GENE PULL THEMSELVES TOGETHER

The Los Angeles gig will also be broadcast as it happens over the Internet...

GENE are to release a live album titled ‘RISING FOR SUNSET’ on their own label, SUB ROSA, on June 26.

The LP will be recorded at a gig at Los Angeles Troubadour Club on June 2, the final night in a hat-trick of sell-out shows at the venue.

The gig will also be broadcast live on the Internet, at [url=]www.onlineconcerts.com , at 9pm Pacific Time (4am GMT on June 3).

The dates, the group’s first in the USA for three years, have stirred up a lot of interest in the band, who have begun writing and recording their fourth album, with a possible Autumn release date being mooted. A spokesperson said that they were considering options regarding signing a new record deal, with possibilities arising in both the UK and America, although releasing it on their own label was still an option.

Speaking about the webcast, Gene frontman Martin Rossiter commented: “To think it was only last year that we learnt to use a kettle and look at us now, showing our wares on the information superhighway!

“This is the perfect opportunity for us to reacquaint ourselves with the great American throngs and also a chance for those fans who have never seen us live in concert to virtually taste our sweat.”

An edited version of the webcast will be re-broadcast later in June, and a video and DVD will follow later in the year.

Meanwhile, Gene‘s special charity show for Down’s Syndrome at the London Scala on May 27 is sold-out.