30 years Heideroosjes!
Anniversary shows in Amsterdam and Brussels
In 2019 it's exactly 30 years ago we started Heideroosjes. That's why we return, for two anniversary shows! Of course we step back into the arena at the same place where we left it in 2012: Melkweg Amsterdam (26 January) and the AB in Brussels (2 February).
After our final show in September 2012 we hardly spoke or met. We had been together in a van for 23 years, since the time we were kids. Almost 1500 shows from Japan to the US and South Africa. We felt it was time for new things in our personal lives. Fred expanded his cultural events company, Igor kept touring worldwide as a roady for the band EPICA and Frank focused on his audiovisual technician skills. Only Marco remained as a touring artist. He wrote a book, made two solo theatre shows, recorded an album with a new rock band called STAVAST and featured as the host for the Dutch version of the TV show INK MASTER.
In the recent years we kept getting offers to play a reunion show at festivals. But we simply didn't want to.
Once a year we had a gathering with our old crewmembers to drink beer and talk nonsense.
It was at the end of such night when we decided to celebrate the fact it's 30 years since we started our band.
And YES, we are looking forward to that (temporary) return in 2019!
Ticket sales for both shows start Saturday 29th September 2018 at 10 AM CET. Please check websites of Melkweg and AB Brussels!
HEIDEROOSJES IS HISTORY (but the final show is on DVD out now!)
After a fantastic sold out farewell tour through Europe, Heideroosjes ended 23 years of touring and making albums. After 1500 shows and hundreds of thousands of sold albums, the Ancienne Belgique in BRUSSELS was the church for a rock 'n roll funeral. Two sold out nights in a venue packed with devoted fans and a band that was convinced to kick everyone's ass for the very last time. How did that look?
Well, you can see that for yourself because the DVD of the final show is out now. This document contains over 4 hours of footage including the complete concert and tour-reports. The DVD comes with a free photobook! You can order your copy here
Like Neil Young once said and Kurt Cobain wrote; "It's better to burn out than to fade away". Heideroosjes agree with that one. Thank you, wherever you are, for making our band the best experience we ever felt in our lives. Stay loud..
HEIDEROOSJES CONFIRMED FOR SZIGET (H)
Heideroosjes will play at this year's Sziget Festival. This event takes place from 6-12 August in Budapest and expects 400.000 visitors in 7 days."We are very pleased with this invitation," says singer/guitarist Marco.
Roelofs. "We played in Hungary before with The Misfits, that was very succesful. I
can't wait to get back to Budapest".Heideroosjes will play on Sunday 12th August. For more info about the festival and tickets check Sziget site
Also in Belgium our fans support us and pushed our new album into the Album Top 100. We enter at #75. Thanks guys!
Reviews for the new (and also last) album ''CEASE-FIRE" are very positive!
On top of that; the album enters the Dutch Album Charts at number 65 this week!
HEIDEROOSJES FINAL GOODBYE SHOWS IN AMSTERDAM & BRUSSEL
The two very very last shows of Heideroosjes ever will take place in september 2012.
SA 22 SEPT 2012 - MELKWEG - AMSTERDAM (HOLLAND)
SA 29 SEPT 2012 - AB - BRUSSELS (BELGIUM)
Before that time we do a clubtour and we play some festivals. Please check our concertpage for updates about festivals, but make sure you get your tickets for the final goodbye show in Amsterdam and/or Brussels. It's gonna be smashing. See you at our funeral!
MESSAGE TO OUR FANS
Twenty-two years ago we started a musical novel that we never expected would contain as many chapters as it did. Yet today we face the final chapter: Heideroosjes are quitting.
Our last album is called CEASE-FIRE and will be released on Monday, November 21. At the same time our farewell tour starts and it will continue until summer 2012. After that, it’s over.
We have been together with the same four guys for over half our lives. We have done nearly 1500 shows in countries all over the world; we have sold hundreds of thousands of albums and toured with almost all our favorite bands. We have lived our dream. Being in this band isn’t a hobby, it’s a lifestyle. And we’ve loved it.
But now we’re feeling the cracks in the surface somehow. Not from playing shows - that is still absolutely great. But we are fed up with all the stuff that comes along with being in a professional band. The constant pressure; the business bullshit.
We also found out after our sabbatical in 2010 that the personal priorities of the band members had changed. We often talked about that and the conclusion was always the same: if we want to keep our mutual friendship strong, then we need to get rid of this intensive professional collaboration. It hurts but that’s what we’re gonna do.
But don’t worry; we’re not leaving the arena through the exit-door. No way. Right now we're in the studio because we are gonna end this dream in style; with an album and a tour. One last round, at full speed!
From mid November onwards we will be on our farewell tour. You can find all the venues and cities in our Tour section .
In 2012 we will also be rocking a select number of festivals and then the final curtain falls at the end of the summer.
We hope to see you during our farewell tour! For one last party in the pit.
Many thanks for the unforgettable lifetime of memories you have all given us.
Marco, Frank, Fred, Igor
Finally?! The so called 'sabbatical year' is over! Heideroosjes are back on track and preparing to hit the road again. We will start with a second round of our (seated) comedy tour. This hilarious mix of absurd humor, sensitive songs and brutal punksongs turned out to be a success in 2008/2009. So we decided to play some extra shows in Dutch and Belgian venues we haven't been before.
For those of you who like this side-project; a DVD called "Manie! Manie!" will be released 1th of February! It contains the entire theatre-show and some weird bonus-footage!
In the meantime Heideroosjes start writing songs for a new album. In summertime we'll play some festivals, to warm up again for the real thing, which is: rockin out on stages everywhere around the globe :-)
See ya in the pit!
Especially for our loyal supporters we’ve designed a limited edition T-shirt. This ‘club-shirt’ will NOT be available at our shows or in any shop. It’s a one time offer for people who order this shirt at March 16th latest. After that date, this shirt is not available anymore. Click on the shirt and we’ll forward you to a special merchpage at Blendomatic. They will take care for a fast and safe delivery. Hope you like it!
|26/09/2018||30 years Heideroosjes!|
HEIDEROOSJES PLAY AT SZIGET IN HUNGARY
|14/09/2011||MESSAGE TO OUR FANS|
|27/11/2009||HEIDEROOSJES TAKE A BREAK!|
|17/12/2008||goodbye 2008....hello 2009...20 years!|
|21/07/2008||UK tour canceled due to family-circumstances|
|04/03/2008||Heideroosjes tour with comedy show!|
|14/01/2008||Heideroosjes on tour with Misfits (again)!|
|18/11/2007||Show in Essen (Germany) cancelled!|