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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: © stefantietz.de
TVoG Artikelbild The 8 semifinalists of the „Voice of Germany“ contest went on tour and played 9 shows in Germany, proving that they are able to entertain a big audience even without the support of their famous coaches Rea Garvey, Nena, The BossHoss and Xavier Naidoo. The concerts were almost sold-out and a lot of equipment was being used. 6 trucks and 4 nightliners were needed in oder to transport the 90 people of the crew (more…)
FK Artikelbild Fritz Kalkbrenner started his tour on 7 March 2013. He combines a variety of genres, his tracks sound a little bit melancholic and warm with a hint of pop, but always cool and smooth. Kalkbrenner is promoting his new album „Sick Travellin‘“, released October 2012, with more than 30 shows on his tour across Europe and Asia. During his 3-hour gig, he creates a fantastic atmosphere, a night you´ll always remember. On 28 March 2013, Fritz Kalkbrenner is playing a sold-out show at Batschkapp (more…)
Seeed Artikelbild The members of SEEED took a break for a couple of years to work on several solo projects, but now SEEED are back, with an impressive new album and a large-scale tour across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The band is internationally well known, famous for their energy and passion on stage. SEEED played sold-out shows on 8 and 9 December 2012 at the Max- Schmeling- Halle in Berlin, fascinating (more…)
Mia Artikelbild      Mieze (lead singer), Andy (guitar), Bob (bass) and Gunnar (drums) are the members of the band MIA. After a three-year hiatus they are back now, playing shows in 13 German cities on their „Tacheles“ tour. Each of MIA.´s shows is a unique experience and on 15 Dezember 2012 they played a show in Berlin. For 1 ½ hours, the audience was mesmerised by a mixture of punk and electronic music. Opening act for each of the 13 shows was the band Laing (second prize winner at BuViSoCo). Black Box Music provided the lighting and sound equipment für MIA.´s „Tacheles“ tour in cooperation with Audiosmith and Tigersound. (more…)
Nelly Artikelbild In September 2012 – six years after her last album – Nelly Furtado now releases her fifth studio album, named „The Spirit Indestructible“. The long-awaited European tour finally started in March 2013. Nelly Furtado is touring Italy, Switzerland and Slowenia and she is playing 5 shows in Germany. On Sunday, 3 March 2013, she performed in Berlin. After the performances of Celia Pelli, Dylan Murray and Noah Becker, Nelly Furtado entered the stage punctually at 8pm and excited the audience. The singer, who is of Portuguese – Canadian origin, has not lost her charm over the last years and delivered an excellent performance with a great voice. The audience was delighted by her natural attraction. The high-light of the show was the guest appearance of singer Ray Garvey, who performed the hit „All good things“ together with Nelly. Before the tour, Nelly Furtado rehearsed her show for 4 days at the BBM rehearsal studios and tested the stage set-up. BBM handled the complete trucking for the European tour and provided the following equipment: Digidesign Venue Profile, Digidesign Venue SC48, Tascam SS-CDR 200, Floor Monitor L-Acoustics 12XT, Subwoofer L-Acoustics SB-18, Controller amp rack L-Acoustics LA-RAK, Sennheiser wireless microfones , Sennheiser IEM, Motorola mobile radios, MA GrandMA 2 Fullsize, MA GrandMA 2 light, Martin MAC Aura, CLAY PAKY Alpha Spot QWO 800 ST, Sunstrips, LED Studio Single PAR Expolite PAR RGB Pro, Hazer JEM ZR 24/7, fan Martin AF-1, HOF ALUTEC Hoffork MLT350 and Chainmaster 500kg/D8+/24m. Photos: © stefantietz.de
Artikelbild Premium X In January 2013, the 10th anniversary of the „Premium“ fashion fair was celebrated with a festive dinner hosted by celebrity chef Markus Semmler, followed by a big party with live acts such as „The Cuban Brothers“. The „Premium“ fashion fair is one of the trendiest and most diverse fashion events, where international trends are being presented. Anita and Norbert Tilmann, who initiated the „Premium“, succeeded in assuring Berlin´s status as internationally accepted fashion capital with their fashion fair, as the „Premium“ is meanwhile a permanent feature of the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in Berlin. In order to celebrate the 10th anniversary appropriately, there was no better location then the one, where it all started in 2003. In the spectacular atmosphere of the subway tunnel below Potsdamer Platz, right in the center of Berlin, 2500 guests were invited to celebrate. Black Box Music provided the sound and lighting technology for the dinner, the party and the bar area. Among others, the following equipment was being used: L-Acoustics ARCS-II, L-Acoustics SB-28, L-Acoustics 12XT, L-Acoustics 112XT, L-Acoustics 8XT, L-Acoustics 108P, L-Acoustics LA-RAK, Digital monitoring desk Digidesign Venue SC48, Digital monitoring desk Yamaha LS-9/32, UHF- Sennheiser 2000 Series, UHF – Shure UR Series, complete DJ technology, ARRI Junior 300 Plus, ARRI Junior 650 Plus, ARRI True Blue T1, ARRI Studio 2000 P.O., ARRI MiniCyc, MA Digital-Dimmer, Litecraft MiniPAR AT-3, Expolite PAR RGB Pro, ELP-60, VARI*LITE VL3000 Spot, Clay Paky Alpha Spot QWO 800 ST, Martin MAC 700 Profile, Martin MAC Aura, GLP Impression 120 RZ, Strobe SGM X-5 LED, Striplite STP-10 MKII, MA GrandMA 2 Fullsize, MA Lightcommander. Photos: © Nowadays GmbH & Co.