The show tomorrow night in Santa Barbara will be with Maypole and Our Lady Peace opening for Artificial Joy Club.
We had a great time at the Double Door show last night. It’s great having a sold-out show and great to meet all the people who came out. It was nice to get our gear back too, since it was “lost/delayed” during shipping after our NYC gig.
Hopefully we’ll be back soon.
Just got to the hotel in Chicago for some relaxation time and then off to the gig.
The Line up for the WEJE Radio Festival
Matchbox 20, Violent Femmes, Better Than Ezra, Artificial Joy Club & Dishwalla
Fort Wayne, IN
WEJE Radio Festival
WRZX Radio X-Fest Line-up is:
Sugar Ray, Gravity Kills, Matchbox 20, Better Than Ezra & Artificial Joy Club
WRZX Radio X-Fest
Deer Creek Amphitheatre
The line-up for the August 3rd, NRK Big Stink Radio Festival
w/ The Offspring, Matchbox 20, Radiohead, Meredith Brooks, Artificial Joy Club & more
NRK Big Stink
Estacada Timber Bowl
HWY 224, Estacada
Artificial Joy Club Tour Dates for August are the following:
July 29/97 – New York, NY
August 1/97 – Eugene, OR
August 2/97 – Boise, ID
August 3/97 – Portland, OR
August 6/97 – Minneapolis, MN
August 7/97 – Chicago, IL
August 8/97 – Fort Wayne, IN
August 9/97 – Indianapolis, IN
August 10/97 – Iowa City, IA
August 12/97 – Denver, CO
August 13/97 – Salt Lake City, UT
August 15/97 – Los Angeles, CA
August 16/97 – Santa Barbara, CA
August 18/97 – San Diego, CA
August 22/97 – Wichita, KS
August 23/97 – Dallas, TX
August 26/97 – Oklahoma City, OK
August 27/97 – Odessa, TX
August 28/97 – Austin, TX
August 29/97 – Kansas City, MO
August 30/97 – Houston, TX
August 31/97 – New Orleans, LA
Just finished the first three weeks of the Lollapalooza tour. Everything went great, we had a good time on the second stage. We are now getting ready to do a three month tour of the U.S. and Canada. Check the Artificial Joy Club site for the dates once they’re confirmed. Have a look at some pictures from the Lollapalooza tour.
The Artificial Joy Club web site is now up. It is still undergoing some small changes and fixes but it’s finally up for all of you who have been looking for more info and stuff. The band e-mail address is ajc-sympatico.ca we can’t promise you’ll get a reply but we do read all the e-mail.
We are doing the first three weeks of the Lollapalooza tour starting in Atlanta on June 27th, hope to see you there.
Artificial Joy Club will be performing in the first leg of the Lollapalooza 1997 tour.
June 27/97 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
June 28/97 Charlotte, NC – Blockbuster Pavillion
June 29/97 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheatre
July 01/97 Virginia Beach, VA – GTE Ampitheatre
July 02/97 Washington, DC – Nissan Pavillion
July 04/97 Toronto, ON – Kingswood Ampitheatre
July 05/97 Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake
July 08/97 Boston, MA – Great Woods
July 11/97 New York, NY – Randall’s Island
July 12/97 Camden, NJ – Entertainment Center
July 13/97 Hartford, CT – Meadows Amphitheatre
July 15/97 Detroit, MI – Pine Knob
July 16/97 Detroit, MI – Pine Knob
July 18/97 Cleveland, OH – Blossom
July 19/97 Pittsburgh, PA – Starlake
July 20/97 Columbus, OH – Polaris
Soon, hopefully in the next week, I will have a link to the Artificial Joy Club web site once I get everything under control. I’ve been getting more e-mail from people hearing the song on the radio all over the place. If you could let me know where you’re from and what radio station you’ve been hearing us on that would be great.
Once the AJC site is up it has most of the info that people have been asking about, so you should be able to find out what you need to know.
“Sick and Beautiful” is also doing great on the radio and once the video starts getting airplay it should get stronger. The official release date for the album (“melt”) is July 1st, so it should be on the shelves in the stores by later that week.
We’re in L.A. right now working on our video for “Sick and Beautiful”. We will be shooting for the next couple of days. The only thing different with the song is that it’s an edited version so it’s a bit shorter, just under four minutes long.
“Sick and Beautiful” was the number one added song in the US last week on radio. For the first single by a new band it’s something that very rarely happens.
The video should be finished production in about two weeks, then it will be delivered to all the outlets that will play it. I’ve been also getting a lot of e-mail from DJ’s all over the states letting us know that they are playing the single and wondering when we’ll be on tour.
We are currently planning some tour dates right now, mostly radio station festivals throughout the summer. The only gig that I’m aware of right now is somewhere outside Toronto on June 22nd. When I get the full details I’ll post them. As for the rest of the tour dates, once we get an Artificial Joy Club site happening, we’ll post them there.
I just finished redoing and updating this web site, I don’t really have much time to screw around with it so there will be small changes when I see stuff that bugs me.
If you’ve been here before you will notice that the you see Artificial Joy Club everywhere, that’s what we changed our name to for the new album. I’ll keep the Sal’s Birdland stuff up for a while but I doubt I’ll be changing or updating any of it anymore.
The new Artificial Joy Club album comes out around June 30th in North America, the first single “Sick & Beautiful” gets released on June 3rd. We still have to do the video for it, so I’m sure we’re going to end up doing it really soon (next week!). So you will hopefully be hearing it on the radio wherever you are, and when we finish the video–on TV. The album is titled “melt” and it’s on Interscope Records.