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|23.12.2004 UK & German Live Dates|
|10.12.2004 More European Live Dates|
|07.12.2004 Grammy Nomination plus German & extra Japanese live dates|
|06.12.2004 Change to Paris Date|
|05.12.2004 Live Dates in France and Australia|
|05.12.2004 South American Setlist Amendments|
|23.11.2004 Chemical Brothers to play Dublin|
|17.11.2004 "Push The Button" Tracklist announced plus UK/Japan Live Dates|
|31.10.2004 Chemical Brothers Announce New Album and Single for 2005|
|27.10.2004 Chemical Brothers play Chile|
|25.10.2004 Rain Stops Play in Buenos Aires|
|22.10.2004 Sao Paulo, Brazil Gig|
|21.10.2004 Chemical Brothers Confirm UK DJ Dates inc. New Years Eve|
|08.10.2004 Chemical Brothers to play at Big Day Out 2005|
|03.10.2004 Mexico Dates cancelled / More South American Dates/ DMA Nomination|
|10.09.2004 Electronic Battle Weapon|
|10.09.2004 Chems Playing Mexico|
|10.09.2004 Creamfields Interview|
|14.08.2004 Tim Burgess Joins Chems Onstage|
|20.07.2004 BBC Streaming Live Chems tracks from Glastonbury|
|20.07.2004 Tom and Ed continue on the Summer Festival circuit in Ireland & Scotland|
|27.06.2004 Chems play Other Stage at Glastonbury|
|29.04.2004 More Festival Dates for Chems|
|06.04.2004 Wolverhampton Appearance Announced|
|02.04.2004 Chemical Brothers confirmed for Japan's Fuji Festival|
|26.03.2004 CBs to play in the Netherlands / Dancestar Awards / Glint night at Turnmills|
|18.03.2004 New York Appearance|
|14.03.2004 Chemical Brothers announce Glastonbury appearance|
|21.02.2004 CBs confirmed for Ireland's Oxegen Festival & Miami's Ultra Music Festival|
|09.02.2004 Chemical Brothers confirmed for T in the Park|
|intelligence report 23.12.2004 UK & German Live Dates|
The Chemical Brothers will play
further live dates in the UK to promote the release of "Push
The Button". These dates will take place in May 2005:
Tuesday 24th May - Brighton Centre, Brighton
Secret Machines will be supporting the Chemical Brothers on their two Brixton Academy gigs on 18th/19th March (these dates were previously announced).
The Chemical Brothers have also been confirmed as playing the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany in June (3rd to 5th). Thanks to Michael Kelleners for info. Other acts which have been confirmed for the festival so far are:
The complete live schedule for the Chems in 2005 can be found in the live section of Planet Dust.
|intelligence report 10.12.2004 More European Live Dates|
The Chemical Brothers have added
further dates to their forthcoming 2005 tour, in addition to those
already reported on Planet Dust:
Thursday 24th February - Live Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tuesday 1st March - Fila Forum, Milan, Italy
Wednesday 2nd March - Zenith, Montpelier, France
Friday 4th March - Illumbe, San Sebastian, Spain
Saturday 5th March - Palacio Vistalegre, Madrid, Spain
Sunday 6th March - Palacio de Deportes, Granada, Spain
See the live section for a full list of the Chemical Brothers planned live dates in 2005.
|intelligence report 07.12.2004 Grammy Nomination plus German & Japanese live dates|
"Get Yourself High" has
been nominated for a Grammy Award in the best "Dance
Recording" category. In addition to "Get Yourself
High", the following tracks were also nominated: "Good
Luck" from Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula,
"Slow" from Kylie Minogue (which was remixed by The
Chemical Brothers), "Comfortably Numb" from Scissor
Sisters and "Toxic" from Britney Spears. The winner will
be announced in Los Angeles at the 47th annual Grammy Awards on February
The Chemical Brothers have also announced two lives dates in Germany in February. The dates are:
Saturday 26th February -
More details, including tickets, here. Tickets are E30.50 for the Koln gig and E30.70 for the Berlin gig. Thanks to Michael for details.
The Chems are also playing an extra gig in Tokyo, Japan, in addition to the two already confirmed for the AX, Tokyo, on 11th and 12th February. They may be playing Tokyo Bay NK Hall on Sunday 13th February. Thanks to Ryne Cender for details. Prior to this, they will also be playing in Osaka at the Zepp, on Wednesday 9th February. Tickets for all four gigs are prices at 6,800 Yen (in advance).
Details of all the confirmed dates on the Chemical Brothers 2005 tour can be found in the live section of Planet Dust.
|intelligence report 06.12.2004 Change to Paris Date|
|The Chemical Brothers will play Le Zenith in Paris, France, on Friday, February 25th 2005, and not the 2nd, as earlier stated on Planet Dust. Apologies for any confusion this may have caused.|
|intelligence report 05.12.2004 Live Dates in France and Australia|
The Chemical Brothers have announced
two additional live dates for their forthcoming promotion duties
for the new "Push The Button" album. They will play
"Le Zenith" in Paris on February 25th (tickets available
In addition to their "Big Day Out" appearances, they
will also play live in Sydney at the Hordern Pavilion on January
27th. The full list of 2005 live dates (confirmed so far, as
understood by Planet Dust) are:
Friday 21st January -
New Zealand - Auckland - Big Day Out
Thanks to Denis Verriere (Paris) for news of the French gig.
|intelligence report 05.12.2004 South American Setlist Amendments|
Gabriel Alejandro Rojo (Argentina)
and Rodrigo Carrasco Huerta (Chile) have both made amendments to
the Buenos Aires and Santiago shows respectively, based on audio
recordings of the gigs.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22nd October 2004:
Intro "Tomorrow Never
Knows" Junior Parker loop
Santiago, Chile, 24th October 2004:
Intro: Junior Parker "Tomorrow Never Knows" loop
|intelligence report 23.11.2004 Chemical Brothers To Play Dublin|
The Chemical Brothers will play the
Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, on Wednesday March 16th, 2005.
The live date is part of a series of live performances in March
2005 to promote the new "Push The Button" album (see
below). The Dublin date is the eve of the St. Patrick's Day
celebrations in Ireland.
Tickets go on sale Friday 26 November at 09:00, and will be available online here.
|intelligence report 17.11.2004 "Push The Button" Tracklist announced plus UK/Japan Live Dates|
The Chemical Brothers have announced
more details of their new album "Push The Button", set
for release on January 25th 2005. As reported earlier on Planet
Dust, the first single from the album will be released a week
earlier on January 17, and is called "Galvanize".
"Galvanize" is also the opening track on the new album,
and features vocals from US rapper Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest).
Also as previously reported on Planet Dust, Tim Burgess, vocalist with The Charlatans (and contributor to debut Chems' album "Exit Planet Dust" in 1995 with the vocals on the seminal "Life Is Sweet"), guests on the album. Burgess provides vocals to a track called "The Boxer". Mos Def's brother, Anwar Superstar, appears on the hip-hop style tune "Left Right". Bloc Party vocalist Kele Okereke appears on the frantic "Believe," while British act the Magic Numbers appear on "Close Your Eyes". Other highlights (according to Billboard) include the ominous "Hold Tight London," which sports a bass line akin to Tortoise or Can, and closer "Surface to Air," a smile-inducing, seven-minute instrumental with a pulsating synth melody.
Full track list is as follows:
"Galvanize" was to get it's world radio premiere on BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe show today, Wednesday 17th November. Radio 1's Pete Tong will also broadcast an extended remix of "Galvanize" this coming Friday.
For the first time for a Chemical Brothers release, it will be possible to purchase the track via internet download before the single is released in the shops. From Monday 22nd November, it will be possible to download it from www.musicfromemi.com.
The Chemical Brothers have also announced details of live Japan and UK dates in 2005. They are as follows:
AX, Tokyo, Japan, 11/02/2005
|intelligence report 31.10.2004 Chemical Brothers Announce New Album and Single for 2005|
The Chemical Brothers have announced
details of their fifth studio album. The new album will be called
"Push The Button", and will be released on January 24th
2005. The album's release will be preceded by a new single, which
will be available a week before on January 17th, called "Galvanize".
"Galvanize" will feature US rapper Q-Tip on vocals.
Tim Burgess from the Charlatans is also rumored to be providing his vocals to another track. Burgess, of course, provided the vocal on "Life is Sweet" on 1995's "Exit Planet Dust".
More details of "Push The Button" and "Galvanize" will be published on Planet Dust as they become available.
|intelligence report 27.10.2004 Chemical Brothers play Chile|
On Sunday last, the 24th October,
The Chemical Brothers played live at San Carlos De Apoquindo, in
Intro: Junior Parker "Tomorrow Never Knows" loop
|intelligence report 25.10.2004 Rain Stops Play in Buenos Aires!|
The Chemical Brothers played a live
gig in Pachaoutdoors, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Friday last, the
22nd October. However, the set had to be cut short due to very
heavy rain. Chems fan Gabriel Alejandro Rojo sent Planet Dust the
following review of the gig from Buenos Aires:
"The show was awesome, but way too short. During the third or fourth song of the set, it started to rain quite heavily. Apparently there was a problem because the Brothers stopped and left after "Star Guitar". Then after about 10 minutes they came back, but they played the last 2 songs of the set only, so they skipped "Setting Sun", "The Golden Path" and some of the new songs. It's a shame really, because they never come and the crowd response had been so great that we deserved the whole set, if not more. I want to think that they really had a problem with the equipment and that's why they shortened the set. The setlist was as follows:
1. "Hey Boy Hey Girl"
10. "Got Glint?"
Anyway, what they played was mind-blowing. The spectacular 1-2-3-4 of "Hey Boy Hey Girl", "Get Yourself High", "Music: Response" and "Block Rockin' Beats" turned everyone mad! 12,000 people jumping and singing along to "Hey Boy Hey Girl" can be the highlight of one's life. People even sang along to the "oooooohhh" noises during "Block Rockin' Beats". I think it was during this song that it started to rain, which was cool at first! It seemed to rain harder as the music got more intense. I thought they were going to be more serious, like most DJs, just looking down at their equipment and not moving. But they were really cheerful, they greeted the audience lots of times and smiled and danced a lot. "Get Yourself High" was more intense than the album version, and they practically didn't use the vocal track, except for the "Just get yourself high" part. "Star Guitar" was the night's highlight for me, though I can't believe I was the only clapping to the rythm of the beat. It was completely awesome, and it never seemed to finish, which was great. I sang to the top of my voice when the beats stopped and we heard the vocal track "You should feel what I'm feeling..."
After Star Guitar they left, but someone announced that they were going to come back, so we didn't worry. We moved to the side of the stage so that we would not get smashed during the remaining tracks. But when they started with the last tracks, I knew they had skipped part of the set. It's a shame really, but well, the show was amazing, and we got to hear "The Private Psychedelic Reel," best dance track ever."
Thanks to Gabriel Alejandro Rojo for sending in the above report from Argentina.
|intelligence report 22.10.2004 Sao Paulo, Brazil Gig|
Wednesday of this week, 20th October, The Chemical Brothers played
live in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of their brief South American
tour, at the Estadio Pacaembu.
The tracklisting the Chems played on the night was as follows:
Intro: Junior Parker
"Tomorrow Never Knows" loop
Thanks to Sergio Porro for the track details and the photos of the gig.
|intelligence report 21.10.2004 Chemical Brothers Confirm UK DJ Dates inc. New Years Eve|
The Chemical Brothers will be DJ'ing
at the Bugged Out! 10th Anniversary Party Part 2 on Friday 5th
November, in Manchester, UK. The line up for the night is:
The Chemical Brothers (DJ Set)
Sankeys Soap, Jersey Street, Manchester, UK 10pm - 4am £15. Enquires Bugged Out! 0207 684 5228 (www.buggedout.net)
The Chemical Brothers have also announced they will be DJ'ing this New Year Eve at the "Together" night at Turnmills in London, UK. The Chemical Brothers will be playing a three hour set. The Chems will be headlining the main room, and will be joined by Justin Roberston, Lottie, Mutiny and Nathan Detroit. Get Loaded host the backroom featuring Shaun Ryder, Bez, Clint Boon and Graeme Park. Details:
Together - New Years Ever - Friday 31st December 2004
Turnmills, 63B Clerkenwell Road, London. EC1. Info: 020 7250 3409.
Doors: 8pm - 6am. Price: £35 limited availability
Advanced Tickets: http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/user/?region=uk=detail=108995
Tel: 08700 600100. For more info go to: http://www.turnmills.co.uk or www.together-club.co.uk
The Chemical Brothers (3 Hour Set)
Hosted by Get Loaded
Shaun Ryder & Bez (Happy Mondays)
Clin Boon (Inspiral Carpets)
Kav (Sonic Audio)
Cutz, Poss, Aron (Get Loaded)
|intelligence report 08.10.2004 Chemical Brothers to play at Big Day Out 2005|
The Chemical Brothers have announced
their first live dates of 2005. They will play the "Big Day
Out" tour in January/February 2005, throughout Australia and
New Zealand. The dates are as follows:
21st January 2005 - New
Zealand - Auckland
The Chemical Brothers will join The Streets, The Music and The Beastie Boys among many others on the tour. More details about the "Big Day Out" festival can be found at http://www.bigdayout.com
|intelligence report 03.10.2004 Mexico Dates cancelled / More South American Dates/ DMA Nomination|
The Chemical Brothers have cancelled
their Mexican dates, scheduled for the 15th and 17th of October in
Guadalajara and Mexico City respectively.
They have instead announced South American dates. They are:
Wednesday 20th October 2004: Sao
Paulo, Brazil, Estadio Pacaembu
The Chems have been nominated for "Best Music Video Online" at the 2004 Digital Music Awards. The complete shortlists are on the DMA website, www.dma04.com. The Best Music Video Online shortlist is selected by the editorial team at Yahoo Launch UK and includes "Get Yourself High". Voting will end on October 12 and the results will be announced at the Digital Music Awards at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 19. Vote for "Get Yourself High" by clicking here.
|intelligence report 10.09.2004 Electronic Battle Weapon 7|
Chemical Brothers have announced the release of the seventh
Electronic Battle Weapon. "Electronic Battle Weapon 7"
is being released as a one-sided promo-only 12", containing a
track which was played at all the Chems festival appearances this
summer, called "Acid Children". The track has proved to
be one of the most popular of the new Chems material previewed
throughout the summer festivals. It features a distinctive vocal
sample "You Are All My Children Now!", which is lifted
from the old horror film "A
Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge".
The Electronic Battle Weapon series of promo releases have typically been newly recorded Chems tracks, released on promo to allow DJ's to test them in a club environment, and to gauge their popularity. "Acid Children" is likely to feature on the next Chemical Brothers album, scheduled for release sometime in 2005, as yet untitled, but designated "Chemical Five" unofficially until a title is made public.
Earlier "Electronic Battle Weapon" releases have been:
|intelligence report 10.09.2004 Chems Playing Mexico|
The Chemical Brothers will be
playing two dates in Mexico in October 2004:
GUADALAJARA, LA CONCHA ACUSTICA: Friday 15th October 2004
|intelligence report 10.09.2004 Interview with Manchester Online|
In advance of their recent
Creamfields appearance, The Chemical Brothers gave an interview to
Online's Richard Hector-Jones. The full text of the interview
THE Chemical Brothers are back!
Well, very nearly, because we're still waiting for a new record.
|intelligence report 14.08.2004 Tim Burgess Joins Chems Onstage|
|The Chemical Brothers recently played the Benicassim Festival 2004, a Spanish festival to which the Chems are no strangers, having played their many times before. What was significant this time around was that Tim Burgess, lead singer with The Charlatans, joined the Chemical Brothers live on stage on the Sunday night of the festival to sing the vocals for "Life Is Sweet". Burgess sang the vocals on the track on The Chemical Brothers' debut album, "Exit Planet Dust".|
|intelligence report 20.07.2004 BBC Streaming Live Chems tracks from Glastonbury|
You can listen to part of The
Chemical Brothers set from Glastonbury in England in June on the
BBC website. The BBC are streaming "Get Yourself High",
new track "Acid Children" and "Star Guitar".
Real Player is needed to listen to both streams.
|intelligence report 20.07.2004 Tom and Ed continue on the Summer Festival circuit in Ireland & Scotland|
The Chemical Brothers are continuing
their festival appearances around Europe. On Saturday 10th July
the Chems played Ireland for the first time in two years, at the Oxegen
festival in Punchestown, Co Kildare. The following night they
played the T In The Park festival in Scotland.
Planet Dust reports from Oxegen in Ireland:
Due to the (inevitable!) scheduling clashes at Oxegen in Ireland, fans of dance music had to make the sacrifice to leave before Orbital, on their final Irish appearance, played "Chime" during their encore, to get across to the Dance Arena in time for The Chemical Brothers, who were headlining that stage. First up from the Chems was a very cool version of "Tomorrow Never Knows". It may have been a modified version of the Junior Parker cover of the Beatles' classic, but I'm not 100% sure. The Chems took to the stage to that track anyhow, and it sounded wonderful, and built up the anticipation of what was to come. "Tomorrow Never Knows" then gave way to a full-on "Hey Boy Hey Girl", to which the crowd went pretty much mad to! Next up was "Get Yourself High", which Planet Dust had never heard live before, but it worked really well. It is one of the better Chems tracks of the last couple of years. "Music: Response", "Block Rockin' Beats" and "Chemical Beats" followed by a snippet of what we think was a new track which Planet Dust had not heard before. Because it was a new track, unrecognized by the crowd, it didn't get much of a response as some of the earlier tracks, which was a pity. The crowd soon got going and the atmosphere build up for the subsequent "Under The Influence" and the storming "It Doesn’t Matter", from "Dig Your Own Hole".
|intelligence report 27.06.2004 Chems play Other Stage at Glastonbury|
The Chemical Brothers made their
first big festival appearance of Summer 2004 with a major set on
the Other Stage at Glastonbury. On Friday 25th June the Chems
headlined the Other Stage. According to reports, Tom and Ed played
material from throughout their ten years-plus career, including
"Setting Sun", "It Doesn't Matter" and the
ever mind-blowing "The Private Psychedelic Reel".
The Chems' next festival appearance sees them going to Ireland to the Oxegen festival, their first Irish appearance in two years.
|intelligence report 29.04.2004 More Festival Dates for Chems|
Chemical Brothers are to headline the Creamfields festival this
coming August. Creamfields is one of the UK's biggest one day
festivals. The Chemical Brothers will join the likes of Goldfrapp,
Paul Oakenfold Judge Jules, Fergie, Tall Paul and Paul Van Dyk.
The event will take place at the Old Liverpool Airfield, in Speke.
Running from 3pm to 6am, it usually attracts around 40,000 people from across the UK each year. Last year saw 35,000 people arriving in Liverpool to dance until daybreak and see Massive Attack play their first live show in the city. James Barton, founder of Cream, said "Every year we always intend to make the show even better and stronger and I think it is even more important now after Liverpool winning the Capital of Culture award. The event was born and bred in Liverpool so it is appropriate the event here is perfect and that it continues to act as a catalyst for what we are doing in the rest of the world. We are hoping for more of the same in future years."
Tickets for Liverpool Creamfields, on Saturday August 28, the Bank Holiday Weekend, are UK£49 plus booking fee. For more details see the Creamfields website.
In addition to Creamfields, the Chems have confirmed that they will be playing the Benicassim Festival in Spain in the first weekend in August. Tom and Ed have played this festival several times before, and will be a popular addition to this year's line up. Kraftwerk, Lou Reed and the Pet Shop Boys are also apearing at the festival. More details can be found at the festival website.
The Chemical Brothers will also play two festivals on successive days in Portugal, on 16th and 17th July 2004. On the 16th July they will play the Vilar de Mouros Festival in the north of the country. Bob Dylan and The Cure will also play at the same festival. On the following day they will play at Festival República Independente in the Algarve region of southern Portugal. Also appearing at this festival are Andy Smith (Portishead), Leeroy Thornhill (ex-Prodigy), Felix da Housecat & Dego (4-Hero).
The full 2004 Summer Festival schedule for the Chemical Brothers, as currently understood by Planet Dust is (subject to change; E&OE):
May 22nd 2004 - Glint at
Turnmills, London, UK (DJ night, not festival appearance!)
|intelligence report 06.04.2004 Wolverhampton Appearance Announced|
The Chemical Brothers have announced
a festival warm-up date for June 16th 2004. They will be playing
Civic Hall. Tickets are £15. DJ'ing at
the Civic Hall will be Ikara Colt, Sun Kil Moon, Young Heart Attack,
We Rock Like Girls Don't and The Rapture.
Note - Planet Dust intelligence previously reported that this was a DJ appearance by the Chems, but it is actually a live date! Apologies for any confusion caused!
|intelligence report 02.04.2004 Chemical Brothers confirmed for Japan's Fuji Festival|
The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed to play the 2004 Fuji Rock Festival, according to the event's official Web site. The show will be held July 30-Aug. 1 in Naeba, Japan. Also confirmed to play are The White Stripes, Ash, Basement Jaxx, The Pixies, Snow Patrol, The Streets and The Super Furry Animals.
Three-day passes are available via the Fuji Rock site. 5,000 "early bird" tickets that include parking and camping are already sold out.
|intelligence report 26.03.2004 Chemical Brothers to play in the Netherlands / Dancestar Awards / Glint night at Turnmills|
Chemical Brothers are to play the Lowlands festival in the
Netherlands in August. According to the Lowlands
website, the festival will run from August 20-22nd 2004 (thanks
to toxic for the info).
The Chemical Brothers have won Best International Act (non-US) at the 2004 Dancestar Awards. The Awards took place in Miami, Florida, USA, on 10th March, and are the American dance music industry awards.
The Chems have also just announced
another Glint night at Turnmills (left) in London on Saturday 22nd May
2004. This will be the third of Tom and Ed's famous nights at
Turnmills, and the first club night the Chems have played since
New Years Eve at the same venue. According to the press release
regarding the Glint night, the Chems will be dropping some new
material during their set, material which they are working on as
part of their new album, due for release (probably) later this
year. According to Tom and Ed "After an amazing NYE at
Turnmills we are really excited to be coming back to one of the
best clubs in the world to do a Glint party. It¹s always a real
buzz to play in such a brilliant atmosphere and the fact that we
feel so relaxed/free in Turnmills means we plan to play music
fresh from the studio. We are writing and recording right up until
the night, so we should have lots of new mind bending chemical
music to unleash!!"
|intelligence report 18.03.2004 New York Appearance|
|The Chemical Brothers have announced that they will play a DJ date at Centrofly, New York on Friday March 26th 2004.|
|intelligence report 14.03.2004 Chemical Brothers announce Glastonbury appearance|
|In addition to Oxegen in Ireland and T in the Park in Scotland, The Chemical Brothers have announced that they will play the famous Glastonbury Festival over the weekend of 25-27th June 2004. Details of which stage and night the Chems will play has yet to be announced.|
|intelligence report 21.02.2004 Chemical Brothers confirmed for Ireland's Oxegen Festival & Miami's Ultra Music Festival|
The Chemical Brothers have been
added to the bill for the Oxegen Festival in Punchestown, Co
Kildare in Ireland. The Oxegen Festival, known in previous years
as the Witnness Festival when it was sponsored by Guinness. This
year Heineken will sponsor the festival. David Bowie and The
Darkness will headline the event, which runs over the weekend of
July 10th and 11th 2004. This will be the first Irish appearance
which the Chemical Brothers have made since Witnness in 2002.
The Chemical Brothers will also play a DJ set at Miami's Ultra Music Festival on Saturday March 6th 2004. The Ultra Music Festival takes place at the Bayfront Park in Miami, Florida, USA, and will be the official opening event for the 19th annual Winter Music Conference.
The following day the Chems will also DJ at the Astralwerks night at Mansion on Washington Avenue in Miami. The event is also being promoted by Spin and will also feature Audio Bullys and Miss Kittin. Tickets are $25 and available to purchase here.
|intelligence report 09.02.2004 Chemical Brothers confirmed for T in the Park|
|The Chemical Brothers have been confirmed as headlining the Slam Dance Tent, with a live set, at this summer's T in the Park festival in Scotland. The festival takes place at Balado, near Kinross over July 10th and 11th. Check the T in the Park official website for more information. This is the first festival the Chems have confirmed for Summer 2004. David Bowie, The Darkness and the reformed Pixies are also due to appear at the festival.|