Extreme To Release Live Album

Extreme will release the "Take Us Alive" live CD and DVD on April 23 in Europe and May 4 in the US via Frontiers Records.

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Reunited Massachusetts hard rockers Extreme will release the "Take Us Alive" live CD and DVD on April 23 in Europe and May 4 in the US via Frontiers Records.

In 2008, following a 13-year hiatus, Extreme returned to the stage for its "Take Us Alive" world tour, which encompassed 75 cities and multiple continents in support of the band's new record, "Saudades De Rock".

This recording captures Extreme at the peak of its game with a renewed enthusiasm led by Gary Cherone's spellbinding stage performance and powerful vocals, Nuno Bettencourt's ferocious guitar, Pat Badger's flawless bass and Kevin Figueiredo's pounding drums and spot-on back-up vocals.

This brilliant performance was recorded on the last night of their tour at the House of Blues on August 8, 2009 in Extreme's hometown of Boston.

"We wanted to do something really special for our hometown fans that were there for us since the beginning the club days," states Nuno. "It was the last night of the tour and we couldn't think of a better way to celebrate than by bringing it back to where it all started Boston."

The concert showcases material from all five Extreme albums and exhibits the band's broad stylistic abilities. Features include a blistering rendition of the Led Zeppelin-minded "Comfortably Dumb", the scorching "Play With Me", the funked-up "Cupid's Dead" as well as the anthemic "Get The Funk Out". Songs like Extreme's #1 hit "More Than Words" and the Top 5 single "Hole Hearted" highlight the crowds enthusiasm and loyal support their fan base has had for this beloved foursome.

"As much as we enjoy recording, for me, I've always loved playing live for the fans," Cherone says. "We couldn't wait to get out there and play for our fans."

The DVD will contain four unreleased bonus videos from "Saudades De Rock" "King Of The Ladies", "Interface", "Run" and "Ghost". The clips were produced by Nuno Bettencourt.

"This DVD/CD is a culmination of all the years we played together and the chemistry the four of us put out live," explains Bettencourt.

"Take Us Alive" concert track listing:

01. Decadence Dance 02. Comfortably Dumb 03. Rest In Peace 04. It's a Monster 05. Star 06. Tell Me Something I Don't Know 07. Medley - Kid Ego / Little Girls / Teacher's Pet 08. Play With Me 09. Midnight Express 10. More Than Words 11. Ghost 12. Cupid's Dead 13. Take Us Alive 14. Flight Of The Wounded Bumblebee 15. Get The Funk Out 16. Am I Ever Gonna Change 17. Hole Hearted

Bonus music videos (DVD only)

18. King Of The Ladies 19. Interface 20. Run 21. Ghost

Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    Cool, looking forward to it. Among other projects, I think Nuno is Rihanna's guitarist on her tour, and Gary Cherone is in the home construction business.