Reactivated Massachusetts hard rockers EXTREME will pay their second album, "Pornograffitti", in its entirety at four shows in Japan in April. The dates are as follows:
April 16 - Tokyo Dome City Hall - Tokyo, Japan
April 17 - Tokyo Dome City Hall - Tokyo, Japan
April 18 - Namba Hatch - Osaka, Japan
April 20 - Shibuya Kokaido - Tokyo Japan
Released in 1990, "Pornograffitti" peaked at No. 10 on The Billboard 200 chart and was certified double platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for shipments in excess of two million copies. Two singles from the LP — "More Than Words" and "Hole Hearted" — reached the Top 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. Two other tracks, "Decadence Dance" and "Get The Funk Out", reached the lower half of Billboard's rock chart.
EXTREME's "Take Us Alive" live CD and DVD came out on May 4, 2010 in the U.S. 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.
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.