W.A.S.P.

LEGACY

American hard rockers from W.A.S.P. are celebrating the legacy of their best albums:

– “W.A.S.P.” (1984),

– “The Last Command” (1985),

– “Inside the Electric Circus” (1986),

– “The Headless Children” (1989),

– “The Crimson Idol” (1992).

“ReIdolized” (2018) is an innovative remake of “The Crimson Idol” (1992) because only the leader, vocalist and multi instrumentalist Blackie Lawless performed on both versions (original drummer Frankie Banali have played one song called “The Peace” on both albums). Recently there was also a huge tournee during which W.A.S.P. used to play entire “The Crimson Idol”.

At this moment of time, W.A.S.P. is going for few festivals in Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. It is something different, you know, not only W.A.S.P.’s events but festivals.

Disclosure: I use affiliate links and banners. When you buy something using link from this website, price stays exactly the same for you but I receive a small commission which supports Musictivity. Thanks! Full privacy policy: https://musictivity.org/privacy-policy/

After that W.A.S.P. will tour the world with “1984 to HEADLESS” – long concert series dedicated mostly to first four great W.A.S.P.’s albums (list above).

Check out new Musictivity shop with cool stuff related to W.A.S.P. and traveling.

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

source: crackpippi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxHl3gr-WMM

LINE-UP

Blackie Lawless is the sole remaining member of the most prolific W.A.S.P. period but still this tournee can be awesome for all enthusiasts of energetic hard’n’heavy.

Let’s look at the current line-up and details regarding upcoming concerts. You can take a special opportunity to explore amazing European culture in broader sense so keep reading.

W.A.S.P. 2019:

– Blackie Lawless (vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards; also executive producer),

– Doug Blair (guitars, backing vocals),

– Mike Duda (bass),

– Aquiles Priester (drums, ex-Angra).

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Tickets: http://www.waspnation.com/tourdates.html

15.09.2020 Malmo, Sweden

16.09.2020 Gothenburg, Sweden

17.09.2020 Oslo, Norway

18.09.2020 Karlstad, Sweden

19.09.2020 Orebro, Sweden

20.09.2020 Huskvarna, Sweden

21.09.2020 Eskilstuna, Sweden

23.09.2020 Tampere, Finland

24.09.2020 Helsinki, Finland

25.09.2020 Oulu, Finland

26.09.2020 Sundsvall, Sweden

27.09.2020 Stockholm, Sweden

29.09.2020 Copenhagen, Denmark

30.09.2020 Eindhoven, Nederland

01.10.2020 Bristol, England

02.10.2020 London, England

03.10.2020 Nottingham, England

04.10.2020 Newcastle, England

05.10.2020 Glasgow, Scotland

07.10.2020 Belfast, North Ireland

08.10.2020 Dublin, Ireland

09.10.2020 Manchester, England

10.10.2020 Wolverhampton, England

11.10.2020 Leeds, England

13.10.2020 Norwich, England

14.10.2020 Cardiff, Wales

15.10.2020 Coventry, England

17.10.2020 Munich, Germany

18.10.2020 Saarbrucken, Germany

20.10.2020 Hamburg, Germany

22.10.2020 Stuttgart, Germany

23.10.2020 Geiselwind, Germany

24.10.2020 Antwerp, Belgium

28.10.2020 Bilbao, Spain

29.10.2020 Murcia, Spain

30.10.2020 Madrid, Spain

31.10.2020 Barcelona, Catalonia

04.11.2020 Padova, Italy

05.11.2020 Milan, Italy

06.11.2020 Launsanne, Switzerland

07.11.2020 Pratteln, Switzerland

SWITZERLAND

Looks like very ambitious plan and new dates may be added anytime so stay tuned.

It seems that they love to rock so let’s scream loud!

The last show from the tour’s list is in Pratteln, Switzerland, albeit I decided to tell you few open minding words about Basel – the capital of its German/French/Swiss region, located in biking distance from village Pratteln.

Helvetia is expensive. And Helvetia is exclusive.

Swiss citizens have sublime tastes. They love glamor – jewelry, watches, homemade chocolate, necklace, art, yachts. Usually very well educated, eco friendly, multi lingual, decent.

When you need to travel with train between two different places in Switzerland, consider to purchase your train tickets on-line. Otherwise, you might pay double price without even noticing that. I’ve learned this in person when I asked customer agent in office of Swiss Central Station in Basel:

– Could you sell me the cheapest ticket to Lucarne for today or tomorrow please?

– Yes, XXX CHF.

– Ugh, is it the cheapest one? Perhaps I should to ask in advance…

– No, no, don’t worry. It is the cheapest anyway. 🙂

Shock.

Well, I wanted to see Lucarne but paying three figures in USD for one way ticket on distance 100km… Even in the most expensive country in the world… Well well well… Then I made a quick on-line research and found much cheaper train tickets 😉

– Excuse me, but my phone shows me tickets on the same route much cheaper?

– That’s right. But this cheaper ticket is not flexible. You would need to take a train exactly in the same time which you would have printed on the ticket. While I am able to sell you, here in the office, only flexible all day tickets.

And that’s the point. That is how to travel in Switzerland for half price than other unaware tourists used to pay!

BASEL

Basel is considered as a cultural capital of entire Switzerland due to dozens of fine art museums and its open international character.

Busy International Airport in Basel (BSL) operates budget flights to many European destinations. Be careful, because one exit from this Airport will lead you to Germany, another to France and another yet to Switzerland. It is located just at the border between these three gorgeous countries!

Usually you are eligible to use public transportation inside Basel for free. You will receive a proper ticket during check-in in your hotel in Basel. Indeed handy and eco friendly solution.

I’ve visited Basel only once so I can not tell you much about available accomodation beside the fact that I didn’t have any problem to book a room in October and I’ve payed around 100 – 120 euro for each night in elegant 3 stars hotel located 20 meters from central station. Generally it’s better for you to check on your own countless offers and gazillion reviews:

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

Starting with official Basel walking tour is a good idea to grasp the cultural and historical aspect of the city. My guide was very informative and professional. I asked perhaps silly question because I wanted to know what is the local cuisine in Basel (I shouldn’t expect local cuisine from city which population is merely 170 000). My guide explained patiently that people in Basel used to eat a lot of fishes and meat (nutritive!) but I need to look into menu in any restaurant around to know more details. I recommend this tour.

https://www.getyourguide.com/basel-l51/2-hour-historical-walking-tour-through-basel-t28992/?partner_id=QL9T477&utm_medium=online_publisher&utm_source=poblak%40europe.com&placement=content-middle

LANDMARKS

Few extra pictures from me. Let’s start with the main square which seems to be empty in my picture. Basel sleeps and doesn’t work each Sunday but the same calm place turns into bustling spot with public events, open air displays, concerts and happenings during the week.

You can see a Basel Cathedral back in the middle, this is actually a city hallmark. What make this place interesting are the tombs of two famous figures related to Basel:

– Jacob Bernoulli (borned in Basel in 1654, died in Basel in 1705; author of the law of large numbers in probability)

Biography: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Jacob_Bernoulli

– the greatest scholar of the northern Renaissance Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (borned in Nederland in 1466, died in Basel in 1536; philosopher of freedom)

biography: https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Erasmus

Basel Town Hall:

I’ve selected a stylish video which gives you a small glimpse into the city of Basel. I hope that you can appreciate that even W.A.S.P. concert may be a good entry point to the Swiss world. Feel welcome to explore and enrich your life with high quality cultural heritage.

source: Shiso Productions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r10uf87SKpc

There is a time for scream and there is a time for silence. Use it for your advantage.

author: Sam O’Black