Thursday, May 29, 2008

Europe Ventures part 1

Monday - 26.05.2008

After a well relaxed weekend together with Utopium, having some good food and in general getting ready for the tour, for example by panicking over a lost Fender Amp, that we forgot after the gig at Studenterhuset last friday, we took off in good shape monday morning towards Witten.

Previous plans about bringing a PA system acoustic guitars, extra amps and other nice additional gear was pretty fast neglected due to a not so big bus for the tour. Since we are 7 touring (5 Late nighters, a sound engineer and a healthcare manager) all carrying luggage as well.

We arrived fine at Witten pretty much on time, discovering that the place was huge, but the actual room and stage of the place we were going to play was not the biggest, but very sufficient.

It was a bit slow night, not so many audience but nonetheles we still managed to sell a good stack of CD's.

Setlist of the night:
- Silent Carriers
- Sidekick Trip To Mars
- Skylights
- Acorns Fall
- Carousel
- Love/Respect Call
- Ready For The Knife

Tourbus playlist:
- Lali Puna, Notwist, People Press Play, Faithless, Björk, Flaming Lips, Snowden, The Postal Service, Manual, dEUS, Duran Duran, DJ Shadow, Mice Parade ...


Tuesday - 27.05.2008

Next day, I woke up early as I usually do and had the pleasure of one cold shower at the nice peoples apartment that we lend after the Witten show.

I just went for a stroll in the city of Dortmund while waiting for the other guys to wake up. Later it turned out I just had been unlucky with the icy temperature in the bath, since this didnt seem to be an issue for the rest of the guys. Well it woke me up pretty good.

Dortmund -> Leipzig is quite a trip so we head off pretty early with me behind the wheels since I was pretty well rested and the closer we got to Leipzig the more the celsius arised outside, making it pretty obvious why its a good idea to have aircondition in your bus. Something that we hadn't thought about, so we went for the more old-school airconidition called windows which noised things up a lot and had the small side effect of the drivers feeling like driving in a tumbledryer.

Nonetheless the spirits were high, Leipzig is a beautiful city and has a good cultural scene and generally a lot of charm and last time we played in Leipzig at "Noch Besser Leben" it was extremely nice, so expcetations we're high.

This time it was at Cafe Mule. A very cool place with a small stage and room, but with loads and loads of atmosphere, placed in an old cotton factory. So definately a backing gear job with not that much to o for our sound engineer. The hospitality of Mule was excellent, an extremely good Chili, free bar, nice accomodation for almost all of us and a niceb breakfast the day after. Something I personally didnt need :-) .

The show was as those kind of shows often are: intimate and for us very very good. It seems like these kind of gigs always turns out great, and this night were in every way excellent. Just below here you can listen to one of the songs from the show, a new piece called Silent Carriers.

Setlist of the night:
- Lazy Star
- Silent Carriers
- Skylights
- Acorns Fall
- Carousel
- Sidekick Trip To Mars
- Love/Respect Cal
- Ready For The Knife

Tourbus playlist:
A whole lot of metal & post hardcore. Cult Of Luna, Sepultura, Tool, Raconteurs, Neurosis, Isis, This Will Destroy You, Cypress Hill.

Late Night Venture - Silent Carriers ( Live From Cafe Mule Leipzig )


Late Night Venture - Silent Carriers .. Live from Leipzig










Wednesday - 28.05.2008

Tuesday was one long day and everyone of us was pretty worn out and tired, so a small drive to Berlin was very welcome. The target of this night : Monkey Club is a small Berlin venue in a cellar and since we were in so good time on the day, we had time to spend in Berlin. It's not exactly the first time in Berlin for us, but the first time in this venue. The venue is one of those places where there is a volume restriction, saying you can not play over 95db.

It might be another discussion, but I personally don't understand why clubs that has such restrictions book rock bands. I mean the drums alone can easily go beyond 95DB.

It doesn't matter that much, but it does mean that we play some other songs than when in places with no restrictions like that. The setlist belows shows the more mellow and spacious set.

Setlist of the night:
- Lazy Star
- Carousel
- Skylights
- After
- Trapped In Glass
- Sidekick Trip To Mars
- Ready For The Knife
- Love/Respect Call

Tourbus playlist:
Very quiet, none music what so ever :-) .. tired from Leipzig..

1 comment:

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