and Concert Review by Thomas Henzler
Stuttgart, Saturday 11-th, after a sunny day. A
small circus-tent, space for about 500 people. Half
of the tent with the typical circus-benches opposite
of the stage.
The first band "Roger-n-stuff"
plays jazzy blues as a nice warm up and at 09:30
it's time for two hours of TYA. The openers "reasons
why" and "king of the road" don't
fail to speed up the
minds of the crowd. But it seems as if the people
are a little tired already, the tent is hot, but not
steaming like some other times.
Chick is really good
looking this evening, I don't think that I have seen him
this relaxed before.
The solos prove it with
playing perfection. Joe and Leo with a professional
routine, giving the crowd what they seek. Of course,
Ric after "the Hobbit",
chats with the crowd and tells them that they've
been good friends with Mick
Fleetwood, who played here the day before. The friendship
goes as far back as the 1960's,
which makes the crowd laugh out loud.
Now the big surprise:
The new album
"Evolution" will be out end of November!
And, guess what: the live-DVD shall be out in
After the show, of
course the band came to the merchandise area and
about 30 Minutes for giving autographs. Unlike big
stars, the band was
standing in a never ending shower of flash lights,
signing everything handed them.
Joe was even asked to sign
Green" and "Undead" LP-albums!
Some of the people who I talked to, came
to see TYA for the second or
third time, bringing friends along.
So here's my
final words for this evening: quality sells!