Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EURO-TOUR WITH KINGONS AND LUCY SPAZZY ON BASS - VAN BROKEN INTO IN ITALY - 7" RELEASES COMING UP - SPAIN TOUR IN DECEMBER - 2015?

Ahoy-hoy,

so this month we had the pleasure of touring in Europe with our japanese friends THE KINGONS. A sensational band! Also, we could welcome non other than LUCY CANNONBALL SPAZZY from Australian legends the SPAZZYS on bass for this trip. We had a great time and an absolutly crazy tour. Thanks to Thib' from WILD CARD BOOKING for making it happen! Thanks Kébap Le Tronc for the poster-art!

We played the following tourdates:
01.10 IT - Castiglione Delle Stiviere @ Arci Dallo
02.10 IT - Tencarola (PD) @ Bar Alla Piazza
03.10 IT - Imperia @ Arci Camalli
04.10 FR - Valence @ Mistral Palace
05.10 CH - Genève // CANCELED !!!
06.10 IT - Bergamo @ Joe Koala
07.10 AT - Innsbruck @ PMK
09.10 DE - Essen @ Panic Room
10.10 BE - Nijlen @ SUMMER IN OCTOBER FEST
11.10 DE - Nürnberg @ CANDY POP FEST #2 *DeeCRACKS only
VAN BROKEN INTO IN ITALY

The tour was good fun, but we had to face some troubles right on the second day. We went for a pizza at noon in Desenzano at the lake Garda, we parked the van on a parking slot that had signs saying there is video surveillance, but there were no cameras. It was just the sign to scare robbers away, or how we see it, to fake safety. Anyway, we came back one and a half hours late and had our side window smashed in and all our bags stolen. Luckily, all of our gear was still there. But they grabbed all the bags they could find. So Mike lost his passport and drivers license, Matt lost his passport and all his clothes and the tourmoney was gone. Lucky Lucy didn't lose anything, our driver Kalle just had his backbag stolen, with luckily nothing important in it.
Unfortunately, the Kingons lost their passports and a lot of clothes and money as well. It was really hard to get it all sorted out for them. Italian police didn't give a shit really and it was hard to communicate with all parties. We were forced to cancel the show in Geneva, Switzerland because we couldn't get in without the passports and had to drive back to Milano to get new ones at the Japanese Embassy. Sorry Geneve, we'll make it up to you at some point!
There is a list of people we have to thank for helping us out:
Simone Riccobelli for being there on the spot and helping translate with police and all!
Cycy and Petr at backline.sk for being helpful and understanding, thanks for the trust!
The mysterious lady at the Austrian foreign ministry for helping us out and guiding us through it!
John Galt for helping translating at the garages to get the van fixed!
Franz at OTIS Tours and John Terrible at Radio BAM! for setting up an awesome last minute show for us in Bergamo!
Thanks to everyone coming to the shows and for bringing us clothes and high-fives!


7" RELEASES COMING UP
We couldn't get our split 7" with the KINGONS out before the tour, but it will see the light of day soon! More infos coming soon.
Also, our long planned DEE DEE KING Tribute Split with the ZATOPEKS is almost ready and will come out before X-Mas this year! A RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN special release with 2 songs of each band and a song by the MANGES as a bonus on the download-code. Artwork is done by the great Manuel Manges! A limited fun release! We are looking forward!

SPAIN TOUR IN DECEMBER
YES! We are gonna come back to Spain this year for a short run of shows with Barcelona's own F.A.N.T.A. ! We will play in Castéllon, Madrid and Barcelona. The show in Madrid will be at the MONSTER ZERO MASH 2014! A huge party guaranteed and we will bring LUCY SPAZZY back for this short trip! QUE PASAAAAAAAAA!!!!

2015? So, we definitely have a lot planned for 2015 already, but it's too soon to announce anything. But we will do the same as every year, which means touring our asses off and bringing a party to your town! So watch out!!

later,
Mike / Matt // DeeCRACKS

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You recorded 21 songs in the Beyond Medication sessions, I hope the b-sides see the light of the day somewhere!

Jade Graham said...

We were forced to cancel the show in Geneva, trip to italy