Wasted dropped to #16 this week on the Australian album charts, while
here in the US, the album slipped to #67 on sales of 18,071. That makes
a total of 43,256 copies sold so far in the US. As a point of comparison,
after two weeks in release, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts had moved 35,560
copies. Meanwhile, in South Africa, where the band will officially launch
its world tour, the single is up to #11 with a bullet, and should easily
go Top 5.
concert in Aspen will finally be aired in the UK on VH-1 this Friday,
May 2nd, which a repeat performance on Saturday.
the second single from the current album, is tentatively set for release
in the UK on May 19. Two CD singles will again be released, one of which
will contain Believe, the first new Bside to appear.
How has Elegantly
Wasted been doing around the world? Well, here's some more chart placings
for the album (peak position provided): #13 Switzerland, #18 Norway, #23
Germany, #30 France, and #30 Denmark.
film a video for their upcoming second single, Everything, tomorrow
in Los Angeles. No news yet on who the director is, but I'm told there
was a sign-up sheet at the LA concert yesterday for fans to attend a special
show tomorrow specifically for the video shoot. And speaking of yesterday's
show, the concert was taped for a future radio broadcast on the Album
Network during the week of May 8 (check local listings).
for Elegantly Wasted has crashed into the Top 10 on Canada's Much
Music at #8, while it maintains the #1 position for a second week on MTV
Latino. In other chart news, the single is #15 on Billboard's Modern Rock
Airplay, #13 on the Adult Top 40, and #27 on the Hot 100 Airplay.
Garry hosted M2 today from 1 to 2pm EST (the "sample" hour on MTV) and
they played videos they themselves have chosen. Among the bands shown
were Radiohead, The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy, Soundgarden, Tool,
AC/DC, Jimi Hendrix, and James Brown. At 2pm EST, they then proceeded
to host the New Music Hour at VH-1, where they discussed the video and
photo shoots for Elegantly Wasted among other topics.
The new album
has debuted at #41 on the Billboard Album Chart, with first week sales
of 25,185 copies. If you haven't already purchased the latest opus, GO
AND PURCHASE IT TODAY!
performs in Los Angeles tonight at the Mayan Theatre -- it's their forth
and final sold-out gig on this current promo tour. Michael, in addition
to appearing on Politically Incorrect last night, was also a guest (along
with Tim and Kirk) on the radio show "Lovelines" yesterday. Now that must
have been entertaining!
Wasted is currently #11 on the Japanese singles chart. In Australia,
though the single has slipped off the singles chart, it has made a promising
debut on the album chart, coming in at #14.
on the heels of a fantastic gig in Dallas yesterday, returns to NYC for
a performance on the Late Show with David Letterman. Next up, the band
will host a "Press Day" in Los Angeles on April 23, to be followed by
a concert at the Mayan Theater on the 24th. Michael and Jon will then
head down to South America for promotion (I have no details on their itinerary)
while the rest of the band members return to Australia.
gig will be aired on Netherlands TV on April 24 at 19:53 on Nederlander
a segment for the Hard Rock Cafe Live program Friday that will be aired
June 8th on VH-1. They performed 9 songs, and actually sang "Everything"
and "Need You Tonight" twice due to technical difficulties. The show was
taped at Sony Studios before 260 people, and INXS was followed by Blues
performs tonight in Dallas at the Edgefest, with acts like Beck, Cake,
and Ben Folds Five in support.
for Elegantly Wasted has climbed up to #11 on Canada's Much Music,
and the single is now #15 on the influential Billboard Modern Rock Tracks
performs a set for the Hard Rock Cafe today in New York. The show will
be broadcast at a future date on VH-1 as part of their Hard Rock Cafe
Live series. Today's performance comes on the heels of a brilliant concert
last night at Irving Plaza. To read a review I posted to the INXS-List,
news, congratulations to the band --- Elegantly Wasted is now #1
on MTV Latino!
in NYC tonight at Irving Plaza, with a reception at Chaos to follow immediately
after the show.
on the MTV/AOL chat yesterday that he will be a guest on Bill Maher's
Politically Incorrect Wednesday, April 23rd.
will appear on Taratata, a television program on Channel 2 in France,
on May 1st. They last played the show in 1994, when they performed "The
concert will be aired at 10pm on Triple M in Australia this Sunday, April
20. This is a correction from April 11's news. In addition, the single
is currently #1 on Triple M's nightly countdown.
to watch Rosie tomorrow! Check local listings for time and station.
has leaped up 25 spots this week on the ARIA Singles Chart in Australia
to #53. Keep it up guys!
notice: The .wav file of INXS' live performance of Searching, recorded
at the ARIA Awards in Australia last September, will be available directly
from this site for only one more week. Due to diminishing disc space,
it is going to be moved to the FTP site at uky in one week (the ftp site
currently houses the Elegantly Wasted mp3 clip). As the ftp site can only
accomodate 20 people at any given time (and it's usually full), I suggest
any of you that still want to get the Searching clip to download it NOW.
You can download it by right clicking here: Searching.wav.
attending the sold-out Irving Plaza show in NYC on April 17, a private
reception for INXS to benefit LIFEbeat will be held following the show.
The reception begins at 11:00pm, with cocktails courtesy of Hennessy Martini.
The event is happening at Chaos, located at 23 Watts Street (between Broadway
and Thompson, in Soho). A $10 donation to LIFEbeat is requested. Hope
to see ya all there! :)
Oh, and one
more thing, Elegantly Wasted is officially released today!
BUY IT NOW!
its four-date US tour tonight in Chicago. On the 16th, they will do an
AOL chat and perform on the Rosie O'Donnell show (which will be broadcast
on the 17th). In addition, the band will play New York City on the 17th.
Wasted moved up this week to #16 on the US Billboard Modern Rock charts,
while the album debuted at #16 on the UK Album Charts.
for Elegantly Wasted was the week's biggest gainer on the Canadian
Much Music countdown, gaining nine spots to jump to #16. In other great
news, the video moved up to #2 on MTV Latino this week.
was interviewed today by CFNY 102.1 The Edge and 107.1 in Toronto. Also,
Michael appeared this evening on Pamela Wallin Live, a show on CBC Newsworld,
discussing his childhood, earlier albums, the band, his new child and
even some philosphies on life. Several of the band members will be visiting
Much Music, the Canadian music video channel, at 3pm tomorrow as part
of the Elegantly Wasted promotional tour. In addition, INXS will
sponsor a listening party for the new album at the Phoenix in Toronto
Wasted debuted this week at #70 on the Australian ARIA Charts. Hopefully,
it'll shoot up the charts soon! In Japan, the single is currently #18,
and in the US, the single is #19 on the Modern Rock charts.
news, Michael and Tim were in Spain this week for album promotion. On
Monday the 7th, they premiered the new work in Madrid to coincide with
the official release date. "Cadena 100," an important radio station, also
transmitted the Brussels show from April 4. New songs on the set list
were Elegantly Wasted, Show Me (Cherry Baby), I'm Just A Man, Searching,
Everything, and Girl On Fire. The show will be broadcast on Peruvian radio
this Sunday at 10pm local time. In Australia, Triple M radio will have
a 90 minute commercial free INXS night this upcoming Sunday April 13 --
playing songs from the Brussels gig & interviews. Check with your
local radio station for INXS contests and the airing of the Brussels concert.
work with the Scottish band Gun will see the light of day on May 5 when
their new album "014163263626" is released in the UK. The first single,
titled "Crazy You," will be released on April 14. Andrew co-wrote and
produced the album.
INXS is scheduled
to headline the Belgian rock festival "Rock Torhout - Werchter" this summer.
The date and ticket information have not yet been announced.
(whew!), a special six track live disc from the Aspen VH-1 show is being
issued as a limited edition extra with some copies of Elegantly Wasted
in Australia. You need to pre-order the disc at Brashs music store.
Vancouver will have an interview with Kirk and Andrew on Wednesday April
9, 1997 at 2pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time. The station simulcasts in
RealAudio at http://www.z95.com.
world premiered its new album in Brussels on April 4 with an exclusive
concert and press conference for the world media. Connect to Infonie
for a full report!
do an on-line chat April 16 on AOL in the MTV Online area.
appeared today on CNN's Showbiz Today program to talk about the
new album and what they've been up to for the past few years. The clip
was also shown on CNN's Headline News channel. The interview was
taped earlier this year in New York City.
Wasted is doing well on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay charts. It is
currently at #33, up from #52 last week. It is not eligible for inclusion
on the Hot 100 Singles chart because a commercial single is not being
video Live Baby Live will be shown on MCM (French Cable TV) on
Wednesday April 3 at 20:40 European time. The show will also be broadcast
throughout Europe; for details click on http://www.mcm.net.
the 4th of April, INXS will present their brand new album Elegantly
Wasted at a worldwide press conference in Brussels. You can join in
and ask the band your questions at the event. For more information, go
be interviewed on CFNY 102.1 (Toronto) on April 11th. The station is also
planning a record release party.