The atmosphere at the open-air concerts at the IFA Summer Garden this year was fantastic. More than 25,000 visitors were enjoying the mixture of entertainment and emotions. Part of the great atmosphere was caused by the location itself – the Summer Garden of Messe Berlin is considered to be Berlin’s most beautiful open-air area. It is only during the IFA that the so-called ,green lung’ of the Messe Berlin exhibition (more…)
Cher´s album “Closer to the truth”, her first solo album since 2001 was released in October 2013. Her last tour, named „Farewell“ in 2002 took three years and included 325 shows worldwide. The tour back then was actually supposed to be her farewell tour. With her latest and already 25th album shes going on tour again. This time, as she said herself, it is going to be her „farewell, farewell“ tour. She is one of the commercially most successful musicians in the 20th century, having sold more than 200 million records and another 80 million together with her ex-husband Sonny Bono. Cher, winner of the Academy Award, the Emmy, the Grammy and the Golden-Globe (three times!), began her tour on 22 of March at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The first part of the tour included 49 tour dates in North America and Cher was singing some new hits, but also classics like „Believe“ and „Strong Enough“. After the great success of the first part, the second part of the North American tour started (more…)
FOH Online reports about Black Box Music at the “Dressed to Kill Tour” of Cher: “Keeping with the international theme, the sound company handling the North American tour is Black Box Music of Berlin, Germany.” (FOH Online, “Cher “Dressed to Kill” Tour”, June 2014 production Profile)
Several thousand bewildered souls went to see the shows of the „world´s greatest band“ the 16th and 17th May 2014. Whenever the three „Knorkators“ are playing live in Berlin, you can be sure that there will be things happening on stage your mother tried to protect you from. For 20 years now, Knorkator are enriching the cultural life of the endangered educated middle class and everyone else with ingeniously weird lyrics and a battering of the eardrums. It was a stroke of luck, that keyboarder and composer Alf Ator, vocalist Gero “Stumpen” Ivers and guitarist Bastian “Buzz Dee” Baur founded the band Knorkator during (more…)
Howard Carpendale made an impressive come-back after taking a creative time-out. In March 2014 he went on a large-scale tour through Germany, Austria and Switzerland with his new album „Viel zu lang gewartet“ („Waited much too long“). The album that he created together with a team of well-established musicians and young songwriters in a recording studio near the East Side Gallery in Berlin shows the entire spectrum of the versatile entertainer. The tour started on 6 March 2014 in Timmendorf. A golden watch was displayed on stage, showing the time remaining until the artist would enter the stange. After that, the audience could enjoy two hours of excitement, melancholy and fun. The mixture of pop, rock and recitative is somewhat new to the performance of the 68year-old, the basic sound of his music, however, has not changed. Black Box Music provided the entire light, sound and video equipment for this tour. The stage set was designed and built especially for Howard Carpandale at (more…)
Three days in a row, from 22nd till 24th of September, the TV channel arte was recording Berlin live– not at Trafo as in the previous years, but at BBM´s concert hall, where famous bands like SEEED have already rehearsed their shows. Two shows were recorded each night with an impressive line-up. For the first show, the Swedish rock bands „The Hives“ and „Graveyard“ went on stage and made a great start for the night. The alternative Hip-Hop band „Käptn Peng und die Tentakel von Delphi“ followed by Sophie Hunger took over the stage at 10pm for the second recording of the first night. On 23rd of Septemper, „Patrice“ (more…)
Sebastian Fitzek celebrated the book premiere of his new thriller „Noah“ on January 18th and 19th at Black Box Music. With his new opus „NOAH“, released on December 20th, 2013, the best-selling author has written a thriller full of suspense taking up a highly topical, controversial issue. The images that have been created in the reader´s minds by this powerfully written story will probably last for a long time. Apposite to this „mental cinema“, the producers Carl Crinx and „Sir“ Maximilian Crinx composed an original soundtrack for this book. Under the name „Buffer Underrun“ they played the soundtrack live with the musicians Jules Kalmbacher and Phil Rittmannsperger during Fitzek´s lection. (more…)
After the tour of the finalists of the 2nd season of “The Voice of Germany” had thrilled more than 70,000 people, a total of 10 shows all over Germany were of course now also scheduled for the turn of the year 2013/2014. The start of the series was the concert in Cologne on December 27, 2013. Subsequently, the finalists went on touring through Germany until the series ended with the show in Munich (more…)
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…)
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…)