Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Upcoming gigs

Finally, concerts are back and so are we. After attending our first concert in almost twenty months on September 14th, we're gearing up for more. Check out what's next and get your next concert tickets HERE !

Little Caesar @ Les Étoiles - October 3, 2021

Very exciting to see this band of veteran hard rockers come to our shores. Expect a set of no frills, hard driving, melodic blooze rock, featuring the soulful rasp of lead singer Ron Young. If you don't know them, do yourself a favor and check them out HERE.

Tickets are still available HERE.

Popa Chubby @ Olympia - October 10, 2021

Blues-rock heavyweight Popa Chubby is seemingly always on the road. We've seen him a few times over the years, including that memorable first time in a now defunct blues club in the West Village in New York City a quarter century ago. Has it been that long?

He is touring behind his excellent new record Tinfoil Hat which you can listen to HERE.

Get your tickets HERE.

Allman/Betts Band @ Café de la Danse - November 11, 2021

The Allman/Betts Band is honoring their fathers' legacies by embarking on a world tour, keeping the traditions of blues, jazz, soul and country-tinged Southern rock alive and thriving on the international circuit. But this is no tribute act, this is no vulgar facsimile. This is the real deal. The proof is in their excellent new record Bless Your Heart which you can find HERE.

Get tickets for Allman/Betts Band in Paris HERE.

Fresh off the release of Triumph & Agony Live, an in-concert re-reccording of her classic debut with Warlock, the Teutonic Queen of Metal returns to Paris to regale faithful headbangers with her powerful anthems and energetic presence. Can la Maroquierie contain all that excitement in such a small space?

Tickets can be found HERE.

The symphonic Metal heroes will be presenting their epic, sprawling double album Human: II : Nature in the arenas of the world. Nightwish always puts on a spectacular show and their new record is extremely cinematic: this tour promises more of their usual stunning visuals and musical bombast.

Clicker HERE to get your tickets for Nightwish in Paris.

Last time Fantastic Negrito played here in Paris he turned the New Morning into a sweltering pit of funk. We're looking forward to him bringing his smorgasbord of blues, soul, punk and pop onto the stage on one of the most venerable theaters in the city.

His new single Root City is a groovy, infectious tune which you can check out HERE.

Tickets can be found HERE.

Nearly three years after having brought down the house with Jonny Lang and Kris Barras, Walter Trout and his  Fender Stratocaster are returning to Paris to treat us to an evening of fiery blues rock and incendiary guitar licks. A veritable road warrior, a seasoned veteran of the rock n'roll wars, the Texas guitarist has a new lease on life and is wasting no time releasing one fantastic album after another and touring the world. The new one is called Ordinary Madness, and it's killer.

Buy your tickets HERE.

Tarja Turunen @ La Cigale - February 7th, 2022

While her former bandmates in Nightwish are embarking on a world tour to support their Human: II : Nature  Tarja is promoting In The Raw, showcasing her more Metal leanings. Do not pass the opportunity to catch one of the originators of a style that has spawned many imitators.

John Mayall @ Salle Pleyel - February 27th, 2022

I'm usually pretty suspicious of artists announcing their farewell tours, but John Mayall is approaching ninety and after a lifetime on the road and a new album on the way, he has earned the right to start taking it easy. Since his concert at the Bataclan in the spring of 2019, Carolyn Wonderland has left his band but she has been replaced by the fantastic Melvin Taylor. Another reason to get excited for the Parisian return of the Father of the British Blues!

Simple Minds @ Salle Pleyel - March 8th, 2022

Simple Minds are celebrating four decades of a career that has proven both popular and demanding. Hits like Don't You (Forget About Me), Sanctify Yourself, All The Things She Said or Mandela Day have acquired legendary status and have been the life soundtrack of nearly three generations.

Thundercat @ Elysée Montmartre - April 6, 2022

A veritable musical shapeshifter, the young bass wizard known as Thundercat mixes Jazz Fusion, Funk, Hip-Hop, Electronica with a virtuosic technique and an absurdist sense of humor and some truly memorable hooks. He's collaborated with artists as diverse as Flying Lotus, Suicidal Tendencies, Kendrick Lamar or Kamasi Washington. His new album It Is What It Is, has won the Best Progressive R&B Album at the last Grammy Awards.

Sparks @ Casino de Paris - April 19, 2022

Sparks are more current than ever, thanks to their recent album A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip, the Edgar Wright documentary The Sparks Brothers and the movie Annette which they wrote and was directed by Leos Carax. With the numerous postponements due to the pandemic, it will have been almost half a decade since we last saw them headline a show in the French capital and that is way too long for a band that loves this city almost as much as it loves them.

Deep Purple @ La Seine Musicale - June 6, 2022

Well into their sixth decade of existence, Deep Purple soldiers on. Their recent albums, produced by the legendary Bob Ezrin, have been absolutely excellent and prove that you can be a legacy band and still retain a level of creativity usually associated with youth. On stage, they always deliver the goods and the current line-up is the longest  lasting one the group has ever had. Absolute legends and an utterly unmissable show.

Aerosmith @ Accorhotels Arena - June 13, 2022

The greatest American Rock N' Roll band finally returns to our shores 12 years after their last visit, so it's beyond time for them to show a whole new generation how it's done. After almost half a century of existence and one of the greatest repertoires in the business, the original line-up of Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer will deliver a typically roaring, energetic set on a stage they know well, since this will be their sixth time at the newly rebranded Accor Arena. And as a bonus, the excellent Rival Sons will be opening the show. Rock N' Roll!

Drive-By Truckers @ La Maroquinerie - June 15, 2022

We're very excited to finally welcome on our shores a band we've admired for years: mixing Southern Rock with an quasi punk-rock sensibility, the Drive-By Truckers have recorded some absolute monster albums, our favorites of which are Decoration Day, the Dirty South, Southern Rock Opera and their latest masterpiece, 2020's The New OK. Equally at ease on ferocious rockers or delicate, country-tinged ballads, the band will play an intimate rock club in the northeast of the city on what promises to be an exciting date.

Faith No More - June 16th, 2022

Faith No More was unexpectedly reactivated once again, and this is great news for fans of bold, adventurous music. Metal, Funk, Punk, Soul, Alternative... these guys refuse to be pigeonholed and the only certainty is that whatever they do is that it's going to be excellent. By the time they play the show at the Zénith, it'll have been over thirty years since we last saw them so it'll begged to finally catch up.

Iron Maiden @ La Défense Arena - June 26, 2022

Four years after annihilating Paris two night in a row, Iron Maiden finally returns to complete their Legacy of the Beast Tour. Their new album Senjutsu will not be featured however, this is an exclusively retrospective affair. Expect all the hits and classics of the world's mightiest Heavy Metal band as well as a slew or surprises and a mind blowing stage show. Up the Irons!

Last surviving member of the original band, Angry Anderson is still waving the Australian Blooze-Rock flag proudly with new band members, including Mark Evans, formerly of that other hard rock band from Australia. Real, authentic music from a rock and roll lifer.

Get your tickets HERE.

Blue Öyster Cult @ Trianon - October 31, 2022

The two Parisian dates of Blue Öyster Cult are a rare treat, as they haven't been here since a memorable double bill with Uriah Help at the Olympia back in 2009. It'll be good to finally hear their numerous classics again (including my personal favorite Astronomy), as well as selections from their first new record in nearly twenty years The Symbol Remains and once again witness Eric Bloom and Buck Dharma set the city on flame with their rock and roll.

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