23RD MARCH 1995
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TODAY WE REMEMBER ALAN BARTON
23RD MARCH 1995
AUSTRALIA 2019 TOUR
DUBLIN - VICKERS STREET "SOLD OUT"
We would like to inform fans in Ireland that our show at Vickers Street in Dublin has now sold out!
Limited numbers are available for our Letterkenny show....
SO HERE WE ARE - 2019 GIGS LOOMING
The guys are back off their holidays, so no doubt Steve and Terry will be sporting their tans on stage this Friday at the Annual Annette Fox Leukemia Ball.
We also hear that Mick has no broken bones, from his antics on a ski-trip to France!
Tickets are selling fast for ALL the Irish shows, so don't be disappointed, make sure you get in quickly!
Dates for the Swedish Tour are also selling quickly and we are expecting to announce some sell out's in the coming days!
The Tour Dates on the website will also be updated shortly, we are just waiting for some tickets links which will be a great benefit to fans wishing to book tickets.
The Australian Tour is almost complete. Again; just a few more details needed, before we make our full presentation of dates. We can also confirm that Smokie will play a major festival in Queensland, as part of our tour of Oz.
Things are going to get hectic around the Smokie camp in the coming weeks, so keep checking back here for updates on everything that is important!...
HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SMOKIE
Well; what a fantastic year for Smokie!
The band started off in Bulgaria, before heading to Ireland for what has become a regular fixture in our diary each February.
We also completed another UK Tour in March with gigs as far north as Inverness, before heading off to Denmark for a totally sold out tour in one of our favourite countries.
During the summer we had a great standout festival show, in Grassington, North Yorkshire. Unusual for us to play in the UK in the summer months, because we’re normally so busy abroad, but it really was a great well organised show and you turned out in great numbers, so once again a big thank you to our UK fans.
After the summer festival season and our well-earned, summer break, we ventured to Germany for one of the best tours of the year, a very rewarding experience that we all enjoyed immensely.
The highlight of the year though, would probably be the Symphony Tour that started in Budapest, Hungary and went on through the Czech Republic until mid-December. Very challenging, but both Orchestras that we used had really done their homework which made it more enjoyable for ourselves, bearing in mind that rehearsal time was very limited.
Our last two shows of the year in Northern Ireland were also great nights to round off what has been probably one of the most successful years we’ve ever had!
So, all that is needed to say is; Thank you to Smokie fans everywhere for your continued support.
We hope to see you in 2019
Happy New Year!
Mike, Terry, Martin, Mick and Steve....
Mike, Steve, Terry, Mick and Martin
Would like to wish our loyal fans far and wide, a very merry Christmas and a special greeting for the festive season....
WHEN ONLY A PICTURE CAN TELL THE STORY
Sometimes, words are not needed.
The guys started their Symphony Tour last night, so here's a few photos to share what the band experienced on their first two nights!
Empty Arena - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
LIGHTS IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
A NIGHT TO REMEMBER!
AND THEY DANCED TOO!
SUCCESS IN GERMANY
It was a long time since that Smokie did a full tour of Germany.
Hard work, Yes!
Magical moments, Yes!
Surprising moments. Yes!
We could answer yes to so many questions, but more than anything else, will we do it again?
We would like to thank ALL our German fans for making this German Tour a great success. We enjoyed ourselves and as a band we were given a real injection of enthusiasm to bring to you what we feel we do best!
We Started in Halle, before moving onto, Hoyerswede, Erfurt and Mick's favourite gig of the Tour in Berlin.
We decided that we would send regular updates to Facebook, which was greeted with great enthusiasm by Smokie followers outside Germany. Of course we had the usual request and question as to why we weren't playing in this or that particular country?
Our German Tour was split over two legs, and the first part was mainly theatres, with the second part being like a small club tour, something that band hadn't done in a long long time."Hot and Sweaty" as we like to call them!
Most of the gigs on this tour were "Sold Out" that always endorses what we are trying to achieve and present to you in the form of our show.
Nuenkirchen, was one such place that sold out very early and for a mid-week show it really rocked! Terry stated quite simply, "We gotta come back here"
After Neunkirchen we went back to the UK for a couple of days off. What we didn't know though, was the the club gigs would be so rewarding and wo ...
NEWS FROM THE ROAD
Over the last couple of weeks the band have certainly racked up a few road miles as well as a few air miles.
They're currently in Germany, coming into their last weekend of the 2nd leg of what will surely be considered a very successful German Tour.
Last night, they were awarded a "Sold Out" cow bell that the Big Box in Kempten give to artists, who sell out the venue.
The guys have a day off today but will travel to Switzerland for their show in Pratteln tomorrow, before finishing this German Tour in Stuttgart on Sunday evening.
Last week, the band played their second "Sold Out" show at the Olavshallen in Trondheim, having endured a huge travel day from Sicily to northern Norway, to complete that task, along with another "Sold Out" show in Kristiansand.
This period of touring has been one of the busiest schedules in Smokie's touring history, so the guys will be glad to have a few days off next week, before traveling back to play two shows in Norway, as well as two shows in northern Sweden.
SMILE AND SAY CHEESE!
A couple of weeks ago, Smokie played the Capitol in Mannheim, Germany.
We are glad that René van der Voorden, was there with his camera.
he has provided us a link and is happy for you all to view his incredible work.
Band members have said that his photos really capture the night fantastically well.
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Nostalgia at its best.Belfast Telegraph
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