maandag, januari 29, 2018

The Seventeen tour of Holland

To promote the new album, the new Kayak did a short tour of Holland. Five concerts were done, and I went to see two of them: Leeuwarden and Zoetermeer. Especially at the Zoetermeer gig, the new line-up delivered a convincing set. Obviously, not yet the oiled machine of the last couple of years, but with a new twist, and a very positive vibe. A longer tour is planned later this year!

With 'Seventeen' peaking at #6 in the Dutch charts, and even reaching the #1 spot in the vinyl charts, a great start of the new year!

Here are some pictures that I stole from my Facebook friends. If anybody of them doesn't agree with this, please let me know!

The setlist: Love Of A Victim, Rhea, Ballad For A Lost Friend, A Million Years, Somebody, La Peregrina, Falling, Mammoth, Daphne, Still My Heart Cries For You, Merlin, Irene, Feathers And Tar, Walk Through Fire, Ivory Dance, Chance For A Lifetime, Ruthless Queen, Starlight Dancer, To An End. I think on the first night (in Tilburg) they also played Crusader...
 (pictures: Sylvia Vogel, Constance Zwerus, Bob Dijksen)

zaterdag, januari 13, 2018

Kayak in stores... january 2018

On saturday 13 january 2018, the chain of Velvet record shops hosted a 3-piece Kayak (Ton, Marcel and Bart) for 3 in-store gigs. The 3 cities (Leiden, The Hague and Delft) are all quite close to where I live. And as I had no other plans, I decided to go and see all three 'baptisms of fire'...


The Hague

The Hague
It was great to see that many people turned up at all 3 occasions, and the shops did good business selling Kayak albums. At the end of the day, I was the proud owner of the LP on all available colours: black, blue and orange... (This also means that I now hae 4 copies of the CD, but that is a different matter...).
black, blue and orange...

The performances were short, but good, and the band as well as spectators seemed to enjoy themselves! I am sure you can find the odd video snippet on YouTube or on my Facebook page. The setlist: Falling, A Million Years, Feathers And Tar, To An End, and Ruthless Queen (only in The Hague and Delft).

Posters and t-shirts were given away to buyers of the album. And I also managed to obtain the huge poster that the The Hague shop used for promotion... A fruitful saturday in many ways!