In October and November 2023 two fantastic bands from Liverpool will tour Germany and Belgium. The two-piece punk/blues outfit Dead Raze, “a mixture of MC5 and Leadbelly, the Stooges meet T-Bone Walker” and the kitchen core art punks Pete Bentham and the Dinner Ladies are back!
Agrotóxico from São Paulo will be back in October 2023! They will tour in Germany, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria and bring their re-recorded first album “Caos 1998”.
I’m very happy to announce that Jenny Don’t and the Spurs will be back in Europe in April/May 2023 with their great new drummer Buddy Weeks. Check out the tour dates and see them live, if you can!
I have decided to give up my tour van rental business in 2023.
You don’t earn much renting out low-budget tour vans anyway, the Covid 19 situation has torn a big hole in the finances, and there are more and more driving bans for older diesel vehicles in European cities.
I sincerely thank all the bands who have hired my vans for their tours over the last 7 years!
The good news is that I have created an online directory called Band-Vans.net where you can find most tour van and backline rentals and other tour services. I hope it helps you to find another van.
On February 21st, 2022, my friend Sam Henry passed away. He played in DON’T and JENNY DON’T AND THE SPURS, we worked and had lots of fun together since 2014. I’m still in shock and wish it wasn’t true, but I’m really thankful that I had the privilege to know him. We will all miss him terribly.
Read Kelly Halliburton’s “A remembrance from a bandmate” in the Oregon Music News.
we want to come clean here… over the lockdown we have been trying to navigate through some serious setbacks that are preventing us from doing what we love.
It is hugely frustrating as you can imagine but Jeremy has been struggling with nerve damage in his elbow which is preventing him from drumming. On top of this, Robin now has some damage to his left hand (resulting in numbness) preventing him from playing the guitar properly.
For this reason, regrettably, we are having to cancel Undercover Festival and Events in April (Guilford).
We are happy to hear Mick got the legendary Omega Tribe on as our replacement.
We will let you know any updates as we get them, but at the moment there is no definitive prognosis so it is hard to predict when we will be up and running again.
Please bear with us.
All the best,
x The Restarts