mardi 30 novembre 2010

the end of Recoil Tour - final dates in Europe / La fin de la tournée Recoil , les dernières dates

Don’t miss the very last two shows of Recoil’s ‘Selected Events 2010′ tour coming up next weekend. We nearly missed a show ourselves on Monday when snow hit the roads hard and extended what should have been a quick drive from Berlin to Warsaw into a 14-hour marathon! Alan and the team eventually crawled in at 10pm, set up the gear without a soundcheck in front of a good-natured and expectant crowd, and then proceeded to perform immediately with (luckily) only a few minor hitches. We’re happy to say that those who braved minus 10 degrees to come out were rewarded & warmed by the end of the night, with everyone trudging home happily in the snow at around 3am.
In the light of this early Eastern European freeze, Recoil will be arriving in Bratislava & Budapest with plenty of time to spare in order to fulfil the very last two engagements, followed by a party in Prague to celebrate what has been a fantastic year presenting ‘A Strange Hour’ in all corners of the globe. There are still a few tickets available so try to make it along. In Bratislava, we will be joined by special guests The Autumnist – brainchild of Vlado Durajka.
Full details for both events as follows:
Date : 03.12.2010
City: Bratislava
Venue : Majestic Music Club
Address: Karpatská 2, Bratislava, Slovakia
Tickets : Buy Tickets
Date : 04.12.2010
City: Budapest
Venue : Szikra (ex Metro Mozi)
Address: 1066 Budapest, Teréz krt 62.
Phone: +36 1 7065127
Tickets : Buy Tickets

dimanche 7 novembre 2010

Alan Wilder update Argentina

‘Selected Events’ 2010 – extra date in WARSAW / Poland

Due to demand, another event has been added to the final Euro leg of Recoil’s ‘Selected Events’ tour. Poland has been asking for another show for some time now following the great evening back in April in Lodz. This time, ‘A Strange Hour’ will be presented in Warsaw at Progresja on 29th November.
Architect will also be appearing on the bill.
Says Alan: “The presentation has been updated since the last time we played in Poland. We added some new films and mashed up Recoil/DM versions for the US and South American leg which have gone down really well. Daniel Myer has also been slipping in some glitched up, Myer-style DM and Nitzer Ebb beats into his live set. You never quite know what he is going to come up with each night!”
Details below:
Date : 29.11.2010
City: Warsaw
Venue : Progresja
Address : 01-476 Warszawa
ul Kaliskiego 15a
Phone: +48 22 683 75 42
Tickets :

‘Selected Events’ Cordoba - Argentina

Due to reasons which were completely out of our control, the Cordoba event in Argentina was unable to go ahead yesterday. Rumour has it that the local promoters failed to get the proper permissions from local authourites to clear the event in advance, and the police turned up to shut it down before it even got underway. The engagement was due to be held as a mini festival including three separate tents in an outdoor location. Recoil was scheduled to headline in the main tent. Our crew arrived in Cordoba in plenty of time but got word that the show was experiencing difficulties at 10pm when we were still waiting to set up our projection system and conduct a soundcheck. 2000-3000 people were expected to attend and we don’t have information at this time about how refunds will be handled.
Says Alan: “I’m sure the fog will clear over the next days and we will get a full explanation of what happened. I just hope no fans will hold Recoil responsible in any way because we were in Cordoba and ready to play. I had already held a press conference in anticipation at the hotel in town, and we all sat in the lobby waiting to go to the venue when we heard the news that the show was in trouble. The crowds so far in Santiago, Buenos Aires and Rosario have been nothing short of incredible. It has been so uplifting to perform to such enthusiastic and appreciative people and Paul & I are naturally very disappointed to not be able to fulfil the Cordoba date. It is not altogether surprising that something like this might happen along the way – whatever people may think, South American countries do have a reputation for chaos and we have experienced plenty of that so far on this leg, including wasted appointments at embassies, travel delays, lost baggage, road strikes, corrupt authorities, equipment troubles and so on. I try to rise above it and am mainly philosophical because the warmth of the people makes up for the misgivings of the bureaucracy. I am just saddened that, having come so far and after 25 years, we got so close and yet so far away from playing to the fans that bought the tickets. If something can be rearranged, then it will be done. Our sincere apologies to the Cordobans.”
We know it’s a different country but there are still a few tickets left for the next event in São Paulo at Inferno Club on November 10th – we are really looking forward to visiting Brazil (assuming they let us in!).
Date : 10.11. 2010
City : São Paulo
Venue : Inferno Club
Address : Rua Augusta, 501
Phone : 55 +11 3120 4140
Tickets : Directly at the venue and on POS (CD stores) / Buy tickets

mardi 2 novembre 2010

‘Selected Events’ : Baltimore Halloween party / New York final show !

Go here for a quick video report & update from Alan about the final dates on Recoil’s North American tour. It’s nearly Halloween so get along (in fancy dress) to the Recoil party event in Baltimore at Bourbon St on 31st October. Along with Recoil, Architect and Conjure One, we also have The Perfects on the bill.

For the closing event in New York, Alan has invited Nicole Blackman to join him on stage and he says there may be some other very special guests showing up for the evening;) – don’t miss this one. It takes place at Highline Ballroom on 01st November. Join us for this final celebration before ‘A Strange Hour’ heads off to South America! – there are still some tickets available…

Full details for both shows below:
Date : 10. 31. 2010
City : Baltimore
Venue : Bourbon Street
Address : Bourbon Street, 316 Guilford Avenue, Baltimore, MD
Tickets : Buy tickets

Venue Link | Facebook event page

Date : 11. 01. 2010
City : New York
Venue : Highline Ballroom
Address : Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, between 9th and 10th Ave, New York, NY
Tickets : Buy tickets

Report & Update from Alan about the final dates on Recoil's North Americ...

Last concerts for the "Strange Hour with Alan Wilder" / SELECTED Tour with a major final concert in New York on November 1st !

Derniers concerts pour la "Strange Hour with Alan Wilder" / Tournée SELECTED avec un concert final en apothéose à New York le 1er Novembre ( hier soir)