Auf ihrer Tour zum neuen Album DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR begleiten die Norweger Sahg Clutch quer durch Europa. Lest hier das exklusive Tourtagebuch von Sahg-Sänger Olav Iversen mit Backstageeinrdücken, Fotos von hinter und auf der Bühne finde ihr oben in der Galerie.
Day 3, Mon June 9th:
It’s show day number 2, and we hit the Autobahn again and headed for Munich. When we approached the city after some hours on the road, the thermometer passed 40 degrees celsius, and the heat hit us like a wall when we got out of the comfortably air-conditioned van. The Munich show was at the Backstage complex, which is a labyrinth of bars indoors and outdoors, beer gardens, and concert halls. The place kind of looks like a big, abandoned factory plant (and it probably is), overgrown with plants and trees, which gave you the feeling of being somewhere deep in a tropical forest.
It was another sold out night, and as soon as the doors opened, people started filling up the venue. In the extreme heat, the temperature rose fast inside the poorly ventilated club, and by the time we took the stage, the heat in the room was already pretty intense. But that wasn’t gonna affect our show. We pounded out our set as usual, winding the crowd up gradually, and by the end of the last number, Echoes Ring Forever, we had them completely under our control. The response from the audience was outstanding, especially considering that this was our first ever show in Munich.
The floor was completely packed during Clutch’s performance, who fired away an amazing set which included many of their very best tunes. In the extreme heat, it was quite a challenge to stay inside the venue too long at a time, and on the production bridge, up underneath the ceiling from where we watched, it was like being in a sauna. Naturally, the heat had to be made up for with plenty to drink, and we poured down our share of weissbier and lager throughout the evening. As the air outside cooled down after sundown, it was great to hang out in the outdoor area, enjoying our drinks and talking the usual bullshit that we do over a few beers. There were quite a few laughs, and the locals had to wonder what the hell is wrong with these crazy Norwegians, acting all silly and drinking ridiculous amounts of beer. Well, that’s the way we are, and I don’t mind making that impression on people. A little well-meant craziness never hurt anyone.