Fischer-Z+ support The Arthurs
- Date: Sunday 5 Apr 2020
- Hall: CreativeColors Stage
- Doors open: 19:30
- Start: 20:30
- Presale: 31,- (incl. service charge)
- At the door: 31,50
The emergence of punk in the 1970s was a big bang caused by intelligent eccentrics. Most of these groundbreaking punks have now given up, but not John Watts, heart and soul of Fischer-Z. He remains outspoken, socially critical and provocative. Watts thinks you're as good as your last achievement, he wants to keep moving and growing.
Fischer-Z is an art-rock/new wave band that is known for sharp but also poetic lyrics. In total, the band’s 42-year career includes 20 albums, more than 3,000 concerts worldwide and more than two million albums sold. Their 1979 debut album “Word Salad” is a cult classic. The album “Going Deaf For a Living” contains the hit single “So Long” whose video clip was shown frequently on MTV. And the most famous album “Red Skies Over Paradise” (1981) is crammed with classics such as “Marliese”. Soon after, Fischer-Z broke up after the band was featured/performed at Pinkpop. After a number of solo projects, Watts breathes new life into Fischer-Z in 1987 with new musicians. With the same passion, they produced a number of adventurous and critically acclaimed albums, the most recent entitled “Swimming in Thunderstorms” (September 2019). It is a versatile album that underlines the greatness of Fischer-Z. Fischer-Z still stands for a wide range of rock, whereas punk and new wave influences are clearly present. John Watts and co still dare to be provocative and contrarian!
The Arthurs is an alternative/indie rock band from Rotterdam & Amsterdam, formed around singer/songwriter Robin den Drijver. The band distinguishes itself by its own unique style and sound: melodic, dynamic, raw, beautiful, aggressive, dreamy and always sincere. They released their debut album “When I’m Sane” in June 2017 and received very positive press reviews. Den Drijver played almost all instruments on the album, accompanied by drummer Jetske Blonk. A year later, they started recording new material in the studio, this time as a full-fledged band. In the autumn of 2019, the band will first release two singles and videos with Dutch actress/singer Kiki van Deursen. In December 2019, The Arthurs will return to the studio to record their second full-length album, which will be released in 2020. The 2019 line-up consists of drummer Blonk, lead guitarist Dylano Hahury and bassist Jelle de Wit who ensure a strong live performance.https://www.soundofthearthurs.com/