Concert of rock/punk music

QUEEN and Paul Rodgers in Prague

THE QUEEN and Paul Rodgers were in Prague in 2005 already, after a successful concert they return for The Cosmos Rocks Tour 2008.

The Queen and Paul Rodgers collaboration began in late 2004 when Queen were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame. Guitarist Brian May had previously performed with Paul Rodgers on several occasions, including at the Royal Albert Hall. Roger Taylor, drummer of Queen, and Brian May have been active in the music industry since the death of Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury in 1991 and the retirement of bassist John Deacon in the late 1990s.

With a new album in the pipeline – the first new studio album to carry the Queen name since the Freddie Mercury sessions – Queen is heading back on the road for a four-month tour, once again in the company of musician, Winter and songwriter Paul Rodgers, who joined the band for the highly successful 2005-2006 world tour.

In all, the tour of Paul Rodgers and the band was attended by more than a million people.

The Queen + Paul Rodgers 28-date arena tour will take in 14 countries in just seven weeks, and take the band to Northern Eurasia, Central and Southern Europe, and the UK, and is expected to wind up at the end of the year with the band’s highly anticipated return to South America, the setting of some of its most historic tours in the early 80’s.

Paul Rodgers’ voice is one of rock’s platinum assets and as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter as front man of Free and Bad Company and as a solo artist he has written, produced and recorded some of radios biggest hits.

Between them, Queen and Paul Rodgers have released more than 50 albums during their long careers and sold in excess of a staggering 300 million records.

Tickets prices: standing: 990-1190 czk seats: 1090-1690 czk. The big event takes place on 31st October 2008 in O2 Arena at Prague Holesovice.

Avril Lavige 2nite in Prague

Twenty three years old Canadian brings energetic punkrock to Prague. The cheeky and self-confident songwriter and singer is to perform energetic show for her last album The Best Damn Thing.

The concert is going to be probably a big one, as the organizing agency announced the O2 Arena, where it takes place was almost sold out yesterday.

Avril moves to Prague from Budapest, where she sung yesterday, and she probably arrives to Prague during the day. Her show arrives in six trucks and two buses. Her equipment includes huge projecting screen and a few dancers.

“I can’t wait to be on tour again. The biggest adventure for me is making a concert in front of fans, when I feel, the energy flows from both sides.” Avril says. She has gone on tour in May, and she returns to the Czech Republic after three years.

The ticket prices vary from 550czk to 790 czk and the venue is O2 Arena.

Avril Lavigne concert in Prague in Less than a Month

avril became adult... well a kind of adult Time keeps moving on, summer is here, promising the best concerts of the year. Avril Lavigne returns to the Czech Republic within her European tour, introducing the album ‘The Best Damn Thing’. The tour have started 2nd May 2008 in Glasgow.

Avril Lavigne (born 1984) is a Canadian pop rock singer/songwriter and actress who is well known for her “skater punk” persona. At the age of 16 she dropped out of school, moved to New York City and began to work on her music career.

In 2002, she released her first album, Let Go, which included the song complicated that went straight up to the top of the charts.

In June 2005 Avril Lavigne got engaged to rocker Deryck Whibley (lead singer of Sum 41), and they married on July 15, 2006. Her third album, The Best Damn Thing, reached #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart.

Sitting tickets – 790 and 590 czk, standing 690 and 550 czk. Tickets at Sazkaticket, Venue: O2 Arena Prague, 20:00, July 8, 2008.

Coldplay in Prague O2 Arena

Coldplay are an British alternative rock band formed in London in 1997. The group comprises vocalist/pianist/guitarist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Will Champion. Coldplay has been one of the most commercially successful bands of the new millennium, selling over 30 million albums. The band is also known for its hit singles, such as “Yellow”, “Speed of Sound”, the Grammy Award-winning “Clocks” and their latest single, “Viva la Vida”.

Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The Brit rock quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, the Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

Coldplay arrive to play in Prague O2 Arena on 22nd September 2008, while they are on their “Viva La Vida” tour. Seated tickets at 1 100 CZK, 1 400 CZK and 1 475 CZK, standing in front of the stage at 1 390 CZK and standing tickets at 1 290 CZK. Tickets at Sazkaticket.

Lenny Kravitz in Prague in 10 days

It seems almost incredible, but since the time Lenny Kravitz played for Czech audience for the first time, 18 years have passed, and during that time, many things have changed. Lenny Kravitz didn’t, as he still keeps his style and still has something to say.

The key to his success of his music is the mood of his songs – classical rock, soul, funk, 1960’s pop, however his songs always have modern sound and arranges. His new album It Is Time For A Love Revolution quite proves he didn’t lost his passion for the 60’s, also for which he is among the world’s top interprets.

Lenny Kravitz comes after four years to his third concert in Prague. (btw the commercial shoot in Prague doesn’t count) Every show he did in Prague became a little sensation. For his energy and spirit are something we must love and admire him for

Seats: 1 690 czk and 1 490 czk, standing tickets 1 190 czk and 990 czk. Parking: 250 czk. Venue: O2 Arena Prague, Date: 23rd June 2008

Metallica concert in Prague Today, let your Cameras at Home

lars ulrich, the copy rights enthusiastic The organizer of today concert of the American music group Metallica gave notice of photographing, filming, or audio recording ban. They also announced there is no possibility of storing anything in the area of Sk Slavia Praha. Anyone, who will try to get through with a recording device on them, can get ban to the area.

Remember – any record that you make at the concert, can cost the group members millions, and when you copy Metallica music, you make Ulrich very sad. The stadium opens at four p.m. and Metallica starts playing after two other groups at half past seven. The end of the concert is planned on ten p.m.

Metallica Tomorrow in Prague

Metallica is an American Rock band that formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Metallica’s original line-up consisted of Lars Ulrich, rhythm guitarist and vocalist James Hetfield, lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, and bassist Ron McGovney. McGovney and Mustaine were later ejected from the band, in favor of Cliff Burton and Kirk Hammett, respectively. The ejection of Mustaine resulted in a feud between him and Metallica. Mustaine later went on to form the band Megadeth.

Metallica’s early releases included fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the “Big Four” of the thrash metal subgenre alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band earned a growing fan base in the underground music community, and some critics say the 1986 release Master of Puppets is one of the most influential and “heavy” thrash metal albums.

The band achieved substantial commercial success with its self-titled 1991 album Metallica, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. Some critics and fans believed the band changed its musical direction to appeal to the mainstream audience. In 2000, Metallica was among several artists who filed a lawsuit against Napster for sharing the band’s copyright-protected material for free without the band members’ consent, by which became even more commercial in the eyes of many fans.

The band has become one of the most commercially successful with over 95 million records sold worldwide, including 57 million in the United States alone.

Metallica concert takes place in Prague Stadion Eden. It will be the first concert in this very new stadium, and Mettallica will show what they can do on 3rd June.

Joe Satriani – Rock Virtuoso in Prague

The concert of the American virtuoso of electrical guitar draws nearer.

Why is Joe Satriani so famous? Not only has he given legendary guitarists like Kirk Hammett of Metallica and Charlie Hunter lessons in mastering the guitar, but he has also released many albums, the latest of which is Strange Beautiful Music.

The man that has toured with Mick Jagger, Deep Purple and launched the legendary G3 movement, showcasing talented players like Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, is stepping up to the plate again and the audience is eagerly listening…

He has not only been a prodigious teacher, but he has also let his craft do the wailing on extreme albums like Surfing With The Alien, Flying in a Blue Dream and The Extremist. Never one to rest on his laurels, “Satch” set on a new journey on his Grammy nominated Engines of Creation, an electronic offering that was markedly different from his rock staples.

Jo Satriani in Prague – a concert on 3rd June 2008 in Arena HC Sparta Prague. Tickets at Ticketpro, 690 – 590,- czk

Dinosaur Jr. + Awesome Color in Prague Acropolis

Dinosaur Jr. myth exploded in a hail of flaming toads in the spring of 1989, when the band’s original trio line-up burst like a ripe sac of pus.

At its best, the trio’s music (its guts) was like a version of the Stooges that didn’t have Iggy – just one of the Ashetons mumbling vocals while they all slugged the crap out of their instruments. Dino Jr’s sound was actually a roiling sea of emotion and rage and a sense of aggro that had been forged into a bizarre metal-punk-pop-whatsis by obsessive listening to Sabbath, the Birthday Party, The Cure, Blitz and Neil Young.

Touring continued into ’06 and the band’s strengths were constantly increasing. When their equipment van was swiped a couple days before the Osheaga Festival in Montreal, it didn’t faze them. “No big deal,” J says. “That show was amazing,” Kim Gordon says. “It was almost like they’d been reborn as a hardcore band.”

Dinosaur’s early shows and recordings represented the first (or, at least, first best) example of a new rock-qua-rock music arising from the germ of hardcore punk.

(Sat) 24th 05 2008 start 19:30 DINOSAUR JR. /US, AWESOME COLOR /US, Palac Akropolis, Kubelikova 27

Die Ärzte in Prague club Roxy

Die Ärzte (German for “the doctors”) is a punk rock band from Berlin. Along with the Düsseldorf outfit Die Toten Hosen, Die Ärzte are among the best-known German punk rock bands. They have released 15 albums. The band consists of guitarist Farin Urlaub, drummer Bela B. and bass player Rodrigo González. All three write and sing. Die Ärzte were formed in 1982 by Jan Vetter

In 1987 the German Federal Centre for Media Harmful to Young Persons put the songs “Geschwisterliebe” (“Sibling love”, a song about incest, from the eponymous album Die Ärzte), “Claudia hat ‘nen Schäferhund” (“Claudia has a German shepherd”, about zoophilia, from Debil) and “Schlaflied” (“Lullaby”, about a monster coming and eating you after falling asleep, also from Debil) on the German List of Media Harmful to Young People (often called “the Index”).

Some tour posters were considered misogynistic and were also put on the list. They contained a drawing of a tied up and gagged woman called Gwendoline that was inspired by bondage artist John Willie and is the mascot of the band. Since then, Die Ärzte have used a skeleton version of Gwendoline in the artwork of most of their albums.

In 1998 their single “Männer sind Schweine” (Men are pigs) became their first number 1 single in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with the album 13 also being number 1 in Germany and Switzerland.

In 2000 they came back with the album, Runter mit den Spendierhosen, Unsichtbarer! (“Stop feeling so generous, invisible one!” For the third single from the album they released the 30-second-song “Yoko Ono”, which, according to the Guinness Book of Records, is the shortest single ever released—another example of their sense of humour.

Ticket start at: 300czk at Ticketpro, 19th August 2008, Club Roxy Prague

Leonard Cohen to play at Prague Castle

Leonard_Cohen_years_ago The fresh member of rock’n‘roll hall of fame, Canadian singer, poet and composer Leonard Cohen, goes on tour after fifteen years. He should also visit Prague, according to unofficial news. One of the most renowned authors of popular music should introduce to Czech audience 10th August at Prague Castle.

The concert wasn’t acknowledged by any organizing agency, however server is already offering tickets to his concert in Prague. The Prague term is not even at the artist’s web-page. The 74yo musician placed only officially confirmed stops of his tour on his web, which begins on 6th June in Toronto and ends on 29th July in Athens.

Source: MF Dnes

HIM goes to Prague

Finnish rock group H.I.M comes back to the CR to introduce their new album called Venus Doom. They will perform in Prague Lucena, forerunned by British Paradise Lost.

Venus Doom is the sixth album of HIM, released last year. The fans can expect harder sound, influenced by Black Sabbath or Soundgarden. The group recorded their album with the producer and crony Tim Palmer (U2, Hot Hot Heat) who participated on the last album Dark Light from 2005.

Visually and musically distinct frontman HIM Ville Vallo founded the group HIM in 1996. At the time, it was called “His Infernal Majesty” which was abbreviated later.

12th March, Prague Lucerna, Vodičkova 36, Praha 1

Nick Cave & The Bad Seed in Prague

Nick Cave Nick Cave is one of the most important and cult person of world music scene. He and his Bad Seed have a huge fan base even in the Czech Republic, and all his concerts are great events, which are hard to get to, as they usually sold out very quickly.

The last Cave’s visit was his solo appearance in Prague in 2006. The idea of going on tour comes with the new album, Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! which is coming out on 3rd March. Nick cave has a gift of making albums, about which you know they are good, even when you haven’t heard them yet.

As the name says, this album is about Lazar’s resurrection, seen from Lazar’s point, in contemporary New York. Nick Cave celebrated his fifty birthday last year.

Tickets 880-2000CZK, HC Sparta Praha Arena, Za elektrarnou 419, Prague Exhibition Ground, Sat 24. May 2008, start: 20:00

International Metal in Prague

CHIMAIRA (USA), MAROON (GER), THE SORROW (AT). Americans Chimaira are no beginners on the music scene, they excite their audience by their aggressive style for quite a long time and they did quite a number of interesting enterprises Chimaira is a respected music group also tahnks to the fact they avoid trends, they have their own distinctive direction. If they are labelled by a genre, it is the genre they co-established. Their 2007 album Resurrection is an example of a quality Metal album.

Base of everything are instrumental and composing qualities of those six young men from Cleveland. Guitar attacks of Arnold-Devies are breath-taking. A jewel of the brutal rhythmic is a fantastic drum play of Andy Herrick. Roaring of the group frontman Mark Huntar needs no comment.

16th March 2008, start: 18.00 !, 420 CZK, Rock Café, Narodni 20, Prague 1

R.E.M Heading to Prague Again

The Czech Republic slowly becomes the music crossroad in the middle of Europe. Almost every month hosts one of world’s leading music groups or singers. R.E.M probably like Prague, as this won’t be the first concert; they started to going to Prague since the 90’s. The last concert in Sazka Arena in 2005 attracted 15 000 fans.

R.E.M. is an American rock band formed in 1980 by Michael Stipe (lead vocals), Peter Buck (guitar), Mike Mills (bass guitar), and Bill Berry (drums and percussion). R.E.M. was one of the first popular alternative rock bands, and gained early attention due to Buck’s ringing, arpeggiated guitar style and Stipe’s unclear vocals.

rem Following years of underground success, R.E.M. entered the mainstream in 1987 with the hit song “The One I Love”. The group signed to Warner Bros. Records in 1988, and began to espouse political and environmental concerns while playing large arenas worldwide.

By the early 1990s, when alternative rock began to experience broad mainstream success, R.E.M. was viewed as a pioneer of the genre and released its two most commercially successful albums, Out of Time (1991) and Automatic for the People (1992), which veered from the band’s established sound.

In 2007, the band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

R.E.M make a stand in Prague on 17th August 2008. They are going to rock the new football stadium SK Slavia Praha. Tickets prices vary from from 795 to 1695 kc will be on sale since 15th February in Ticketpro outlets and webpage.

Lord Bishop (USA) and Volnaya Staya (RU) concert in Prague

Lord Bishop Lord Bishop from New York City, journey man, black magic worshiper, voodoo funker has been on the Rock’n‘Roll Road for over 10 years spreading a brand of music, which he describes as: “If the music doesn’t fuck then it doesn’t rock! My influences are Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, Frank Zappa, John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Tina Turner and Janis Joplin.” With over 1000 concerts played in last years and thousands of CDs sold world wide, the Lord carries the torch of Rock’n‘Roll like his predecessors before him. “I will die on stage because it’s the only place I live”.

Volnaya Staya this all-female band plays a pure form of heavy metal and They definitely seem as a big promise for the future. Language doesn’t seem to be a problem (for those who speaks the language of heavy metal) and we wouldn’t exaggerate if we say that they are the best all-female heavy metal band, Russia has got to offer.

29th January 2008, Futurum, Zborovska 7, Prague 5. Tickets: 120 CZK

French ConneXion – Ska Party in Prague : LES ÉJECTÉS (FR) and BASTA FIDEL (CZ)

les_ejectes Les Éjectés are a very experienced European ska band of the first class, and not just because of the time they are together, but also because of the number of places, they have played in. Such a visit is now heading to Rock Café, which means a time-proved explosive mix of ska, reggae, dub, rock, soul, hip-hop and punk.

The carrier of Les Éjectés is really a respectable one, they started in 1988 in a French city Limoges. During the following twenty years they have published twelve albums, played with Mano Negra and cooperated with Dennis Morris or Mad Professor. They are not going to Prague for the first time, but this time they are going to celebrate their group birthday, so you can prepare for a real party.

Basta Fidel is a Prague music group. Their music is based on ska music, but they leave their inspiration channels open. They are able to get the audience to warm, but some songs are more to be listened to… (They will sing in French, too) The evening for Francofiles with likes to Jamaican rhymes in body.

31th January 2008, 20:30, Club Rock Café, Narodni 20, Prague 1 Tickets: 170 CZK

Metallica Heading to Prague Concert 2008

Kirkhemmettwien Metallica live American rock band Metallica confirmed their Czech concert in 2008.

This is the second time they came to the Czech Republic. They are going to go on tour in Europe, presenting their new, yet not released, album. According to the copy-rights enthusiast and drummer of the band, Lars Ulrich, the new album is supposed to be harder and more melodical at the same time, more similar to their sound form the 80’s; longer and epic.

Metallica rose to fame with its 1991 self-titled album Metallica, and critics say the 1986 release Master of Puppets is one of the most influential and “heaviest” albums. The band has released eight studio albums, two live albums, two EPs, nine videos, and is working on a ninth studio album. Metallica is credited as one of the “big four” thrash metal bands, along with Slayer, Anthrax, and Megadeth.

3rd June 2008, Prague football Stadium SK Slavia Praha.

AVRIL LAVIGNE The Best Damn Tour concert Prague

Avril-Lavigne Avril Lavigne (b. 1984) is a Canadian rock/punk-pop singer. In 2006, Canadian Business Magazine ranked her the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood, and in 2007 she won ninth place in the Jabra Music Contest for the Best Band in the World, based on fan votes from around the world.

Lavigne’s debut album, Let Go, was released in 2002, and over 16 million copies were sold worldwide and was certified six times platinum in the United States. Her second and third albums, Under My Skin (2004) and The Best Damn Thing (2007), respectively, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. Lavigne has scored six number one songs worldwide to date and a total of eleven top ten hits, including “Complicated”, “Sk8er Boi”, “I’m with You”, “My Happy Ending”, and “Girlfriend”. She has currently sold 33 million albums worldwide.

She has already made her performace in Prague in 2005. At the time it was criticized by many. Anyway, we all hope this concert will be as we wish it to be. Concert of a young legend. on-line booking

AVRIL LAVIGNE – Prague 20:00, July 8, 2008,
Sazka ARENA Ocelarska 2, Prague 9

U.K. SUBS + THE VIBRATORS in Prague – Legends of Punk Rock

UK_Subs-PromoPhoto The U.K. Subs were part of the original punk rock movement in England that formed in 1976. The band’s founder, Charlie Harper selected guitarist Nicky Garratt, bassist Paul Slack, and various drummers (eventually Pete Davis became fairly stable) under the initial name “U.K. Subversives”.

Their style combined the energy of punk and the rock and roll edge of the then thriving pub rock scene. The band had some hit singles such as “Stranglehold”, “Warhead”, “Teenage”, and “Tomorrow’s Girls”, with several of their songs managing to enter the United Kingdom’s Top Forty.

With the arrival of new bassist Alvin Gibbs and drummer Steve Roberts in the early 1980s, the songs took on a more heavy metal-influenced edge. In 1991, the U.K. Subs also had Lars Frederiksen (now of Rancid) on guitar for a 30 date UK tour. Decades after the disbanding of other late-1970s punk groups such as the Sex Pistols and The Clash, the U.K. Subs continue to perform.

The Vibrators was founded by Ian ‘Knox’ Carnochan, bassist Pat Collier, guitarist John Ellis, and drummer John ‘Eddie’ Edwards. They first came to public notice at the 100 Club when they backed Chris Spedding in 1976. On Spedding’s recommendation, Mickie Most signed them to his record label RAK. Most produced their first single, “We Vibrate”. The band also backed Spedding on his single, “Pogo Dancing”.

The Vibrators recorded sessions at for John Peel at BBC Radio 1 in October 1976. They were one of the pioneering punk bands that played live in the first few months of London’s Roxy Club. They headlined in January 1977, supported by The Drones, and in February they played twice at the venue. In March 1977 the band supported Iggy Pop on his British tour.

22th January 2008. Starts: 20.30. Pre-sale Ticketpro 320,- at the spot 370,- Rock Cafe, Narodni 20, Prague 1

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