Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway, Owner/Chief Editor
Canadian nu-metal mavens KITTIE announce the band’s 20th anniversary live reunion show in Ontario (2017) will see an official release at the end of this month.
March 26th saw the arrival of the concert film “Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall” via physical format release. The Blu-ray / DVD editions of the film will be available exclusively through Amazon, while a digital video release is planned from Vimeo.
Filmed on October 27th, 2017, at the London Music Hall in the band’s hometown of London, Ontario; the event saw sisters (and KITTIE mainstays) Morgan Lander (guitar, vocals) and Mercedes Lander (drums) perform. Joining them were several members of the band from varying eras in time, including Talena Atfield, Lisa Marx, Jennifer Arroyo, Fallon Bowman, Jeff Phillips, Tanya Candler, and Ivana “Ivy” Vujic, among others.
One notable absence was bass player Trish Doan, who joined KITTIE in 2005, and was forced to exit in 2008 due to health issues. Sadly, Doan passed away in 2017. In a touching dedication to their fallen friend, the final song performed at the 2017 concert is an unplugged rendering of “Funeral For Yesterday“. The 20th anniversary event also served as a screening of the long-in-the-making documentary celebrating the band’s existence, “Kittie: Origins / Evolutions“.
KITTIE was formed in 1996, by the Lander sisters, Morgan and Mercedes, along with lead guitarist Fallon Bowman and bassist Tanya Candler. The latter left KITTIE soon after the recording of the band’s début album, ‘Spit‘, in 2000, followed by Bowman in 2001. Other members then came and went, their contributions to the band resulting in five more studio album releases: ‘Oracle‘ (2001), ‘Until The End‘ (2004), ‘Funeral For Yesterday‘ (2007), ‘In The Black‘ (2009), and ‘I’ve Failed You‘ (2011).
Watch the video trailer for “Kittie: Live At The London Music Hall” below.
Morgan Lander, Mercedes Lander, Tara McLeod & Ivy Vujic
“Empires, Pt. 2”
“Forgive & Forget”
“We Are The Lamb”
Morgan Lander, Mercedes Lander, Jennifer Arroyo & Jeff Phillips
“Pussy Sugar” (first time live since 2011)
“Mouthful Of Poison” (first time live since 2012)
“Pain” (first time live since 2007)
Morgan Lander, Mercedes Lander, Fallon Bowman & Tanya Candler
“Charlotte” (first time live since 2008)
“Choke” (Fallon on vocals – First time live since 2001)
“Paperdoll” (remix version. Tanya on vocals and Morgan on bass – First time live since 2002)
“Brackish” (first time live since 2008)
“Funeral For Yesterday” (acoustic; dedicated to Trish Doan – First time live since 2011)