Volbeat + Hamburg Wunderland 12.11.2019


Volbeat was created in 2001 in Copenhagen, Denmark. “They came across the land to get the lying train back on track” (Volbeat “Rebel Monster”). Now we can listen to their six rock/metal raw / melodic studio albums: “The Strength / The Sound / The Songs” (2005), “Rock The Rebel / Metal The Devil” (2007), “Guitar Gangsters And Cadillac Blood” (2008), “Beyond Hell / Above Heaven” (2010), “Outlaw Gentleman And Shady Ladies” (2013), “Seal The Deal And Let’s Boogie” (2016).

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The second of August is a beautiful summer day of birth of fresh, cool and even more exciting Volbeat longplay “Rewind, Replay, Rebound” (some fans got it on 01.08.2019). Just look how young they feel and how trendy is the official band’s video from YouTube:

My role isn’t to show you how to dance like a professional slogger. Instead, I prefer to sit down on comfortable office chair and ask you gently to walk fast. Well, nobody of us want to pretend cheap slogger! “Life ain’t always what it seems so grab it by the balls, and do your best before it leaves” (Volbeat “Find That Soul”). I don’t need to repeat that we live in XXI century hey? Take you electric Tesla, ride without holding the steering wheel and make some pictures for Instagram. Wait, wait. Rewind, replay, rebound. Take your mean of transportation to the nearest city where Volbeat will play concert and make focus on performance because I promise you that they gonna make it better than anytime before. Cheers!

According to official Volbeat website:

23 Sep 2019 Newcastle, UK, O2 Academy

24 Sep 2019 Glasgow, UK, O2 Academy

26 Sep 2019 London, UK, O2 Academy Brixton

28 Sep 2019 Bristol, UK, O2 Academy

30 Sep 2019 Birmingham, UK, O2 Academy

1 Oct 2019 Manchester, UK, O2 Apollo

3 Oct 2019 Belfast, UK, Ulster Hall

4 Oct 2019 Dublin, Ireland, Olympia Theatre

6 Oct 2019 Paris, France, L’Olympia

7 Oct 2019 Luxembourg, Rockhal

9 Oct 2019 Madrid, Spain, La Riviera

10 Oct 2019 Lisbon, Portugal, Coliseu dos Recreios

12 Oct 2019 Barcelona, Spain, Razzmatazz

14 Oct 2019 Milan, Italy, Fabrique

29 Oct 2019 Warsaw, Poland, COS Torwar Event Hall

31 Oct 2019 Prague, Czech, O2 Universum

1 Nov 2019 Berlin, Germany, Mercedes – Benz Arena

3 Nov 2019 Stuttgart, Germany, Hanns – Martin – Schleyer – Halle

4 Nov 2019 Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpalels Antwerp

5 Nov 2019 Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion

7 Nov 2019 Frankfurt, Germany, Festhalle

8 Nov 2019 Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle

10 Nov 2019 Leipzig, Germany, Arena Leipzig

11 Nov 2019 Hamburg, Germany, BarclayCard Arena

12 Nov 2019 Hamburg, Germany, BarclayCard Arena

14 Nov 2019 Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena

15 Nov 2019 Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena

17 Nov 2019 Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle

19 Nov 2019 Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

27 Nov 2019 Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena

Very many! However I noticed that fans from following countries need to consider a trip abroad if they want to see Volbeat (but first please check official Volbeat website because they update schedule and will add more dates soon): Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Hercegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kazachstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine.

My good advice is to arrange a city break instead of concert break. Once you are abroad, you don’t want to miss the most prominent and interesting spots!

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One year ago I wanted to see Judas Priest concert but they didn’t perform on small island somewhere in the middle of Atlantic Ocean when I’m glad to live. I made a tedious research and finally bought a ticket for show in Dortmund, Germany. I had no plain connection from my place to Dortmund that time in August 2018. So I flown to / from Copenhagen and spent a week to explore the capital of Denmark but also Hamburg as Hamburg lies in the middle between Copenhagen and Dortmund. It was amazing adventure!

Fans from Scandinavia in particular may take an advantage of the fact that Volbeat will play not one but even two concerts in Hamburg on 11th and 12 th of November. Band comes originally from Copenhagen and I myself have crossed the way from Copenhagen to Hamburg. Just 334 kilometers, 6 hours with bus (include short transfer with ferry). I joined walking tour and remember that my guide asked whole group who visit Hamburg as a first tourist destination in Germany? Turned out that nobody. Neither me, as I explored Munich before. My guide wasn’t surprised at all because people need to give first Hamburg a chance before understand its deeply hidden beauty. It’s the same case with Volbeat. I admit that I didn’t know much Volbeat before starting to write an article about them! But I can appreciate this music after giving them my full attention.

There are many fascinating articles available on-line describing Hamburg. You can also find countless films on YouTube. Repeating others is not my hobby so let me give you just an example, film from Ali Kubba. At the first glance, it may looks OK, but nothing special. However you have much delight to find in this city if you spend one hour with google on your own. That’s your awesome hour!

As I keep in mind that we live in XXI century, I will share with you an information about one outstanding attraction which is open for public from 2001. Miniatur Wunderland, the largest railway model in the world. It’s a perfect combination of technology and art which guarantee truly great fun for everybody. Exhibition is interactive, divined for several creative sections about different countries (i.e. Germany, Switzerland, Italy, USA, group of Scandinavian countries) and include 260 000 figures, 42 moving planes, 9250 cars moving cars, 1040 moving trains, 1380 signals and 4110 buildings around 15 400 meters long rail track. Wow! You can find it in exactly the same building as Hamburg Dungeon, Theater Kehrwieder and theater Stage Entertainment, just 500 metres from stunning Elbphilharmonie. Miniatur Wunderland allows you to see in person how hundreds talented employees consistently improve elements of exhibition and make sophisticated plans for future. Perhaps one of most breathtaking newest pieces of art which I ever saw in person.

Combine Volbeat with a short list of places which are most interested for you and enrich your cultural life with unforgettable Hamburg. It’s worth your XXI century time!

author: Sam O’Black

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Airbourne + extreme Europe Aug-Nov 2019

Young and wild hard rock’n’roll band Airbourne is touring Europe right now.

They are inspired mostly by AC/DC and Motorhead but I hear also musical (only musical) similarity to Motley Crue, Armored Saint and WASP because all of these old school bands are loud, screamy and kick-ass. It’s all about sex, drinks and rock’n’roll.

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Airbourne released as far four longplays: “Runnin Wild” (2007), “No Guts, No Glory” (2010), “Black Dog Barking” (2013) and “Breakin Outta Hell” (2016). Current line-up features Joel O’Keeffe (guitars, vocals), Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), Matt Harrison (guitars), Justin Street (bass).

Airbourne was created in 2003 in Warrnambool, town in south east Australia, around 250-300 kilometers on the west from Melbourne. People living there enjoy access to nice Logan Beach with opportunity to watch whales each year between June and September. They can also practice water sports in large AquaZone (the biggest facility in South West Victoria).

Later Airbourne decided to move to Melbourne. While Angus Young from AC/DC is known with his habit to drink ten cups of tea each day (albeit he choose sometimes chocolate milk instead), Melbourne is a world capital of coffee. I just see Joel O’Keeffe running on scene and wonder how many cups with coffee he use to drink each day? 😉 We can notice on video posted below that they care about raw visual image: dozen Marshalls, simple black clothes, long hairs, headbanging, police chasing Lemmy who drive a truck with band playing in truck trailer, no frills.

We can see on official band website a list of over fifty upcoming concerts in Europe and UK. Additionally, they are open to consider extra gig in your city if you send a request to them. Can you imagine yourself going to Australia with fifty concerts tour? Lucky guys… They rock hard for this privilege!

I made a special research for Airbourne and crew about other extreme activities available in particular places which they are gonna visit. Please comment under this article if you have personal experience about one of mentioned venue so we could make this offer even more attractive.

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date Concert venue Recommended side trip Description of
recommended side activity
Wacken, Germany JUMP House Trampolinpark, HamburgGermany Hundreds of trampolines
02.08.2019 Rejmyre, Sweden Gustavsvik Orebro, Orebro, Sweden Water park with
wide variety of
03.08.2019 Andalsnes, Norway Moldebadet, Molde, Norway Water park
amongst fjords and mountains with 3
diving towers
06.08.2019 Belfast, UK Cable And Wake,
Belfast, UK
Aqua park, cable
wakeboard park,
glamping village
with sauna
07.08.2019 Dublin, Ireland AquaZone, Dublin,
Water park with 8
rides, slides and
wave pool
09.08.2019 Alicante, Spain Terra Mitica, Alicante, Spain Ancient culture – themed areas, amusement park, rides, shows
14.08.2019 Dornbirn, Austria Freizeitpark Flugplatz, Sitterdorf, Switzerland Amusement park, zoo, airfield, sightseeing flights, hot air ballooning
16.08.2019 Wittelshofen, Germany Freizeitbad Juramare Leisure water park, sauna village, black hole giant slide
17.08.2019 Hamburg, Germany JUMP House Trampolinpark, Hamburg, Germany Hundreds of trampolines
18.08.2019 Hasselt, Belgium Mini – Europe, Brussels, Belgium Miniature park with Europe’s landmarks, scale 1:25
20.08.2019 Luxembourg Parc Le’h Adventures Sàrl, Dudelange, Luxembourg Beautiful natural park with 100 different climbing activities
23.08.2019 Sulingen, Germany Heide Park Resort, Soltau, Germany Thrill rides, themed areas, huge wooden roller coaster
24.08.2019 Charleville Mezieres, France Amusement Park Terraltitude climbing, paintball, fantasticable, bungee jumping, catapult jumping,
24.09.2019 Gdynia, Poland Jumpcity, Gdynia, Poland trampolines
25.09.2019 Warsaw, Poland Flyspot, Warsaw, Poland Indoor skydiving
26.09.2019 Cracow, Poland Energylandia, Zator, Poland Thrilling rides, water park, acrobat shows
29.09.2019 Moscow, Russia Moslabirint The largest team action games in Moscow (check video on website)
02.10.2019 Dolni Mesto, Czech Republic Outdoor Park Bilek, Chotebor, Czech Republic Quads, ride with BVP tank, shooting (painball, airsoft), ropes/zipeline
04.10.2019 Copenhagen, Denmark Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Park Second oldest active amusement park in the world
05.10.2019 Sodermalm, Sweden Gröna Lund, Stockholm Amusement park with thrill rides, competitive games and live concerts
07.10.2019 Tampere, Finland Angry Birds Land, Tampere, Finland Rides, aquarium, planetarium, 2nd tallest observation tower in Nordic Countries
08.10.2019 Hki, Finland Linnanmaki, Helsinki, Finland Park with 50 rides and roller coasters, monorail, tower with panoramic views
10.10.2019 Grunerlokka, Norway Risenga Svømmehall, Asker, Norway Water park with slides, wave pool, diving tower, climbing wall
11.10.2019 Heden, Sweden Liseberg, Goteborg, Sweden Themed park with roller coasters, water and free fall rides
12.10.2019 Aarhus, Denmark Tivoli Friheden Traditional carousel and ferris wheel, 5D cinematic rides, laser games
16.10.2019 Antwerpen, Belgium Mini – Europe, Brussels, Belgium Miniature park with Europe’s landmarks, scale 1:25
17.10.2019 Strasbourg, France Europa – Park, Rust, Germany Vast amusement park with thrill rides in themed areas
19.10.2019 20.10.2019 Paris, France Disneyland, The only one Disneyland in Europe
22.10.2019 Bilbao, Spain Forestal Park, Bilbao, Spain Adventure park with ziplines
24.10.2019 Málaga, Spain Tivoli World, Benalmadena, Spain Theme park with thrill rides and night-time garden illuminations
25.10.2019 Madrid, Spain Parque De Atracciones, Madrid, Spain Theme park with thrill and water rides
26.10.2019 Barcelona, Spain Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona, Spain Amusement park with 25 rides and view over Barcelona
28.10.2019 Nimes, France La Bouscarasse, Serviers-et-Labaume, France Water park in forest, for relax
29.10.2019 Milan, Italy Acquatice Park, Milan, Italy Water park with swimming pools and high slides
01.11.2019 Leipzig, Germany JUMP House Trampolinpark, Leipzig, Germany trampolines
02.11.2019 Graz, Austria Adventure Park, Graz, Austria 44 outdoor activities, 25 indoor activities
03.11.2019 Munich, Germany Bayern Park, Munich, Germany water slides, different thrilling rides, animal enclosure
05.11.2019 Budapest, Hungary Skyward Indoor Skydiving, Budapest, Hungary Indoor skydiving
06.11.2019 Vienna, Austria Prater, Vienna, Austria Amusement park with dozen rides incl. landmark giant wheel from 1897
07.11.2019 Berlin, Germany WELT Balloon, Berlin, Germany All year available ballooning (30euro)
09.11.2019 Wiesbaden, Germany Varea, Mainz, Germany Exciting Virtual Reality activities
10.11.2019 Cologne, Germany Phantasialand, Bruhl, Germany Theme park with amazing thrill rides
13.11.2019 Norwich, UK BeWILDerwood, Norwich, UK Adventure park with treehouses, zip wires and jungle bridges
14.11.2019 Nottingham, UK Alton Towers, Alton, UK Adventure park with roller coasters, vertical drops, rides
16.11.2019 Manchester, UK Alton Towers, Alton, UK Adventure park with roller coasters, vertical drops, rides
17.11.2019 Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK Wet ‘n’ Wild, North Shields, UK Water park with over 1km of slides
18.11.2019 Aberdeen, UK Codonas Amusement Park, Aberdeen, UK Mainly for children although there are also thrilling rides for adults
20.11.2019 Inverness, UK Landmark Forest Adventure Park, Carrbridge, UK Forest activity park with climbing wall, highwire course, maze, raft ride and roller coaster
21.11.2019 Glasgow, UK Pinkston Watersports, Glasgow, UK Kayaking, canoeing
22.11.2019 Liverpool, UK Knowsley Safari, Prescot, UK Watching wild animals from save car inside safari
24.11.2019 Cardiff, UK Cardiff Winter Wonderland, Cardiff, UK Christmas-themed fair with an ice skating rink and dropping tower
25.11.2019 Bristol, UK Subtropical Swimming Paradise, Wiltshire, UK aqua jetting, snorkelling
26.11.2019 London, UK Dungeon, London, UK Experience Dungeon show
28.11.2019 Sheffield, UK Alton Towers, Alton, UK Adventure park with roller coasters, vertical drops, rides
29.11.2019 Southampton, UK Clarence Pier, Southampton, UK High ropes course, giant ferris wheel, roller coasters
30.11.2019 Oxford, UK High Ropes Oxford, UK High ropes course

author: Sam Oblak

Jethro Tull [updated]


This article is one of the most successful articles published on Musictivity. Therefore I’ve decided to update its content but not to rewrite. You can find below a list of upcoming Jethro Tull’s concert dates however it’s always highly recommended to compare it out with the official Jethro Tull’s website: http://jethrotull.com/

Netherlands, Holland, Map, Europe, Dutch, Blue, Country


I used to live over two years in the Netherlands. Beautifully maintained, hyper dynamic and extremely eventful place to spend the best youth years. As adolescent hippy moving from town to town, sleeping anywhere, eating anything and biking more than walking, I had got a chance to know deeply whole Holland and North Brabant. I can tell you one thing: reckless life can be very happy life. What else is more important in human existence than happiness? No surprise that the Netherlands is the most international country all over the world. But when it comes to leisure traveling, can we call the Netherlands an undertouristic country? Hey, everybody fly to Amsterdam for leisure! Straight from Schiphol to Rijksmuseum! There are so many visitors that locals feel pressure to move to suburbs due to huge costs of accomodation. Around 18 million people traveled to Amsterdam last year and estimated number of tourists by 2025 is as huge as 30 million. But all tourists go to Mokum instead of exploring other parts of the Netherlands. And this is one of major Dutch problems thick as a brick.

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Jethro Tull are smart. They went to Heerlen, Haarlem and Utrecht in October 2019 during Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour Europe. The audience was instructed: “Please be ready in your seats before start; you don’t need to fasten any seat belts and is better to leave mind open for unexpected events. Band will give spectacular show”.

There are plenty videos available on YouTube with Jethro Tull performing their anniversary concerts.

source: Tadeusz Cycon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-6k9cYJuE4


03.11.2019 Padova, Italy

04.11.2019 Milan, Italy


05.11.2019 Firenze, Italy

07.11.2019 Rome, Italy

19.11.2019 Rostock, Germany

20.11.2019 Hamburg, Germany


22.11.2019 Magdeburg, Germany

23.11.2019 Berlin, Germany


29.11.2019 Arnstadt, Germany

30.11.2019 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

06.12.2019 Wakefield, England

07.12.2019 Ripon, England

13.12.2019 Wells, England

28.02.2020 Barcelona, Spain

29.02.2020 Madrid, Spain

13.03.2020 Helsinki, Finland


14.03.2020 Turku, Finland

15.03.2020 Tampere, Finland

27.04.2020 Moscow, Russia

28.04.2020 Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

30.04.2020 St Petersburg, Russia

18.07.2020 Schwerin, Germany

24.07.2020 Dresden, Germany

25.07.2020 Leipzig, Germany

08.08.2020 Salzgitter-Salder, Germany

23.08.2020 Mönchengladbach, Germany

16.11.2020 Ostrava, Czech

17.11.2020 Brno, Czech

18.11.2020 Prague, Czech

26.11.2020 Lugano, Switzerland

I like how this music interfere with my mundane worries. Even if Ian Anderson isn’t a poet, his expressions free up my ability to take control over my mood. I don’t have enough experience with folk to assess role of flute in this genre but it is an unique instrument for famous rock band anyway. I think that general Jethro Tull’s approach to composition is unique and extraordinary creative. I can appreciate that.


Alright. Let’s say that you decide to take a journey to the Netherlands, see something else than Amsterdam and follow the way of Jethro Tull. What exactly can you expect over there? Well, you don’t need to completely resign from sightseeing Amsterdam as distance between these four cities is short:

– Amsterdam – Heerlen 213km,

– Amsterdam – Utrecht 43km,

– Amsterdam – Haarlem 30km.

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Heerlen (86 000 inhabitants) is different than stereotypical Netherlands because it’s actually located on a hill. You can find there two impressive casltes: Hoensbroek Castle (Hoensbroek is separate town just 8km from Heerlen) which is one of the largest castles in the Netherlands (XIV century) https://www.kasteelhoensbroek.nl/en/ and Ter Worm Castle (XVII century) https://www.terworm.nl/ Perhaps you will be interested in exploring also Weltermolen watermill, probably from XIV century, which doesn’t look at all like Dutch windmill. Thorn is a must-see village in Haarlen proximity with old white houses and monuments; check historical objects in Gemeentemuseum Land van Thorn http://www.museumhetlandvanthorn.nl

Heerlen, Kerkrade, Landgraaf, Brunssum, Simpelveld, Voerendaal, Nuth and Onderbanken are towns in south Limburg province which cooperate together from 1999 in form of Parkstad Limburg (with Heerlen as its social center) to invite both tourists and investors from abroad. They run many sport (such as “the largest indoor ski slope in the world”), environmental (i.e. “the most innovative and modern zoo in Europe”), infrastructural (i.e. “nostalgic steam train”), and cultural projects (i.e. “first design museum in the Netherlands”) making Parkstad “the fastest growing tourist destination in the Netherlands” according to https://parkstad-limburg.nl/programmas/toerisme/ Check short video which summarize results of this actions:

source: Visit Zuid-Limburg https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=142&v=lkwLNfrN8TM


Utrecht (345 000 inhabitants) is located almost exactly in the middle of the Netherlands. However this city doesn’t belong to Holland as Holland consists of only two among twelve dutch provinces. Utrecht is gorgeous, full of culture and history. Lonely Planet includes Utrecht in the top 10 of the world’s “unsung” places. I recommend a visit in the largest castle in the Netherlands called Kasteel de Haar.

source: Nick de Kruijk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuMhaXJHQts

You can find the oldest dutch art city collection in Centraal Museum Utrecht, located at Agnietenstraat 1 http://www.centraalmuseum.nl Prominent painters from Utrecht: Melchior d’Hondecoeter (1636-1695; birds, parks), Dirck van der Burg (1721-1773; Caravaggist; towns, castles, portraits), Theo van Doesburg (1883 – 1931; leader of De Stijl, art movement joining “painters and architects to create abstraction and universality by using only simple forms and solely few primary colors” according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/De_Stijl ).


Surprisingly, even some people living permanently in Haarlem aren’t aware that Haarlem (not Amsterdam!) is a capital of Noord Holland province (part of Holland). It makes Haarlem a main public transport hub and from my experience, it’s much faster to commute from Haarlem to other towns in Holland than from Amsterdam; it takes around 20 minutes to get from Haarlem to Amsterdam by train. In fact, Haarlem is more historical than Amsterdam because it’s second oldest town in whole Netherlands (after Nijmegen). City is full of renowned art galleries, museums and historical spots (great example: The City Hall with oldest parts from XIII century) competing with those in Amsterdam. You can appreciate better kept greenery as Haarlem lies on the northern boundary of Bollenstreek. I had worked nine months in Lisse which can be considered as a capital of Bollenstreek due to the largest flower garden in the world called Keukenhof. Seventy five percent tulips on our planet comes exactly from Bollenstreek, I know it because my role was to export tulips seeds abroad. I keep mouth widely open during each bus ride between Lisse and Haarlem 😉

source: Enki Production https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qw_v3bK-3U

I mention about painters because Dutch were world masters of painting during Golden Age (XVII century). The most important painter from Haarlem is Frans Hals (1582 – 1666; portraits). He created Haarlem Academy to join efforts of the best artists from this place & time. Let’s check The Frans Hals Museum (address: Groot Heiligland 62) https://www.franshalsmuseum.nl/en


I could show you way more attractions in undertouristic parts of the Netherlands (maybe next time?) but first let Jethro Tull to inspire you. They are the best experts in solving mundane worries haha. Listen to them, travel, enjoy life!

author: Sam O’Black

Bryan Adams + Milan 15.12.2019

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Bryan Adams will visit Europe during his Shine A Light tour in November and December 2019. He will promote his pop rock album “Shine A Light” (which was released in March 2019) but you can expect to hear also most famous Bryan’s songs such as “Heaven”, “Summer of ’69” or “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” to recall just a few which he played during American part of the same tour. At the moment I can see on his official website fifteen concerts planned in Austria, Serbia, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. I don’t know about any chances to see Bryan Adams in the future in European countries situated more north. My advise is to plan an active trip instead of passive waiting because it could only add extra value to your music experience. Get your guide https://www.getyourguide.com/s/?q=milan&customerSearch=true&partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle&cmp=Bryan

I do not write this article to argue that one city or one country is more interesting than another. Each country in Europe has own fascinating and unique culture, history, cuisine, architecture. You simply won’t choose wrong wherever you decide to go for Bryan Adams show. Perhaps one of these destinations is closer to your home and it makes perfect sense for you to commute just there. I wish Bryan Adams unforgettable atmosphere on his concerts and loyal public always ready to go extra mile seems to be a key to success here.

Cover of “Shine A Light” album depict a left profile of shaved naked man with trendy hairstyle (supposedly Bryan Adams). We can see him only as a bust sculpture so we don’t know yet if he is totally naked and German designer Dirk Rudolph probably didn’t want him to be. Red color of his skin is very intense emotionally: desire, love, passion, but also feeling of danger. Nobody has natural red skin so probably there is kind of artificial source of light as a metaphor of inner energy which can be extremely positive but demands high end awareness from us.

Let’s think about how can we dress the hero from “Shine A Light” cover (or even how can we dress Bryan Adams?). It may be a challenge. I have never dressed anybody. Well, I would prefer to invite him to the world class top expert in fashion industry. Forget about Parisian Champs-Élysées, Bryan Adams didn’t include France in his European tour calendar yet. The world center of man fashion is somewhere else – Via Monte Napoleone, Milan, Italy.

Europe’s most expensive upscale shopping street is located in Quadrilatero della moda district. You can find there dozens jewelry salons and boutiques of the best fashion designers ever e.g. Calvin Klein, Scappino, Versace, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana and the king of luxury Armani. Celebrities from all around the world make shopping exactly in this splendid area.

You can buy the same fashion in outlets which Italy are also famous for. Serravalle Outlet is the biggest one (170 stores). Distance from Milan to Serravalle is 100km but you may use convenient transportation arranged by tourist agency. Price for two way ticket is 20 euro and it’s a good deal because there are usually 30% – 70% discounts.

Milan is sometimes called the business capital of whole Italy and some tourists appreciate lakes in Lombardy more than the Lombard’s capital itself. Of course (the largest lake in Italy) Garda, Maggiore or Como are excellent spots to spend relaxing day with friends and family but remember that average temperature in December is only slightly over zero over there. Therefore I would highly recommend to inquire about cultural opportunities in Milan. Turns out that this offer is abundant and can make your time.

Let’s drive your true Ferrari. ‘Get behind the wheel of a high performance Ferrari supercar and accelerate on the amazing superhighway that links Milan to the Swiss Alps. Speed through Ayrton Senna’s favorite tunnel and listen to the iconic roar of the Prancing Horse!” https://www.getyourguide.com/milan-l139/milan-ferrari-drive-t70886/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

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Central point of Milan is Piaza del Duomo with magnificant Duomo (cathedral with fantastic panorama view from the roof), Vittoro Emmanuele II (majestic and the oldest active shopping mall in Italy with excellent restaurants and fashion boutiques) and Teatro Alla Scala (leading opera and ballet theatres in the world). I would add to the must-see/must-do list of Milan also Pinacoteca di Brera (the main public gallery for paintings in Milan), Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology (the largest museum of its kind in Italy with collection of 16 000 technical – scientific objects) and Castello Sforzesco (citadel and castle in the past, group of museums with art masterpieces now). Italiano friends of mine could rebuke me that I forgot here about watching Leonardo Da Vinci “Last Supper”, eating ossobuco and so on. You can enjoy all of this & much more regardless of weather outside so Milan is really worth to consider as a perfect city for creative holidays in December. Don’t forget to use your time effectively if you go there for Bryan Adams show.

Take a guided bike ride through Milan and see the city’s most popular sites as well as areas that are not on regular tour routes. Visit an aristocratic residential area, and stop at a typical bar for coffee, homemade ice cream, or a Milanese cocktail. https://www.getyourguide.com/milan-l139/bike-ride-discover-milan-t47047/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

I need to mention separately about Navigli, the best area of Milan for partygoers. You can find there music clubs and cafe/restaurant gardens in front of fifty kilometers long canal. This place is pleasant lit after sunset, exactly as Bryan Adams loves. If you like alternative, unique places, you can try Cox18 in Via Conchetta 18, Navigli – stylish squat with political meetings and underground concerts. But if you prefer more casual venue, let’s check Trattoria Madonnina – restaurant with delicious traditional Milanese dishes.

When it comes to dangerous side of man depicted on “Shine A Light” cover, well, watch your wallet! Not because love means empty one haha but because there are pickpockets in most touristic spots of Italy. Always beware and use your common sense, take care of your belongings. People in Milan often do not speak English at all so you need to be well organised. Check out on-line how to use metro / subway before your journey and how to get from/to the airport.

Bryan Adams will perform in Mediolanum Forum. It’s an indoor sports arena located around ten kilometers from Duomo, in small town Assago which belongs to the Metropolitan City of Milan. You can get there with metro/subway.

Anyway, I wish you full joy during and around the time of Bryan Adams concert! Do not miss the best experiences available to you!

author: Sam O’Black

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