us to get more root rock, more alternative type guitar sound like what's in 'Me:Alone.'" Go here to read the interview in its entirety.A new fan photo has been added to the Candid gallery. Thanks to New Model No. 15 for sending this in.
A review of the Pompano Beach show from the Miami Herald has been added to the Reviews page and another photo from Voodoo Music Experience has been added to the Live photo gallery and can be viewed here.
We went through the ever-changing release info while waiting for Desert Sessions Vol. 9&10 to drop, and it looks like we're in for more of the same regarding the Melissa Auf Der Mauer solo album. While both MTV and Rolling Stone are going with the February release, an article over at billboard.com today indicates a late spring release instead. Not even sure it's worth guessing as to whose info is correct, since it will more than likely continue to evolve anyway.
A little heads up for Jeordie/APC fans in and around Amsterdam: aperfectcircle.net reports today that APC will more than likely be playing there on February 12 at the Heineken Music Hall. Hopefully we can expect an official confirmation soon regarding this date and the entire European tour.
Melissa Auf Der Mauer's solo album, on which Jeordie makes a guest appearance, is now set for a February 2004 release by Capitol Records. Produced by Chris Goss, the album will also feature appearances by A Perfect Circle's James Iha, Queens of the Stone Age's Josh Homme, Nick Oliveri and Troy Van Leeuwen, Mark Lanegan, Foo Fighters' drummer Dave Grohl and ex-Zwan/APC bassist Paz Lenchantin.
A photo taken at Saturday night's show in Pompano Beach, FL has been added to the Live gallery. [Thanks to 1989bccclasmate.]
Two new promo shots have surfaced in the German magazine DNAsix and have been scanned by New Model No. 15. They can be viewed in the Group/Promotional gallery.
Also, here is an update on A Perfect Circle’s touring plans for those who aren’t already aware. The current leg of the U.S. tour is scheduled to wrap up on either December 12th or 13th – it’s still not clear whether the Kansas City show scheduled for the 13th is on or not – and, while not yet confirmed, a tour of New Zealand and Australia is likely to take place possibly in January. It also appears that the band will indeed be returning to Europe sometime in January, as aperfectcircle-france is showing them as playing Paris on January 31st. It is expected that a massive U.S. tour will take place in the Spring of 2004, with dates in Canada likely as well. Overall, expect to see APC on the road until Summer 2004.
A new photo, taken at this weekend's Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, LA, has been uploaded and can be viewed here. An excerpt from a review of same can be found on the Reviews page.
A review from tonight's tour opener in San Antonio, TX is now up on the Reviews page. To elaborate a bit on the review's rather sketchy description of the costumes worn by the band, Jeordie came out sporting the Mechanical Animals era Twiggy look, James was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz, Billy was a "drunken gay sailor" as stated by Maynard, and Josh appeared to have adopted the Devo look (my view of him was somewhat obstructed, so I'm not sure on that one). As stated in the review, Maynard was Shakes the Clown. What the review also doesn't mention is the jam that took place at the end of the show, continuing even through the house lights coming on (and house music, which Jeordie demanded be turned off) and the crew was tearing down the stage. Highlight: Metallica's "Master of Puppets", with Jeordie on guitar and vocals, Billy on bass and Josh on drums. All in all, another amazing effort on the part of A Perfect Circle!
With A Perfect Circle's tour gearing up again in San Antonio, Texas this Friday, Halloween night, Jeordie has spoken to San Antonio's Express-News regarding his transition from Marilyn Manson's Twiggy to A Perfect Circle's Jeordie White. The interview has been posted on the Press page and can be read by clicking here.
A new interview from German magazine Orkus has been translated by New Model No. 15 and is the latest addition to the Press page and two new photos have been added to the Live gallery. Also, just a reminder that A Perfect Circle will be featured on Rockline tonight starting at 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time. For those who don't get Rockline in their neck of the woods, you can listen on line by going to wrif.com.
A new tour date has shown up on the APC official site’s tour schedule. The band will be performing on December 8th in South Bend, Indiana at the Morris Performing Arts Center. In the meantime, the December 13th date in Kansas City has disappeared, although it was still listed in the mailing that went out yesterday to those who are signed up on the mailing list. Go figure. If I hear anything further on the status of this date, I’ll be sure to post it.
An interview with Jeordie from today's online edition of Billboard Magazine has been added to the Press page.
A Perfect Circle will appear on the syndicated radio program Rockline on October 27th between 8:30 and 10:00 p.m. Pacific Time. You can phone in with questions during the broadcast at 1-800-344-7625. Not sure which members will be interviewed, but I thought I'd let everyone know just the same. For a list of radio stations carrying Rockline, go to www.rocklineradio.com.
Another new show to report on APC's itinerary. According to this location, the band will be playing the Hara Arena in Dayton, OH on November 28. Tickets go on sale on October 25, presumably through Ticketmaster. And to follow up on the discrepancy regarding A Perfect Circle's Wisconsin appearance, Ticketmaster has now updated its site to confirm that the band will be playing the Milwaukee Theater on November 30 after all. The date is also listed on the Milwaukee Theater's website.
A new photo has been added to the Candid gallery, taken from the photo gallery on the enhanced version of the Desert Sessions 9&10 CD. There is also a short video included with this CD which shows more footage of Jeordie at Rancho de la Luna, where the writing and recording of this latest Desert Sessions installment was done over a period of a eight days back in February 2003. The enhanced version is available through www.101cd.com.
Another discrepancy has surfaced regarding APC's tour schedule. Although the official website lists them as playing at the Milwaukee Theater in Milwaukee, WI on November 30, Ticketmaster has now listed the November 30th show as taking place at the Alliant Energy Center (f/n/a Dane County Coliseum) in Madison. Just a heads up for anyone planning on seeing the band in Wisconsin.
A lot of stuff today...
The EP that Jeordie produced for Orange County-based March is now available online in mp3 format at this location. The EP will also be available at their October 22nd show at the Anaheim, CA House of Blues and on the band's official website when it is revamped soon. You can request a CD by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Thanks to Kaeden a/k/a Mastin Kipp]
Another string of tour dates has been confirmed as follows:
November 30 • Milwaukee Theatre • Milwaukee, WI
December 2 • Stephans Auditorium • Ames, IA
December 4 • Fargo Civic Memorial Auditorium • Fargo, ND
December 5 • Xcel Energy Center • St. Paul, MN
December 6 • US Cellular Center • Cedar Rapids, IA
December 9 • Deltaplex • Grand Rapids, MI
December 11 • Shrine Mosque • Springfield, MO
December 12 • Pershing Auditorium • Lincoln, NE
December 13 • Municipal Auditorium • Kansas City, MO
Although APC's official site lists the December 9 Grand Rapids date as being in Iowa, this must be a typo as I have found that the Deltaplex is in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I don't think there even is a Grand Rapids in Iowa.
According to an article at mtv.com, A Perfect Circle are in the process of choosing between "Blue" and "The Outsider" for the next single, with Jeordie opting for the latter. "It's the one track that sticks out and seems really strong to me," he said. "I think it's a high point in the record because it's very aggressive and it's surrounded by some more moody material, which makes that song even better." It's also been revealed that Jeordie intervened when Maynard insisted on making changes to the material which Billy had previously written for the album. "I tried to mediate some of the differences and play the middle man since I was not as close to the songs as they were," White said. "Billy felt married to the way the songs were, so he took offense at being asked to change them. But that's the whole point of the writing relationship. If everyone agreed on everything it would probably come out pretty boring."
Jeordie also talks a little bit about the video which accompanies "Weak and Powerless" and those of you confused as to the meaning of the video will find yourself in good company. "I have absolutely no idea what it means," he said. "There's some girl in a forest throwing snakes into a hole. I'm as confused as you are. I'm just glad I didn't have to be involved. Press photos and videos can be a little silly because you see yourself posing in pictures and you start to believe your own hype. I like not being in the videos and letting the music speak for itself. No one makes live videos anyway. You're just pretending to play your instruments, so it's all a big hoax that I'd rather not be a part of."
To read the rest of the article, click here.
Screen captures from Jeordie's in-studio appearance last month on Canada's Much Music (with bandmates Josh, Billy and James) can be found in the newly added Screen Captures gallery. To view the full interview on video, click here. [Thanks to enigmata for doing the captures]
The St. Paul, MN show, originally listed on APC's official website for December 10 and then subsequently removed, is now confirmed to be taking place on December 5 at the Xcel Energy Center. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, with a presale through radio station 93X starting on Friday, October 10th. Go to their website for details.
A Perfect Circle have pulled out of performing at Australia's Big Day Out in January according to the festival's official website. It is, however, looking more likely that the band will undertake a tour of their own in lieu of appearing at BDO. Pay no attention to some rather colorful rumors circulating at the moment regarding the reasoning behind the cancellation; it appears that a shift in the scheduling, resulting in an undesirable time slot for the band, is the real culprit here. Thanks to Skwerl at aperfectcircle.net for getting to the bottom of this.
Go to deadohiosky.net for some new audio clips of an impromtu jam which took place at the end of A Perfect Circle’s Astoria gig on October 2nd. The jam features Jeordie (on guitar and vocals), Billy (on drums) and James playing snippets of songs from artists such as Metallica, the White Stripes, Motley Crue and Marilyn Manson.