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1998.02.13 Phoenix, AZ, Mason Jar (with God Lives Underwater and Flourescein)

This site says Mason Jar, $8 for ticket, but for some reason this site says it was in Nita's Hideaway. The offical site doesn't archived have tour dates for them.

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It's Mason Jar here: http://www.enjoyglu.com/god-lives-underwater-tour-dates/
The show was probably moved from Nita's to Mason Jar, because your second link looks like a tentative schedule.

 

 

EDIT:

1997.10.04 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom (Opening for Faith No More)
http://web.archive.org/web/19991205030309/http://phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/092597/music/coming_up.html

The show was cancelled.
Sean Dowdell: We did not play that show as far as I can remember.
Updated the show page. How to make the show red on the list?

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I'm working on adding every minor thing to the show pages. It will be added as well, of course.

 

EDIT:

http://lplive.net/shows/db/greydaze/19940910

Added/reworked a lot of stuff.

 

EDIT:

Was lucky to chat with Sean Dowdell for a bit:

 

Has Grey Daze ever played a show outside Arizona?

The band played all over the western US, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, San Franciso, etc. I don't have any info on dates though.

 

Has "Sean Dowdell And His Friends" ever played live? Where there enough songs to play? There are 3 original songs on the tape, and I believe someone once said that the song Wake Me is also originated from SDAHF.

Yes we played for well over a year and a half around the Phx area, probably 50-70 shows.

Wake me did not originate from SDAHF. That was written by me, Chester and a guitar player named Jason Barnes.

 

Please, check out this picture: http://lplive.net/forum/uploads/gallery/album_829/gallery_55_829_11176.jpg

Is it Grey Daze or SDAHF? We figured out it's 1993 and it's Greenway High School. What are the other SDAHF songs the band played? Do you happen to remember any song titles?

It is SDAHF. I don't remember set lists like that. I'm sorry.

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Sooooo, we can separate the two 1993 dates as "Sean Dowdell And His Friends Shows".

I just rechecked my message archive and we should also change the date of Silver Dollar show to 1992. I somehow missed the part where this person said "It was like 91-92 that they played the Silver Dollar. Yeah because I was a sophomore when I met Chester through my friend."

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Thank you very much! Let's hope that we will be able to expand the page more and more with the same intensity. Also, there's still a huge possibility for a live video recording. The only thing that prevents it to be released is communication issue. I won't say anything for now, except that there's a progress. All we need is time and patience.

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Thank you very much! Let's hope that we will be able to expand the page more and more with the same intensity. Also, there's still a huge possibility for a live video recording. The only thing that prevents it to be released is communication issue. I won't say anything for now, except that there's a progress. All we need is time and patience.

sounds great :)

awesome work so far

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Thank you!

 

On a side note, does anyone remember Dave Sardegna's part of Grey Daze story?

Once I joined Grey Daze we kept the name for about 6 months then changed it to Waterface with all new material written by myself, Jodi Wendt (singer) and original GD members Bobby Benish (guitar) and Sean Dowdell (drums).

Setlists were basically the No Sun Today record. The Down Syndrome and Anything Anything of course. Also did The Metro" by Berlin since we now had a female singer.

Here's a correction from Sean.

Sean: Dave Sardegna was never in Grey Daze. He was in Waterface. When I tried to keep Grey Daze together after Chester and I split we called it Grey Daze for less than 2 months and never played a show with him under Grey Daze.

Me: Dave Sardegna told me that the band kept the name for about six months and that it performed shows mainly consisted of No Sun Today tracks and also did The Metro by Berlin. Does it mean that he is incorrect or the band actually performed all of these under Waterface?

Sean: Yes, we never performed under Grey Daze.

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Posted by someone under the "Downtime" music video by the band called Fat on YouTube:

I saw them with Chindo Squad & Grey Daze (Chester Bennington) back in 1997 @ the Electric Ballroom in Tempe, AZ, and they kicked ass.

Fat was a pop-rock band from UK. So I searched for that show and here's what I found:

 

Fat Fender Showcase Room, Electric Ballroom, Tempe, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. (all ages).

Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19990826043237/http://phoenixnewtimes.com/1997/080797/music/coming_up.html

 

Does anyone think this info is good enough for the date to be added to the guide?

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Also, when I saw "Fender Showcase Room" it stroke me there's something familiar going on.

Dave Sardegna again:

I used to have a copy of a show with Chester at the Fenders Ballroom, but have since misplaced it.

It was at the Fenders Ballroom in Tempe, Arizona. The venue was referred to as "the Ballroom".

I remember trying to figure out what the Fender's Ballroom is and there was absolutely no info about it. I guess "Fender Showcase Room" in Electric Ballroom is what he was talking about. Asked Sean what the heck "Fender Showcase Room" is:

 

Sean: It was in the Electric Ballroom and I believe GD played it a couple times as a favor on off nights, but we usually played the grand ballroom and sold it out.

 

So I think we should rename

xxxx.xx.xx Tempe, AZ, Fender's Ballroom

to

xxxx.xx.xx Tempe, AZ, Fender Showcase Room @ Electric Ballroom

or delete the show, because there's a possibility that the recorded show is some other known show from the list. Or rename the venue and make a note that there's a possibility that this show is already on the list.

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Damn... so many wrong information coming from all of the band's members.

Steve also said he played a few shows with the band while Jonathan said he played only 1.

 

Posted by someone under the "Downtime" music video by the band called Fat on YouTube:
Fat was a pop-rock band from UK. So I searched for that show and here's what I found:

Fat Fender Showcase Room, Electric Ballroom, Tempe, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. (all ages).
Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19990826043237/http://phoenixnewtimes.com/1997/080797/music/coming_up.html

Does anyone think this info is good enough for the date to be added to the guide?

Found this:

 

 

A Band extremely close to my heart, Paul Andrews - their bassist- is my uncle! Still making music too, can find his more recent works with 'Vixtrola' - http://vixtrola.bandcamp.com/ among other bits, enjoy awesome music!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTk_QIDgY30

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None of the band members are 100% correct. A lot of time has passed and there are always many sides to the stories.
I just never ever buying into any info when someone's trying to tell the exact numbers or dates.. It's ALWAYS incorrect. Even Linkin Park failed to realize how many times they played QWERTY in Japan: http://lplive.net/shows/db/2007/20070729 (See Show Notes). I also remember how Stone Temple Pilots performed Kitchenware & Candybars in 2000 saying that it's the first time ever they are performing this song, but there's a recording of them performing it in 1994. lol
However, I'd take Steve's word that he played at least a few shows with Chester since he obviously knows better if he played more than one.

EDIT: Here's the story of Electric ballroom losing it's alcohol license. It happened two days before the show.
http://web.archive.org/web/19991003203622/http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/101697/soundcheck1.html


EDIT:

New Shows!

1996.03.23 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom (with Bandit Queen and Van Gogh's Daughter)
http://web.archive.org/web/19991008020855/http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/032196/lmusic.html

1997.12.27 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom - it is 1996
(with Kicking Harold, Surf Ballistics, Elliot's Lochness, Aventin Hill, Echo Chamber and Odyssey
)
http://web.archive.org/web/19970727103644/http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1997/122696/lmusic.html

Confirmations for existing shows:
http://web.archive.org/web/19991009123627/http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/062796/lmusic.html
http://web.archive.org/web/19991003085822/http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/072596/lmusic.html

Holy Electric Ballroom overload.

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Posted by someone under the "Downtime" music video by the band called Fat on YouTube:

Fat was a pop-rock band from UK. So I searched for that show and here's what I found:

 

Fat Fender Showcase Room, Electric Ballroom, Tempe, Sat., Aug. 23, 9 p.m. (all ages).

Source: http://web.archive.org/web/19990826043237/http://phoenixnewtimes.com/1997/080797/music/coming_up.html

 

Does anyone think this info is good enough for the date to be added to the guide?

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I'd say so, Fat wasn't very big and probably didn't play there more than once, being from the UK and all. The fact that it fits in with Grey Daze's most "active" period makes it pretty solid too. It's a lot more to go on than we have for some other shows that are already in the live guide.

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Thank you. Updated the main post with new info and made it a lot more easier on the eyes.
AndOne is the one who usually adds new show pages for me to edit them, so I'm gonna wait for him to do his part.

EDIT:


Talk about doubling our guide...

New dates:

1995.01.11 Scottsdale, AZ, Thunder & Lightning Bar & Grill

 

"After Hours" 1-4AM: Pearl Jam, Candlebox, STP, The Cult & more performed by Grey Daze

1995.02.03 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.04 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.10 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.11 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.17 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.18 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.24 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night
1995.02.25 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, "After Hours" night

 

1995.03.09 Phoenix, AZ, Paradise Cove (with Kidd Nasty and Nuclear Opie)
1995.03.25 Phoenix, AZ, Paradise Cove (with Premonition, Feel, Explicit Noise and Ruben's Accomplice)

 

1995.05.07 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, AAA Local Rock Show (with Muckworm, Paydirt and Celophane)
1995.05.14 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, AAA Local Rock Show (with Side Effect, Nuclear Opie and Lemon Angst)
1995.05.21 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom, AAA Local Rock Show (with Monkey Boy, Honey Bucket and Contradiction)

 

1995.11.17 Tempe, AZ, The Big Fish Pub (with Liquid Fate and Twelve Inch Waste)

1996.02.10 Phoenix, AZ, Mason Jar (with Lemon Krayola)

1997.12.19 Tempe, AZ, The Bash On Ash @ McDuffy's (with Velvet Blue and Jan Zero)

Sources are in the attachments. There's also the "Wake Me" album review from local newspaper.
Big thanks to Chris Wright for finding and scanning all of these from his personal newspaper collection.

Music Voice Magazine - Feb 1995.jpg

Music Voice Magazine - Feb 1996.jpg

Music Voice Magazine - Jan 1995.jpg

Music Voice Magazine - March 1995.jpg

Music Voice Magazine - May 1995.jpg

Phoenix New Times - Feb 1995.jpg

Music Voice Magazine - Aug 1995 (1).jpg

Music Voice Magazine - Aug 1995 (2).jpg

Music Voice Magazine - Nov 1995.jpg

Phoenix New Times - Dec 1997.jpg

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I'll get to it as soon as I can.

 

About that Fat show, isn't that info a little too accurate for a show that happened almost 20 years ago? That someone remembers the right year.... ok, but how does someone remember the right year and some random opening bands, maybe the person had the ticket stub handy or something. Did you try to contact the person?

 

EDIT: Holy shit! so many new shows. That's what I was talking about, this kinda stuff gets us new shows, you just have to find the right person with it / place where to look it up. Awesome work man!

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Holy shit. Incredible find! I wonder if anyone else has a bunch of these documents about more Grey Daze shows out there.

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I'm pretty sure this is more than just 1% :P

I added the 17 shows and these two: 1996.03.23 Tempe, AZ and 1997.12.27 Tempe, AZ. Leaving the first three in your first post. I didn't add the Fat show right away because there's still some venue stuff to figure out right?

I also changed the Silver Dollar show to 1992 and split the first 2 shows into SDAHF. I did it the same way as it was done on the LP page for continuity reasons.

I'm adding all the images soon.

 

Edit: Added the pics and the Fat show

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Added all of the other bands to the show pages and occasional notes. Updated the main post.

 

The Fat show would look like this:

1997.08.23 Tempe, AZ, Fender Showcase Room @ Electric Ballroom

 

Also, updated notes on Fender's Ballroom show page.

 

EDIT: Thanks, Jonas. Updated the main post.

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-Grey Daze @ Guitar Center opening party

Jesus... I saw Grey Daze at the Guitar Center opening party when they first opened by Ghetro Center. Old school.

http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?10445-The-Phoenix-Thread!/page406

According to Guitar Center website, the above mentioned store was opened in 2000. So either it was the later incarnation of Grey Daze with Jodi on vocals or that guy confused this Guitar Center with the one in Tempe that was opened in 1998.

I emailed their local staff and here's the response:

I apologize, but we unfortunately have no information on whether Grey Daze had played at any of our store locations. We had nearly 70 store locations during the 1990s, and I know that we've held Battle of the Bands competitions as well, so they may have played at one of our locations at some point. I apologize for not having any further details.

 

Update:

After some research, I found out that the Guitar Center store in Phoenix was opened in 1998, then closed, then re-opened in 2000, but on a different spot of the same building. So for now the date looks like this:

1998.xx.xx Phoenix, AZ, Guitar Center, The Store's Opening Party

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Awesome find man. I love hearing news or discoveries about Chester's other bands that he was/is a part of, way better than hearing boring LP news until they change up the set or release new music.

Edited by Geki

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From the interview with Mace Beyers:

What was the biggest show Grey Daze every played ?
-There was a lot, we played at an ampithearter a can't remember the name now. We played with Michal Shanker Group, no doubt was the best by far.

Assuming that he's not talking about the same show in his first and second sentence, the show they played with Michael Schenker most likely was:

1996.11.09 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom
Source | Source | Source

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From the interview with Mace Beyers:

Assuming that he's not talking about the same show in his first and second sentence, the show they played with Michael Schenker most likely was:

 

1996.11.09 Tempe, AZ, Electric Ballroom

Source | Source | Source

 

Need to dig some more to figure out. Also, the Guitar Center Opening party show didn't happen. It was a mistake. The guy confused it with Castles N' Coasters show.

Well, that probably answers the question of how a then-relatively-unknown Chester had an offer to sing for the Michael Schenker Group after leaving Grey Daze...must have impressed him when Grey Daze opened for his band.

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So I had a quick conversation with Mace. He told me that the show they opened for Michael Schenker Group was in Mesa Amphitheater and it was the Earth day. Can't find any Michael Schenker Group shows that fit.

Also, contrary to what Sean told me, Mace said there were no gigs outside Arizona, except for what it seems like the very last Grey Daze show ever that they played in Coconut Teaszer in LA. According to him, it was a label showcase and the label said "No", but this showcase was the reason Chester was later asked to audition for Hybrid Theory.

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