2013 was a very successful year for The BossHoss: they were jury members of the TV show „The Voice of Germany“, released a new album in October 2013 and went on Germany tour afterwards. The latest album by Boss, Hoss, Russ, Ernesto, Guss, Sir Frank Doe and Hank is called „Flames of Fame“ and with a mixture of rock, country and bigband music, it really does convey the cowboy feeling, especially when played live on stage. October 24th, the BossHoss played a show at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin in front of an audience of 12,000.00 people. Support acts were the „Jägermeister Blaskapelle“ and „The Graveltones“. The show started with dropping a huge curtain with the band´s logo from the ceiling and went on for about 2 hours, leaving the audience totally excited, (more…)
Fernfahrer reports about Black Box Music at the “The BossHoss Tour”:
“Black Box Music owns ten trucks, two of them were among the five trucks that were used on the BossHoss tour: two brandnew Actros 1845 Lowliner Euro 6, completely designed in black.”
(Fernfahrer „Musik Express -The BossHoss on tour“ 01/2014 issue)
Melodie&Rhythmus reports about Black Box Music:
„He founded the company BBM Veranstaltungstechnik in 1992, it grew continuously since then, moved to larger and larger locations until BBM found its place at a former industrial site on the northern edge of Berlin in Wilhelmsruh in 2006. Now, there are three large halls where boxes, spotlights and mixer consoles are being stored, ready to be shipped to places all over the world.“
(MELODIE & RHYTHMUS „Rock`n`Roll shadow economy“, January/February 2014 issue)
Andreas Kümmert, winner of the casting show “The Voice of Germany” was shooting the music video of his song “Simple Man “ at BBM´s rehearsal hall 1.
After the successful introduction of K1, L-Acoustics is currently doing a field trial with K2. Three European partners are supporting the company during the K2 test phase: Black Box Music from Berlin, SSE (UK) and Concept Even (F). All three companies have field-tested the K2, either as main system or in addition to the K1. The owners of the K2 and the engineers operating the system were very pleased with its perfomance. Florent Bernard (Director of Application/Touring at L-Acoustics) stated that the K2 can be used similar to the V-DOSC, that means for events with an audience up to 20,000.00 people. The K2 indeed has the same maximum SPL and the same bandwith as the V-DOSC. Therefore, V-DOSC will be replaced by K2 in the product range of L-Acoustics. The K2 can be regarded as a K1 system design rescaled into a 12“ compact and flexible format.
BBM was the only German company supporting the test phase and BBM already owns 72 L-Acoustics K2. BBM is going to increase the stock to a total of 96 L-Acoustics K2 until the beginning of the season in 2014.
The new Chromlech Elidy-BIG is a unique LED matrix, which can be used (more…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)