Excited about the upcoming re-release of the band’s out-of-print self-titled debut and Broken Bride EP, LUDO is proud to announce that beginning today fans can stream the never before released track “Elektra’s Complex” exclusively at Entertainment Weekly’s website: http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/09/14/ludo-elektras-complex/
“Elektra’s Complex” has been a live fan favorite for years, but will finally appear on the self-released, re-issue of Ludo’s debut album. Also included with the album is a bonus disc containing a 10 song, never-before-released live album, which was recorded at the band’s first birthday celebration in St. Louis.
The Broken Bride EP, which was originally released in 2005, finds Ludo expanding on their ability to write quirky rock songs, and portrays a growth in the band’s songwriting and musicianship. A nearly 30-minute, five-track rock opera which tells the tale of a man’s desperate attempt to save his wife’s life by traveling back in time, it is highlighted by the track “Save Our City,” which will have an accompanying video in the coming weeks. More information will be announced shortly.
In anticipation to the self-released re-issues on the band’s own Redbird Records & Touring, Ludo recently announced The Broken Bride Tour, in which the group will be performing the Broken Bride EP in its entirety. On this final US tour of the year before the band hits the studio with producer Matt Wallace (Maroon 5, Faith No More, Train), fans will also hear cuts from their debut, as well as You’re Awful, I Love You, the band’s Island Records debut, featuring the Modern Rock radio smash “Love Me Dead.”
Tim Convy (Moog synthesizer, keyboards, vocals) recently explained “Our fan base has grown quite a bit in the last year, and, as a result, we have plenty of new fans who are only familiar with You're Awful, I Love You. We wanted to put out our first two albums to a wider audience, to sort of bring them up to speed before we release our new album next year.”
Ludo and the Broken Bride EP hit stores on September 29th, giving fans enough time to brush up on the older material before the tour kicks off on October 16th in Philadelphia, PA. (tour dates below).
Oct 16: Philadelphia, PA @ TLA
Oct 17: New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom
Oct 22: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Oct 23: Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Oct 24: Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
Nov 6: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
Nov 7: Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Nov 13: Dallas, TX @ The Door
Nov 14: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live Studio