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 : The Original High World Tour – Adam Lambert

Adam Lambert conquers in an enthusiastic friendly Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam during his “The Original High Worldtour”. The original support-act Jennie Lena was deleted yesterday and the G-Team announced they replacement her with making the crowd go dancing on famous hits from the past and beyond in their excellent mix. Adam Lambert is not the first big name that they support. Ke$ha, The Scissor Sisters, Icona Pop, Mika and Sam Sparro are one of the other names.

When the guys warm the crowd up, Adam took over. Not at 9 PM as planned and people get scared his is the new Madonna, who let the crowd wait more than one hour extra, but at 9.10 PM he rocks with “Evil In The Night”,”For Your Entertainment” and “Ghost Town”. 95 minutes of Glamrock entertainment featuring also Tears For Fears “Mad World”, available at his 2010 Album “Acoustic Live!”.

In the final he did the catchy “If I Had You”and he proves that he is the Queen with “Another One Bites The Dust”.

New in his show is his latest Single “Welcome To The Show” in a Solo-version.

No crap between the songs like most of the concerts, just only great live versions that sounds like Single edits with a very hard and loud electrobeat in most of the tracks.

In case you think Adam Lambert can slow it down, “For Your Entertainment”, he is in London at Eventim Apollo tomorrow and Saturday in Manchester Academy in Manchester. Than he travels to Russia to perform next Monday at Crocus Music Hall in Moscow 20 and Wednesday at Rock Cafe in Tallin (Estonia). Many concerts will follow as the tour ends June 25th in Anfiteatro Camerini, Piazzola Sul Brenta, Italy.

For the full tourlist and ticket info:

https://seatgeek.com/adam-lambert-tickets

Listen 2 Adam Lambert – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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For Your Entertainment (Deluxe Version)04/30/2010

Trespassing (Deluxe Version) 05/11/2016

The Original High (Deluxe Version) 06/12/2016

Adam Lambert The Original High Tour V Neck T Shirt For Women Black L


Adam Lambert The Original High Tour 2016 Tank Top For Women White L

Adam Lambert The Original High Tour 2016 T Shirt For Women White L

Adam Lambert The Original High Tour V Neck T Shirt For Men Black L

Women’s Adam Lambert The Original High Album Cover T-shirt Black Long Sleeves

Women’s Adam Lambert The Original High Album Cover Hoodie Black

ADAM LAMBERT – Limited Edition CD Platinum Disc – THE ORIGINAL HIGH

Acoustic Live! – EP 10/03/2010

Remixes 04/09/2010

Glam Nation Live 03/18/2011

Time for Miracles (From the Motion Picture “2012”) – Single 10/16/2009

Welcome to the Show (feat. Laleh) – Single 03/17/2016

Magic Event : Michelle Williams @ Bimray Gospelfestival Amsterdam

Tye Tribbett and Michelle Williams (both singing “Fall” on Michelle’s latest Album) from Destiny’s Child were headlining Bimray Gospelfestival Amsterdam last Sunday, but Tye Tribbett cancelled his show, but that does not matter at all, because it was a beautiful “Holy Sun”nyday!

Dutch acts like Wazzup Singers, Classic Meets Gospel Classic Meets Gospel and Fabian Willems try to warm-up the return of Michelle Williams, who wasn’t in Holland performing for many years and they all did it very well!

The show starts at 3 PM, because some people has Heineken Music Hall all by themselves for a workshop with… the R&B Goddess herself Michelle Williams.

While the audience were swinging on Berima Amo and Turning Point Choir and Classic Meets Gospel, a few people are the lucky ones to meet Michelle Williams in private. One of them was me. Eeuh yes, really! The chicks from “De Kippen” (De kippen means chicks 😉 ) were so kind to gave me that opportunity and it was all worth to wait for.

The colourful girl in black was sitting at a chair in a way that you think “she is my sweet neighbour”, but her charisma makes the difference! Shine like a star and interested in everyone and try everything to make people feel like we were at home in stead of the regular hysterical chaotical press conferences, that you really needs to push everyone aside and scream to get attention.

Michelle become famous with “Independent Woman” in 2000. While her former colleagues Kelly Rowland and Beyonce Knowles are still comfortable with their sexy outfits (less is more). Michelle is without those kind of sexy clothes, maybe the most sexy lady of them all as it’s all in her eyes and her lovely smile!

Her latest Album “Journey To Freedom” sounds like a Pop Urban record as she don’t want to make a Gospel Album that sounds depressing.”It sounds like fun,upbeat, like House, Dance and EDM, comparing to her Dance Pop Album “Unexpected”, that caused a duet with Dance Diva Naté and for me my personal favorite song “Waiting On You”

Back to Gospel, Michelle got ofcourse favorites, Trevor Green. listen to “Lonesome Road”, available from his “Collide EP”

The Q & A’s ends in a funny way when a lady try to say “Can we expect something new” by accident not very well. It sounds like she asked “Can we expect something nude”. Really a moment to record and spread around the globe!

Michelle Williams is very social. She is able to gave everyone some love and not only us (that there was no opportunity to asked her for a “Magic Music Moments with…-report” was to me no problem, but especially not when I see her way she wants to divide her time with so many people). The sweetheart jumps on stage at 9 PM after singer Nicole Bus introduce her and she makes the crowd go wild to prove that “Gospel is NOT Depressing” with “Watch Me Praise Him” (Originally by Voices Of Unity). Her one hour show including her first Single “Heard A Word” from her Album “Heart To Yours”, Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” and “Say Yes”. The latest track she invite the Workshop-participants to join her on stage and they all were smiling and dancing like they just heard they won the jackpot. Also she sang some Christmas songs in a very unique pure way.

In case you think that Michelle “Can’t Do Better than that”, I have some news for you! She ends with her latest Single ” Believe In Me” (a request by someone on Instragram, who was attending the show) and a lovely lady next to me are really wondering “Is it true, she climb off stage to come in the audience”. Yes, she does she make a round full of heavenly love and leave the crowd bewitched.

After I watched the latest act “Troyson James en The New York Gospel Singers Show” someone from the organisation was running to me. She asked me how everything went and that she was so sweet to have the time for everyone behind the scenes.

God is love and Michelle knows how to express!

Special thanks to Communicatiebureau De Kippen and Heineken Music Hall for the wonderful support!

Listen 2 Michelle Williams – Discography – Spotify – Playlist.

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Survivor – Album 05/01/2001

Love: Destiny EP

8 Days Of Christmas – Album 10/16/2001

This Is The Remix – EP 12/21/2002

Destiny Fulfilled – Album 11/10/2004

Heart To Yours – Album 04/16/2002

Do You Know – Album (2004)

Heart To Yours/Do You Know 03/27/2007

Unexpected – Album (09/26/2008)

Journey To Freedom – Album 09/09/2014

(CD/DVD)

Waiting On You – Ultra Nate & Michelle Williams – Single 12/11/2011

Collide EP – Trevor Green 08/07/2014

The Rough Rollers & Billy Idol Live “Idol Live Worldtour 2014/2014”

9 years ago Billy Idol performs in Holland and I was completelly shocked. A 50 year old man jumped to the extreme and sang like he is standing still!

I am 9 years older, but Billy is still “Sweet Sixteen”. He proved that since November 5th in Birmingham and continues in Dublin, London, Manchester, Stuttgart and Frankfurt and yesterday Billy took Amsterdam over with his band.

18 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE
19 Nov – Brussels, BE
21 Nov – Nuremberg, DE
22 Nov – Lucern, CH
23 Nov – Milan, IT

(The rest of the world needs to be patient and need to wait for 2015)

A few minutes earlier The Rough Rollers went on stage to do the warming up. Jack Byrne. Malcolm Ford, Kyle Olson and Graham Norwood are making music since 2008 and toured with Bob Dylan, John Mellencamp, Queens of the Stone Age and now Billy Idol.

Singer Jack danced with the microphone and sang his songs like he do it for at least 30 years.

The band from New York was very communicative to the audience, that gaves a very intimate touch. Even a lucky guy received a bottle of Whiskey … for three minutes and ask it back to make some confusing.

The Dough Rollers Edit

In 30 minutes the band from New York introduce their Rock and Blues music like songs from their latest E.P. “Gone Baby Gone”.

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Little Lily – Single – The Dough Rollers 07/09/2013

Gone Baby Gone – EP – The Dough Rollers 03/11/2014

Exactly at 9 PM Billy Idol was ready to show who the greatest Rockstar (and Popstar) on this planet it with his very rare kind of stage performance with non-stop interactive movements to the audience. For the die-hard fans it was once again chance to get some plastic signed plates, drumsticks, signed setlistpapers and even one lucky person received his sweaty tshirt.

Billy Idol (17-11-2014) edit

17 songs in 1 hour and 45 minutes, started with “Postcards Of The Past” and ends with “Rebel Yell”. From the new album “Kings & Queens Of The Underground” The recent single “Can’t Break Me Down” and “Save Me Now” become huge in the live version.

After a very short break Billy and his band continues with the incredible “White Wedding” and “Mony, Mony”.

The audience was mixed with big muscled man, eighties lovers, lots of Germans and lots of drunk people, who gave their own performances at the toilet and the corridors to entertain the very kind people from the Merchandise.

A rock-concert like these is one big loving and caring experience, with only one too wild to handly fan in the front row (just behind the pornstar Bobbi Eden).

If you are living in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. Write this in your agenda:

18 Nov – Dusseldorf, DE
19 Nov – Brussels, BE
21 Nov – Nuremberg, DE
22 Nov – Lucerne, CH
23 Nov – Milan, IT

Everyone who wants to see a living miracle, should attend Billy Idol and if you want to meet the superstar and his guitarist Steve Stevens (so not included his other Band fellows Stephen McGrath, Billy Morrison, Erik Eldenius and Paul Trudeau) check http://billyidol.net/vip/ and for 170 euro you got a full package!

Billy Idol (17-11-2014) Meet & Greet

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Can’t Break Me Down – Billy Idol 08/26/2014

Kings & Queens of the Underground – CD 10/21/2014


Kings & Queens of the Underground (Bonus Track Version) – Billy Idol

Dancing with Myself Hardcover – Book 10/07/2014

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