Airbourne 2020

SHAKE THAT

Young and wild hard rock’n’roll band Airbourne is fulfilling concert halls all over the world.

They will perform as special guests during Alice Cooper’s tournee in Australia and New Zealand in the beginning of 2020, then play 2 shows in USA and go to Europe with Iron Maiden (some gigs during Legacy of the Beast Tour 2020).

More about Iron Maiden 2020:

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/30/iron-maiden/

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

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Airbourne has released five longplays:

– “Runnin Wild” (2007),

– “No Guts, No Glory” (2010),

– “Black Dog Barking” (2013),

– “Breakin Outta Hell” (2016),

– “Boneshaker” (2019).

Current line-up features Joel O’Keeffe (guitars, vocals), Ryan O’Keeffe (drums), Matt Harrison (guitars), Justin Street (bass).

BOOGIE

Airbourne was created in 2003 in Warrnambool, town in south east Australia, around 250-300 kilometers 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 AquaZone (the largest 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 (sometimes he chooses chocolate milk instead), Melbourne is the world capital of coffee. I just see Joel O’Keeffe running on scene and wonder how many cups of coffee he used to drink each day? 😉

source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mxxk5iS9nVM

DATES

(read more about selected cities after clicking in blue links)

Jan 4, 2020, Lyneham, Australia

Feb 8, 2020, Perth, Australia,

Feb 11, 2020, Adelaide, Australia

Feb 14, 2020, Melbourne, Australia

Feb 15, 2020, Sydney, Australia

Feb 18, 2020, Brisbane, Australia

Feb 20, 2020, Auckland, New Zealand

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/29/patti-smith-beware/

Feb 22, 2020, Christchurch, New Zealand

May 3, 2020, Concord, North Carolina

May 16, 2020, Columbus, Ohio

Jun 9, 2020, Bremen, Germany

Jun 10, 2020, Cologne, Germany

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/02/grand-magus/

Jun 12, 2020 Donington, England

Jun 13, 2020, Kleylehof, Austria

Jun 18, 2020, Dessel, Belgium

Jun 19, 2020, Hinwil, Switzerland

Jun 20, 2020, Clisson, France

Jun 23, 2020, Berlin, Germany

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/24/berlin/

Jun 26, 2020, Oslo, Norway

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/27/oslo/

Jun 27, 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden

Jun 30, 2020, St Petersburg, Russia

July 2, 2020, Moscow, Russia

July 7, 2020, Prague, Czech Republic

July 9, 2020, Asten, Nederland

July 11, 2020, Nanterre, France

July 16, 2020, Vienna, Austria

https://musictivity.org/2019/08/17/rage-wings-of/

July 18, 2020, Stuttgart, Germany

July 20, 2020, Bologne, Italy

July 23, 2020 Cruz Quebrada, Portugal

July 25, 2020, Barcelona, Spain

BARCELONA

Barcelona, Spain, Fountain, Water, Drops, Sun, Summer

Musictivity wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Barcelona, the capital of Catalan. There are at least few reasons why this city is so popular among tourists:

– beaches,

https://www.timeout.com/barcelona/things-to-do/best-barcelona-beaches

– mountains,

Catalonia’s Most Emblematic Mountains

– cuisine,

Traditional food in Barcelona: typical Catalan dishes

– nightlife,

https://barcelonaexplorers.com/nightlife-in-barcelona

– football,

https://capaworld.capa.org/the-sports-culture-in-barcelona

– architecture.

6 Must See Buildings By Gaudi In Barcelona

The cap’s a bangin’ on the door
But up here there’s no law
We got an endless mini bar
There’s a television on the sqad car
We’re mixing sugar and spice

Airbourne “Party In The Penthouse”

GET AROUND

There are thousands of Blogs and Websites which describe Barcelona better than I ever could. I’m not even sure if the list above is complete – it could include long Barcelona’s history or something.

Barcelona was the first holidays destination in my life. I’d a pleasure to spend there first half of March 2017.

I’m traveling constantly from this time! Ten visited country only in 2019!

Now is December 2019 and I’m already keeping in my mailbox 8 plane tickets and hotel reservations in Athens and Barcelona (again), but at the same time I’m certain that my May of 2020 will belong to Asia: Philippines (I have family in Philippines), Thailand and something else (would prefer Japan and South Korea but if my family won’t get VISA, we will go somewhere else like Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam).

The point is that experienced travelers develop skills which allow them to travel smarter.

I can really see strong difference between my preparations, tools which I know and use, habits during journey in March 2017 and December 2019. I would call it a competence to get around unknown cities.

You are welcome to e-mail me poblak@europe.com or leave a comment below this article. Ask whatever you want, I will try to give you the best answer as I can.

Oftentimes, my friends get links from me to articles which answer on their questions and reduce uncertainty. I can even make special research for you and publish the result in form of separate article (as I’ve made regarding Arnhem and Oslo – look at category “travel” in menu).

However, I hope that you will find the most basic and available info in Google on your own. Big advantage of traveling is that you learn self-organization along the way. Links inside Musictivity’s shop are good to start.

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/10/shop/

Get access to best on-line hotel browser, exciting guide trips selection, largest store with official and licensed merch, most reliable ticket retailer just in one place!

I can completely understand if you are not ready to travel because I also wasn’t before March 2017. Fortunately, you don’t need to pay for watching Barcelona!

source: ThinLineMedia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DpUTWLsPJeY

I would like to add at the end that hopefully Aussie from Airbourne will have fun in Barcelona and other visited cities. Europe is friendly, compact and widely open for you!

author: Sam Oblak

excellent Primitai – interview

“We are a powerful melodic heavy metal band. We take all the things that made 80s metal great and combine it with a more modern production and an open mind to any other influences. To show you how this formula has worked, we can tell you we’ve been booked to play directly alongside bands like Sepultura, Saxon, Firewind, Death Angel, to name a few, even hair metal bands like Reckless Love and Crashdiet.”

guitist Srdjan from Primitai for Musictivity

source: primitaitv https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRhz9hV1xQc

PRIMITAI

Hello. I’m going to publish this interview on Musictivity, which is not a one more factory of gazillion reviews and interviews but a website full of ideas how to use well time during traveling for blues/rock/metal concerts to other cities and countries.

https://musictivity.org/

Srdjan: Hi there and thanks for inviting us for the interview!

Alright, so Primitai is an English heavy/ thrash metal band created in 2003.

Srdjan: Primitai had its roots in 2003/2004 but the Primitai as it is known exists since 2009.

Could you tell us something about Primatai members?

Srdjan answered:

Jonny (drums) – probably the most faultless playing wise, he recorded all his parts for the album in 1 or 2 takes.

Scott (bass) –  most wild and energetic on stage; the real “road dog”, drives the van, “tour manager”.

Guy (vocals) – the iconic frontman of Primitai, his singing and looks make us stand out from all the other metal bands.

Sergio (guitars) – the perfectionist, agonises over every detail in his playing.

Srdjan (me) – I guess I’m the guy that lives and breathes 80s metal, hustles and blags for the bands gigs.

LIVE IN ENGLAND

How is it to be a metalhead in England in XXI century?

Being a metalhead is a mixed experience here in England.  I think kids have fantastic resources here to try out being in a band because equipment is easier to come by here than in other countries. Bands from all over the world play here, so you can grow up seeing all your favourite bands. 

However there isn’t really much of a heavy metal music industry left in England. Yeah, handful of festival, but everything else is pure grassroots. That doesn’t include metalcore etc which is more of a contemporary trend.

Do you enjoy concert opportunities in cities where you live or do you need to travel?

Srdjan: We regularly play in our hometown London because here is the biggest concentration of concerts and we get invited to play every couple of months. 

However we make bigger focus on playing all over the country. 

We manage to get a tour every year or so supporting more established bands. This year 2019 we were out with Wolf from Sweden. 

CONCERTS

source: Primitai Official https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3-nqhYRBTc

Could you tell us something interesting about your tours?

Srdjan: The most interesting tour we had was not long one but it involved playing in Wales, Holland and Germany in 3 days with 3 completely different bands. So it stretched out over thousands of miles. You know, we:

– played in the middle of the Welsh mountains with a Steel Panther tribute on a Friday night,

– drove back to London and caught a train at 7a.m. to Amsterdam, played an outdoor fest on Saturday with death metal bands and Crazytown (Butterfly),

– and then drove to Germany on Sunday and played a packed show with Swedish hard rockers Bullet.

It was demanding but we had fun! Beautiful summer weekend and we actually didn’t lose money!

The most spectacular show which you ever played?

Srdjan: That’s a hard one to chose… maybe Birmingham O2 Academy in 2017 as the biggest indoor venue, or High Voltage in 2011 as our favourites Judas Priest were headlining the venue… 

I guess we choose these shows which seems to be our biggest accomplishments.

Your current concert plans?

Srdjan: We have a couple of concerts to announce for 2020 but our main focus now is to get everything ready for the next album cycle, not just the music but all the promo material.

Check out primitai.com and facebook.com/primitai as we’ll play wherever we can.

MUSIC

source: Dissonance Productions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrKz5CTiH2c

How do you feel with your discography? 

Srdjan: We’re very proud of it.

– “Through The Gates of Hell” (2007) is the raw angry debut,

– “The Line of Fire” (2010) is the breakout album,

– “Rise Again” (2013) was really successful,

– “Night Brings Insanity” (2016) is the most fun,

– “The Calling” (2018) is the most accomplished both in individual performance and as a band.

I have showed one song of young band Ring of Gyges to Mick Box from Uriah Heep recently during our interview.

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/15/uriah-heep-interview/

Which song would you be proud to show your idols? Maybe who is the best figure in rock/metal history whom you would love to show your music?

Srdjan: I would have to pick a few songs to be fair for all guys who have contributed to our back catalogue:

– “Overdrive”,

– “Scream When You See Us”,

– “The Cannibal”,

– “Curse of Olympus”,

– “Black Rider”.

I’d really like Biff Byford of Saxon to hear our music.

Musicians from Saxon were always taking their favourite up and coming bands on tour and I’d hope they’d give us a chance. They play in big concert halls and their fans would love us.

What Musictivity readers are welcome to do after reading this interview?

Srdjan: Check out our videos on YouTube and listen to our back catalogue on iTunes or Spotify. 

And then please buy the physical copies! The new album looks beautiful on vinyl!

Thank you very much. The last word belongs to you 🙂

Srdjan: Thanks again for the support. Spread the word of Primitai and ask your local promoters and Fest to book us!

source: Primitai Official https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgB4zg0Kr6I

ENCORE

Why is it a good idea to go for Iron Maiden concert 38 years after their best album? (Haha, you can disagree).

https://musictivity.org/2019/11/30/iron-maiden/

Srdjan: Well, I want to tell you that they have a really good sound engineer on this tour. They finally sound loud and powerful live as they should to!

I was always a bit disappointed watching them from 2008-2016. Maybe I just didn’t have luck in this period.

But when it comes to their newest Legacy tour, Iron Maiden gives best shows which I’ve ever seen. This it the first time when I feel desperate to see them again.

written by: Sam O’Black

answers by: Srdjan

upcoming concerts – all posts

Jessy MartensHamburg30.11.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/08/13/jessy-martens/



DestructionSalzburg03.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/22/destruction-salzburg-03-12-2019/



Phil CampbellMunich05.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/28/phil-campbell-and-the-bastard-sons/




Deep PurpleSofia07.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/08/deep-purple-sofia-07-12-2019/



Alter BridgeParis09.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/01/alter-bridge-paris-09-12-2019/



U.D.O.Amstelveen11.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/14/u-d-o-amstelveen-11-12-2019/



Bryan AdamsMilan15.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/07/20/bryan-adams-in-milan/



Samantha FishKansas28.12.2019
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/25/samanthafishkansas/




Rhianno GiddensTurin18.01.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/27/rhiannon-giddens/




MegadethAmsterdam26.01.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/10/26/this-is-holland/




Keb’ Mo’Berlin30.01.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/08/22/berlin/




Elvenkingworld tourOct 2019 – Jan 2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/10/22/elvenking/




HammerFallAntwerp05.02.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/08/31/hammerfall-antwerp-05-02-2020/



Bruce DickinsonParis14.02.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/10/27/bruce-dickinson/



RageVienna19.02.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/08/17/rage-wings-of/



Priest, OzzyHelsinki20.02.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/07/17/helsinki/



Dream TheaterGlasgow23.02.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/09/18/dream-theater-glasgow-23-02-2020/



Scorpions, WhitesnakeYogyakarta01.03.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/24/scorpions/




Mother’s FinestNuremberg07.03.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/07/27/mothersfinest/




Grand MagusCologne20.03.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/02/grand-magus/




Patti SmithAuckland27-28.04.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/29/patti-smith-beware/




Iron MaidenTokyo19-20.05.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/30/iron-maiden/




OpethCopenhagen17.06.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/20/opeth/



Judas Priest, SaxonGermanyJune, July 2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/22/judas-priest-saxon-germany-2020/




AirbourneBarcelonaJuly 25, 2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/12/08/airbourne/




W.A.S.P.Pratteln (Basel)07.11.2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/11/17/wasp/




Jethro TullEuropeNov 2019 – Nov 2020
https://musictivity.org/2019/07/24/jethrotullinnetherlands/