The remastering of “Voodoo-U,” an album Lords of Acid made more than 20 years ago, has put the band back on the road after several years.
“It’s fun,” Lords of Acid vocalist DJ Mea said. “I kind of I feel I’m in a different era, and it takes me back to when I really got into that band. It’s fun to relive those moments on stage. I add my own interpretation to it, of course, but it’s still the same classic greats. And Voodoo U, in my opinion, I feel it’s the best of the best, and that’s what we’re trying to re-create here on stage, and hopefully people who have that album will come out and be able to appreciate it.”
DJ Mea, who has a successful solo career as a DJ, joined Lords of Acid in 2011. Joining the band pushed her front and center, and that is where she prefers to be.
“This is a totally different world,” she said. “You’re on a tour bus with a bunch of people, and it’s a constant show, night after night after night, and you’re not going home for a month. It’s a whole new world, but it’s a lot of fun at the same time. To be able to get up on stage and rock it out like that night after night after night, you can’t do it as a DJ traveling by yourself. You can rock it out behind the (DJ booth) as much as you can, but to be able to have a microphone in your hand and own it and just do that, it’s just a totally different experience, probably the most fun I’ve ever had in my life.”
This set list on the tour is the longest Lords of Acid has performed live. The set list features the best of “Voodoo-U,” as well as other Lords of Acid fan favorites. It takes a toll on DJ Mea’s voice, but bringing on a backup singer has been a beneficial.
There will soon be new material that Lords of Acid will have to promote. The band’s upcoming album “Pretty in Kink” is currently in production.
“I’m just going to say, I don’t want to give away too much, (but we are) going back to our roots but with new flair,” DJ Mea said.
The band has a lot on its plate with touring and making a new album but makes it all work.
“It’s manageable for some way in hell, I don’t know how, by the good God above, it is tolerable and manageable,” DJ Mea said. “We just do it. We just show up. It just works.”