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waterboys tour2023 byPaulMacManusRarely have there been bands that have changed as much as the WATERBOYS. Formed in 1983, Mike Scott created an exceptional Post Punk sound on the first three albums, which achieved a breakthrough hit with the song ‘This is the Sea’ (1985). Since then their music has never stopped evolving, from the outstanding blend of Irish traditional music, Scottish music, Country music and Rock’n’Roll on the album ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, to the poetic masterpiece ‘An Appointment with Mr Yeats’ (2011) to the new album ‘Where The Action Is’. This is the thirteenth studio album by THE WATERBOYS, which was released in May 2019 and reached number three on the UK Independent Albums Chart.

Inspired by Robert Parker’s classic ‘Let’s Go Baby (Where The Action Is)’, the album title features 10 rocking - yet genre-bending - songs that showcase the outstanding talent of founder and frontman Mike Scott. Scott has been one of the best British songwriters for four decades, and his songs have been covered by no less than PRINCE, ROD STEWARD and ELLIE GOULDING. THE WATERBOYS, consisting of Mike Scott (vocals, guitar and piano), Steve Wickham (electronic violin), Paul Brown (the great Memphis entertainer on keyboards) and Ralph Salmins (drums), experimented with many of the songs on the new album, but the last song ‘Piper At The Gates Of Dawn’ is particularly outstanding.

Here Mike Scott reads the most beautiful part of the book ‘The Wind In The Windows’ by Kenneth Grahame and is accompanied musically by his band mates, which offers an extraordinary ending for the album ‘Where The Action Is’. This year the successful band THE WATERBOYS returns to the stage in Germany for exclusive concerts to enchant the audience again with high musical class and a unique sound.

German Tour Dates
March 17, 2023 - Bochum, RuhrCongress
March 18, 2023 - Hamburg, Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
March 21, 2023 - Leipzig, Haus Leipzig
March 24, 2023 - Stuttgart, Mozartsaal Halle
March 25, 2023 - Munich, TonHalle

Picture by Paul MacManus

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