UNDERWORLD – live jam – “Underworld vs The Misterons”
Wednesday 12th December
6pm (UK) – 1pm (ET) – 10am (PT) – 3am+1 (Japan)
Following on from their live broadcast from The Oblivion Ball in Japan (24th November 2007) , Underworld have announced Christmas Special for fans which will see them broadcasting a live jam from their studio in the UK on 12th December. Featuring live performances by the band and also DJ Darren Price, the show is set to include some old and new favorites, live jammed versions and maybe even some surprises from the vaults.
The 20,000 capacity sold-out Oblivion Ball included live performances by 120 Days, Simian Mobile Disco, The Orb, Andrew Weatherall and Underworld as well as a live installation “Wall of Art” (ArtJam: Underworld, Tomato and Friends) and a cinema showing films Underworld have made or contributed to. Underworlds’ performance at the event was broadcast free to the world, again exclusively from their website. Over the coming weeks, underworldlive.com offers the chance to view the show again as it is serialised in 4 parts to members of the site. Membership to underworldlive.com is free and only requires a valid email address. The benefits of signing-up include free audio and video downloads, priority/enhanced access to live broadcasts and radio shows, hi-resolution artwork and photographs and free bonus material to accompany items purchased from the site.
The latest addition to the members area on underwordllive.com is the free monthly publication titled “The Book of Jam” – a collaboration between Underworld and Tomatos’ John Warwicker.
Says Rick Smith of Underworld “The Book of Jam is a monthly publication; full of words, photographs, drawings and paintings by ourselves and our friends. The aim of it is to show our process, not just recording sounds and music but to put it into the context of our everyday making which includes all manner of things. This issue features a collection of our images taken during the recording of ‘Oblivion with Bells’ at Abbey Road Studios as well as other ‘stuff’. The next issue, released at the start of January 2008 will be themed on our performances at the Makuhari, Tokyo.”
Underworld “Oblivion with Bells” is out now.