Daily Archives: 15 March 2021

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10cc (GBR)

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Legendary band with ultra-high quality pop/rock songs that reached the charts many times.
Merely reading the titles should bring the song to your mind: Dreadlock Holiday, I’m Not In Love, The Wall Street Shuffle, The Things We Do For Love, Rubber Bullets, I’m Mandy Fly Me, etcetera.Check the recent documentary ‘I’m Not In Love – The Story of 10cc’ here.
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2021 tour:
(all original tickets remain valid):

Wed. May 05 – NLD – Assen – Bevrijdingsfestival (Theater De Nieuwe Kolk)

Thu. Oct. 28 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw Eindhoven *

Sun. Oct. 31 – NLD – Groningen – De Oosterpoort *
Mon. Nov. 01 – NLD – Zwolle – Theater de Spiegel

Sat. Nov. 13 – NLD – Vlissingen – CineCityXL

Tue. Nov. 16 – NLD – Amsterdam – Het Concertgebouw
Wed. Nov. 17 – NLD – Nijmegen – De Vereeniging

Sat. Nov. 20 – NLD – Hengelo (Ov.) – Schouwburg Hengelo *

Sun. Nov. 21 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theaters *

More news on the show in Den Haag will follow in May 2021.

*: support: Jasper Erkens.

Crash Test Dummies (CAN)

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25 years ago, these Canadians published their album “God Shuffled His Feet”. It was their most successful album, with 45 weeks in the Dutch top 100 album charts, and made it to no. 6! Their hit song “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” has been watched more than 11 million times, another memorable song of them is “Superman’s Song“.
In June they will come with the original line-up to the Netherlands to play the whole album “God Shuffled His Feet” plus al hits.
“Good Shuffled His Feet” (BMG/Arista)
Bookings in the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 – “God Shuffled His Feet 25th Anniversary Tour”
(all original tickets remain valid):

Fri. May 28 – NLD – Hengel (Ov.) – Metropool

Sun. June 06 – NLD – Breda – Mezz

Sat. Jun. 12 – NLD – Utrecht – TivoliVredenburg (Cloud 9)
Sun. Jun. 13 – NLD – Roermond – ECI Culturfabriek

Wed. Jun. 16 – NLD – Groningen – Oosterpoort
Thu. Jun. 17 – NLD – Alkmaar – Victorie

10cc’s Graham Gouldman & Heart Full of Songs (GBR)

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10cc co-founder and current band-leader Graham Gouldman, together with Iain Hornal and Ciaran Jeremiah, presents the songs that he wrote or co-wrote during his long career as a songwriter. The shows are intimate and semi-acoustic, with lots of stories about the songs and about Graham’s career. Not only 10cc-songs are presented, but also songs such as “For Your Love” (The Yardbirds), “Bus Stop” (The Hollies), and “No Milk Today” (Herman’s Hermits) that are Gouldman compositions, as well as songs from Gouldman’s recent solo-albums such as “Love and Work” and his brand-new solo-album “Modesty Forbids” (Lojinx-import).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Rob)

2021:

Wed. Sep. 01 – NLD
Thu. Sep. 02 – NLD – Amsterdam – Concertgebouw
Fri. Sep. 03 – NLD – Oldenzaal – Oldenzaal Muzikaal Festival

The Nomads (SWE)

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The godfathers of the Swedish garage rock scene.
Current album ‘Solna’ received rave reviews (Universal for Scandinavia, Devils Jukebox for the rest of Europe); 2013 release: “Loaded Deluxe EP” on coloured vinyl with brand new tracks!
Bookings for all of Europe except SWE (by Rob)

2021:
(all original tickets remain valid)

Fri. Sep. 10 – NOR – Oslo – Sentrum Scene (+ The Dogs (NOR) + Spidergawd) (sold out!)
Sat. Sep. 11 – NOR – Oslo – Sentrum Scene (+ The Dogs (NOR) + Spidergawd)

Fri. Nov. 19 – FIN – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sat. Nov. 20 – FIN – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)

Pussy Riot: Riot Days (RUS)

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Protest art collective based in Moscow formed in 2011 with approx. 11 women participating.They staged unauthorised provocative guerrilla punk rock performances in unusual public places, which brought 3 of them to prison camps. Maria Alyokhina was one of them. She wrote a book about it, “Riot Days”. The book is the basis for this multi-media performance. Read also the great interview in The Music.
New book “Riot Days” (Bertelsmann Pinguin).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 show:
(all original tickets remain valid)

Fri. Sep. 24 – NLD – Amsterdam – Q-Factory

Sat. Oct. 09 – BEL – t.b.a. (t.b.c.)

I Muvrini (FRA)

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Corsican singer-songwriters since 30 years, combination of traditional polyphony with pop.
The live shows of I Muvrini are known for the engagement of the group for tolerance among humans. The song texts also speak about a great respect for nature.
New album “Portu in Core” out now!
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 Portu in Core tour
(all original tickets remain valid)
Tilburg: new date is confirmed; waiting for venue to allow publicity.

Sun. Oct. 09 – NLD – Heerlen – Parkstad Limburg Theater

Huun Huur Tu (RUS)

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Tuvan throat singers, the music is based on native Tuvan folk traditions in instruments and singing, though in recent years western instruments like guitar and electronics are added.
New album “Children of the Otter” out now! (Jaro Medien-Music&Word).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2021 tour “Terra Incognita Tuva”
(all original tickets remain valid)
Amsterdam: new date is confirmed; waiting for venue to allow publicity.

Tue. Oct. 19 – NLD – Arnhem – Oostpool
Wed. Oct. 20 – NLD – Eindhoven – Muziekgebouw
Thu. Oct. 21 – NLD – Rotterdam – LantarenVenster (2 shows)

24-7 Spyz (USA)

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The Heavy Metal Soul pioneers from the South Bronx are about to rock the world again in 2021 after the release of their seventh studio-album “The Soundtrack To The Innermost Galaxy”. Their energetic shows have always rocked the crowds, while at the same time the band does not shun experiment and cross-over.
New album “The Soundtrack To The Innermost Galaxy” out now! (The Gumbo Recording Company-Cargo).
Bookings for all of Europe (by Rob)

Sex, Juice & Heavy Metal Soul Euro Tour 2021

Wed. Nov. 03 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 04 – EUR
Fri. Nov. 05 – EUR
Sat. Nov. 06 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 07 – EUR
Mon. Nov. 08 – EUR
Tue. Nov. 09 – EUR
Wed. Nov. 10 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 11 – EUR
Fri. Nov. 12 – DEU – Hamburg – t.b.a. (int.)
Sat. Nov. 13 – DEU – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Sun. Nov. 14 – DEU – Dortmund – Musiktheater Piano
Mon. Nov. 15 – DEU – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (int.)
Tue. Nov. 16 – DEU – München – Backstage Club
Wed. Nov. 17 – EUR
Thu. Nov. 18 – CHE – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Fri. Nov. 19 – DEU – Ludwigsburg – Scala Theater
Sat. Nov. 20 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 21 – ITA – Milano – t.b.a. (int.)
Mon. Nov. 22 – EUR
Tue. Nov. 23 – BEL – t.b.a. – t.b.a. (confirmed venue show)
Wed. Nov. 24 – NLD – Zaandam – De Flux
Thu. Nov. 25 – EUR
Fri. Nov. 26 – EUR
Sat. Nov. 27 – EUR
Sun. Nov. 28 – EUR

Live Skull (USA)

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Formed in 1982, the quintessential New York noise band Live Skull are back with two brand-new albums in two years: ‘Saturday Night Massacre’ saw the light of day last year (2019), and December 11, 2020 saw the release of another classic: ‘Dangerous Visions’. Together with other New York bands Sonic Youth and Swans, Live Skull defined the term “noise rock”.
In his much-quoted review for The New York Times, Robert Palmer declared, “With each new record, New York’s Live Skull delivers a more concentrated brand of emotional intensity, a more ferociously disciplined sonic assault”.
Often brutal and yet strangely seductive, full of hooks and emotional intensity, and with a drone-dance-quality that reminds us of the early Velvet Underground.
After a gap of 30 years, Live Skull are back!
New album ‘Dangerous Visions’ out now (Bronson Recordings – import).
Bookings for Europe (by Rob)

2022:

March (full European tour)

Sass Jordan (CAN)

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Canada’s ‘Queen of Rock’, known from her hits: “Make You A Believer”, “High Road Easy”, “So Hard”, and many more.
Her upcoming album “Rebel Moon Blues” is a blues album. Sass Jordan has always been a blues singer, it just took her 40 years to realize it. The album contains seven remarkable cover songs and one original.
Current album “Rebel Moon Blues” (Stony Plain Records)
Bookings for all of Europe (by Hilde)

2022 tour:
(all original tickets from 2020 remain valid)

Fri. June 03 – EUR
Sat. June 04 – NLD – Weert – Bosuil
Sun. June 05 – NLD – t.b.a. (confirmed festival show)
Mon. June 06 – EUR

Wed. June 08 26 – NLD – Hoorn – Manifesto *
Thu. June 09 – NLD – Breda – Mezz *
Fri. June 10 – NLD – Amstelveen – P60 *
Sat. June 11 – NLD – Drachten – Iduna *
Sun. June 12 – NLD – Arnhem – Luxor Live *

*: support: Chris Caddell

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers (USA)

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Whether he’s squeezing out the deepest blues or playing the funkiest soul grooves, legendary blues and soul giant Tommy Castro knows how to ignite a crowd.
“Tommy Castro & The Painkillers showcase the power of the blues, soul and down-and-dirty rock ‘n’ roll… rousing and infectious. This is energizing, scorching, soul-shaking music…. pure pleasure.” – Living Blues
Current album “Killin’ It – Live” (Alligator Records-Munich Records/V2 Records).
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2022:
(all original tickets remain valid)

Thu. Sep. 08 – NLD
Fri. Sep. 09 – NLD
Sat. Sep. 10 – NLD – t.b.a. (t.b.c.)
Sun. Sep. 11 – NLD – t.b.a. (t.b.c.)

Taimane (USA)

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Taimane translates to ‘diamond’ from Samoan, she is best known for her fierce and inventive style of playing the ukulele. With the fierceness of a rocker and the grace of a dancer, Taimane and her music are wowing ever-larger audiences. She has the ability to morph genres – from classical to rock to flamenco – and stretch her instrument far beyond the familiar melodies of Hawaii.
Online she’s an influencer with over 15 million views on youtube and over 25.000 online followers.
Current album: “Elemental” (Taimane Records-import)
Bookings for the Netherlands (by Hilde)

2022:
Autumn – NLD