After ten studio albums and a range of live performances, spanning from acoustic concerts with a prepared piano, and shows as a band with classical instruments and synthesizer park, to an orchestra tour with its highlight at the Alte Oper Frankfurt in front of 2,500 people, Deine Lakaien are celebrating their anniversary with a singular retrospective.
»Charlatanry is not our style – if something doesn’t work, we don’t enjoy it. The breaks between the albums and the many releases with other projects have intensified our honest valuation even more: As soon as we cease to surprise ourselves, that’s the moment we quit”, the artists declared during the release of their current studio album “Crystal Palace” in 2014. This attitude is still valid in their 30th band year and has inspired Ernst Horn and Alexander Veljanov to a very special live concept. In 2017, Deine Lakaien will, together with their fans, celebrate three decades of successful stubbornness and fearless love of experimentation with a live event, which the band has been setting up for several months.
“XXX. – The 30 Years Retrospective” is initially limited to six dates at carefully selected concert venues – spaces with history, atmosphere, and brilliant sound. For this series of events, a cast of former and current live members will join Horn and Veljanov on stage. Musicians, who are able to bring to life everything that made a mark on Deine Lakaien’s multifaceted career. In combination with sophisticated sound engineering, elaborately choreographed lighting design, and the scenic composition of the show, the anniversary retrospective consciously offers a sensual experience.
Focusing on Alexander Veljanov, who in the band’s songs is often portrayed as a kind of wanderer or seeker, the live musicians will not only present their joint musical past, but will also reveal tremendous possibilities for both old and new compositions. As a thank you for their fans, Deine Lakaien will celebrate unforgettable memories of the touching moments at their first shows, and at the same time offer vistas of the band’s future, which played an almost sold-out acoustic tour last December. “XXX. – The 30 Years Retrospective” is going to be a full-length, emotional and diverse journey, which in this form will remain unique.