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Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014

Veröffentlicht am 9. April 2014 von Markus W. in Gotthard, Live Review, News, Hardrock

Time again for Swiss hardrockers from Gotthard to play another gig in De Boederij in Zoetermeer. This was the first time after two years that they came back to The Netherlands. The band had already a few shows in Holland during the last years and played even festivals like the Arrow Rock festival in 2008  and Bospop in 2004. But Gotthard never reached the status which they have in countries like Germany and Switzerland where they also fill easy bigger venues. 

 
Whatever the reasons herefore are; it can’t be the music and it can’t be the five guys. The show they played in Zoetermeer was again excellent from all perspectives. Not recognisable that it was the first show since quite a while for the band. They played together really tight, had a good sound from the first song on and had obviously fun to be back on stage. It seemed that they enjoyed playing the new material as well as the older band classics. I think it is also a nice experience for them to play a smaller venue since the connection and interaction with the fans is much better.
 
The new songs, the guys from Switzerland played, are from their current release „Bang!“. With in total six songs (if I counted right) the new record also got the most attention. Understandable, since the two concerts in the Benelux (they will play Antwerp one night later) are the warm-up for the official release show in Zuerich on April 11th.
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014

Gotthard started their show around 21:30 with a short intro, followed by the title track of the new album "Bang!". A perfect tune to bring everybody into a rock'n'roll mood. „Bang!“ was followed by two more new songs - „Get up 'n move“ and „Feel what I feel“. This triplepack set the tone of voice for the coming 90 minutes. Pure rock’n’roll which electrified the fans from the very first minute on. And it was a give and take between the band and the audience. The band played with a lot of passion, the fans enjoyed this very much and the band got even another push by this. Great to see that Gotthard has also  such a solid fan base in Holland. 
 
The middle of the show had a more relaxed part with ballads like "Deja vu" from the new album and "Heaven". These acoustic songs fitted quite well into the setlist and gave the audience a bit time to breath after the energizing start of the show.
 
This more silent moment was followed by riffs again. Another two new songs have been played before the band's classics got their attention. „Lift u up“ and „Anytime anywhere“ are catchy songs which work perfect in a live environment. The cool stage acting of all band members emphasized this even more.
 
After a small break the crowd could enjoy three more songs and everybody thought, that this was it. Not really. The light was still out and there was hope in the audience to maybe get another song as an extra. And yes, indeed. The band came back again with „Mighty Quinn“ which sucked the last energyout of the fans.
 
The Gotthard show was a great way on what to do on a Tuesday night and you just saw happy faces leaving De Boerderij. The right push in the middle of the week and I hope for two things: that they also get more attention in The Netherlands and that it doesn’t take another 2 years till they will be back.
 
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014

Setlist:
Intro
Bang!
Get up 'n move
Feel what I feel
Remember it’s me
Right on
Hush 
C’est la vie
Heaven
Spread your wings
Jump the gun
Need to believe
Sister moon
Lift u up
Anytime anywhere
 
1st Encore:
One life one soul
Starlight
Top of the world
2st Encore:
Mighty Quinn 
 
Venue: De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
Date: 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014
Live review GOTTHARD, De Boerderij, The Netherlands, 08.04.2014