their US Elegantly Wasted tour tonight in Pittsburgh. The band is strongly
rumored to be hitting Australia next following a brief break, but no hard
dates have yet to be announced.
of INXS has been selected as a "Top 5%" site by the very kind people
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review of the site is even kinder -- Please check it out here!
Cage was spotted at INXS' Montreal show on Tuesday night. Michael dedicated
"What You Need" and "Don't Lose Your Head" (from Cage's blockbuster Face/Off)
to the actor, and also climbed up to Cage's balcony during "Time." The
band plays the second of two shows tonight in Toronto, before finishing
the US tour in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Wasted sold 1156 copies this past week, bringing the total sales to 144,122
in the United States.
the Australian pop duo, won a record-breaking 10 ARIA's at last night's
ceremony. Upon winning for "Best Australian Group," the band explained
that success to them meant building up a body of quality work like INXS
and Crowded House, and that they were far from that.
Hutchence is currently talking to studios about appearing in another film,
though no firm details have yet been released. I'll keep you all updated!
be on fX's BackChat program today at 5:30 PDT. (For those not in the US,
fX is a cable channel owned by the Fox television network.)
at the Beacon Theatre in New York City was a star-filled event, and featured
Michael singing several times to his daughter, Tiger, with Paula looking
on approvingly. Spotted at the show was Macaulay Culkin (heh), and at
the glitzy after-party were Michael Stipe, Helena Christiansen, and Leonardo
DiCaprio, among others. As you may beware, gossip rags have been reporting
on the new romance between REM's frontman and Helena. Indeed, an eyewitness
told me that it was quite unfortunate to see how formal Helena and ex-beau
Hutchence acted upon seeing each other at the party... They didn't really
know what to say to each other.
On the 18th,
the band performed in Philadelphia. During the day, Andrew, Michael, and
Kirk played four acoustic songs: Never Tear Us Apart, I'm Just A Man,
Need You Tonight, and Guns In The Sky for Y100's Sonic Session (airdate
the final dates on its 1997 US tour by playing Boston tonight, followed
by shows in Connecticut, Toronto, and Montreal, with their closing show
in Pittsburgh on September 27.
single, Searching, is set to hit UK stores on the 22nd. In Australia,
the band has opted to release Don't Lose Your Head as two CD singles on
September 29. Details of Part 1 have been released:
Lose Your Head (radio edit)
Lose Your Head (leadstation solid gold mix)
- I'm Just
A Man (live)
- Kiss The
on last week's sales figures -- the current (as of 9/17) sales to date
for Elegantly Wasted is 142,961, with sales of 1,243 this past week. The
figure quoted last week, 147,713 was incorrect and should have read 141,718.
to SoundScan, Elegantly Wasted scanned 1,283 units this past week, down
15.9% from last week (1,526 units). Release to date sales are at 147,713
(86% CD, 13.7 cassette), just under the current total sales of their last
album, Full Moon Dirty Hearts.
of Entertainment Consulting Company has just been named INXS' new worldwide
manager. Associated with the band since Listen Like Thieves, she
has been the North American manager since the release of Elegantly Wasted.
perform live on the Buzz (105.1 FM) in New York City on Monday, September
15. Tickets for the show can only be won through the radio station.
single from the current album, Searching, will be released on September
22 in the UK in three different CD versions:
Searching (Lead Station Radio Mix)
Searching (LP version)
Searching (Alex Reece Drum and Bass Mix)
Searching (Linslee Campbell R & B Mix)
Searching (Lead Station Funk Workout)
Searching (Live in Aspen '97)
Elegantly Wasted (Live in Aspen '97)
Need You Tonight (Live in Aspen '97)
Searching (Lead Station Main Mix)
Searching (Bosch Mix)
I'm Just A Man (acoustic live - Radio One, May 20, '97)
Never Tear Us Apart (acoustic live - Radio One, May 20, '97)
perform on Y100's Sonic Session, an acoustic radio show program in Philadelphia,
on September 18 for a future airing. Passes can only be won from the radio
on their US tour this week, playing Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and Myrtle
Beach, before moving on to Norfolk, Wash DC, and New York City. I had
an opportunity to see the band perform last week in NJ, and the show was
excellent as always. Michael was wearing an ace bandage on his right foot,
and though fully ambulatory, he was not quite as active on stage as he
usually is. The only thing I would change would be the set-list, which
seems to rely *far* too much on Kick and X. But I can't
complain -- the band is as wonderful as ever!
news, Paul Craig, INXS' worldwide manager, sent me an email responding
to my open comments to him in last month's "Latest News". Here is an excerpt:
have just seen your comments directed at me on your internet site and
I feel that I must clearly point out a key fact relating to America. Since
April of this year Martha Troup has been the Bands North American Manager
and handles everything (Press, Radio, MTV, etc) relating to these markets.
The reason there was only 1 review from America was because that it is
how many I have received. I can not comment about the lack of radio or
MTV support but take great offence to being publicly criticised for something
that is handled by another person. I would be very grateful if you could
point out on your site that your comments were directed at the wrong person..."
His email is fair enough, and I humbly apologize for taking his name
Hutchence, bouncing back from a sprained ankle that cancelled INXS' Milwaukee
gig on August 27, performed with the band in Kansas City two nights later
without any visible discomfort. He did sport a cane for the first number,
"Elegantly Wasted," but he tossed it aside for the rest of the energetic
show. INXS will next play Tradewinds in New Jersey on Thursday the 4th;
I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at the gig!