De Duivel Ligt Altijd Op De Loer


We naturally adhere to the guidelines of the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) and the VNPF (trade association of pop venues and festivals in the Netherlands): safety first. That’s why this show is seated; solo and duo tickets are available. Note: only presale, no box office available.

De Duivel Ligt Altijd Op De Loer

Een avond vol verhalen over muzieklegendes door popjournalist Harry de Jong
  • Doors open: 19:30
  • Start: 20:00
  • Presale: 15,- (incl. service charge)
  • At the door: Geen avondkassa
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The Devil Is Always Lurking
An evening full of stories about music legends by pop journalist Harry de Jong

An evening full of unique stories about music legends from the mouth of pop journalist Harry de Jong, assisted by Willem de Vries and musically framed by Ivo Poelsma. De Jong came backstage to all the greats in the world, in hotel rooms or at home on the couch. He collected highlights in his very well-received book "The Devil Is Always Lurking". In the eponymous show that he created with Willem de Vries, the audience is treated to an evening of unadulterated pop history and drawn to all the historical sites of yesteryear. De Jong does not only draw from his book; unpublished stories are also discussed. Naturally, the audience is given plenty of room to ask questions.

Harry de Jong has made a fascinating journey through the international music industry over the past 45 years. He writes/wrote for Dutch/Belgian newspapers and magazines like Friesch Dagblad, GPD, Lust For Life (Revolver), OOR, Humo and the Australian Rolling Stone. He meditated in Berlin with Donovan, smoked a joint in Texas with Willie Nelson, caught John Lee Hooker in Los Angeles with three girlfriends, sat in London in the same chair where Mick Jagger just wanted to take a seat, found himself drunk in the hedgerow after an afternoon of heavy drinking with Ron Wood at his home, was dragged out of the backyard of Thake That member Jason Orange by a security guard in Manchester and had private audiences from Hamburg to Paris with Joe Cocker, Joni Mitchell, Linda Gail Lewis and The Dubliners. Harry was also the last European journalist to speak extensively to Johnny Cash, just before his death. A nice anecdote is also that Joan Armatrading rang De Jong at home one day to make an appointment for an interview. Harry was out in the garden, hoeing, and his wife replied ‘that it was inconvenient and that she would be called back soon’… This marks his unique reputation.

Willem de Vries is completely at home as a driven moderator and target man alongside De Jong on stage: honest and unpredictable. Both gents have known each other since 1982. The first meeting was on a plane during a press trip to London for an interview session with Black Sabbath. At the time, De Vries worked for Dutch radio. Today he is an energetic face of Omrop Fryslân as a radio producer. The evening is complemented by singer-songwriter Ivo Poelsma who plays songs that have a bearing on the stories. Poelsma has been the frontman of the illustrious and by far the oldest rockabilly band in the North of Holland, the Lucky Daltons, for several decades. A few years ago he played the leading role in the highly successful musical theatre play “Walk the Line”, about the life and music of Johnny Cash.

Please note: the entire evening will be conducted in the Dutch language

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