Yes, the band considers live performance an essential part of its identity.
There are permanent tour information pages at several Jamiroquai sites, official and non-official. Visit these sites to see if you can expect to see Jamiroquai in a town near you:
Yes, Jamiroquai often covers classic funk/r&b tunes and performs modified versions of their own songs. On the 1999 Sykronized tour, the band performed "Miss You" by the Rolling Stones and at the concert at London's Shepherds Bush Empire in December of that year they were joined by Ronnie Wood of the Stones on stage.
During the Fall 1996 - Spring 1997 tour, for example, they performed a vocal version of "Slipin n Slidin" (the instrumental b-side to "Cosmic Girl"). They also perform Kool and the Gang's "Hollywood Swingin."
They have also been known to perform Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered," Weldon Irvine's "Getting Down," Roy Ayers' "Don't Stop the Feeling", "Coffy Is The Color," and "Our Time Is Coming", Led Zeppelin's (yes - Led Zeppelin!) "Whole Lotta Love," Jimmy Cliff's "The Harder They Come," Peter Tosh's "Legalize It," Bobby Hebb's "Sunny," the Headhunters "God Made Me Funky", Larry Young's "Turn Off The Lights", Archie Bell & The Drells' "Tighten Up" and Donna Summer's "Bad Girls."
In May 2000, Jay performed a solo of From This Moment On from the film Kiss Me Kate, at the Elizabeth Taylor musical gala held in her honour at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In May 2002 the band performed a cover of "Love Is The Drug", originally by Roxy Music, for UK television show Re:Covered.
Last updated 21 December 2003.
After many years of waiting, Jamiroquai released a live concert DVD in late 2002 entitled Live In Verona. This is a recording of the concert on 08 June 2002 at the Arena Di Verona in Italy, the DVD presents most of the tracks played at the gig, together with a number of additional features including a short documentary, multi-angle tracks and 360 angle videos on the DVD ROM. This DVD was released only in Europe and Australia, and as such may not play on DVD players in other countries due to the region restrictions and television format (PAL/NTSC).
In October 2007 a second live DVD was released - Live At Montruex 2003 consists of the bands performance from the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. The DVD also contains as a bonus track Space Cowboy from the 1995 festival.
There are no other full length official live recordings on public sale although Jamiroquai have put live performances of individual tracks on some single releases. Some concerts have also been broadcast on radio and television over the years in different countries. There is however, quite a large bootleg scene out there and if you look hard enough, you should be able to lay your hands on some excellent live material in CD audio, MP3, and various video formats.
Last updated 28 October 2007.