Wednesday, July 5

Festival tour

Bent, Snah & Øyvind @ Berlin's Postbahnhof 01.05.2006
picture by Jette Krabbe

IN JUST FOUR WEEKS Motorpsycho will return to the stage with a run of medium to small-sized festival gigs across Europe. It is being assumed that the band will play some six concerts altogether in August (as reported previously). Two festival-appearances have been known for some time: A prestigious slot on Oslo's Øyafestival bill & a show at Germany's Haldern Pop Festival.

An additional, third date has surfaced now: they will rock Switzerland again at the For Noise Festival, Pully, near Lausanne. The three-day festival, specialized in "the whole spectrum of rock music with all its nuances yet open to different sounds" (cf. For Noise info), will be held from August 10th to 12th, 2006; Motorpsycho will perform on the third day (12.08.2006), between 22:00 & 23:30. This appears to be the tenth anniversary of the festival. Other acts on the bill include Fischerspooner, Puppetmastaz, Art Brut, Yann Tiersen, Lambchop, Celtic Frost, Sylvain Chauveau & Ensemble Nocturne among many others. Tickets are available in many places, see the ticket info on the festival's website, go here or here, or to They cost between 35 & 40 CHF for one day.

No other dates are known so far & it is still uncertain if more shows will be added at all. The band will hopefully be back with a more extensive itinerary in the autumn, compare this article.

A constantly updated schedule for the summer tour can be found here (the sidebar has a link for quick navigation too). I will also keep a Concert Chronology 2006 Part II, like I did during the spring tour, see the 2006 Concert Chronology Part I.

Motorpsycho have last toured Europe's festival circuit in the summer 2002, when they took their collaboration with Jaga Jazzist on the road for seven shows & recorded "In the fishtank" in a dutch studio.

Many thanks to marc for the heads up about the For Noise confirmation! Discuss & make travel-plans here -- there is nothing like a Motorpsycho-concert to look forward to!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,

anyone able to track this on hard disk?

The Haldern-Festival -including motoprscho?!?- is supposed to broadcast under

"TerraTec auf dem Haldern Open Air - Webcast auf BeSonic!

Zudem wird es über die kostenlose Musikplattform BeSonic einen Live-Webcast geben. An allen drei Tagen des Haldern Open Air wird auf in Kooperation mit Rockwire von den Bühnen für lau in die ganze Welt übertragen..."

thanks :)

2:35 PM  

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