Smoke In The Shadows

(2000/2003 and April 2004-December 2005)

Chronology

Smoke In The Shadows
Photo credit: Marc Viaplana.


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American band Smoke In The Shadows.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

2000
The year in which Lydia Lunch starts recording for her "Smoke In The Shadows" album.

When residing in Los Angeles (January 2000-June 2003) Lydia Lunch starts working on her "Smoke In The Shadows" album, initially a big band jazz flavoured album. In paralell with this and several other projects she also starts a collaboration with Tommy Grenas and Len Del Rio of The Anubian Lights. With them she finalizes the "Smoke In The Shadows" album during the Spring of 2003.


January 2000
US CA,Los Angeles,Newzone Studio,Lydia records "Heart Attack And Vine" for "New Coat Of Paint- Tom Waits tribute" V/A album. Engineered by Wayne Peet.
Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals) with Nels Cline (keyboards/guitar)/ William Tutton (bass) [both Geraldine Fibbers] and Joseph Berardi (drums) [Congo Norvell, The Mentones, Non Credo].

At the same time she records 3 tracks co-written with Nels Cline ("Hangover Hotel", "I Love How You..." and "Johnny Behind The Deuce") for an album which was initially titled "Torcher". Engineered by Wayne Peet. "Hangover Hotel" and "I Love How You..." were made available as digital download via Lydia's first web page in November 2000.
Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Nels Cline (guitar) and Carla Bozulich [both Geraldine Fibbers] and West Coast big band/soundtrack jazz musicians: Alex Cline/ Joel Hamilton/ Joe Berardi/ Vinny Golia/ Chuck Mannin/ Don Ostermann and John Fumo.


February 2000
US Spoken word dates ("Dirty Little Secrets").


May/June 2000
US Spoken word dates ("Johnny Behind The Deuce").


September 2000
US Spoken word dates ("Spitfire tour").


November 2000
EU Spoken word dates ("Johnny Behind The Deuce").






2001
The year in which the "Smoke In The Shadows" material is toured (in Europe) for the first time.

March 2001
US Spoken word dates ("Johnny Behind The Deuce").


May/Mid 2001
US Recording with The Anubian Lights the "Champagne,Cocaine & Nicotine Stains" EP.


Live Line-up #1 (Europe September-October 2001):
Lydia Lunch (vocals) and Terry Edwards (alto sax/pocket trumpet and pre-recorded backing tracks).

Europe September 2001

21-Sep-01
GE Hamburg,Marx

22-Sep-01
GE Cottbus,Südstadt

23-Sep-01
GE Bielefeld,Forum

24-Sep-01
GE Berlin,Berlin Maria am Ostbahnhof

25-Sep-01
DK København,Loppen

26-Sep-01
SW Göteborg,Bommer Salonger

27-Sep-01
NO Bergen,VSF/Garage

28-Sep-01
NO Kristiansand,Vaskeriet

29-Sep-01
NO Stavanger,Check Point Charlie

30-Sep-01
NO Oslo,Blå

Poster: Photo of generic poster.


02-Oct-01
GE Dresden,Star Club

Setlist: I Like My Lowlife Low/and more..

Note: Above track available on Terry Edwards' "Sartorial Sampler" CD compliation (Sartorial 2005).


03-Oct-01
CH Bern,ISC

Setlist: TB Sheets/and more..

Note: Above track available on Terry Edwards' "Queer Street" CD compliation (Sartorial 2004).


05-Oct-01
IT Pordenone,Giais di Aviano,Velvet

06-Oct-01
IT Senigallia,Ancona,Mamamia

07-Oct-01
IT Bresso,Indian's Saloon

08-Oct-01
IT Catania,Mercati Generali

09-Oct-01
IT Torino,Barrumba


10-Oct-01
UK London,93 Feet East

Setlist: Spy In The House Of Love(*)/ Hangover Hotel/ Nothing But Trouble/ Johnny Behind The Deuce/ Champagne, Cocaine & Nicotine Stains/ Tainte Fema (a.k.a. Solo Mystico)/ Inverted Dream (a.k.a. The Void)/ Psychic Anthropology/ Women & Children First-Four Cornered Room/ Touch My Evil/ Portrait Of The Minus Man/ I Like My Low Life Low/ Why'd Ya Do It(**)/ Gloomy Sunday.

Note: Last date of tour. Material from The Anubian Lights, Matrikamantra, Smoke In The Shadows and covers of a Doors(*) and Marianne Faithfull(**) track.


Nov/Dec 2001
UK London,Sartorial Sound,Terry Edwards records the music to "Portrait Of The Minus Man" to which Lydia adds the vocal tracks in Los Angeles.






2002
The year in which the "Smoke In The Shadows" project is on hold.

Feb/Apr 2002
US/EU Spoken word dates (a.o. "In My Time Of Dying").


May/Jun 2002
EU/US Touring with The Anubian Lights.


July 2002
US Spoken word dates (a.o. "In My Time Of Dying").


July and September 2002
US Touring with The Anubian Lights.


Oct/Nov 2002
AU Touring with The Anubian Lights.


December 2002
EU Spoken word dates (a.o. "In My Time Of Dying").






2003
The year in which the "Smoke In The Shadows" album is finalized.

Mar/Apr 2003
US Spoken word dates (a.o. "In My Time Of Dying") and exhibitions of Lydia's photographic works.


April 2003
US Touring with The Anubian Lights.


Spring 2003
US CA,South Pasadena,The Antichamber studio,recording the last 10 tracks for "Smoke In The Shadows" album with The Anubian Lights. Engineered by Len Del Rio.

Line-up: Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Nels Cline (guitar)/ Niels Van Hoorn [Legendary Pink Dots] (sax)/ Carla Bozulich [Geraldine Fibbers] (backing vocals)/ Ryan Kirk (Pro Tools/guitar) and Adele Bertei [The Contortions] (backing vocals) with The Anubian Lights: Tommy Grenas (guitar, synths, drums) and Len Del Rio (synths, organ,piano,programming).


June/July 2003
EU/US Willing Victim career retrospective tour. Spoken word dates (a.o. "In My Time Of Dying"/ "Memory and Madness")


Nov/Dec 2003
US Spoken word dates (a.o. "Memory an Madness") and exhibitions of Lydia's photographic works.






2004
The year in which the "Smoke In The Shadows" material is toured and the album is released.

Lydia Lunch leaves the US for good and moves to Barcelona, Spain in April 2004. She marries Marc Viaplana.


Live Line-up #1 (Europe April 2004):
Lydia Lunch (vocals) and Terry Edwards (alto sax/pocket trumpet and pre-recorded backing tracks on an iBook).

18-Apr-04
UK Nottingham,Rescue Rooms
[with Bikini Atoll]

20-Apr-04
UK Manchester,Night & Day Café

21-Apr-04
UK Bristol,Cosies Wine Bar

22-Apr-04
UK Bristol,Cosies Wine Bar

27-Apr-04
UK Brighton,Komedia,Cabaret Bar Downstairs
[with Bikini Atoll]


London 29-Apr-04

29-Apr-04
UK London,Bloomsbury Theatre
[with Bikini Atoll]

Setlist: Spy In The House Of Love (Doors)/ Hangover Hotel/ Knives In The Drain/ Smoke In The Shadows/ Touch My Evil/ TB Sheets (Van Morrison)/ Rapture (*)/ Psychic Anthropology/ Women & Children First/ Tainte Fema (a.k.a. Solo Mystico)/ Pass Like Night/ Hot Tip/ Twisted/ The End (Doors).

Note: With James Johnston (guitar) & Ian White (percussion) [both Gallon Drunk] and with guest David Coulter (didjeridoo) [Test Dept/The Pogues] on (*). Above tracks released on the "Live In London" DVD (Widowspeak 2004). "Knives In The Drain" also released on the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not the VHS).

Photo: Still from the "Live In London" DVD.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


30-May-04
UK Birmingham,The Custard Factory,Old Library,Fierce Festival,Songs Of Diseased Lust


Live Line-up #2 (Europe October-December 2004):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Ian White (percussion)/ Mark Horse (guitar) [Bone Orchard,The Blue Hearts]
and Ntshukumo Bonga (sax) [Robyn Hitchcock,Tokolosho].

31-Oct-04
SP Huesca,Periferias Festival


01-Nov-04
UK Release of the "Smoke In The Shadows" album (Breakin Beats).


Europe Fall/Autumn 2004

02-Nov-04
GE Berlin,Kalkscheune

04-Nov-04
DK København,Stengade 30

05-Nov-04
SW Göteborg,Bommens Salonger

06-Nov-04
SW Stockholm,Debaser

07-Nov-04
NO Oslo,Elm Street

09-Nov-04
GE Dresden,Star Club

11-Nov-04
IT Torino,Supermarket

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Roma 12-Nov-04

12-Nov-04
IT Roma,Alpheus

Photo: Credit Francesca Agresti.


Cavriago 13-Nov-04

13-Nov-04
IT Reggio Emilia,Cavriago,Calamita

Photo: Credit Luca Vitali.


14-Nov-04
IT Vicenza,San Vito di Leguzzano,Centro Stabile Cultura


München 15-Nov-04

15-Nov-04
GE München,Substanz

Photo: Credit © 2004 Peter Seiderer for www.ciselant.de.


Paris 21-Nov-04

16-Nov-04
A Wien,Chelsea

18-Nov-04
CH Genève,La Cave 12

19-Nov-04
FR Saint Etienne,Avatarum Festival

21-Nov-04
FR Paris,Glaz-Art

22-Nov-04
FR Rennes,Mondo Bizarro

Flyer: e-Flyer for the Paris show.


23-Nov-04
US Release of the "Smoke In The Shadows" album (Atavistic).


27-Nov-04
TU Istanbul,VOX

Note: Lydia's first show in Turkey.


10-Dec-04
GR Thessaloniki,Ydrogios

12-Dec-04
GR Athina,House of Art






2005
The year in which the touring continues with varying line-ups.

Live Line-up #3 (US February 2005):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Marc Viaplana(guitar)/ Tony Atherton (alto sax) [The Mentones]
and Joe Berardi (percussion) [Congo Norvell, The Mentones, Non Credo].

24-Feb-05
US CA,Los Angeles,The Parlour Club


Live Line-up #4 (Europe March-December 2005):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Marc Viaplana(guitar)/ Ian White (percussion) and Terry Edwards (horns:alto sax/mini trumpet).

10-Mar-05
IT Firenze,Auditorium Flog


Barcelona 12-Mar-05

12-Mar-05
SP Barcelona,Sala Apolo

Setlist: Spy In The House Of Love/ Knives In The Drain/ Portrait Of The Minus Man/ Smoke In The Shadows/ Touch My Evil/ TB Sheets/ Rapture/ Psychic Anthropology/ Women & Children First-Four Cornered Room/ Tainte Fema (a.k.a. Solo Mystico)/ Hot Tip/ Twisted/ The End.

Photo: Still taken from the "Fueling The Rose Of Fire" DVD (Widowspeak 2005).

Note: All tracks released on the "Fueling The Rose Of Fire" DVD (Widowspeak 2005). "Hot Tip" also released on the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not the VHS).


22-Mar-05
IT Roma,Art Cafè,Massimo Capuzzolo Fashion Parade

30-Mar-05
SP Gijon,Centro Cultural Cajastur

31-Mar-05
SP Madrid,Sala Revolver


18-Apr-05
UK Bristol,The Croft
[with Hunting Lodge]

19-Apr-05
UK Southampton,Joiners
[with Hunting Lodge]


Camber Sands 22-Apr-05

22-Apr-05
UK Camber Sands,All Tomorrow's Parties Festival
Curated by Vincent Gallo.
[with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, I am Kloot, Suicide..]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


14-May-05
SL Ljubljana,Linhartova dvorana,Cankarjev Dom
Exodos 05-Contemporary Festival of Art

21-May-05
PT Porto,V. N. Famalicão,Grande Auditório Casa Das Artes


Amsterdam 24-Sep-05

24-Sep-05
NL Amsterdam,Sugar Factory,Electronation Concerts

Flyer: e-Flyer.


25-Sep-05
GE Köln,Underground


Paris 27-Sep-05

27-Sep-05
FR Paris,Le Divan Du Monde

Photo: Credit by Frank Rynne.


29-Sep-05
CH Martigny,Les Caves Du Manoir

30-Sep-05
CH Zürich,Dynamo

02-Oct-05
IR Dublin,The Voodoo Lounge

03-Oct-05
IR Cork,Cruiscín Lán

04-Oct-05
PL -,-

05-Oct-05
PL -,-

06-Oct-05
CZ Praha,-


Salzburg 07-Oct-05

07-Oct-05
A Salzburg,Arge Nonntal
[with Stereo Total and Spillsbury]

Note: Concert as part of the opening of the new Arge hall.

Photo: Credit unknown.


09-Oct-05
A Wien,Chelsea


03-Nov-05
IT Milano,C.S. Cox 18


Bari 05-Nov-05

05-Nov-05
IT Bari,Pala Martino,Time Zones Festival
[with Fleckfumie]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


06-Nov-05
IT Roma,Zoo bar


Live Line-up #1 (Europe December 2005):
Lydia Lunch (vocals) and Terry Edwards (alto sax/pocket trumpet and pre-recorded backing tracks on an iBook).

02-Dec-05
UK London-Highbury,The Garage


Camber Sands 03-Dec-05

03-Dec-05
UK Camber Sands,Holiday Centre,All Tomorrow's Parties festival
The Nightmare Before Christmas. Curated by Mars Volta.

Setlist: Psychic Anthropology/.. and more..

Note: Last Smoke In The Shadows performance. Above track released on the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not the VHS). This is were Lydia Lunch meets Omar Rodriguez Lopez of The Mars Volta. During 2007 they would record an EP together.

Photo: Screen capture taken from the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not on the VHS).

Poster: Photo of poster.



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