Maybe not everybody has heard about "About Songs", but December 4th we have our third "About Songs Christmas Tour" coming up and are very proud to have the dutch/finnish duo TOWN OF SAINTS, the in Denmark living Icelandic DAD ROCKS! the German HONIG on board to give you a nice line up for the pre-christmas time.
This tour is not to compare with "regular" tours of the artists as all musicians are sharing the stage to play songs from all three acts together. To make this sounding great we lock them in a studio space for some days....of course they're also allowed to play a little solo set.
As we did last year with Talking To Sir Simon the artists recorded a beautiful X-mas song full of horns which is called 'Old Friend' and will be released (digitally) December 6 (attention: St. Nikolaus) under the name TOWN OF HONEY ROCKS.
It's time for a new band on DevilDuck again!
For the very first time we are proud to announce that we've signed the first Canadian band which of course we are giving a very warm welcom! Within the last eight years I've been to SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas and by accident I saw two songs of Rah Rah live, but these two were so full of dynamic and fun that the band totally kicked me and as they played a proper show the day after again of course I was there as well.
My enthusiasm resulted in a record deal and I really hope that this enthusiasm and all euphoria will transfer to all of you when their 3rd album "The Poet's Dead" will be released August 23rd.
Of course this great Canadian quintett (a six piece on the photo) are coming in for playing some shows by end of September.
One of my favourite artists, Mr. Ken Stringfellow (R.E.M., The Posies), is back on tour in Germany to promote his great solo album "Danzig In The Moonlight" which by the way is his first one in 8 n(!) years. The German MusikExpress voted it 6 from 6 stars and that's totally true!
He's bringing "About Songs" friend Sir Simon with him on tour as support and backing duo - by the way Sir Simon will release his new album this year as well. It's definitely a good fit and you can expect a great Ken Stringfellow show as I've just seen in Austin at SXSW Festival, where he brought guests like Scott McCaughey (R.E.M., The Minus Five) and Mike Mills (R.E.M.) on stage.
Here you can watch the wonderful and intense video for 'Doesn't It Remind You To Something', which he is singing with a different female duet partner in each city - shows can be found under "on stage"!
Unbelievable, but the year 2012 is coming to an end finally...
The 2nd "About Songs Christmas Tour" with TALKING TO TURTLES, SIR SIMON and TOWN OF SAINTS is starting on Friday at wonderful Franz Mehlhose in Erfurt, which was sold out last year. All other dates you can find under "on stage" or right hand on this side.
The first two bands have done a wonderful cooperation naming themselves TALKING TO SIR SIMON and releasing the x-mas single 'Take Your Time, Valentine' as well as a Scorpions cover of 'Send Me An Angel' as 7" which you can get on tour.
Unbelieveable, but PALEO is still on tour in Europe and as some things and shows are changing daily you can see the current status under "on stage".
PALEO is now also doing support for that Canadian band YUKON BLONDE in Stauttgart (May 19) and Munich (May 20).