News Archive Dec 2003...
DEC 23, 2003 - Happy Holidays!
Seasons Greetings to all our friends, colleagues, fans, and business partners around the world.
Thank you for making this such a productive, fun and special year for The Last Dance, we are currently working on the next one 2004 as well, looking forward to more and more exciting TLD experiences, new people, new places, and of course new music.
We would also like to thank everyone for the Christmas and Holiday cards they have sent us, they are lovely to receive and are part or our holiday decor around infamous The Last Tree...
Remember TLD's first show of 2004 will be in Hollywood on Jan 10th, a Saturday, at The GiG on Melrose...please get your discounted tickets early and save money too...Merch Page
Have a Lovely Christmas, New Year's Eve, and we will see you soon...
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DEC 5, 2003 - GREETINGS!
TLD's top selling shirt from tour is now available online!
Buy TLD's new Long Sleeve Whispers in Rage shirt with 4 sizes to choose from on the
The WIR Long Sleeve Girly shirt and TLD Bat Logo Panties will be available soon....
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News Archive NOv 2003...
NOV 27, 2003 - TLD HOME FROM TOUR!!!
TlD arrived home safely after a really awesome tour of the US where we performed in many of our favorite cities as well as many new ones! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, to all our new fans, welcome to The Last World!!
Special Thanks to our friends The Cruxshadows for inviting us to be a part of their tour, TLD had lots of fun with them both at and away from shows, it was really a great time and we are looking forward to meeting up with them again in 2004. Tour highlights include our first ever show in Salt Lake City, Thank you Kelly and Deviant, An awesome Halloween show in Philadelphia courtesy DFD, TLD's return to New York City and meeting so many cool people there it was amazing, TLD's first show in Baltimore, Asheville, Jacksonville (thanks Ross), and Savannah. A really crazy 3 days in Columbia South Carolina where Jake (from LA) put on a great show that ended with TLD on stage with CXS...thanks Rogue! Rachel from CXS joined TLD on stage for "Nightmares" in Atlanta and Tampa...it was amazing....and the Tampa show was filmed for a music television station in Florida, so watch for it! TLD's return to Texas included San Antonio and Austin where we played with Hearts Fail....watch for them, and we had really fun nights in Houston and El Paso as well. The tour concluded with TLD back in Phoenix after 2 years and the welcome we received was great, thank you everyone.
The weather was a bit crazy, cold to hot to cold, etc throughout the tour, and while we managed to make it through an ice storm in Wyoming, we did not fair so well when we hit a rain storm in Houston and spun our tour van into a freeway wall....but everyone was okay, except for the van, but the tour continued and soon we will post pictures of Phil using a sledge hammer to open the back doors of the van so we could unload for sound check...speaking of, special thanks to Phil for driving, staying awake, blowing things up, and keeping our spirits alive throughout the tour! Also speical thanks to Keri Weir for taking care of our merchandise, entertaining the military boys in North Carolina, hotel wrestling with Chris and for smiling through a month long trip with TLD in a small smashed tour van.
Now on to the future.......Happy Holidays from TLD, we do wish you the best and thank you for believing in us. We have some local shows coming up, Dec 9th in LA, Dec 13th in San Diego, and then Jan 10th in Hollywood. We are currently planning out our 2004 schedule which will have us back in Europe touring again. Writing new music is also in our plans for early 2004, and we have been doing some interviews for magazines lately as well....check out Zillo, Sonic Seducer, Black, and Gothic Magazines in Europe. Also watch for the Italian magazine Ascension, with TLD and CXS on the cover, and interviews with Gothic Beauty Magazine (US) and Gothica (South Africa) are coming out soon....
Overall it is a busy time still for TLD, watch for more merch being added to our available online merch page, our new shirts and panties went over really well this last tour. Get your pre-sale tickets for the Jan 10th show early, and save money too! we will be adding photo links to pages that have pictures from this last US tour, so check them out as well. Also remember to stay up to date on TLD's Yahoo Fan Page and TLD's Live Journal Community. Many new people have joined The Last World since this last tour...yes our little world is growing and we love it...thanks!!!
Okay final words, sorry but we have been away for a while, mp3.com, the site that hosts our songs available for download, will be no more on Dec 2nd. As a result we will be moving our mp3 files to our own server, so the songs will still be available for you to download. But what this also means is that 2 releases, Fairytales and Tales from the Last World, both available only at mp3.com, will no longer be available after Dec 2. So if you want either of these, be sure to order it before then....THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
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NOV 6, 2003 - MORE TOUR NEWS... AND PICTURES...
Thanks to some lovely fans, pictures are now available online from some of TLD's latest shows....
We expect more soon so do check back and visit our Photo Page for the latest pictures of TLD on tour..
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NOV 5, 2003 - CURRENTLY ON TOUR... AND...
Greetings All! The Last Dance is currently on our US Tour, using a day off in Knoxville, TN to update our website and to thank everyone so far for making this such a wonderful tour for us!
The Tour began in Salt Lake City, Thank you Kelly!! We had a really fun night with everyone there, including the bands Deviant and Domaina. After that was an interesting drive through an ice storm in Wyoming....and then meeting up with The Cruxshadows and Dancing Ferret Discs for an awesome Halloween night in Philadelphia. The next day we were in New York and were impressed and amazed at all the wonderful people and support we receveived there...thank you!! After a day off we were in Baltimore on Monday playing a smaller show but still uniquely fun and ended up at a coffee house until daylight afterwards! Special Thanks to CXS for having us along with them on this portion of their tour and for taking such wonderful care of us...and also to Patrick (DFD)for the same and Rachel(in Philadelphia) for dressing up as The Little Mermaid for Halloween!
Tomorrow, which means soon....we are off to Nashville and then we meet up with CXS again for another week plus...So far this tour has been really great for us and we are really excited about the rest of it...looking forward to seeing and meeting all of you soon!! Check the Tour Page for the latest show updates...For those of you interested, Yes Phil is on Tour with TLD this time around as well.....so be sure to tell him how much you love him!!
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News Archive OCT 2003...
OCT 16, 2003
The Last Dance would like to introduce everyone to Bleeding Edge, and their lovely dolls!
TLD encourages you to support The Last Dance by also supporting Bleeding Edge...Their dolls are awesome and their company is sponsoring TLD...thanks BEGOTHS!!
OCT 10, 2003...
Sorry for the delay, but we have been away...touring and having lots of fun as well....
It has been a crazy month for us, it began with some awesome shows with our friends The Cruxshadows here on the west coast, and we had lots of fun having them stay with us in The Last House for a few days as well.
Then we went off to Europe and wow, what can we say. It was our best tour there yet, thank you to everyone! Special thanks to drummer Stevyn Grey for playing drums with us, being silly with us, and teaching us about one of our great founding fathers, Mr. Lincoln. Also a special thanks to our tour manager Dolores who really made the tour possible for us and took such wonderful care of us...we love you girl!
Other people who TLD appreciates and who made this tour so awesome for us include Olaf, Thomas and Ralf Thyssen, Mark Hofmann, the staff at Herbstnächte, the lovely bar tender at The Cave, Sabine, the staff at Club Endstation, Transylvania Live owner Ice, Alex and Kia, and Crudeness (who changed our flat tire for us at 3 am).
On this tour we were able to take a few moments to enjoy Europe...driving through the Swiss Alps, visiting Venice, and of course seeing the leaning tower of Pisa...Europe we miss you and will be back soon!! Special greetings to Micky, Yvonne, Elke, Thomas, Tortsen, Nicole, Suzanne, Sabrina and Ian, Julie and of course Elisa.
News Archive SEP 2003...
SEP 11, 2003 - A BUSY MONTH BECOMING MORE SO...
Greetings everyone. First of all thank you to everyone at Dragoncon for making the weekend such an awesome time once again for The Last Dance....Our band family people, Paul Cashman, Lady Merrydeath, and The Cruxshadows amoung many others...We will be posting pictures soon, but you can also find them at Dragoncon's Website.
September 6th was our Whispers in Rage release party and it was beyond cool for us. Thank you Tricia and Bar Sinister but also thank you to everyone who came out and supported TLD and the new album...we were told it was the best crowd ever for a band at Bar Sinister!
Sept 18th is our next show which will be at the Key Club in Hollywood with the lovely yet friendly Cruxshadows, so be sure to be there as well. Sept 21st we also meet up with CXS in San Diego at Brick by Brick...On Sept 24th we depart for Europe for our tour there....so we will see all of YOU soon!
In other news, TLD has been doing a number of interviews regarding Whispers in Rage in many underground and gothic magazines, so be sure to check them out!
Finally, The Last Dance wishes to extend our sincere hopes and prayers for Mera Roberts of Mercurine for the fastest possible recovery....we love you dear!
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News Archive AUG 2003...
AUG 25, 2003 - EURPOEAB TOUR DATES POSTED...
Thanks to Alex (Ascension Magazine, Olaf at Wings of Destiny and Mark at Apollyon Records for all their help arranging the tour dates for TLD. The Last Dance is excited to welcome Stevyn Grey on drums for this tour as well....see you soon....
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AUG 22, 2003 - WHISPERS IN RAGE, DRAGONCON, AND EUROPE, OH MY...
Whispers in Rage is officially released now in the U.S....Thank you Dancing Ferret Discs and Patrick, we are very excited about this new album and with the future ahead of us as a result. GET YOURS NOW...
Dragoncon is just a week away, TLD will be playing on Sunday night at 9:00pm so be sure to be there. Also, TLD along with Bleeding Edge will be doing some give aways throughout the weekend from the TLD Merch Booth, with some very special Bleeding Edge Toys / Dolls being given away from the stage on Sunday night...so make sure not to miss it!!
EUROPE: Whispers in Rage will be available very soon, Aug 25th so be ready!! TLD will see you soon as well - dates are together now for TLD's European Tour which will take place Sept 25 - Oct 6 in Germany, Switzerland, and Italy. Exact dates will be posted soon on the tour page.
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AUG 18, 2003 - MORE PHOTOS ADDED!!!
More Photos have been added to the photo page, including pictures from TLD Tours in 2002, The Derby Show, the Bleeding Edge Party, and the TLD Bowling Night. There are also some behind the scenes pictures from TLD's recent WIR Photo Shoot.
Enjoy....The Last Dance
AUG 15, 2003 - MORE NEWS...
The Last Dance is pleased to announce that along with our Whispers in Rage Release Party in Hollywood, CA September 6th, there will be a European Release Party held on the same night, Sept 6th in Milano, Italy. This event will be held at Shelter Club, Strada Provinciale Cerca 9, Colturano / Milano, Italy with DJ Mish and Dj Killer....don't miss it!!!
Also TLD is happy to announce that The Last Dance will be performing at Gothic Beach Studio's Vampyre Bazaar over the Oct 18-19th weekend in Long Beach, CA. Watch the tour page for more touring details including European Dates.
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AUG 14, 2003 - THE TIME IS NEAR...
The time is near that Whispers in Rage will be out, just a few more days!!! Thank you to both Bleeding Edge for having TLD at such an awesome event on the 7th and to Blade and Domination for a wonderful night on the 8th. It was great to see everyone out and to meet so many new people...it made both nights memorable for all of us.
Soon TLD will be on stage again, at Dragoncon in Atlanta over the Aug 28-Sept 1 Weekend, and then in Hollywood for our Whispers in Rage Release Party at Bar Sinister Sept. 6th, and then off to Europe Sept 24th-Oct 7th. To our European fans we are excited to return and bring Whispers in Rage to you live, we miss you all and will see you soon!!
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AUG 5, 2003 - GREETINGS...
The Last Dance has returned home from Atlantis Music Conference and is now looking forward to both Hollywood shows this week as well as to an exciting month ahead. First of all, Special thanks to Travis Reeves for his efforts at Atlantis and his continued support and belief in TLD. Atlantis Music Conference was awesome, meeting many industry people and other musicians, while performing along with Solome's Wish and Bella Morte at The Masquerade.
As for the rest of the month, Watch out Atlanta, TLD will be back soon, at Dragoncon 2003 along with our friends The Cruxshadows and a few surprise guests as well. Before that however The Last Dance will be performing twice this week in Hollywood, on the 7th at Bleeding Edge's Private Party.... and then on the 8th celebrating Blade's 50th at The Derby. Check out the Tour page for more details. Aug 19th and 25th bring the official release of Whispers in Rage, worldwide, so be ready for that as TLD is quite excited and looking forward to the rest of the year, touring, and of course seeing all of you along the way.
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AUG 1, 2003
Here in the last world we are getting both excited and busy now that the release of Whispers in Rage is only a few weeks away and our touring season to support WIR in beginning. WIR has already received some great reviews from magazines such as Zillo, Orkus, Sonic Seducer, and Gothic Magazine. A special thanks to Apollyon Records and Dancing Ferret Discs for their efforts in standing behind WIR and The Last Dance. TLD hopes to see all of our Atlanta fans and friends at The Masquerade August 1st, doing our part of the Atantis Music Conference. TLD will be in town from July 30th until Aug 3rd, so you just might catch us at one of those fancy Southern Goth Clubs.... Aug 3rd we invite you all to share a moment in your own personal way along with us in remembrance of our dear friend Ivan, who died one year ago, Aug 3rd, 2002. Once again, Thank you for your continued support and belief in The Last Dance....You will being hearing us soon.
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News Archive JUN 2003...
JUN 25, 2003...
The Last Dance are starting practices for the rest of the year this week. Among the list of priorities are some new songs from Whispers in Rage, as well as brand new version of Do You Believe in Angels....this will be only a live version however, no future recording or re-release of this song is planned. The Last Dance is excited to announce that we will be doing some tour dates with our friends and Dancing Ferret label mates The Cruxshadows this Autumn in the US. Dates will be announced soon. Our next / first show of the rest of this year will be in Atlanta at the Atlantis Music Conference. The show will take place August 1st at The Masquerade, downstairs in Hell. Also performing that night are Bella Morte, Salome's Wish, Sin's of Lust, and Entertainment. It should be a really fun night in a really fun town so if you are near, then be there!
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT TO DJ's / REMIX ENGINEERS- TLD is currently taking requests from DJ's and Remix engineers interested in doing a remix of one of the tracks from Whispers in Rage. The Last Dance and Dancing Ferret Discs are planning to release a remix CD from WIR, so anyone interested in participating please let us know at: email@example.com
Work is already underway on this project so let us know as soon as possible,
JUN 5, 2003
The Last Dance is currently working on tour schedules for the rest of the year. A few shows have been confirmed and announced so far including Blades 50th Party on Aug 8th at The Derby in Hollywood, CA, a special apprearence in Atlanta, GA at Atlantis Music Conference August 1st with Salome's Wish and Bella Morte, and our official record release party back in Hollywood on September 6th at Bar Sinister. Please watch the tour page for more dates. In other news TLD is looking forward to June as a promotional month working on interviews and other projects. July will bring the startup of rehearsals for upcoming shows and live support of Whispers in Rage. Be sure to get your pre-order in on this release from Dancing Ferret Discs.
News Archive MAY 2003...
MAY 29, 2003
The Last Dance would like to officially announce our partnership with Dancing Ferret Discs and thank Patrick along with The Cruxshadows for their belief in TLD and Whispers in Rage. WIR is scheduled for release on Dancing Ferret Discs August 19th and is available via pre-order now on their website. Whispers in Rage will be released in Europe on Apollyon Records close to this date as well, official release date will be coming soon. In other news, TLD will be performing live in Hollywood on August 8th at The Derby, celebrating Blade's 50th along with DECODED FEEDBACK & BABYLAND. We hope to see everyone there.
MAY 14, 2003
Hello all.......currently working on some of the new songs from Whispers in Rage and incorporating them into our live set. We have some exciting plans for the rest of the year but are not able to officially announce them yet. We are planning some more tours for Autumn however, and look forward to seeing everyone again. A special note to recognize the one we call 2Geoff, who has become part of our TLD family circle and a really cool friend to us. Kimmy has been her spectacular self as well posting photos from Convergence 9 and other shows on the yahoo fan site....so check them out... More soon
MAY 6, 2003
It has been an eventful last few weeks for TLD...Convergence 9 was awesome for us. We had a wonderful time hanging out with people, meeting many people, being crazy with Bella Morte and Corndog, and the show, well if you missed it you missed something special for both TLD and the crowd there. Andy from Bella Morte joined TLD onstage for a TLD cover of BM's cover of The Metro, it was a definite special moment for all of us and so much fun. Thanks to Duane, Russell and all the C9 people who arranged the event, it was one of our favorites.
Also a big thanks to JayJ from Club Xanth in San Diego for being the first promoter to bring TLD there ever. We had a fun night on Sunday May 4th playing with Frank the Baptist and Human Drama, and it was nice to see some familiar faces there, from both San Diego and LA areas. Mera (our favorite cello player and singer of Mercurine) came down as well, thank you.
As for now, TLD is devoting some time to business taking care the things that must be taken care of preceding an album release. More later
News Archive MAR 2003...
MAR 11, 2003
Greetings....well it has taken longer than anticipated to finish up the new album, but all is well. Add that to our going back into the rehearsal studio to prepare for the upcoming tour and the fact that our DAT player decided to stop working, no thanks to VG Airlines....but we won't go there for the moment....yes we are quite busy.... definitely looking forward to being on the road touring again. We officially finished mixing tonight, and we are very pleased with how it came out. We are now into the mastering process and will be doing a private listening party on Thursday, the 13th, at an undisclosed location to preview it and hear everything in "club sound."
As mentioned we are excited about this tour, and have some special surprises for those who are able to make it out to the shows....so be there if you can. To Conclude, TLD wants to thank Mark Hawks (The Prophetess), Mark Greco (Hate Dept.) & our own favorite Phil (DJ Doomie), for their wisdom, insight and assistance co-producing "Whispers in Rage."
News Archive APR 2003...
APR 19, 2003
This month has sure seemed to go by quickly. Sorry for the long time between updates, after our last tour we took a short time off and then went to work in preparation for Convergence 9. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us on this last tour, we had a blast -- from getting in trouble at the Hyatt in San Antonio (what's that all about?) to a lovely snowfall in Bella Morte Town. As always, especially when Phil is involved, the tour had its surprises, including a random stop over in Vicksburg, Mississippi where we ended up staying all night in a river boat casino hanging out with the locals....go figure.
Besides preparing for the upcoming shows in both Las Vegas and San Diego, TLD along with Kimmy have been working on many things behind the scenes including tour plans for the Fall in both the US and Europe. Shawn has finished the artwork for "Whispers in Rage," and a new website is coming out along with the album's release.
As for the yahoo club, we appreciate everyone's comments and thoughts, keep it going...we love reading and hearing what everyone has to say. There are a few "newer" rumors circulating about TLD as well, some involving Convergence, some involoving particular members, some of which we are aware of, some of which we know nothing about...have you heard any of them yet?
To conclude, TLD is loving what we are doing and living each day to our fullest, we encourage you to do the same.
News Archive FEB 2003...
FEB 26, 2003
Sorry for the long time between updates, we have been devoting all of our time towards the new album, now in the final stages on mixing. We have a few songs left to mix, and then mastering follows. Monday the 24th was Ivan's birthday, and by chance it was the day we began mixing "Somewhere More," one of the songs on the new CD that includes Ivan's drumming. It has been a tiring 2 months, but worth it, we are very proud of what has become our new album, "Whispers in Rage." In our "free time" we have managed to do a photo shoot for 2003 with photographer Chad Michael Ward and have arranged a few tour dates as well, including Convergence 9. Check out the tour page for details on the shows. We are looking forward to hitting the road again, and to introducing everyone to our new material live for the first time.
see you soon..........
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News Archive JAN 2003...
JAN 26, 2003
Half way through January and the recording sessions are continuing. Vocals and Guitars are about 90% completed and this week Phil, Carl, and others add their uniqueness to the new album. We have also been working on tour plans for 2003 and are hoping to make some announcements soon.....but look to see us live gain in the US beginning in late March. We also want to acknowledge Kim Coyne (no relation to Tom...but definitely wierd having the same last name...so we call her Kimmy or Timmy or Sally or Hey Girl or something like that...) for her wonderful work as band publicist. Kim has been attending the majority of our recording sessions and posting comments and pictures at our Yahoo fan site. Kim is a wonderful girl and has become a dear friend to TLD....if you meet her you must give her a big hug.
JAN 3, 2003
Happy New Year Everyone. TLD is now in the studio officially recording our new CD. It is day 3, and so far everything is sounding great. Tom Coyne (The Prophetess) has been incredible on drums, we would like to especially thank him for the time and effort he is putting into this album for us. TLD plans to start playing live again in late March, most likely beginning here in Orange County and then heading out East, and then hopefully on to Europe before Summer. We will try to keep you posted as the month progresses, for more information please check out Yahoo Site as some of our fans their have been invited to sit in on a day or 2 of the recording session...overall we are excited and looking forward, definitely forward to this new year.
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