Magic Event: The Gambler’s Last Deal Tour – Kenny Rogers

On my way to the Heineken Music Hall a Dutch guy smacked his bag in my face and laughed at the start of the travel and at the end a female British Kenny Rogers-fan smacked the door in my face. Does this wonderful wake-up-trick means that I can expect more good things this evening?

Just in time after some train delays I entered the Heineken Music Hall and the Security guy laughed when he checked my bag. Guess he expected more than only an agenda full of crap.

I had a seat at the Black Box, but what does that mean? Just the whole floor where I already was told a HMH-staffmember with a smile as I was a bit worried that it was “a very stupid question” and I told her about my fear.

Than I focus my eyes on the chairs and did I hear a warm welcome from someone of the press? My seat was next to a guy, which make a report for”Lust For Life Magazine” ( http://lflmagazine.nl/concertrecensies/kenny-rogers-in-de-heineken-music-hall ) and a lovely elder couple from Amsterdam are our supportact. The lady told such a funny fanstories about Kenny Rogers that I could not wait to see the biggest living legend in Country Music.

At 8.10 PM (the Next Country Superstar) Charlie Worsham starts his show with a few songs that makes you going to think “he is going to get HUGE” with songs like “You Can’t Break What’s Broken”, “Lawn Chair” and the song that was in the Bones TV series, season nine “Love Don’t Die Easy”.

After his 30 minute show, fans could meet him at the Merchandise stand and The responses where very good although the lady behind me was talking to all his songs that it was just “terrible” from the start to the end.

9.10 PM Kenny Rogers starts his 1,5 hour show with the help of (A grandmother you’ve never seen before) Linda Davis and make a shocking start as a robot. Gladly the way he walked was due to a recent knee-operation, where the wrong knee was replaced according to Stand-up Comedian Kenny Rogers which has a overwhelming appearance as the granddad we always wished to have (gladly I had the luck to have 2 perfect ones) and starts his show with “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town” and told us how Kenneth Rogers becomes Kenny Rogers.

We wish that people like Sheena Easton and Dolly Parton are included at his farewell show “The Gambler’s Last Deal”, but Linda Davis did a very good job with her very expressive appearance as the “alternate”, but Dottie West stays Dottie West. She passed away a few years ago and you see in the eyes of Kenny that she was very special for him. Her voice from the past mixed very well with the incredible live entertainer Rogers and the beautiful “All I Ever Need Is You”, which does not reach a specific tone anymore, but who cares? (some who expected that he is NOT 78 years old).

In case you think the favorite duet is a song with Dolly Parton… it is NOT! It’s Sheena Easton’s “We’ve Got Tonight”.

Besides Lionel Richie’s Lady, a very psychedelical version of “Something’s Burning” from his sixtees period my favorite part of the show (much better than the Original Version). The vibe was so wonderful, that you wish Kenny did not stop singing for another 43 years and make another 75! Albums.

At the final of the show, he sang “You Can’t Make Old Friends” with a beautiful videoclip with fantastic snippets of his incredible career. That was a beautiful flashback and a german fan comments “Kenny Is(t) Cool” and I must admit. She was so right!

Listen 2 Kenny Rogers – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

Listen 2 Linda Davis – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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Number Ones – Album 03/28/2006

Rubberband – Album 08/16/2013

My Amazing Grace – Single 05/24/2011

Magic Events : Kim Wilde In Ronda – TivoliVredenburg

New music or not, Kim Wilde is touring the last couple of years each year, but… people are writing on Facebook that they are looking forward to see the eighties legend in a way it suggest that she is doing a Comeback.

For me it was the first time to visit the recarnation of Theater Vredenburg, which I have visit a lot to see BZN and Savage Garden for instance. TivoliVredenburg looks great and the vibe was great, but to run two couple of stairs to enter the concerthall is very risky, so take your blisters with you and never ever take some high heels on, although the stage is almost too high for me with my 188 cm.

Kim Wilde bring along a Hertfordshire-resident to support her during her European Tour. Lawrence King is the lucky one, which she met with her family when they visit the local pub. He released an EP in 2014 “Until The End Of Time” featuring “Driving To Win”, “Until The End Of Time”, React” and “Set In Stone”.

Hill performs his songs and promote the EP very well, but impressed with his own version of “Save Tonigh” (Eagle-Eye Cherry) and “Show Me Love” (Robin S).

The audience enjoyed his music including his latest Single “Let Me Go”.

For some reason Kim Wilde caused always some trouble in my life. My photocamera says goodbye after I had a Kodakmoment with Ricky & Kim and the perfect picture was damaged. A second time I met Kim and shortly afterwards my photocamera was stolen in Burger King Utrecht by a stafmember and a third time my concertticket was stolen in front of Paradiso, but gladly the staffmembers believes my story and today… my battery loader says goodbye during the preperation.

Back to the one who shocked me on a Sunny day!

Like Madonna, Kim Wilde is not a live-act that is as good as the studio recordings, but that does not matter as she is such a great entertainer, but after all these years Kim Wilde is like Take That. She sang live like she is just playing all her hits in the most perfect way. Almost 2 hours I was just staring at her very “Close” like this is MAGIC MUSIC LIVE and guess what… I have recorded the ultimate highlight! Do not say you have seen a better version of “Cambodia”.

During her Song “Stone” she almost arrived at the microphone too late and because she is “Wilde” she almost fell once, but both actions looks like a special touch to show everyone that Kim is a wonderful popstar that is still liking it so much and it was really amazing to see her love for her bandmembers.

In the middle of the concert Ricky And Kim did some acoustic versions. A tribute to their touring friend of 15 years songwriter Steve Byrd who passed away due to a heart attack (October 2, 2016) is “Hey Mr. Heartache” and Bee Gees-cover “If I Can Have You”. Lawrence Hill gets on stage to do “It’s Here” and “Chequered Love”.

The audience, mixed with all kinds of people, like 2 women dressed as Kim Wilde, die-hard fans from United Kingdom and Belgium and men that jumping around wild(e). They all sing along with all the songs, like all the songs are their favorite.

Tonight was the final of the European Tour that ends with the song “Kids In America” featuring die-hard fans from United Kingdom and Belgium, but also girls who dressed like Kim Wilde.

Kim, we can’t wait for the New Album and a New tour and thanks for an memorable evening.

Listen 2 Lawrence Hill – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

Listen 2 Kim Wilde – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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LAWRENCE HILL

Until The End Of Time – EP 2014

Let Me Go – Single 01/29/2016

KIM WILDE

Kim Wilde: The Singles Collection (1981 – 1993) – Album 11/09/1993

New Album : Anarchytecture / New Tour : February 2015 Tour – Skunk Anansie

Electrorockband Skunk Anansie are ready for the follow-up of “Black Traffic”. The sixth Album with the incredible title “Anarchytecture” will be out January 15th, 2016.

The Album is produced by Tom Dalgety, who made productions for Royal Blood, Killing Joke and Band Of Skulls at rge famous RAK Studios in London.

This is a collection of Hard-hitting Alternative Rockanthems.

Skin, Ace, Cass and Mark Richardson will promote the Album with an European “FEBRUARY 2016 TOUR” with Support Act Bones.

At this moment Skin is at the cover of the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, because she learned Italian for being a judge in the X Factor in Italy, what she is doing at this moment.

Listen 2 Skunk Anansie – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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FEBRUARY 2016 TOUR

UK – MANCHESTER
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Albert Hall
Plus guests: Bones
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General sale 09:00 Friday 23rd October

UK – LONDON O2 FORUM
Friday, February 5, 2016
O2 Forum Kentish Town
Plus guests: Bones
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General sale 09:00 Friday 23rd October
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BELGIUM – BRUSSELS
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Ancienne Belgique
Plus guests: Bones
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
Ticket link: http://goo.gl/Sg4XTH

NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAM
Monday, February 8, 2016
Paradiso
Plus guests: Bones
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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FRANCE – PARIS
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
BATACLAN
Plus guests: Bones
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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LUXEMBOURG – ROCKHAL
Thursday, February 11, 2016
ROCKHAL
Plus guests: Bones
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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GERMANY – HAMBURG
Friday, February 12, 2016
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MARKETHALL
Plus guests: Bones
Pre-sale 10:00 AM Wednesday 21st October
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GERMANY – BERLIN
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Astra Kulturhaus
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Pre-sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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AUSTRIA – VIENNA
Monday, February 15, 2016
Arena Vienna
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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SWITZERLAND – ZURICH
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
X-Tra
Plus guests: Bones
On sale 10:00 CET Wednesday 21st October
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ITALY – MILAN
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Alcatraz
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SWITZERLAND – LAUSANNE
Thursday, February 18, 2016
Les Docks
Plus guests: Bones
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