Tag: Mark Burgess

The Chameleons to release new live album ahead of U.S. tour with The Mission

The Chameleons to release new live album ahead of U.S. tour with The Mission

Metropolis Records this spring will release a new live set from The Chameleons featuring seven songs recorded in May 2021.

Watch: Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz perform The Chameleons’ ‘Seriocity’ on ‘Live From Here’

Watch: Chris Thile and Sarah Jarosz perform The Chameleons’ ‘Seriocity’ on ‘Live From Here’

An unexpected cover can be a real delight for music fans, and as a regular Slicing Up Eyeballs reader points out to us, this one’s really out-of-the-blue: Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile and singer-songwriter Sarah Jarosz performing The Chameleons’ “Seriocity” last weekend on “Live From Here.” Watch it right here.

The Chameleons’ Mark Burgess mourns John Lever: ‘He was my friend and I loved him’

The Chameleons’ Mark Burgess mourns John Lever: ‘He was my friend and I loved him’

The day after announcing the death of his longtime bandmate, The Chameleons’ frontman Mark Burgess wrote a long, heartfelt and quite honest reflection on John Lever, calling the late drummer “one of the warmest, funniest, most generous, huge-hearted men I’ve ever known.”

John Lever, powerful drummer for The Chameleons, dies following short illness

John Lever, powerful drummer for The Chameleons, dies following short illness

John Lever, the longmtime drummer for Manchester post-punk favorites The Chameleons and spin-off groups The Sun and the Moon and ChameleonsVox, died this morning following “a short period of illness,” his longtime musical collaborator Mark Burgess announced on Facebook.

Mark Burgess records unfinished Chameleons songs for new EP, announces U.S. dates

Mark Burgess records unfinished Chameleons songs for new EP, announces U.S. dates

Mark Burgess will release an EP this April featuring newly recorded versions of four unfinished songs by his band The Chameleons that date back to the 1980s, then will mount a spring European tour with his current group ChameleonsVox followed by U.S. dates in September.

Chameleons Vox performing ‘Script of the Bridge’ on North American tour in 2015

Chameleons Vox performing ‘Script of the Bridge’ on North American tour in 2015

Mark Burgess is planning to bring ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — to North America next September and October for a tour that will find the band performing its 1983 debut album Script of the Bridge in its entirety each night.

ChameleonsVox to play ‘What Does Anything Mean? Basically,’ ‘Strange Times’ in Manchester

ChameleonsVox to play ‘What Does Anything Mean? Basically,’ ‘Strange Times’ in Manchester

Mark Burgess will follow up his spring European tour that found ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of The Chameleons — performing 1983 debut Script of the Bridge in its entirety by performing that band’s second and third albums on consecutive nights this December in Manchester.

ChameleonsVox to perform ‘Script of the Bridge’ in U.K., Europe this spring

ChameleonsVox to perform ‘Script of the Bridge’ in U.K., Europe this spring

Mark Burgess this week announced a spring tour that will find ChameleonsVox — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — performing 1983 debut album Script of the Bridge in its entirety at more than a dozen shows in the U.K. and another nine in mainland Europe.

Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox debuts video for ‘Sycophants’ — first new music in 10 years

Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox debuts video for ‘Sycophants’ — first new music in 10 years

Mark Burgess this month released long-awaited new music under the ChameleonsVox banner — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — in the form of the 4-song M+D=1(8) EP, and this morning he’s treated fans to a music video for lead-off track “Sycophants.”

Mark Burgess to release new ChameleonsVox 4-song EP, tour Europe this fall

Mark Burgess to release new ChameleonsVox 4-song EP, tour Europe this fall

Mark Burgess this week announced he’ll release a brand-new four-song EP this fall under the ChameleonsVox banner — the latest incarnation of post-punk favorites The Chameleons, also featuring long-serving drummer John Lever — later this fall to coincide with a series of dates across Europe this November and December.

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

Vintage Video: The Chameleons in London, 1984 — watch full 100-minute concert

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we travel back to London on Nov. 9, 1984, to watch Mark Burgess lead his classic post-punk act The Chameleons through a 13-song, 100-performance at the Camden Palace, focusing on material from 1983’s Script of the Bridge and its follow-up.

Video: ChameleonsVox plays 50-minute set at Primavera Sound — full webcast

Video: ChameleonsVox plays 50-minute set at Primavera Sound — full webcast

Last weekend’s Cure-headlined Primavera Sound 2012 festival in Barcelona also saw an appearance by ChameleonsVox — the band featuring frontman Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — and we can now bring you a capture of the full webcast of the band’s 50-minute set.

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

The Week in Rock: Feb. 26-March 3, 2012

Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes news about The The, Dave Gahan, Peter Murphy, The Cure, The dB’s, Elvis Costello, The Stranglers, Dead Can Dance, Peter Hook, Morrissey, The Stone Roses, The La’s and much more.

Video: Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox performs 4 songs for KEXP in Seattle

Video: Mark Burgess’ ChameleonsVox performs 4 songs for KEXP in Seattle

Not sure how this one escaped our notice, but it’s better late than never: On Sept. 21, 2010, ChameleonsVox — the band featuring frontman Mark Burgess and drummer John Lever of post-punk favorites The Chameleons — stopped by the studios of Seattle’s KEXP radio to perform a four-song, on-air set.