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.
Camp Freddy are part of the forthcoming ‘West Of Memphis’ movie soundtrack album, to be released by Sony Legacy. The band’s version of the David Bowie track. ‘The Jean Genie’ was produced by Mike Clink and features a guest appearance by Steve Stevens. Legacy Recordings will release ‘West of Memphis: Voices For Justice’, an album of music and songs inspired by the new Sony Pictures Classics film, “West of Memphis,” which chronicles the case of the West Memphis Three on January 15th 2013. The album serves to raise awareness for the continuing fight for exoneration of the West Memphis Three. “West of Memphis” is a new documentary film produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh (the Lord of the Rings trilogy), Amy Berg (Best Documentary Oscar nominee Deliver Us From Evil), with first-time producers Damien Echols (of the West Memphis Three) and Lorri Davis. Directed by Amy Berg, the film reveals the untold story behind an extraordinary and desperate fight to bring the truth to light; a fight to stop the State of Arkansas from killing an innocent man.
Full track listing:
1. Henry Rollins (feat. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis original score) – Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 9
2. Natalie Maines – Mother
3. Lucinda Williams – Joy
4. Camp Freddy – The Jean Genie
5. Tonto’s Giant Nuts feat. Johnny Depp & Bruce Witkin – Little Lion Man
6. Marilyn Manson – You’re So Vain
7. Band of Horses – Dumpster World (Live)
8. Citizen Cope – DFW
9. Eddie Vedder – Satellite
10. Bill Carter – Anything Made of Paper
11. The White Buffalo – House of Pain
12. Bob Dylan – Ring Them Bells
13. Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – West of Memphis Score Suite
14. Tonto’s Giant Nuts feat. Johnny Depp – Damien Echols Death Row Letter Year 16
15. Patti Smith – Wing (Recorded Live at Voices For Justice Benefit Concert – August 28, 2010)
Camp Freddy will embark on the busiest month as a band so far for them this coming December. As well as the three sold out Roxy shows in Los Angeles on December 20th, 21st and 22nd, the band will also perform at three private shows earlier in the month. A show for the Guggenheim Museum at the House Of Rock on December 6th, a private party in New York on December 8th, and a special show in Austin, TX on December 11th. These shows will close the band’s 10th year in existence. The new-look website is now fully loaded with all previous events and news items from the last ten years, and more photo’s and a video page will be added soon.
Camp Freddy will host the ultimate holiday rock n roll party at the world famous Roxy Theater in Los Angeles for three consecutive nights – December 20th, 21st and 22nd. This will be the sixth time the band has brought their all-star show to the Sunset Strip for a residency and last year, all the shows sold out in less than 48 hours. For 2012, the band will play three different set lists, with different guests each night, for three nights in a row. Tickets for the shows are available by clicking the links below. As well as individual tickets for each show, there are a limited number of Golden Tickets available which include entry to the venue for all three shows, a meet and greet with the band, and an exclusive tee shirt (sizes will be limited and on a first come-first served basis).
9/3/12: Camp Freddy braved the tropical storm of Hurricane Isaac and the stormy waters of the political world last week when they performed at both the Democratic and Republican conventions in Charlotte, NC and Tampa, FL respectively. Both shows were hit with heavy rain storms and inclement weather (the show in Tampa was moved at the last minute by a day due to the hurricane and tornado alerts in Florida) but the band managed to perform different sets with different guests at both the One Oak pop up nightclub in Tampa and the Butter Pop Up nightclub in Charlotte.
Retaining a non-political stance, Camp Freddy agreed to play at both parties to simply bring some entertainment to the conventions. Band lead guitarist Dave Navarro and bassist Chris Chaney were unable to get to Tampa due to the storms, so Steve Stevens and Patrick Cornell stepped up at the last minute to make the show happen. Both shows are listed in the Events section of this site with full set lists and guest lists. Camp Freddy are enjoying their tenth year as a band and plan to announce their December Los Angeles Roxy Residency very soon.