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LIVE BY THE SWORD EUROPEAN TOUR 2014


22 Shows 13 countries

October 3-Bremen/Germany-5th Psychobilly Earthquake
October 4-Copenhagen/Denmark-
High Voltage
October 5-Moss/Norway-
Queens Pub
October 6-Gothenburg/Sweden-
Kom music bar
October 8-Cologne/Germany-
Sonic Ballroom
October 10-Berlin/Germany-
Wild at Heart
October 12-Valdoie/France-
La New Tone
October 14-Pfarrkirchen/Germany-
Bogaloo
October 16-Kiel/Germany-
Schaubude
October 17-Essen/Germany-
Turock
October 18-Regensburg/Germany -
Goldenes Fass
October 19-Dornbirn/Austria-
Kulturcafe Schlachthaus
October 21-Bratislava/Slovakia-
SK Randal Club
October 22-Budapest/Hungary-
Mika Tidvar Mulato
October 23-Vienna/Austria-
Arena
October 24-Warsaw/Poland-
Chmury
October 25-Krakow/Poland-
Kotkarola
October 28-Ljubljana/Slovienia-
Orto bar
October 29-Milan/Italy-
Blue Rose Saloon
October 30-Munich/Germany-
Kranhalle
October 31-Utrecht/Netherlands-
dB
November 1-Sint Niklaas/Belgium-
De Casino

Before we start,lets get a few things straight.Its hard sometimes to convey things like humor and sarcasm
when writing and so I will use these symbols to express myself as best I can here.Sometimes people read
things (especially on facebook) and don’t realize something is a joke or sarcastic.
If you see this- :-) it means I’m smiling or its supposed to be funny.
If you see this- ;-) it denotes sarcasm or I’m joking. Ok? Good.

We arrived at the Psychobilly Earthquake ready to Quake.The backstage was a who's who of psychobilly.
It’s always great to hang out with the people that we have been listening to and performing with for almo
st 30
years now. It was great to see Richie Taylor from The Nitro
s who was playing drums for The Pharaohs.
Richie played a few gigs with The Quakes back in the 90’s.
We didn’t get on stage until real late. I remember slipping on the wet stage and falling right on my ass :-)
Im hoping Billy Tombstone has the footage.

On To Copenhagen and a great club called High Voltage. Opening the show was our friend Peter Sandorff.
I talked about piano rebuilding and furniture refinishing with Mark and Onkel from Java Skull and last but not
least Jess from the Taggy Tones was the dj and he played all the coolest records (yes records).
I really enjoyed that gig. There was a good mixture of people in there.

Photo by Phillip B. Hansen
The Quakes with The Red Barn Rumblers in Sweden.

Farther north to Norway and Sweden for Sunday and Monday where we did our most rockabilly laden sets of the tour.
The hotel in Norway had the best coffee of the tour and I would have to say the breakfast buffet was
best in Sweden...after all the word smorgasbord is Swedish right? :-)

Day off in Hamburg,we did our laundry next to the hotel we usually stay at
when we are playing there....sorry we couldn’t make a show happen this time.

When we got to Köln we finally had some time to go see the cathedral. I have been there many times and never been inside.
Of course its unbelievable and you have to see it. The gig was at The Sonic Ballroom, a place I have played twice before but
we had not played in Köln since 2007.
Opening the show was our friends The Dark Shadows.
We played our heaviest psychobilly set of the tour that night and it was a great gig.
Thanks to Lonesome and others for preventing the wrecking pit from ending up on the stage :-)

On to Berlin and to our friend Edu’s house where Juan’s barbershop was
open for business :-) I have played Wild at Heart many times. For some
reason I would always have a bad show there. (I mean myself) The last two
or three times have been spectacular.(meaning I didn’t make lots of
mistakes :-) so what ever the jinx was there, I nixed it.

We had the next day off in Berlin.The more time I spend there, the more I
like it. The city is alive! At 6am Sunday, the nightclubs were still open!
There was still musicians busking at the train station and people walking
everywhere. Truly a 24/ 7 city. I think I had a kebab all three day we were in
Berlin :-)
Is that the camera lense? Or is my head really that big? ;-)
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