Last week, Camp Freddy flew to New York to perform at the East Coast Guggenheim Partners holiday party. Held in a ballroom on the East Side of Manhattan, the 2000 party goers were treated to a two hour ‘unplugged’ show that featured some ‘firsts’ from Camp Freddy. Jewel sung an amazing version of ‘Proud Mary’ and her hit song ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’ and in a ‘you had to see it to believe it’ moment, Vegas Superstar Wayne Newton performed his song ‘Danke Schoen’ with the band! Other guests included Scott Weiland, Mark McGrath Darryl ‘DMC’ McDaniels, Fred Durst and actress Taryn Manning. The show was the first of two shows for the Guggenheim, with the second show taking place this week in Los Angeles. As always the set list and guests will be completely different for the second show. And Camp Freddy have also added a New Years Eve show at The Roxy (after the three residency shows sold out in just over nine minutes!) and tickets are available from The Roxy Box Office now. The show will feature the debut US performance from Ginger Wildheart and his new project, Hey! Hello! as support.
“Tickets for the three annual Xmas Camp Freddy shows at the Roxy theater in Los Angeles went on sale yesterday at 10.30am. At 10.39am they were all sold out. To say we were caught unawares is an understatement. We have as much fun producing and playing these annual gigs as you guys seem to have watching them. But to completely sell every ticket in under 10 minutes took us all by surprise. Immediately I was hearing talk of adding more shows…. three more dates were held up to look at. Emails and social media were reflecting some peoples disappointment at not being able to get tickets. Or anger at the speed at which the three shows sold. We thought about playing more nights, but the truth is that every year we present fantastic, one-of-a-kind gigs and there is a limit to how many of those we can physically put together. The last thing we would want to do is water this shit down. We decided to keep it at the original three shows. It’s obvious that the Xmas Camp Freddy shenanigans have become a staple of many people’s holiday time in Los Angeles and even more obvious that we could choose to present it differently – in a bigger venue perhaps – and we’ll think about it for next year. But to me, the whole point of our Roxy Residency is to bring the big rock show to the small club. To have that event where it ISN’T easy to get in! To make what’s happening inside something very special. If you didn’t get tickets, there may be a doorman willing to listen, windows that may be open….. when I was a kid I attended MANY shows using my wits and not much else. If you did get tickets……hold on to your hats!”
- Billy Morrison
Camp Freddy flew to Washington DC last weekend for a special Halloween party at the 9.30 Club. The event was a fundraiser for veterans at the Boulder Crest retreat and the band (Navarro, Chaney, Morrison and Leitch) were joined by drummer Josh Freese, as core member Matt Sorum had a previous engagement. Special guests for the evening included Scott Weiland (who mesmerized the audience with a vocal/harmonica duel with singer Franky Perez), Zakk Wylde (who killed a couple of Black Sabbath songs and demonstrated his insane lead guitar abilities) and Sebastian Bach (who rocked Mountain Song with Jane’s Addiction members Navarro and Chaney). The show was a huge success with funds being donated to the retreat, and the band now focus on upcoming shows in December.
Camp Freddy just completed a whirlwind trip across the country that started in Santa Monica, CA, visited New York City, and ended in Austin, TX. The band played last Thursday at a charity event for the Guggenheim Partners at The House Of Rock in Santa Monica. The performance was ‘unplugged’ and the 1000 strong audience was treated to guest appearances including Mark McGrath, Chester Bennington and Billy Idol. The next day, the band flew to New York for a weekend performance at The Bowery Ballroom in New York. Robin Zander and David Draiman were among the guests for that show. And finally, Camp Freddy performed in Austin at the Dell World Event, bringing a full hour and a half show to Austin City Limits, that featured Fred Durst, Perry Farrell, Sully Erna, and both Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington from Linkin Park. Full set lists and guest line ups can be found in the Events section of this site. Camp Freddy now close their successful year out with the annual Roxy Residency shows next week. Please note: All shows are sold out.