From: South Africa
Last Known Status: Active
After forming in 1999, Seether (originally Saron Gas) quickly gained notoriety in their home country's anemic rock market. The band's South African release, Fragile, became one of the best selling titles of the year, and Seether emerged as a top live draw. This was no small feat in a land where rock bands play second banana to indigenous music and pop.
Seether's brand of passive-aggressive rock - both highly accessible, yet angry - lead to their signing with Wind-Up Records and a spot on Ozzfest in 2002.
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Seether has issued the following update about a string of U.S. tour dates:
"Hey Everyone, Johnny here... How long has it been? Almost a year? That's crazy and far too long for us to go without playing some shows. If you've been a fan of Seether for awhile, you know this band does not take vacations!! We are a touring band and we love being on the road...and 2010 will be the return of SEEEEETHER-R-R_R!!!
"Well, that didn't sound as cool writing it but, just imagine the 'Truck and Tractor Pull voice-over guy' doing that 'Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!' thing. We have been in the studio for the last few weeks with the 'mighty' Brendan O' Brien producing and the new stuff is sounding great! Brendan is the perfect fit for us and working with him has been a blast. So, with us hard at work it's time for a little 'play-time'!! We have some shows starting at the end of April thru May (check website for dates near you!!). It's time to let Seether do what we do best...sweat on stage, bang the crap out of our instruments and knock over a few beer bottles, in the process. We are really looking forward to these shows!! We might even have a few surprises in the setlist for you. See you guys out there - We have missed you!"
The currently announced dates are as follows:
4/29 - Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA - w/ Chevelle
5/1 - Beale Street Music Fest, Memphis, TN
5/2 - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston, TX - Buzzfest
5/5 - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Atlanta, GA
5/7 - Zoo Amphitheatre, Oklahoma City, OK
5/11 - Alliant Energy Center Memorial, Madison, WI
5/14 - Husets Speedway, Brandon, SD - KRRO Fest
5/15 - Liberty Memorial Park, Kansas City, MO - KQRC Radio Show
5/16 - National Balloon Classic Field, Indianola, IA
5/18 - La Crosse Center Arena, La Crosse, WI
5/22 - Eagles Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
5/23 - Rock on the Range, Columbus, OH - w/ Kid Rock, Limp Bizkit
6/4 - Piere's, Ft Wayne, IN
Seether, Chevelle and Three Days Grace will be performing at the Project 9-6-1 Cinco Party, May 5th at the Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre in Atlanta. Tickets are on sale now. Check out project961.com for more information.
In other Chevelle news, drummer Sam Loeffler spoke to KROQ about why the band avoids being filmed in their music videos.
In what was already a bizarre choice of a cover song, Seether's bizarro music video for Wham cover "Careless Whisper," featuring a mashup of 80s video game graphics, pop culture, and the band is premiering on Yahoo! Music today. You can watch it here (or below) if you like, but you've been warned. More...
Seether is a featured Soundcheck Riser this month on Walmart.com. You can check out a video interview with the band here.
For a limited time, you can also get a FREE mp3 of "Rise Above This" by entering the code AXERISERS11 at this location.
Seether will be making appearances on Rockline Radio and FuseTV next week.
Seether will be the featured guests on ROCKLINE radio Monday, February 16 at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. You can call in and chat with Seether toll free at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to www.RocklineRadio.com.
You can also catch a half hour block of videos from Seether this coming week on Fuse’s Loaded on Tuesday, February 17 at 4pm ET on Fuse TV.
Seether has recorded a cover of Wham!'s "Careless Whisper," just in time for Valentine's Day. On January 27th, Verizon customers can download directly from their phone at the Verizon V Cast Store or you can download online at Rhapsody.
Stop by iTunes, Amazon or wherever you prefer to buy your music and download the track on February 3rd.
The band made a "hilarious video" ("interesting" might be giving it too much credit, actually -ed) to mark the release of their version of "Careless Whisper," which you can check out below. More...
The much-anticipated Punisher: War Zone movie releases December 5, and to celebrate, four of the hottest bands who appear on the movie soundtrack from Lions Gate Records will be participating in tonight's Xbox LIVE Game with Fame. They'll play Halo 3 with Xbox LIVE members on Thursday, December 4. If you're an Xbox LIVE Gold member, and you want a chance to play with members of the bands Hatebreed, Seether, Senses Fail, and 7 Days Away, send a friend request to the following Gamertags and be online half an hour before (2:30 P.M.) the Game with Fame session starts on Thursday, December 4, at 3:00 P.M. ET.
DATE: December 4th
GAME: Halo 3
TIME: 3-5PM (EASTERN TIME)
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HatePUN GWF (space between HatePUN and GWF)
SensesPUN GWF (space between SensesPUN and GWF)
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The first dates for Staind’s upcoming tour with Papa Roach and Seether have been confirmed. The tour dates are as follows:
October 4th in Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
October 7th in Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Events Center
October 9th in Hollywood, FL @ Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and casino
October 10th in St. Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheater
October 12th in Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
October 14th in Greenville, SC @ Heritage Park
October 15th in Johnson City, TN @ Freedom Hall
October 17th in Orange Beach, AL @ The Amphitheater at the Warf
October 18thin Southaven, MS @ Snowden Grove Park Amphitheater
October 19th in Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheater
October 21stin Poplar Bluff, MO @ Black River Coliseum
October 22nd in Rockford, IL @ Rockford Metro Center
October 24th in Tulsa, OK @ Tulsa Convention Center
October 26th in Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
November 12th in Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Casion (with Papa Roach only)
November 14th in Reading, PA @ Sovereign Center (with Papa Roach only)
November 15th in Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Convention Hall
November 16th in Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena
November 18th in New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
You can watch Seether's recorded performance of "Rise Above This," "Fake It" and more here on AT&T Blue Room.
Seether has been rocking to sold out South African crowds in Durban, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth all this week and would like to thank all their friends and fans back home for the continued support.
The band has added a couple of new shows to their US tour itinerary:
Aug 6th Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Houston, TX
Sept 10th York Fair York, PA
There' still time to enter for your chance to meet Seether with Finger Eleven. You can get more details and enter here.
Seether is adding more shows to their summer tour schedule. The latest addition is:
7/15 Youngstown, OH Chevrolet Center - Presale Starts Tuesday, May 27th
You can get a jump on tickets by signing up for the presale, for which you can register here.
Flyleaf was forced to drop off of the tour with Seether for at least a week due to Flyleaf's singer, Lacey, having lost her voice. Seether will still be appearing "and is very excited about the upcoming shows in Chicago, Covington, Charlotte, Indianapolis and Cleveland."
Additionally, the Chicago show has been moved to The Vic Theatre. All other venues remain unchanged.
Seether had to end their show early at The Palladium in Worcester, MA last night when vocalist Shaun Morgan became ill due to a 24-hour bug. "Shaun is doing fine now, resting, and from the looks of it, no future shows will be affected," the band states.
Seether is currently on tour with Flyleaf, then will head to Europe for a number of festival appearances before returning to the US for another headlining run of tour dates, most with Finger Eleven as support. Their latest tour dates are as follows: More...
Seether have announced the following headlining US tour dates:
7/6 – Duluth, MN – Pioneer Hall
7/8 – Fargo, ND – The Venue @ Playmakers
7/17 – Poughkeepsie, NY – Mid Hudson Civic Center
7/20 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s
7/23 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
7/24 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Exclusive pre-sale tickets go on sale Wednesday May 7th at 3PM. you can order these tickets here. For access the username is "Seether" and the password is "Tickets"
Metallica has added another event to their list of things to do before hopping across the pond for their European tour.
According to the band’s website, they’ll be performing at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on May 17. Irvine's local radio station KROQ is hosting their annual Weenie Roast and Metallica joins a musical roster that already includes Rise Against, Atreyu and Seether, amongst others.
Tickets for the show go on sale just two days beforehand on Thursday, May 15.
Update: The Lineup is as follows: More...
A posting on the official Download festival website has confirmed that six more bands have been announced. Legendary former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley is one of the acts confirmed who has been away from the UK for many years. Aussie rockers Airbourne have been added to the bill aswell as have southern rock favourites Black Stone Cherry. Irish Indie band Ash are also announced as have Elliot Minor. Finally, drum and bass act Pendulum are scheduled to perform.
This year's lineup has been the most controversial one yet. Many fans in the UK have been complaining of its choice of headliners and other acts with more British metal festival goers deciding to attend foreign festivals than before. More...
The Download website has announced some more bands for this years festival. Metal and rock fans who have been previously disapointed and even angry will probably not find any comfort in the latest batch of acts confirmed for the festival. Bullet For My Valentine, Madina Lake, Fightstar, Seether and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as the latest additions to the British festival.
The full line up so far is as follows:
The Offspring (headliners)
Lost Prophets (headliners)
Judas Priest (special guests)
A Day To Remember
Black Dahlia Murder
Bullet For My Valentine
Children Of Bodom
Coheed And Cambria
The Devil Wears Prada
Dillinger Escape Plan
Jimmy Eat World
Job For A Cowboy
Stay tuned for more updates on the event.
Tenth Street Entertainment — which represents MÖTLEY CRÜE — has shot down as (at least partially) "blatantly false and completely unfounded" Internet rumors that CRÜE will headline a festival-type tour called "Cruefest", with support from several other artists from the Tenth Street management stable, including BUCKCHERRY, PAPA ROACH, SIXX: A.M. and DROWNING POOL. According to Tenth Street, CRÜE's April 15 press conference/announcement in Los Angeles will relate to "a few" (but presumably not all) of the following artists:
PUDDLE OF MUDD
THEORY OF DEADMAN
THREE DAYS GRACE
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
BELLE & SEBASTIAN
3 DOORS DOWN
All four members of CRÜE will be present at the April 15 press conference at a location yet to be determined for what the release hyped as "by far...one of the biggest music announcements of the year!!" The band is also launching a contest in which one grand prize winner from each major city in the country will be flown to Los Angeles to cover the announcement, complete with a chance to interview the band and have the interview broadcast live. Details can be found at the official CRÜE site.
Seether’s “Fake It” has broken the record set by the Foo Fighters for the longest running single atop the Modern Rock chart. “The Pretender” by the Foo Fighters had been on top of the charts for 18 weeks. “Fake It” is also No. 1 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
The band will begin a Canadian tour with Three Days Grace next month which will be followed by a U.S. tour with Three Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin in February.
The World's Strongest Man, the ultimate strongman competition, is an annual made-for-TV event shown in 11 episodes on ESPN, in which top athletes from around the world engage in super-human acts of strength and stamina. Broadcast of the 2008 series will begin in December 2007 and end in February 2008, with each of the episodes being repeated throughout the year. The songs on the soundtrack album will be featured in the 2008 season of The World's Strongest Man program.
Hard rock and metal artists included on the soundtrack include the likes of 12 Stones, Korn, Seether, Hatebreed, Shadows Fall, Everytime I Die, Underoath, Submersed, Mastodon and Hurt.