we were asked to play this year's Mighty Sounds festival in tábor, cz. we'll be playing the fire & ice stage on saturday at 21:20.
see you there!
the liberation service
it's been a while since we've posted something new but this time we've got a big announcement to make.
first of all we've finally managed to book some studio days for late september to record our second album. we're more than excited to work together with thomas pronai who's going to capture the whole thing live on analog tape. more details soon...
also right before we're hitting the studio we're hitting the roads of europe together with high dive from bloomington. not everything's confirmed yet, but we couldn't wait any longer to shout it out. hope to see everyone on tour!
here's the routing so far:
sep 11 | hamburg, germany | rote flora
sep 14 | nijmegen, netherlands | de onderbroek
sep 15 | aachen, germany | AZ /w be!tiger
sep 16 | paris, france | la mècanique ondulatoire
sep 17 | würzburg, germany | cairo
sep 18 | münchen, germany | kafe kult
sep 19 | zagreb, croatia*
sep 20 | ljublijana, slovenia | klub gromka*
sep 21 | graz, austria | sub*
sep 22 | wien, austria | das bach*
sep 23 | budapest, hungary
* /w xaxaxa
here's a small video of our live recording session at vik's place. the original plan of seeing cis using his voice (while strolling around in the park) didn't quite work out as planned. we ask for your understanding. in return, verena is playing the violin in another park.
the song will be released through LaserLife Records and Shield Recordings on a split 7" with WOAHNOWS in september 2013.
Finally, we managed to do some pictures of us, that are not taken right before or after a show. So we met up in the Grazer Stadtpark, fooled around for a little while and Marie Drücker did the rest!
about three years ago we've played our first gig in rotenturm, austria.
since then THE LIBERATION SERVICE had 4 different drummers, did 8 tours (some were short, some ridiculously long), played 130 shows in 12 different countries, met some of the the greatest people you can imagine and grew beards (at least most of us).
tonight we're playing a squatted former kindergarden somewhere in holland together with our sweethearts in soey. really didn't see that coming when we first practiced!
we sincerely can't thank you enough for the support in the last three years.
the liberation service
Here's the statement we wrote together with our buddies from The Forum Walters, dealing with the fact that some of our shows were cancelled due to Joey's religious beliefs. Needless to say, we're looking forward to all our shows that haven't been cancelled.
we've spent quite some time to book a tour trying not to end in a major financial disaster. It does not really help the situation that our van got broken into and valuables worth over €6000 got stolen in Italy. Our little group consists of Joey Briggs, The Forum Walters and The Liberation Service, who share the love of music and touring.
We are now dealing with the consequences of an article about Joey's religious beliefs, published by a German magazine.
We want to clarify that we do not share Joey's beliefs in any way but we are well aware that Joey is primarily a musician, not a missionary.
Everything we've worked for so far is now on the brink and we, The Liberation Service and The Forum Walters are just two small Austrian bands who worked their asses off to get this tour together and we are still working our asses off every single day on tour.
The article published by the magazine already led to some cancellations which mean far more than financial disaster to us. We are not gonna let this get us down and hope for your support. We're looking forward to our upcoming gigs.
Greetings from a Romanian petrol station,
The Forum Walters & The Liberation Service
Here are the dates for the first part of our tour in july. We'll be on the road with Joey Briggs (US) and The Forum Walters (AUT). More dates are to be announced soon!
For Part II of the tour (from July 29th to August 18th) we'll be supported by our old friend Mr. Mark McCabe! We're totally looking forward to share the van with him again. If you're not yet familiar with his music, check him out!
BTW: If you live in or around Graz, feel free to listen to our INTERVIEW on Radio Soundportal. It'll be aired on June, 18th (late afternoon).
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