Live Plots Reunion Tour with Original Frontman Ed Kowalczyk

Paul Bergen/RedfernsLive is getting back together with their original frontman. Ed Kowalczyk will rejoin his band for a reunion tour in 2017, eight years after he left the group. Live will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album, Mental Jewelry.

"After a pretty long break, it was exciting to find that we all felt, in a sense, like we were starting over again...albeit with this amazing foundation and fanbase all over the world that we have established," says Kowalczyk in a statement. "You could say we took the long road home, but it feels good to be back."

Kowalczyk's two-decade tenure with Live yielded hits like "Selling the Drama," "Lightning Crashes" and "The Dolphin's Cry." He left the band in 2009. In Kowalczyk's absence, Live recorded one album, 2014's The Turn, with a new lead singer.

While he was away from Live, Kowalczyk's was sued by his former band mates for promoting his solo act as "Ed Kowalczyk of Live." Presumably any bitterness felt due to those legal issues has been put aside for the reunion tour.

As for any new Live music, the band is currently "writing and recording," and plans to debut that material in 2017.

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