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 7, Fri June 13th:
We have show day in Cologne, so we got up, checked out of the apartment, and hit the road again. We got stuck in rush traffic for a couple of hours on the way in to Cologne, so we were getting pretty late. The show in Cologne was being filmed and broadcasted on the big concert show, Rockpalast, on German TV. Also, we were doing an interview for the TV show before soundcheck, so time was running tight! We finally tore loose from the traffic jam, and made it to the venue an hour late. We were met by the TV team, who had been standing by for quite a while. We got the interview done straight away, before we rigged our gear and got the soundcheck done.
Approaching showtime, the crowd was getting bigger, and we took the stage to a noisy welcome from the Cologne crowd, who seemed more than ready to help us make this a great concert and TV experience. The show went really well, with a full TV production and great response from the crowd, singing and yelling along to the songs. I’m being told the concert (Sahg and Clutch) will be broadcasted some time early July, so that’s a chance for those who weren’t there to catch the show.
I had a beer with Clutch singer Neil Fallon after the show, and he told me he wasn’t too comfortable in front of the TV cameras, but he thought the show went well nevertheless. He was very right, of course. Speaking of Mr. Fallon and the rest of the Clutch camp, I can’t mention enough times what a great bunch of guys they are. There are enough headliners and cocky crew members in the business who try their best to act like assholes towards the support acts, but with Clutch it’s the complete opposite. They have treated us like friends and equals since day 1, always with a friendly handshake and a smile, chatting along about music and what not, and giving compliments on our efforts. When the headliner seems sincerely grateful to have you along, it is no stress being a support act! So big cheers and thanks go out to Clutch for having us along!