The Ghost Wolves tour through Germany, France and Spain is going great. They will be back in June/July for a some festivals and club shows!
Next month Detroit 442 will tour Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland, followed by the legendary Subhumans who will play festivals and clubs shows in Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria and France. After their tour in March the Subhumans will be back at the end of June!
In May the The Dizzy Brains from Madagascar will tour the first time in Germany and the Netherlands. They will come back for festivals in summer and more club shows in September. You don’t want to miss them!
The Restarts will finally be back for a tour and they bring their friends Krass Kepala from Indonesia for 15 shows and festivals in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and Slovenia!
In Summer we are looking forward to finally see Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies again, followed by a lengthy tour from our friends Agrotóxico from Brasil in July/August and also Defiance from Portland (yes, really!) for a few days around the Pod Parou festival in Czech Republic.
The amazing IDEAL tribute band Schöne Frau mit Geld and also my friends F*cking Angry from Bonn will tour as much as they can in 2018 and everybody is looking forward to that as well!
This year started really bad. Jonny, the very talented P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. singer and former actor and vegan restaurant owner and above all the nicest guy you can imagine, died yesterday. He has certainly experienced a lot in his 33 years, but he died far too young. We will all miss you, Jonny.
“It is with heavy hearts and saddened minds that we announce the passing of our dear friend and singer Jonny Jewels, AKA Jon Paul Steuer. The addition of Jonny to our dysfunctional band family was one of the best choices that we have ever made, and he brought a much needed sense of fun and lightheartedness to everything we did. He was only with us for a little more than a year, but we managed to cram a lifetime of great experiences into his tenure as our singer: dozens shows at home in Portland and across several states, an amazing European tour, and our best full-length release yet.
We’ve lost our singer, but far, far more than that we’ve lost a friend.
Rest in peace, Jonny…we love you.
Jon Paul Steuer March 27, 1984 – January 1, 2018”
– P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. –
On Sunday night (November 26th) the German TV channel WDR will show the concert of the Beatsteaks and Decibelles in the famous show Rockpalast! The concert took place on November 2nd, 2017 in the E-Werk in Cologne.
The Decibelles (FR) will open for the Beatsteaks (!) for 5 shows in November!
02.11.17 DE-Köln – E-Werk
04.11.17 DE-Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
05.11.17 DE-Prague – Roxy
07.11.17 CH-Zürich – Volkhaus
06.11.17 DE-Coesfeld – Fabrik Coesfeld
With their second full length album, TEXA$ PLATINUM (Hound Gawd Records) the Ghost Wolves did 23 Europe shows in 23 days in spring and it was glorious. Now they will be opening a lengthy tour of Europe, The U.K., Ireland and Scandinavia for the Nashville based badasses All Them Witches. Before that they will play 6 shows in Bern, Stuttgart, Cologne, Dortmund, Lübeck and Leipzig, starting on Monday, September 11th!
The Don’t tour starts tomorrow in Kiel! 24 shows in 24 days, in Germany, Netherlands, France and Switzerland. Featuring Jenny Don’t with members of the Wipers, Poison Idea, Pierced Arrows and the Problems!
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The Anarcho Punk legend Subhumans will tour in February 2017 in Germany and the Netherlands followed by lots of festivals in summer in whole Europe.
Eric “Vegetable” Olson (Poison Idea) and Kelly Halliburton (Problems, Defiance, Pierced Arrows etc.) joined Don’t (Rockstar Records, Germany / Doomtown Sounds, Portland), the band of Wipers-drummer Sam Henry and singer Jenny Don’t. This Portland Punk Allstar band will tour in May and June 2017 through Europe and bring their new 7inch.
Dominik from Canal Terror and Molotow Soda is the new guitarist for the popular punk band F*cking Angry from Bonn, Germany (Rilrec). They will play as much as they can in 2017!
Detroit 442 (angry oldschool punkrock from Detroit, one of the most violent cities in the world) will tour Europe in March 2017.
After her successfull first tour with a full band Louise Distras will come back with her girls and boys in April/May 2017.
Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies are back! After a small break the only Kitchen core band in the world will be back in April 2017 with their new 4 track vinyl EP “Pychedelic Village” (Antipop Records)!
The Ghost Wolves from Texas were signed by Hound Gawd! Records (Berlin, Germany) and will publish their new album “Texas Platinum” in spring 2017, followed by a 3-week European tour.
I can’t believe that the Jenny Don’t And The Spurs and the Louise Distras tour both are over. But Jenny will come back in May/June with Don’t (including their new band member Eric “Vegetable” Olson from Poison Idea) and also Louise will come back in April with her band! 🙂
Thank you very much, people, who organized shows, people, who promoted shows and people, who came and enjoyed these two amazing bands!
Don’t be sad when the summer is over – because in fall the wonderful singer-songwriter Louise Distras will tour with a full band in Europe! Louise Distras channels her anger, hopes and fears into anthems of love and fury for yet another let down generation. Ticking both the post-punk and pop boxes with explosive lyrics and riotous sonic disposition, Distras’ live shows are “high energy face rippers that stand out like a meteor”.
Nov/18/16 DE – Hamburg, Lobusch
Nov/19/16 NL – Groningen, Spieghel
Nov/21/16 DE – Essen, Anyway
Nov/22/16 DE – Bonn, Kult 41
Nov/23/16 DE – Köln, Sonic Ballroom
Nov/24/16 DE – Hannover, Monster Records
Nov/25/16 DE – Flensburg, Volksbad
Nov/26/16 DE – Osnabrück, Dirty Dancing
Nov/27/16 DE – Berlin, Wild at Heart
Nov/29/16 DE – Dresden, Chemiefabrik
Nov/30/16 DE – Leipzig, Conne Island Cafè
Dec/01/16 AT – Wien, Das Werk
Dec/03/16 AT – Lustenau, RockS
Dec/04/16 CH – Bern, Rössli Bar, w/Sham 69
Dec/06/16 DE – Mannheim, Kurzbar
Dec/07/16 DE – Nürnberg Kunstverein
Dec/08/16 DE – München, Import Export
Dec/09/16 DE – Wiesbaden, Sabot
Dec/10/16 DE – Worms, Carroll’s Irish Pub
Dec/11/16 BE – Eeklo, T Kabouterke
Exciting news! Cheetah Chrome, the original Dead Boys guitarist, will come to Europe for a few shows in August and then again in October 2016! Turbo Booking is happy to help. 🙂
Cheetah Chrome’s explosive songwriting and raw tone influenced an entire generation of players and has been reflected in some most revered and popular bands including The Hellacopters, The Darkness, Powder Monkeys or Supersuckers.
From cutting his chops and being an architect for the US punk rock sound in Cleveland, Ohio with Rocket from The Tombs to relocating to New York City as a founding member of one of the most prolific punk rock bands of the genre, The Dead Boys.
In Fall 2016, Cheetah Chrome will be returning to Europe to embark on a tour across mainland Europe. With “The Knobs” Cheetah has recruited a quality cast of band mates who have aligned themselves with his style and have brought his influence to their country, Tony Leewenburgh aka “Tony Slug” (BGK, Nitwitz, The Hydromatics, Loveslug, The Spades), Theo Brouwer (Lords Of Altamont, The Nitwitz, The Hydromatics) and Ries Doms (The Kik, The Hydromatics, Powervice, The Spades).
Aug/18/16 NL – Amsterdam, Pacific Parc
Aug/20/16 DK – Vordingborg, Gutter Island Garage Rock Festival
Aug/21/16 DE – Hamburg, Hafenklang
Oct/14/16 NL – Eindhoven, Stroomhuis
Oct/15/16 NL – Rotterdam, Rotown Rotterdam
Oct/16/16 NL – Haarlem, Patronaat Haarlem
Oct/21/16 DE – Bremen, Lila Eule
Oct/22/16 DE – Düsseldorf, The TUBE
Oct/23/16 DE – Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
Portland’s hottest new roots-country four piece “Jenny Don’t and the Spurs” will come back to Europe after only six months, because we all had too much fun with the country experience! Featuring Jenny Don’t (Don’t, Ladies Of The Night), Kelly Halliburton (P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Pierced Arrows), JT Halmfilst (Thee Headliners, Audios Amigos) and Sam Henry (Wipers, Rats, Napalm Beach, Don’t)! While the sound of the Spurs is original and draws from deep wells of personal experience, the band pays stylistic homage to the greats of the genre – Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams Sr., Loretta Lynne, and all the rest of the real players from the 1940s and 50s…
Nov/10/16 DE – Berlin, Supamolly
Nov/11/16 DE – Rostock, Jaz
Nov/12/16 DE – Salzwedel, Crazy World
Nov/13/16 DE – Chemnitz, Crasspub
Nov/15/16 SK – Bratislava, Riva Bar & Bistro
Nov/17/16 DE – Mannheim, Kurzbar
Nov/18/16 DE – Worms, Carroll’s Irish Pub
Nov/19/16 DE – Pfarrkirchen, Bogaloo, w/Boppin’B
Nov/20/16 DE – Offenbach, Hafen 2
Nov/23/16 DE – Osnabrück, SubstAnZ
Nov/24/16 NL – Groningen, Spieghel
Nov/25/16 DE – Bremen, Lila Eule
Nov/26/16 NL – Amsterdam, OCCII
Nov/27/16 DE – Kusel, Schalander
Nov/29/16 DE – Essen, Anyway
Nov/30/16 DE – Dortmund, Subrosa
Dec/01/16 NL – Drachten, Iduna
Dec/02/16 DE – Bonn, Kult 41
Dec/03/16 DE – Aachen, Timos Küche (Rockstar Records)
Dec/03/16 DE – Köln, Normal Schallplatten, 14 h
Dec/04/16 DE – Karlsruhe, Alte Hackerei
Dec/05/16 DE – Tübingen, Münzgasse 13
Dec/06/16 CH – Zürich, Blaues Haus
Dec/07/16 CH – St. Gallen, Rümpeltum
Dec/08/16 CH – Luzern, Klub Kegelbahn
Dec/09/16 CH – Kreuzlingen, Horst
Dec/10/16 DE – Nürtingen, Silberburg
The first five tours in 2016 are over. THANK YOU, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Don’t, Jenny Don’t And The Spurs, Feral Kizzy, THE Veggers and Reddot! You are wonderful people and fantastic musicians and I love working with all of you! Come back soon, please!
In May I will be on tour in Germany, Switzerland and France with the Dead Buttons from Seoul!
May/12/16 CH – Bern, Prima Luna
May/13/16 FR – Besancon, Festival Circasismic
May/15/16 CH – Luzern, Bruch Brothers
May/16/16 DE – Mannheim, Kurzbar
May/17/16 DE – Bonn, Kult 41
May/18/16 DE – Chemnitz, Exil
May/19/16 DE – Nürnberg, MUZclub
May/20/16 DE – Bielefeld, Desperado Bar
May/26/16 UK – Manchester, Night & Day Cafe
May/28/16 UK – Liverpool, Liverpool Sound City
Thank you all for organizing and watching the alltogether 63 shows of Don’t and the P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. from January till March! Luckily Jenny (Don’t), Kelly (P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S., Dead Moon etc.) and Sam (Don’t, Ex-Wipers) are staying for 19 more shows with their fantastic roots country band Jenny Don’t and the Spurs!
Unfortunately The Veggers and Reddot had to cancel their Switzerland and Italy shows in April. Two members of the Veggers didn’t perform their military service yet and the Korean government only allows them to travel to one country.
Apr/15/16 CH – Basel, Off Bar
Apr/17/16 CH – Biel, Schrottbar
Apr/18/16 CH – Zürich, Boschbar
Apr/19/16 IT – Turin, El Paso
Luckily I found some new places where they can play – many thanks to all the local promoters!
I’m stoked to announce that Turbo Booking now helps the terrific Steakknife (Hardcore Punk from Saarbrücken with legendary singer Lee Hollis from the Spermbirds) with bookings outside Germany!
Let Lee Hollis speak for himself: “We‘ve been doing this forever. 22 years I think. At least long enough to put an eight year distance between ‘One Eyed Bomb’ and our last record ‘Parallel Universe of the Dead’. So yeah, forever. Steakknife has always felt like ‘the right thing to do’. Even on the worst day of the shittiest tour in the middle of winter and ‘Fuck everyone in and OUTSIDE of this BUS!’ we were all in that bus because it was ‘the right thing TO DO.’ Because the music we make is the music we listen to. I wrote that about fifteen years ago and it‘s still true today.”
Turbo Booking is busy as a bee. I’m preparing eight tours right now for Portland’s admirable and adorable Don’t, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. and Jenny Don’t & The Spurs, also for Feral Kizzy‘s wonderful wave/dark pop which always reminds me of the B-52’s, another tour for the very special all-girl post punk/noise pop band Punčke from Croatia and last but not least for the Veggers, Reddot and the Dead Buttons, the first Korean punk bands ever touring in Germany!
Sorry, I have to increase the price for the tour van rental from December 1st, 2015. At the moment it’s not even possible to cover the costs for insurance, maintenance and repair from 75 € per day let alone making any profit. As it is really important for me that the vans always are in a very good condition, I have to take 80 € per day in future and see how it is going from there. There are still no extra costs for navigation device, additional drivers, fully comprehensive insurance, winter tyres, fine processing and final cleaning!
Sad news! As Guitarist Bruce had to have heart surgery, all Subhumans dates for September 2015 are off. He is okay but in recovery for at least 2 weeks. Get well soon, Bruce!
Here comes an overview:
19 Bremen BOB fest- Schlachtof – STILL ON, without the Subhumans
22 Amsterdam – OCCII – OFF
24 Manchester – Star & Garter – OFF
25 Derby – Hairy Dog – OFF
26 DURHAM punk fest – STILL ON, without the Subhumans
27 Batley – Brooklands – STILL ON AS AN ALLDAYER, without the Subhumans
28 Birmingham – Wagon & Horses – OFF
29 Norwich – Owl Sanctuary – OFF
Jenny Don’t and the Spurs will tour Europe in April 2016. Jenny from Don’t, Sam from the Wipers, Kelly from Dead Moon, Pierced Arrows, P.R.O.B.L.E.M.S. etc. are Portland’s hottest new roots-country trio. They bring a variety of musical styles and a formidable wealth of experience to the stage. Live, the trio concentrates on playing a set of mostly original songs, bolstered by a few choice classic covers (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Ernest Tubb…).
Check out their awesome new video “Rattlesnakes and Dogs”:
“Room Full of Strangers werden in der Live-Präsentation wohl ein Heidenspaß, die Band kommt im Oktober nach Deutschland, wir sehen uns in der ersten Reihe” sagt das Ox Fanzine!
Und das Trashrock Mag schreibt: “Ich bin wirklich schwer begeistert. Jedes der zehn Lieder auf “Bad Vacation” ist ein kleiner Hit, der in die Beine geht und dich tanzen lässt. ‘Bad Vacation’ ist ein wirklich klasse Album, das sich in einem Rutsch durchhören und den Finger ganz schnell zur Repeattaste wandern lässt . Im Herbst kommt die Band auf Tour nach Europa. Wer kann, sollte sich das nicht entgehen lassen. Ich bin mir sicher, live sind die eine Granate. Geile Band!”
In November 2015 the sect will enlighten Europe with the radiance of the guru’s knowledges: an end to wars, diseases, sadness, and all things that hindered the greatness of humanity.
The Guru and his apostles created Sects Tape as a musical branch of the sect. The result is a mix of surf and garage rock riffs, with a punchier rhythmical section and of course the message and habits of the sect.
The Restarts and the Flicts will play at the Plastic Bomb Party in Oberhausen and the Vive Le Punk festival in Brasparts! The Flicts will also play at the Antinational Fest in Fresse sur Moselle!
UK – Blackpool, Rebellion Festival: Restarts, Besserbitch, Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies and Subhumans! DE – Bremen, Schlachthof, B.O.B. Fest: The Restarts and the Subhumans! PT – Esmoriz, Barrinha Festival: The Restarts and the Subhumans! (Festival was cancelled!) UK – Winchester, Boomtown Festival: The Restarts and the Subhumans! CZ – Vyškov, Pod Parou festival: Subhumans! LV – Ratnieki, Laba Daba festival: Subhumans! FR – Maignelay Montigny, Summer Party Festival: Not Scientists! UK – Newcastle, North East Calling: Subhumans! US – Orlando, FL, What’sit Records – Punk Fiesta: Room Full Of Strangers! SE – Rejmyre, Skogsröjet festival: Besserbitch! US – Appleton, WI, Mile Of Music Festival: The Ghost Wolves! ES – Vidreres, Actitud Festival: Not Scientists! SE – Gävle, Getaway Rock festival: Besserbitch! FR – Lès Remiremont, Les Sapins Barbus Festival: Not Scientists! US – Ybor City, FL, Big Pre Fest: Not Scientists! US – Gainesville, FL, THE FEST: Not Scientists! UK – Salford, Kings Arms Festival: Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies! UK – Penzance, Three Chord Fest: The Restarts!
There was a reason when I didn’t reply to your emails so fast in the last two weeks. I was busy working on my new website. Goodbye, beloved old html website, welcome new and shiny cms. Now you can check out the Turbo Booking artists on your tablets and smartphones more comfortably.
And that’s not the only improvement at Turbo Booking. I welcome two fantastic new bands, Room Full Of Strangers, unique Garage Punk from Florida, USA and the Not Scientists, beautiful Melodic Post Punk from France! They will tour Europe in summer an autumn.
Check out the brand new Punk Planet Travel Guide with travel tips and stories for touring bands, punk rock lovers and alternative travellers!
Are you looking for a punk rock bar on a tropical island? Are you looking for the closest music shop in Vienna? Do you need to find a place where you can repair your guitar before your next show? Or are you trying to find a nice restaurant with vegetarian or vegan food in Moscow?
The Punk Planet Travel Guide is a travel and tour planning site for bands, punk rockers and all kinds of alternative travelers. I already listed and will continue to list lots of useful places and I will publish articles in English and German about tour and travel planning or about useful and/or entertaining experiences.