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    Wed, 18 Apr 2012 13:59:53

    Spiritualized Singer Jason Pierce Says He Recorded New Album While Taking Test Drugs - He has liver disease

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    There is experimental and then there is experimental.

    Spiritualized's Jason Pierce recorded the band's new album Sweet Heart Sweet Light while suffering from liver disease and taking an experimental drug.

    He told The Guardian that he has been enduring weekly injections and pills to survive. "I found out I had long-term liver disease. My liver was pretty gone, basically," he admitted. He also shared that he has been on the same course of experimental medicine that leukemia patients take. "I decided to make a record on these drugs," he said.

    That certainly adds a whole new element to the album, with Pierce saying, "The further I get away from the treatment the more I feel it wasn't me making that record. It was like I wasn't in my own head. It was made in such weird conditions, it's hard for me to get a handle on it."

    North American Tour Dates:

    05/02 – Minneapolis, MN - First Avenue
    05/03 – Chicago, IL - Metro
    05/04 – Detroit, MI - The Majestic Theatre
    05/05 – Toronto, ON - The Phoenix
    05/07 – New York, NY - Terminal 5
    05/09 – Boston, MA - Paradise
    05/10 – Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
    05/11 – Philadelphia, PA - TLA
    05/12 – Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle
    05/13 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
    05/15 – Dallas, TX - Granda Theatre
    05/16 – Austin, TX - Emo’s East
    05/18 – Tucson, AZ - Rialto Theatre
    05/19 – Phoenix, AZ - Crescent Ballroom
    05/20 – San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern
    05/22 – Los Angeles, CA - The Wiltern
    05/23 – San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
    05/25 – Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
    05/26 – Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre

    Will you check out the medicine-induced Sweet Heart Sweet Light?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    04.18.12



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