The recently reunited original lineup of LIVE, including lead singer Ed Kowalczyk have added new festival appearances to their 2017 worldwide touring schedule. The new festival dates include Arroyo Seco, BottleRock, Rock On The Range, MMBBQ Festival and PinkPop (The Netherlands), with more to be announced soon. LIVE will continue to announce new dates and they are currently hard at work recording new music. The band performed for the first time together on New Year's Eve which was an an invite-only surprise show at the Valencia Ballroom in their native York, Pennsylvania which was broadcast live on Facebook.
Speaking to the excitement of their upcoming festival performances, Ed Kowalczyk told Consequence of Sound: "There's a lot more festivals in general, and we're on way cooler festivals with these amazing bands than we were 20 years ago. I don't know what flipped there, but that's so inspiring, because we look at these lineups and we're playing with some of these artists that I've never gotten a chance to see, and they're people that I really want to play with and check out."
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of LIVE's debut album Mental Jewelry which was released December 31, 1991. The multi-platinum band from Pennsylvania have sold over 22 million albums worldwide and earned two number one albums, Throwing Copper and Secret Samadhi.