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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MTV.com reports: Later this summer, Seether will take a break from recording to hit the road with Staind for a tour that Morgan said should run two months and start in August or September. Seether will split each of their sets into two halves: a batch of acoustic tracks and then a full-on, plugged-in finale.
"The original idea was to play twice in every city and play plugged in one night and acoustic the second night," he said. "It's a great dynamic that occurs. You know a song for years sometimes, or you're used to it in one form, and when you hear it acoustic, it almost seems more special. We love to play acoustic shows. The whole feeling of the show is different, the whole atmosphere is different, the way we approach the set. It's a fun way for us to diversify and not do the same thing every day."
When Seether do board the bus for this upcoming tour, they'll be doing so as a trio. On Wednesday, Patrick Callahan — the group's longtime touring guitarist, who was made a full-fledged member of the fold two years ago — "decided to part ways with the band." He played his final set with the group June 3 in Great Falls, Montana.
According to a posting on the band's MySpace page, "Seether has since decided not to replace [Callahan] at this time with another guitarist," and will instead "take it back to where it began and keep it running as a three-piece unit. If you have been to the shows over the past few weeks, you have noticed the change. We all think it is a positive one. We hope that the fans will understand and respect this issue without distorting it into a convoluted and nasty misunderstanding, as it wasn't. Seether wishes Pat all the best in his future endeavors."
The article discusses the previous tour, accoustic sets due to stomach flu and the upcoming accoustic record "One Cold Night," (scheduled to drop July 11) with Shaun Morgan in much more depth.
Read the full article at MTV.com.
Seether will be releasing a special live acoustic CD/DVD this summer entitled "One Cold Night," which will be in stores on July 11th, 2006. The songs were recorded at Philadelphia's Grape Street and features hits from Disclaimer, Disclaimer II, and Karma and Effect.
In addition, the DVD portion contains an in-depth interview with the band, the video for "The Gift," a behind-the-scenes look at "The Gift" video shoot, and a photo gallery with shots from the performance. The official track listing is as follows:
2. Driven Under
6. Tied My Hands
8. Fine Again
10. The Gift
12. Plastic Man
13: The Gift (Alternate mix)
Seether heads back out on the road in May, starting in Canada and then continuing on to the US in June. The confirmed tour dates are as follows: More...
Feb 17th, 2006 – Ft Wayne, IN – Pieres Nightclub
Well the night didn’t start out good. Besides being late and missing Halestorm and some asshole bumping into me and knocking my camera to the ground and breaking it (The reason why I didn’t photograph Seether), the night wasn’t that bad considering all I endured.
So I did miss Halestorm, although I did have the pleasure of seeing/photographing them in Detroit on Dec 17th, 2005 in Detroit. Great band with lots of potential. Look for them in your Neighborhood. More...
METALLICA have now officially confirmed that they will headine the Coca-Cola Colab Massive Mix festivals in South Africa, marking their first ever visit to the continent. The shows are as follows:
Mar. 18 - Supersport Park, Centurion (situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria)
Mar. 21 - ABSA Stadium, Durban
Mar. 25 - Green Point Stadium, Cape Town
Other artists on the bill include seven top local artists, SIMPLE PLAN, THE RASMUS, SEETHER, FATBOY SLIM, and COLLECTIVE SOUL. Tickets are already on sale via the www.computicket.co.za web site, or by calling 083 915 8000.
METALLICA's follow-up to 2003's "St. Anger" is expected to surface in late 2006/early 2007 via Warner Bros.
Seether will perform "Remedy" on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno this Friday Jan. 13th! The program airs on NBC at 11:35pm ET - check the local listings in your area.
More dates have been added since we first told you about the Winterfresh SnoCore Tour which kicks off Jan. 20th. Seether will play with Shinedown, Flyleaf, and Halestorm. Here's a list of all the confirmed dates so far: More...
Next years Sno-Core Tour 2006 will feature Seether, Shinedown, and Flyleaf. The tour beings January 20th in Lubbock, TX and continues through the end of February. More...
You can catch Seether and Audioslave live on MTV's Nokia Unwired at Hard Rock Live tomorrow (11/9). The program airs at 8pm ET and will be replayed on MTV on Friday, Nov. 11 at 2:30am ET and Sunday, Nov. 13 at 11:00pm ET. You can TEXT to 74774 and your text messages will scroll across the bottom of the screen during the second part of the show (giving you fans and haters alike something to do).
Seether are checking in from the road with a new installment of tour journals. Head over to Seether.com now to hear the first entries from Dale and John in the southeast - and check back often for more messages from the gang throughout the length of the tour.
Tomorrow (10/21), you'll have a chance to catch Seether performing on 94.5 KTBZ - The Buzz in Dallas, TX. KTBZ streams live over the internet - so visit www.thebuzz.com to hear it all at 2pm ET / 1pm CT.
This year’s X-fest was held at Harris Riverfront Park on Sept 17th. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon on the banks of the Ohio River. As with the year before, there were two stages, one for the headlining acts and one for the “Loud and Local” acts. This year’s big pull and headliner was Seether.
I arrived at the show late by about an hour or so, missing some of the opening acts on both stages. As with last years show I was given the run around regarding my photo-pass which should have been waiting for me at the front gate. Though this year it didn’t take an hour to figure out I was on this list, which was miss placed at the will call window and I only back tracked once. More...
South African hard rockers SEETHER reportedly performed a cover of PANTERA's "Walk" during their concert at San Francisco's Civic Auditorium Sunday night (Sept. 25) as a tribute to fallen PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The San Francisco show was the second night of SEETHER's North American tour as the support act for AUDIOSLAVE. It is not presently clear if SEETHER's cover of "Walk" will be performed at every stop on SEETHER's current tour.
SEETHER's latest album, "Karma and Effect", has sold 398,000 copies in the United States since its late May release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Seether's latest album, "Karma and Effect," was just certified Gold by the RIAA. In other news, the band will be heading out on the road supporting Audioslave starting on September 24th in California. Finally, the new video for the next single "Truth" is coming soon on Seether.com.
The first round of confirmed tour dates with Audioslave are as follows:
9/24 - Rabobank Arena - Bakersfield, CA
9/25 - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA
9/27 - Theater of the Clouds - Portland, OR
9/28 - Everett Events Center - Everett, WA
9/29 - General Motors Place - Vancouver, BC
10/1 - Rexall Place - Edmonton, AB
10/2 - Pengrowth Saddledome - Calgary, AB
10/4 - MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB
10/7 - Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON
10/8 - CEPSUM/Univ. of Montreal - Montreal, QC
10/12 - Veteran's Memorial Auditorium - Columbus, OH
10/14 - Cox Convention Center - Oklahoma City, OK
10/17 - USF Sundome - Tampa, FL
10/19 - Hard Rock Live - Orlando, FL
10/25 - The Arena @ Gwinnett Center - Duluth, GA
10/28 - Tweeter Center at the Waterfront - Camden, NJ
10/31 - Tsongas Arena - Lowell, MA
More tour dates to be announced.
"Remedy" is FUSE's "DAILY DOWNLOAD" today. Starting today, you can go to fuse.tv and navigate to the "Daily Download" section to download "Remedy".
Shaun Morgan will be doing an online chat with the Milwaukee Journal before the band takes the stage at the Milwaukee Summerfest on Tuesday July 5th. You can submit your questions here. (Remember that we did an interview with Shaun and Pat not too long ago as well) You can follow the online chat in the Milwaukee Journal Summerfest Section on Tuesday at 1pm ET / 12pm CT.
Seether is on the road all summer long, and here are the confirmed dates so far: More...
Launch Radio Networks reports: The new STATIC-X album, "Start a War", features the recording debut of former SEETHER drummer Nick Oshiro, who joined the group on its tour in support of 2003's "Shadow Zone". STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static told Launch that Oshiro's abilities as a live drummer had an impact on the making of "Start a War" as well. "This is actually the first record where we didn't try to fix the drums in the computer or anything like that," he said. "We just recorded the drums with the band, playing live, and the drums are what they are. There's no samples, there's no straightening things out, and I think this record has a real, sort of live STATIC-X feel to it because of that."
"Start a War" arrived in stores on June 14.
STATIC-X has added a batch of new shows to its current tour with AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE and BLOODSIMPLE. New dates include:
Jul. 24 - Rockford, IL - Forrest Hills Lounge
Aug. 04 - Atlantic City, NJ - House Of Blues
Aug. 05 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Aug. 07 - Fort Wayne, IN - Piere's
Aug. 08 - Sauget, IL - Pop's
Aug. 09 - Columbia, MO - Blue Note
Aug. 12 - Spokane, WA - Big Easy
Aug. 13 - Boise, ID - Big Easy
Aug. 14 - Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Aug. 15 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
To promote their new album, Karma and Effect (in stores now), Seether came back to Vancouver, BC on May 19th for a very small and private show at the Media Club. There were two main ways to get into the show: either win to get in through the local rock radio station (The Fox 99.3) or be one of the first 120 fans to show up on the day of the show with donations for the food bank. Since the release of their Wind-up debut album, Disclaimer, Seether has performed in Vancouver, BC twice before – once with Our Lady Peace and Finger Eleven in January 2003 and again with Evanescence last July, both of which were big stadium shows. I had caught the OLP show but it was quite a while ago and I can’t remember much. However, I do remember that the OLP fans didn’t quite seem to enjoy their set or F11’s, which isn’t very surprising given the musical differences between the bands. The crowd reaction inside this time was definitely a big improvement over that of the OLP audience. More...
Seether's newest album, "Karma and Effect" is out today and the band are doing some promotional activities still this week. For starters, Seether is the featured celebrity guest on Xbox's "Game With Fame" program and will be chatting online and playing Doom 3 with fans all over the world. Yyou can play Doom 3 against the band over Xbox Live on Wednesday, May 25th from 8pm-10pm ET (5pm-7pm PT). Just add gamertag "seethergwf" to your Xbox Live friends list to play against the band. For more details, click here.
You can also now download a KARMA AND EFFECT podcast in which Shaun and Dale talk about the making of the new album and discuss how some of the tracks came about. You'll also get to preview some tracks from the new album.
Finally, Seether will be headed back on the road on May 28th. Here's a list of the upcoming tour dates: More...
Seether's latest release, "KARMA AND EFFECT," available May 24th is just a couple of weeks away and the band will be out promoting their new album. On Monday May 23rd, the band will be the special guest on the syndicated radio show Rockline, taking questions from fans. The show airs at 11:30pm ET - visit Rocklineradio.com to find out where you can tune in. The next night, May 24th, Seether will perform live on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC. The program airs at 12:05am ET - check your local listings for more details.
Seether are out with the video to their new single 'Remedy', which you can watch online at Yahoo! Music.
Seether is readying their new album "Karma and Effect," which hits the shelves on May 24th. You can hear their first single "Remedy” on seether.com. The band currently has a few shows scheduled, and will soon be announcing their full US tour for early summer.
Seether will be performing “Broken” live with Amy Lee on the Tonight Show this Wednesday night, Nov. 3rd, at 11:35 EST on NBC. The band is now working on their next album - click here for an update from Shaun and the guys on the new material.