Live Takes Its Intensity On The Road

Feb. 19 [7:55 EST] -- Live, and all its related intensity, is back with the release of its third album "Secret Samadhi" on Tuesday, and a scaled down U.S. tour.

After selling six million copies of its last album, "Throwing Copper," you might expect Live to go the arena route on this tour. However, this time out Live is sticking with large clubs and small halls, on the tour which hit Philadelphia (a mere two-hour drive from the band's hometown of York, Pennsylvania) on Tuesday. The group will play Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club on Wednesday, and Toronto's Warehouse on Friday.

It turns out the road was one source of inspiration for "Secret Samadhi," with singer Ed Kowalcyk and the rest of Live writing many of the tunes while traveling. Maybe the band will find even more inspiration when it rolls into the following towns:

2/19 - Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club 2/21 - Toronto, ONT @ Warehouse 2/22 - Montreal, QUE @ Metropolis 2/23 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre 2/25 - New

York, NY @ Beacon Theatre 2/26 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Benedum Center 2/27 - Detroit, MI @ State Theatre 3/1 - Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre 3/2 - Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theatre 3/3 - St. Louis, MO @ American Theatre 3/5 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre 3/8 - Vancouver, BC @ Rage 3/9 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre 3/11 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield 3/12 - Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre 3/13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Joint 3/14 - Phoenix, AZ @ Union Hall 3/16 - Dallas, TX @ Bronco Bowl 3/17 - New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues 3/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre 3/20 - Atlanta, GA @ Roxy Theatre