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LaunchDaily.com reports: Chevelle's new album, Vena Sera, is the first to feature bassist Dean Bernardini, who replaced Joe Loeffler last year. Joe is the brother of Chevelle singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler, and his exit was not exactly on good terms. Although the band has settled its business issues with Joe, Pete Loeffler told us that their personal relationship is still on the outs: "Awkward is an understatement for the family life now. As far as get-togethers, holidays, nothing's settled there yet. Christmas was pretty weird, to say the least. But that's life. People need to treat people with respect, and if there's respect, then there's always resolution. There's not a lot of that right now, and basically that's the next hurdle."
Chevelle has set April 3rd as the release date for Vena Sera. The CD's first single, "Well Enough Alone," arrived at radio stations on Monday, January 29th.
Sam Loeffler told Harddrive Radio that at least one of the songs on the new album, "Safer Waters," was inspired by the situation with Joe.
New bassist Dean Bernardini is also the Loefflers' brother-in-law, having married their youngest sister Natalie.
Chevelle will hit the road as openers for Evanescence, beginning on March 16th in Fresno, California.
Chevelle has added their new single "Well Enough Alone" to their myspace page. This is the first single from their new album 'Vena Sera' due in stores April 3rd via Epic. The album was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette.
As previously reported, another new Chevelle track entitled "Antisaint" will be featured in the upcoming "MLB 07 The Show" video game, which will see a release this spring on the Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and PSP.
Chevelle's new track "Antisaint" will be featured in the upcoming "MLB 07 The Show" video game, which will see a release this spring on the Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and PSP. Their new studio album 'Vena Sera' is due out April 3rd via Epic.
Chevelle have released the tracklisting of 'Vena Sera'. The album was produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette. The album will be in stores April 3rd. The first single will be "Well Enough Alone", which will hit the airwaves by February. The track listing is as follows:
4. "Well Enough Alone"
5. "Straight Jacket Fashion"
6. "The Fad"
8. "Paint the Seconds"
9. "Midnight to Midnight"
10. "I Get It"
Epic recording artists CHEVELLE have entered the studio to begin recording the highly anticipated follow-up to 2004's gold-selling album, "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)". The yet-to-be-titled disc is tentatively scheduled for a spring 2007 release.
The new CHEVELLE album will be produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who the band previously worked with on both "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" and 2003's platinum-selling release, "Wonder What's Next". Tentative songtitles include "Humanoid", "Straight Jacket Fashion" and "One Cell". The new album will also mark the recording debut of bassist Dean Bernardini, who joined the band during last year's tour.
"This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" entered Billboard's Top 200 at #8 and went gold in just six short weeks. The first single, "Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)", shot to No. 1 on Billboard's Active Rock chart and its companion video garnered airplay on MTV, MTV2 and Fuse. Second single "The Clincher" appeared on EA Sports' top-selling video game Madden NFL 2005 and hit top 10 on Billboard's Active Rock chart. Over the course of the months following the album’s release, the band did an arena tour with KORN, appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno", were featured on CNN, headlined the SnoCore Tour and recently wrapped a string of dates with NICKELBACK.
Chevelle have been forced to pull out of the first eight dates of their forthcoming tour with Nickelback and Hoobastank after bassist Dean Bernardini sustained an injury to his left hand. The canceled dates run from the tour's June 30 opener in Cincinnati though a July 26 stop set for Columbia, Maryland. The trek is scheduled to wrap up September 16 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Chevelle has just added two more tour dates to the second leg of their tour:
Sept. 20 Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater
Oct. 09 Bozeman, MT - Valley Ice Garden
Other upcoming Chevelle tour dates:
Aug. 05 Myrtle Beach - House of Blues
Aug. 06 Atlanta, GA - 99X Radio Show - "Downtown Rocks @ Underground"
Aug. 08 Orlando, FL - House of Blues
Aug. 09 Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing
Aug. 11 Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnace
Aug. 14 Madison, WI - Willow Island - WJJO presents
Aug. 16 Des Moines, IA - Val Air
Aug. 17 Columbia, MO - Blue Note
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Chevelle has just announced tour dates for the second leg of their tour:
Sept. 12 Bakersfield, CA - Montgomery Ward Plaza
Sept. 13 Ventura, CA - Ventura Theatre
Sept. 14 Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
Sept. 16 Los Angeles, CA - Avalon
Sept. 17 San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Sept. 18 Phoenix, AZ - Venue of Scottsdale
Sept. 21 El Paso, TX - The Zone
Sept. 23 San Antonio, TX - Sunset Station
Sept. 24 Corpus Christi, TX - Concrete Street
Sept. 25 Lubbock, TX - South Beach
Sept. 27 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
Sept. 30 Portland, OR - Roseland
Oct. 01 Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Oct. 02 Seattle, WA - Showbox
Oct. 03 Boise, ID - Big Easy
Oct. 05 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst
Oct. 06 Fresno, CA - Big Fresno Fair
Oct. 07 Reno, NV - Oasis
Oct. 10 Rapid City, SD - Rushmore Plaza
Oct. 11 Fargo, ND - Playmaker Pavillion
Oct. 13 Carbondale, IL - Southern Illinois University
Oct. 14 Chicago, IL - Aragon Ballroom
Oct. 15 Duluth, MN - Reif Gym - College of Scholastica
Oct. 17 Milwaukee, WI - Rave
Oct. 18 Minneapolis, MN - Quest
Oct. 20 St. Louis, MO - The Pageant
Oct. 21 Louisville, KY - Jillians
Oct. 22 New Bern, NC - WXNR Radio Show
CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler and singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler recently spoke to RollingStone.com about the departure of brother Joe Loeffler (bass) after a recent blowout in Kansas City.
"I love Joe — I'll always love my brother — and I'll do anything I can for him. But he hated to tour," Sam told RollingStone.com. "He was an unhappy guy on the road . . . We wanted him to take some time off to figure out what he wanted to do, but he wasn't willing to do that. He said, 'The only way I'm staying home is if you fire me.' It was the hardest decision we ever had to make.
"The way the band worked was, basically, I wrote all the music — I always have, I always will," said Pete. "Aside from being the drummer, Sam's place in the band is the business side of it. He's always talking to management and the label. Joe was always the one who just kind of played bass. He did that very well — he's a very talented bass player — but I don't think he ever really felt a passion. He was a third member. The chemistry worked as long as it could, but the fighting just got too old."
Pete and Sam haven't spoken with Joe since, and, according to the drummer, the rest of the Loeffler family is staying out of it. "He basically said he doesn't want to talk to us right now, and we want to be respectful of that," Sam said. "But we don't know what's going to happen when it comes to Thanksgiving."
Read the full article at Rolling Stone.
Chevelle have joined the fight to save legendary rock club CBGB. All proceeds from the August 4th concert, "An Evening with Chevelle," will be donated to the "Project Save CBGB" campaign.
The famed New York landmark is in danger of losing its lease and closing its doors forever. "For the past three decades, CBGB owner Hilly Kristal has provided a safe haven for rock & roll," says Chevelle vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler. "The list of artists that have performed at the club is endless, and many of them, including The Ramones, Quicksand and Living Colour, are responsible for launching a thousand careers. This club is part of rock history. We can't let it go quietly."
CBGB is currently battling its landlord-the Bowery Residence Committee (BRC)-to renew its 12-year lease, which expires on August 31st.
Chevelle is currently touring in support of their acclaimed new album, "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)."
Launch Radio Networks reports: CHEVELLE drummer Sam Loeffler called Launch from the road to set the record straight on why he and singer/guitarist Pete Loeffler parted ways with their brother, bassist Joe Loeffler, two weeks ago. "Joe didn't like to be in a touring band," Sam said. "It's not a secret to anyone in the industry or any fans that ever talked to him that he hated traveling. That was the biggest player in our decision. It was kind of a mutual decision, but it kind of wasn't, because he didn't want to do it, but he also didn't want to quit, and we were just kind of like, 'If you don't want to do it, you can't do it, because it's affecting us.'"
Sam Loeffler told Launch that the band knows the decision to part with Joe Loeffler has upset some of the trio's fans, but he hopes they'll be understanding. "Some people have written some pretty nasty stuff on the message board about us, and about what they think we've done, but nobody really knows because they weren't there," he said. "They got half the story or none of the story, for that matter. I guess we've kind of just asked people to bear with us, and hopefully things will work out in the end, we've just gotta give them time."
Sam Loeffler added that Joe Loeffler is not speaking with his brothers for now, but the band will not seek a permanent replacement at this point.
Former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo has assumed bass duties on CHEVELLE's current tour with TAPROOT and 30 SECONDS TO MARS. The tour hits Cleveland, Ohio tonight (Friday, July 15).
CHEVELLE have issued a statement officially confirming the departure of bassist Joe Loeffler. The band had previously posted a message on their web site claiming that Joe had decided to "take a break to be home with family" while they head out on the road with 30 SECONDS TO MARS and TAPROOT. In their latest statement, CHEVELLE write, "We've spent 10 great years building CHEVELLE, but irreconcilable differences have led to an unfortunate parting of ways between Joe and the band. CHEVELLE will return to the road for a string of summer shows, to be followed by writing sessions for a new album. Thanks to all of our fans, friends and family for their continued love and support. We look forward to seeing all of you on tour. Adds Joe Loeffler, 'This will be positive for me and my brothers. I'm looking forward to all of the new opportunities this will make available to me.'"
The statement is signed by Joe Loeffler, along with his brothers, CHEVELLE singer and guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler.
Joe Loeffler lashed out at his brothers in a posting on the band's web site last week, saying, "I was fired, plain and simple; in fact, there wasn't even a discussion about it — they just dropped it on me."
CHEVELLE have recruited former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo to take over on bass for the band's tour, which began on Saturday (July 9).
Ex-CHEVELLE bassist Joe Loeffler has slammed his former bandmates over their claim that he had decided to "take a break to be home with family" while they head out on the road with 30 SECONDS TO MARS and TAPROOT. In a posting on the band's official message board, Joe — who is the brother of CHEVELLE members Sam Loeffler (drums) and Pete Loeffler (vocals/guitar) — had the following to say regarding his departure from the group:
"First off, very typical. This is exactly what I expected from them. Try and make it look like I didn't want to be in the band. I was fired, plain and simple; in fact, there wasn't even a discussion about it — they just dropped it on me. I told them I would never quit and they would have to fire me. They were trying to get me to quit and told my managers that I did. I called Sam and said, 'Why are you doing this?' and he said, 'We don't want you to come back.' I said, 'I will not quit.' The next day Pete called for the first time and said, 'Did (our managers) call you and tell you you're out?' I said 'No, were they supposed to?' He eventually said in that short conversation, 'You're fired.'
"I am insulted by the message on the front page of the site (by the way, that's the first change to the site I've seen in at least a year!). It is completely false and out of line. I made no decision and am not taking a break. I will be working on getting a new job immediately. A break also means there's a chance to come back, and nothing could be farther from reality. I was fired and they have not said a word to me since. I would never ask to be back in (why would I want to after this?) and I never did in the past when I quit. 'We'll miss having him on the road with us.'... Right."
Assuming bass duties for CHEVELLE's summer shows will be former FILTER guitarist Geno Lenardo.
CHEVELLE will be touring in support of their latest album, "This Type of Thinking (Could Do Us In)" (Epic). Released last year, the album opened at No. 8 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 584,533 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Chevelle's bassist, Joe Loeffler, will not be taking the stage during the band's upcoming summer tour with Taproot and 30 Seconds to Mars, according to the Chicago rockers' web site. "After three years of nonstop touring and recording, Joe is taking a break to be home with family," reads the band's statement. "We'll miss having him on the road with us, but as his brothers and bandmates, we respect his decision and are looking forward to getting out there and playing for the fans." Chevelle have recruited former Filter guitarist Geno Lenardo to fill in.
Chevelle has added a few more dates to their upcoming tour with Taproot and 30 Seconds to Mars. Tour dates so far:
Jun. 11 Kansas City, MO - Liberty Memorial Park - KQRC presents
Jun. 30 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest - Music Market Stage - WLZR presents
Jul. 08 Chicago, IL - NASCAR - Chicagoland Route 66 Raceway
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Taproot and Chevelle will be touring together throughout the summer, dates include:
July 08th Chicago, IL - Nascar
July 09th Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room/Mural Center
July 11th Detroit, MI - State Theatre
July 12th Grand Rapids, MI - Orbit Room
July 14th Fort Wayne, IL - Piere's
July 15th Cleveland, OH - House Of Blues
July 16th Cincinnati, OH - Bogart's
July 18th Toledo, OH - Centennial Park
July 21st Hampton Beach, NH - Hampton Beach Casino
July 22nd Northampton, MA - Pearl Street
July 23rd Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
July 25th Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
July 26th Dewey Beach, DE - Bay Center
July 29th Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
July 30th Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
August 01st Portland, ME - State Theatre
August 02nd Boston, MA - The Roxy
August 05th Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues
August 06th Atlanta, GA - 99X Radio Show
August 08th Orlando, FL - House Of Blues
August 09th Tampa, FL - Jannus Landing
August 11th Birmingham, AL - Sloss Furnace
August 12th Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre
August 14th Madison, WI - Willow Island
August 16th Des Moines, IA - Val Air Ballroom
August 17th Columbus, MO - Blue Note
August 18th St. Louis, MO - UMB Bank Pavilion
August 20th Las Vegas, NE - Aladdin
August 21st Tucson, AZ - Valencia Anselmo
There has been talk of Life Of Agony and 30 Seconds To Mars serving as support on select dates of the trek, though nothing official has been announced as of yet. Taproot will release their new album "Blue-Sky Research" to stores on August 16th via Velvet Hammer Music/Atlantic.
Chevelle will be co-hosting the Rock 30 this weekend. The Rock 30 airs in 17 states on 26 radio stations. Click here for stations and times. For more info, visit rock30.com.
Upcoming tour dates:
May 19 Baltimore, MD - Power Plant Live (WIYY's "Miller Light Night Show")
May 21 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club
Jun. 30 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest
Jul. 08 Chicago, IL - NASCAR
Aug. 12 Columbus, OH - Germain Amphitheatre (Direct support to Velvet Revolver)
Aug. 13 Chicago, IL - Tweeter Center (Direct support to Velvet Revolver)
Aug. 20 Las Vegas, NV - Aladdin (Direct support to Velvet Revolver)
Aug. 21 Tucson, AZ - Valencia Anselmo (Direct support to Velvet Revolver)
Launch Radio Networks reports: New rock "supergroup" DARK NEW DAY is currently on its first national tour, opening up for CHEVELLE, and guitarist Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) told Launch that things couldn't be going better for the band. "So far, I mean, the CHEVELLE guys, we have a little bit of history with those guys and me personally, I've known 'em for a long time, and, you know, it's a great way for us to introduce this band," he said. "You know, I think our music goes along with CHEVELLE's style as well, and I think their fans have been really supportive and, you know, our fans from the previous bands have been very cool and have come up to the shows, and I think it's a perfect blend."
DARK NEW DAY's debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", hits record stores on June 14. The first single from the disc is called "Brother".
The band was formed by Lowery and his brother, ex-STEREOMUD bassist Corey Lowery, after years of planning to work together.
The group also includes ex-SKRAPE drummer Will Hunt, former DOUBLEDRIVE axeman Troy McLawhorn and one-time CREED touring bassist Brett Hestla, who sings lead vocals in the new group.
Chevelle has added new tour dates to their upcoming tour. So far, the list of tour dates is as follows:
Apr. 08 Louisville, KY – Jillian's
Apr. 09 Athens, GA – The Ritz
Apr. 11 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Apr. 12 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Apr. 13 Knoxville, TN – Blue Cat’s
Apr. 14 Hilton Head, SC – Monkey Business
Apr. 16 Columbia, SC – Headliners
Apr. 17 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
Apr. 19 Pt. Walton Beach, FL – The Swamp
Apr. 20 New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
Apr. 22 Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa
Apr. 23 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos
Apr. 24 Dallas, TX – Smirnoff Music Center
Apr. 26 Little Rock, AR – CCE Metroplex
Apr. 27 Baton Rouge, LA – The Texas Music Hall
Apr. 28 Fayetteville, AR – University of Arkansas
Apr. 30 Richmond, VA – Classic Amphitheatre (WRXL Show)
May 01 Memphis, TN – Beale Street
May 05 Raleigh, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (supporting Velvet Revolver)
May 09 Allentown, PA - Crocodile Rock
May 10 Lancaster, PA - Chameleon
May 12 Rochester, NY - Water Street Music Hall
May 13 Binghamton, NY - Magic City Music Hall
May 14 Washington, DC - The Zone - DC101 Show
May 15 Wantaugh, NY - Mulcahy's
May 17 Buffalo, NY – Sphere
Jun. 30 Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
DARK NEW DAY, the new "supergroup" featuring Clint Lowery (ex-SEVENDUST) on guitar, Brett Hestla (ex-CREED, VIRGOS MERLOT) on vocals, Will Hunt (ex-SKRAPE, TOMMY LEE) on drums, Clint's brother Corey Lowery (ex-STEREOMUD, STUCK MOJO) on bass, and Troy McLawhorn (ex-DOUBLE DRIVE) on guitar, have been tapped to open for CHEVELLE beginning in early April.
As previously reported, DARK NEW DAY have selected "Brother" as the first single off their debut album, "Twelve Year Silence", due this summer via Warner Bros. Records. The single is scheduled to go for radio adds on April 18.
"Twelve Year Silence" was mixed with producer/mixer Ben Grosse, who has previously worked with FILTER, FUEL, SEVENDUST and ALTER BRIDGE. A MySpace.com page containing three advance cuts from the album — "Taking Me Alive", "Lean" and "Heal In Time" — can be found at this location.