Alan Vega

 

Suicide interview for Soft Focus now live on VBS
http://www.vbs.tv/watch/soft-focus-at-atp/suicide
Soft Focus

LCD Soundsystem have covered Alan's song "Bye Bye Bayou" and if you are real quick you can get a free download from their website right now.
12" vinyl version is out 7th November

Suicide-14-October

Hear Suicide's live show on WFMU's Beware of the Blog - click here

Suicide will support Iggy & The Stooges in London 2nd & 3rd May 2010.
@ London's Hammersmith Apollo.
Tickets £30
Info@dontlookbackconcerts.com.
The Stooges play their "Raw Power" album, Suicide will play their first album.
Suicide

AUDIO:
10” Vinyl limited editions.
Already blessed with releases of cover versions of Alan’s songs by Bruce Springsteen, Primal Scream, The Horrors & Lydia Lunch…….
The series continues with imminent releases by Sunn 0))), Julian Cope, Peaches, Liars, & The Klaxons with B sides by such upcoming young turks as HTRK, X-Vectors, S.C.U.M, No Bra, Effi Briest and Stephen Burroughs (Head of David).

And promises of cover versions by Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, & rising star James from Glasvegas

Go to blastfirstpetite.com for more information & mail order info

New Alan Vega releases
There will a few copies available via mail order and specialist stores of a very limited one sided promo 12” single featuring two tracks alan recorded last year with A.R.E. Weapons (xx.com)
“See Tha’ Light” & a cover of Edwin Starr’s “War”.

An advance review by David Dramaticus for the Hackney Smack blog says:

“The Weapons drop a truly unique & titanic stutter gun glitch glam groove over which big al calls down one his classic croonings from the cross,.
Love, death, sex the whole damm nine yards.
A monster”

For mail order check out state51.com greedbag. Where it will also be available as a download sometime around 16th march.


VISUAL:
It is now confirmed that Museum of Contemporary Art in Lyon, France will present a major retrospective of Alan’s visual art.

This will be the largest show of Alan’s work to date and includes light sculptures, drawings, collages and a brand new major piece – Vega’s largest to date.

To celebrate the Museum will also produce later in the year a hard bound colour catalouge.
Copies of which will be available thru this website.

The exhibition will run from 15th May to 2nd August 2009 and was curated by Mathieu Copeland

Check back for updates


SUICIDE
The dynamic duo have finally agreed after many many requests to perform their entire legendary, genre making, punk rocker quaking first album for the first time ever at All Tomorrows Parties USA (atpfestival.com) 11th to 13th September 2009 as part of their “Don’t Look Back” series.
The festival is headlined by Flaming Lips who covered Suicide’s “Ice Drummer” some years back.

If the boys enjoy the experience there are already invitations to play London, Paris, Rome, Berlin & Los Angeles but don’t count your chickens yet!

There are also ongoing discussions with Mute Records “Blast First” label to re-master the album (last re-issued 10 years ago) and re-release it combined with a DVD of an early Suicide concert filmed in new york.
Marty Rev revisited the recordings and believes he has uncovered in the archives the definative version of the album.

By the way lets not forget Marty Rev turned sixty this year
He celebrated by releasing a new solo album “Les Nymphes”
Many happy returns Marty !!

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Great reaction from fans and promoters alike to Alan's recent blistering solo sets on his europeon tour, especially at All Tomorrow's Parties where the set enraptured Nick Cave, Bobby Gillespie, Spirtualised, and curators The Dirty Three amongst many others.

Saturday 16th June @ The Roundhouse Freed'm Room.
Alan plays a special low key London solo show

roundhouse.org.uk
8pm > 11pm Support from HTRK + Special Guests + Dj's
£7
No Advance Tickets.


SUICIDE have been added as special guests to Nick Cave's only scheduled "Grinderman" concert.
20th June @ The Forum. The show is already sold out.


SUICIDE will play a secret short warm up set on 19th in a small venue for all you London Art Rockers. The set will filmed for a proposed TV documentary on Suicide.

We've now agreed terms for the Alan's new album "Station" to be released on 30th April 2007 via Blast First/Mute Records (mute.com) who are handled internationally by your the local EMI company & in America contact Mute Records USA. (mute.com)

Later in the year will see a Blast First/ Mute Records double CD Retrospective CD covering Alan's entire solo career plus all his solo albums to date will be made available via Blast First / Mute download. More details and a official release date soon.

European Tour
To celebrate the release of the Station album Alan will play the following solo shows in Europe:
APRIL 2007
23 Berlin Volksbuhne (volksbuehne-berlin.de) with Jon Spencer's "Heavy Trash" (heavytrash.net)
25 Paris La Locomotive in co-production with D Side Magazine (d-side.org)
26 Lille, France  
28 Minehead, UK All Tomorrows Parties curated by The Dirty Three. (atpfestival.com)
Alan will play on the main stage with Nick Cave and Spiritualised. Both these artists have expressed their love of Alan's work. This is a fabulous residential three day festival that has become a role call to the Who's Who of Cool "Alternative" Musics. Our thanks to The Dirty Three (anchorandhope.com) for the invitation... apparently there is film of festival is on its way too via Warp Films.
29 Austria, Krems, near Vienna Donnau Festival (donaufestival.com)
on a bill with Throbbing Gristle. (throbbing-gristle.com)
     
   


Art
Coming soon: the dates & location for Alan's first showing of his Art in the UK ever.

Suicide
Have approved the use of a live clip of "Death Machine" from their recent 2006 Agnes B anniversary show from the Paris Olympia to be included in a unique free DVD that will be only available via Agnes B stores sometime very soon, possibly March 07.
The DVD will include clips from all the artists involved, amongst them Sonic Youth, Placebo, & Patti Smith. Check agnesb.com

March 2007
D-Side magazine in France will offer a free cover mount CD featuring a track from Alan's new album and an extensive new interview in French. d-side.org

February 2007
Public Relations:
Sarah Lowe/Fifth Avenue, PR extraordinaire is now the Press Contact for all things Vega in the UK
Contact her via fifthavenuepr@googlemail.com
New Promo Shots by photographer Earl Grey can be downloaded direct from the Vega Solo page (please note the lo-res look is deliberate!)

January 2007
The Wire magazine (wire.co.uk) featured Alan in their favorite record artwork section "The Inner Sleeve". Alan choose 2 Pac's Machavelli album, and in typical nonconformist style delivered his text as a lyric. The page is shown on Vega Solo.

December 2006
The Wire magazine (wire.co.uk) free covermount CD "Wiretapper 16" which features a special edit of "13 Crosses, 16 Blazin' Skulls" a new track from Alan's forthcoming album "Station".

Live
Alan's not into long tours so if he's playing make the effort and travel to see him play.
"Solo" is actually Alan (who is threatening to add a live keyboard played by himself) with Liz Lamere on air-efx, playback and backing vocals.
The new live set is based around Alan's new album, "Station", his hardest, heaviest album for quite a while, all self-played and produced. We are recording all the shows for a possible limited edition live series, so come make some noise yourselves!


 
 
   
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