Evil Empire Orchestra (BE)
08-11 Evil Empire Orchestra announces debut album and tour
Since the release of the band’s debut EP in the autumn of 2017, Evil Empire Orchestra have moved into the fast lane. Soon after, they were invited to play on De Wereld Draait Door, creating a live sensation with its unique cross-over of psychedelia, soul jazz and garage funk. They followed this show with an extensive club tour and a packed festival season in Belgium and the Netherlands. In all, the combo played no less than 25 shows at highlight festivals including Sniester, Life I Live and Appelpop.
Between tours, they retreated to Amsterdam’s Electric Monkey studio to work on recordings for its debut album Start a Fire. Evil Empire Orchestra on its new album:
“This album is a protest song. Start a Fire. The issues that anger society rage within us. We light a fire under conventional values and play free. Inspired by raw passion and twentieth-century grooves. We demand dialogue. With fire and vibes. In your ears and legs, singing and playing, trance and sweat. Back to the primitive and the pure. An undiluted scream for sustainability and justice”.
The first single of the upcoming album – Predator (HOWL) – is out now. On March 15th, Evil Empire Orchestra launch its Start a Fire Tour at Willem Twee in Den Bosch (NL), followed by a series of shows in the Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland.
Start a Fire is set to hit the stands on Friday, March 8th 2019. Tickets for the Start a Fire Tour go on sale today at 10 am. The first single of the upcoming album Predator (HOWL) is now available on all streaming and download services.
09-11 ’t Beest, Goes (NL)
14-11 Closer/Dichterbij, Club Nova (BE)
07-12 Jazzpodium DJS, Dordrecht (NL)
28-12 Wintervonk, Wilrijk (BE)
Start a Fire Tour
15-03 Willem Twee, Den Bosch (NL)
16-03 Ik Zie U Graag, Mezz, Breda (NL)
22-03 Simplon, Groningen (NL)
23-03 Charlatan, Ghent (BE)
25-03 Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)
04-04 Podium Victorie, Alkmaar (NL)
05-04 ’t Paard, The Hague (NL)
11-04 Exil, Zürich, (CH) + Komodo
12-04 Mokka, Thun (CH)
13-04 Le Singe, Biel (CH)
19-04 Hedon, Zwolle (NL)
20-04 Paradox,Tilburg (NL)