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Re: Chameleons tour dates

Chameleons tour dates
February 27, 2024 01:49AM
They're hitting North America this year for what looks like a rather punishing string of live dates. I understand they plan to perform Strange Times from start to finish on this tour.

30 May – Music Box, San Diego
31 May – The Belasco, Los Angeles
04 June – The Pearl, Vancouver BC
05 June – El Corazón, Seattle
06 June – Hawthorne Theatre, Portland
07 June – Harlow's, Sacramento
08-09 June – Great American Music Hall, San Francisco
11 June – Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City
12 June – Oriental Theater, Denver
13 June – Record Bar, Kansas City MO
14 June – Sundown at Granada, Dallas
15 June – White Oak Music Hall, Houston
17 June – Lowbrow Palace, El Paso
18 June – Launch Pad, Albuquerque
19 June – 191 Toole, Tucson
20 June – Last Exit, Phoenix
08 August – Underground Arts, Ardmore PA
09 August – Space Ballroom, Hamden CT
10 August – The Sinclair, Cambridge MA
12 August – Theatre Fairmount, Montreal
13 August – The Opera House, Toronto
14 August – The Town Ballroom, Buffalo
16 August – Webster Hall, New York City
17 August – The Black Cat, Washington DC



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Re: Chameleons tour dates
February 27, 2024 06:24PM
I really enjoyed their show last year on the joint tour with the Mission and am interested to see them get a full headlining set of their own, rather than the sub-60 minutes they were allowed last time. Plus, Strange Times is my favorite of their albums, so I'm going to try to get to this. It's at a weird venue in Portland, which typically gets more punk or goth acts., but as I recall, it's a pretty decent place.

You're right though - punishing indeed! 6 straight nights of shows between Vancouver and SF, and then one day off before 9 more consecutive nights!
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
February 28, 2024 02:33PM
They are planning a new re-issue of Strange Times this year.
zoo
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 07, 2024 11:12AM
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
February 28, 2024 05:30AM
Love those Chameleons! A punishing regimen for certain, but sadly [for me] a Chameleons Desert in the Southeast.

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Re: Chameleons tour dates
February 28, 2024 01:01PM
I have a 4AM work start the day of the Seattle show, and the next day as well. So I'm pretty reluctant to plan for that show.

On the other hand, if the band can handle a couple of months of "punishment," then it's not too much to ask me to cope for one late night.
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
February 28, 2024 02:33PM
More US dates in October. I've seen one already for Atlanta 10/26.
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 07, 2024 11:14AM
Final US tour dates below. I bought my ticket yesterday. They are playing the same venue I saw them in Tampa last year w/ The Mission. The venue has a large outdoor stage and a small, cramped indoor stage. Hoping they play outdoors this time because the inside sounded like crap.

Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 07, 2024 11:48AM
Weird that they're skipping Austin this trek - Chameleons VOX came through regularly. Hell, I'd even accept San Antonio. But those other Texas cities are too far away for a same day trip, and I'm not spending the night in El Paso.
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 07, 2024 12:12PM
Hmmm, I wonder if my wife & I can plan a visit to her family in late October. I've heard good things about The Saturn from other touring bands; it seems a shame to visit Birmingham two or three times a year and not check the place out for ourselves.

Never mind; it ain't gonna happen, for the same reason I missed the Chameleons gig this week in Seattle: I have classes scheduled.



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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 07, 2024 09:50PM
Classes? Didn't you graduate decades ago ?

Or are you teaching now?
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 08, 2024 04:08PM
Yes, I'm teaching.

Most of my classes these days are via WebEx ... and when my students are outside the U.S., my work day can start pretty early.
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 08, 2024 06:07AM
Yow! Greenville is only an hour away! I could make it home by 1am at the latest. Must try to see this show!

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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 10, 2024 11:52AM
I grew up in Greenville and it's just astonishing to me that the Chameleons will be stopping there on this tour. I mean, it doesn't quite measure up to the Ozzy/Vandenberg show I saw at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in 1983, but pretty cool, I guess.

Monk, I thought you were one of our several Florida TP denizens....
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 10, 2024 09:17PM
rhettlawrance:

I talk a lot about Central Florida because I grew up there, but left a generation ago for the cooler mountains of North Carolina.

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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 11, 2024 12:10PM
Sounds like a good trade, Monk. If you're in or near Asheville, you're doing OK. That place has made quite the turnaround from the dingy milltown it seemed to be in my childhood.
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 12, 2024 04:14AM
Yep, we live in Asheville. Even though we're clearly in violation of the Microbrewery Act of 2004 and don't have a taproom in our home. Any day now, I expect the shock troops to kick down the doors...

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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 12, 2024 07:46AM
Monk, I'll double-check to see if your taproom exemption form is on file and up to date. If I see any discrepancies, I'll let you know. I'm authorized to accept and notarize your copy. No worries.
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zoo
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 11, 2024 08:51AM
I think the only Floridians are me and STEVE. The 801 contributed for a while, but like an old Spanish teacher of mine used to say, "he is no longer."
Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 13, 2024 09:38PM



I'm quite content sitting in my living room with the Trouserpress fan club president listening to Helen Love.

But, it's the Chameleons, and their playing the very venue where I met the Trouserpress fan club president some thirty three years ago.
I feel there are forces way beyond my control at work here.
See you there, with an equally late night haphazard review.
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 15, 2024 02:12AM
Wow, the Chameleons are going on tour! I'm beyond excited to see them live. Their music has been a huge part of my life, and getting the chance to experience their energy and talent in person is a dream come true. Can't wait to hear classics like "Swamp Thing" and "Second Skin" performed live. Who else is planning to catch a show? This is going to be an unforgettable experience.
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Re: Chameleons tour dates
June 17, 2024 08:20AM
jack25 Wrote:
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> Wow, the Chameleons are going on tour! I'm beyond excited to see them live. Their music has been a
> huge part of my life, and getting the chance to experience their energy and talent in person is a
> dream come true. Can't wait to hear classics like "Swamp Thing" and "Second Skin" performed live.
> Who else is planning to catch a show? This is going to be an unforgettable experience.

Hi jack25! I looked at your profile because I didn't recognize your name and saw this is your first post. Welcome aboard!

The Chameleons have been touring a lot in the last 15 years or so (mostly under the name ChameleonsVox; when Reg rejoined a couple of years ago, they went back to The Chameleons), but this is their biggest one in a while. I've seen them twice in the past 5 years and will again this Oct in Tampa. They actually have some momentum brewing with Reg back in the fold, a new album in the works, an ep they just released, and the recent re-issue of Strange Times). Oh, and some actual press, including podcast interviews and an actual article in Mojo!
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