MRPO Artikelbild For five years now, Max Raabe and Annette Humpe are working together, writing and composing songs. After their platinum-certified album „Küssen kann man nicht alleine“ (you can´t kiss alone), the duo is now working on their next brilliant album „Für Frauen ist das kein Problem“ (that is no problem for women). Max Raabe´s songs are full of insights about love and the interaction between men and women. His way to perform is very charming and humorous – before striking up a song, he always names the composer and the year of release. Max Raabe returned to his home town Berlin in November for several shows at Admiralspalast. He brings the songs of the 1920s and 30s back to life and carries on this kind of musical art. His shows are a real musical experience, again and again, for about 25 years now. Black Box Music provided the entire sound, lighting and video technology for the Max Raabe tour. (more…)
Boys Noize Artikelbild Alex Ridha, better known as Boys Noize, released his 3rd and latest studio album „Out of the Black“ in late 2012 and was performing at all the big festivals in summer 2013 (e.g. Berlin festival , Zurich open air, Rock N Heim Festival, Sonne Mond Sterne festival, Sziget festival , Electro Magnetic festival , Rock Werchter , Eurockeennes festival, Rock am Ring and Beatpatrol). The techno DJ and producer of the record label Boys Noize Records has collaborated with Snoop Dogg, Mr.Oizo, Erol Alkan and did remixes and production for Depeche Mode, Daft Punk, (more…)
CRO Artikelbild The rapper, producer and designer from Stuttgart became one of the most important German artists in a minimum of time, due to his very own musical vision. His success story began with his first album „Raop“, released in 2012 and the same-titled tour. Cro manages to combine the indie scene, the hip hop community and pop radio. After several open – air concerts, Cro played his final show on October 5th at the sold-out „Stuttgarter Schleyerhalle“ presented by Chimperator Live. The live show was shown in about 80 cinemas throughout Germany on October 14th, 2013. Black Box Music provided the lighting and sound technology for the entire tour, as well as the stage machinery. For the PA system (incl. Side PA, Delay und nearFill) 24 x Line Source Array L-Acoustics K1, 24 x Line Source Array L-Acoustics K2, 16 x Subwoofer K1-System L-Acoustics K1-SB, 20 x Subwoofer L-Acoustics SB-28, 08 x Line Source Array L-Acoustics ARCS-II, 12 x Line Source Array L-Acoustics KARA and controller amp (more…)
Artikelbild LH Linda Hesse, who won the „Goldene Henne“ award in the category „newcomer of the year“ is touring Germany with her „Punktgenau“ (straight to the point) tour. She sings about break-ups, about falling in love and the hopes and dreams of single-moms. In Berlin, she performed at FritzClub, a venue that is famous for its cozy atmosphere. At 8pm, she entered the stage and the audience was absolutely excited. Linda Hesse is accompanied by her band and by the lovely back ground singer Isabel, who also has an amazing voice. On her tour across Germany, Linda Hesse did great shows and surprised the audience with lots of costume changes and a wide selection of great songs. Black Box Music provided the sound, light and video technology for the entire tour, as well as the rigging and the trucking. (more…)
DTH Artikelbild The weekend from August 9th to August 11th, 2013 was packed with three great shows on the site of the disused Tempelhof airport in Berlin. „Die Toten Hosen“ started the weekend with their show on Friday, August 9th, followed by two concerts of „Die Ärzte“ on August 10th and 11th. It was the very first time that these two bands were performing (more…)
Silly Artikelbild More than any other band from East Germany, Silly are considered the textbook example of artistically minded and inspirational criticism, wrapped in catchy and stirring songs. For 24 years now, they are performing on large and small stages throughout Germany. The band with lead singer Anna Loos, who is the quartette´s voice since 2006, is touring Germany with the new album „Kopf an Kopf“, (more…)
Frank Ocean Artikelbild Frank Ocean alias Christopher Francis Ocean is touring Europe with his latest album „Channel Orange“. He is playing shows in France, Britain, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and Ireland. During his shows, he is enchanting the audience with his beautiful vocal range and his unique songs. Frank Ocean is an American Hip-Hop and contemporary R&B singer, who started his career writing songs for other artists such as Brandy, Justin Bieber and Beyoncé Knowls. He gave only one concert in Germany at the BMW-World in Munich on 25 June 2013. The show named „You´re not dead“ was completely sold out. Black Box Music provided the entire sound and lighting equipment, the rigging and trucking and also the staffing for this tour. Besides, the entire backline was also provided by BBM. Before going on this Europaen tour, Frank Ocean rehearsed at BBM to be perfectly prepared. Four trailers were loaded with the required equipment (more…)
FWE Artikelbild The Greenville Festival and the Helene Beach Festival took place on the same weekend, that is to say from July, 25th to July, 28th, 2013. About 10,000 people went to see the Greenville Festival at the MAFZ in Paaren im Glien, Brandenburg, while about 15,000 people were partying at the same time at the festival site right at the Helene lake near Frankfurt/Oder. At the Greenville Festival, there were two open – air stages plus one hall with another stage (and continuous DJ line – up), where dozens of national and international artists were performing during this festival weekend. (more…)
Summerrave Artikelbild Since 2009, the A&P summer rave, one of the biggest and most spectacular raves in Europe, takes place every year at four hangars of the former airport Berlin Tempelhof. On 25 May 2013, the event started around 9 pm and more than 20,000 people came to party all night long with the most popular DJ´s of the techno scene. Among others, these artists were performing that night: Lützenkirchen, (more…)
Artikelbild DTH „Die Toten Hosen“ made it: on 14 May 2013 ( their 30th anniversary on stage) they sold their millionth ticket for the current tour! According to their label JKP, this tour is one of the biggest tours in the German-speaking world regarding the numbers of spectators. On 12 October 2013, the band will play the final show of this tour in Düsseldorf. Until then, they are playing 61 shows altogether, 53 of them are already sold out. 50.000 DTH fans are expected for the concerts in Freibug and Berlin. Until now, most of the concerts of this tour are already sold out. There is, however, still a chance to purchase tickets for the following tour dates: 24.05.13 Regensburg, Danube Arena (sold out) 25.05.13 Austria – Innsbruck, Olympics Hall (sold out) 31.05.13 Bochum, Rewirpowerstadion (sold out) 01.06.13 Bochum, Rewirpowerstadion (sold out) 07.06.13 Hanover, Expo Plaza Open Air (sold out) 09.06.13 Switzerland – St.Gallen, AFG Arena (sold out) 11.06.13 Munich, Olympics Hall (sold out) 14.06.13 Heilbronn, Frankenstadion (sold out) 15.06.13 Gräfenhainichen, Ferropolis 16.06.13 Kassel, Auestadion (Hessentag) (sold out) 21.06.13 Bocholt, Stadion am Hünting (sold out) 22.06.13 St. Wendel/Bosen, Festwiese am Bostalsee (sold out) 23.06.13 St. Wendel/Bosen, Festwiese am Bostalsee 29.06.13 Cologne, RheinEnergieStadion 07.07.13 Hoyerswerda, Seenland Festival 13.07.13 Freiburg, Messe Open Air (sold out) 20.07.13 Schweinfurt, Willy-Sachs-Stadion (sold out) 09.08.13 Berlin, former airport Tempelhof (sold out) 22.08.13 Dresden, movie nights on the bank of the River Elbe (sold out) 23.08.13 Dresden, movie nights on the bank of the River Elbe (sold out) 24.08.13 Neu-Ulm, Wiley Open Air (sold out) 28.08.13 Rostock, IGA Park 29.08.13 Hamburg, Hamburger Kultursommer (sold out) 31.08.13 Minden, Weserufer 06.09.13 Bayreuth, Hans-Walter-Wild-Stadion 07.09.13 Mannheim, Maimarktgelände 11.10.13 Düsseldorf, Esprit Arena 12.10.13 Düsseldorf, Esprit Arena (sold out) Festival dates 2013 06.07.13 Switzerland – Locarno, Moon and Stars (new) 18.-21.07.13 Cuxhaven – Deichbrand Festival 19.07.13 Switzerland – Bern – Gurtenfestival (sold out ) 15.-17.08.13 Austria – St. Pölten – FM4 Frequency Festival 21.09.13 Konstanz, Rock am See You can expect some great shows!                  Black Box Music is providing the entire sound, light and video technology for this tour. Among others, the following equipment is being used: 48 x L-Acoustics K1, L-Acoustics V-DOSC, L-Acoustics SB-28, L-Acoustics KARA, L-Acoustics ARCS-II, L-Acoustics K1-SB, system amp rack L-Acoustics LA-RAK, system amp rack L-Acoustics RK-12/4, L-Acoustics 112XT, Digidesign Venue D-Show, Waves MAXXBCL, Vertigo Sound VSC-2, Yamaha PM5D-RH, L-Acoustics FM-115, L-Acoustics KUDO, Sennheiser IEM and wireless mikrophones, VARI*LITE VL3500 Wash FX, Martin MAC 101, Martin MAC 2000 Wash XB, Martin Atomic 3000, Clay Paky Sharpy, followspots Robert Juliat Lancelot, MA –Dimmer and Telex wireless intercom, etc. Photos: ©