To kick off their latest release, Addison Groove Project is preparing for an exciting run of shows to conclude 2002. On Friday, December 27, AGP will be returning to the House of Blues in Cambridge, MA for a special intimate holiday show to release their new live album. Saturday, December 28 will see the band at the Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton (co-billing with Original P) and on New Year's Eve the band will be in New York City playing a late night show (2 AM - 6 AM) at the prestigious Mercury Lounge. All three shows will be CD release concerts in support of Wicked Live 2.

Wicked Live 2 will be Addison Groove Project's fourth release and their second official live album. The band's last release, Allophone, debuted in April of 2002 and has since sold over 1,500 copies. Wicked Live 2 was recorded on October 25 and 26 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston and only the best tracks from each night were selected for inclusion on the final album. A fan forum on Addison Groove Project's website solicited opinions from audience members and that input was utilized for the final song selection.

As Addison Groove Project continues to tour and grow, the Wicked Live series will expand as well. "The Wicked Live series is a way for us to document our evolution," said lead singer Brendan McGinn. "As the last live album begins to feel outdated, we can always release something newer to better represent where we are now," he continued. Contrary to the live albums, the band's studio efforts will explore a more refined approach to song-crafting, fully utilizing the technology afforded in today's modern recording environments.

AGP is pleased (as always) to continue their ongoing food drive: Addison Food Project. Addison Food Project is never more important than around holiday time and fans of the band are encouraged to bring canned food items to every single Addison Groove Project performance. The December 27-31 shows are no exception. Fans in Cambridge, Northampton and New York City are reminded that they will receive $1 off the purchase price of any merchandise item with a donation of a canned good to Addison Food Project. All donations aid local food pantries.

Show Details:
Friday 12.27.02 | House of Blues | Cambridge, MA | Ages: 21+ | Showtime: 10PM
Saturday 12.28.02 | Pearl Street Nightclub | Northampton, MA | Ages: All | Showtime: 8PM
Tuesday 12.31.02 | Mercury Lounge | New York, NY | Ages: 21+ | Showtime: 2AM - 6AM

[Published on: 12/19/02]

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