It's 482 Miles To Arnhem. We Got A Full Flask of Darjeeling, Half A Pouch Of Bacca. It's Dark And We Are Wearing Goggles!
One last solo outing for Dale on Wednesday at The Black Market, Market Warsop before he travels to Europe for the weekend. This is a geat opportunity to catch him in one of his rare "TimeTravelSick Dale" moments.
With Demolitia and Mike staying back in the UK, Dale travels onwards to The Netherlands to reunite with Axel and volunteer/borrowed/pressganged, bassist Sven Blutsvente from the German pirate band Scorbut.
On Saturday BB are playing at The Emporium Vernesque in Arnhem, the first Steampunk festival to be held in the city. It is an all day event at Willemeen, Willemsplein 1. Along with BB
on the entertainement programme are Dutch band Ball Noir, who incorporate metal and folk with drum and bass, all apparently suitable for balfolk dancing and the equally intriguing German band Schwarzblut who set Weimar period poetry to an Electro backdrop. Full details at http://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG?fref=ts#!/pages/Emporium-Vernesque/185790531502061?fref=ts and some good Steampunk imagery at http://www.emporiumvernesque.com/Enter.html.
For those UK based Steampunks not travelling to The Continent, you can catch the quadruple delights of Birthrite, Crimson Clocks, Gladstone and Metropolis also on Saturday the tenth at The Shed in Leicester, handily placed for the train station, on Yeoman Street all for the recession busting price of £6 http://www.facebook.com/events/list#!/events/223203121143310/.
Onwards into Northern Germany for BB next week, for what looks like a well anticipated return after an absence approaching two years. First up on Tuesday the 13th at The Chill Out Club Palenke in Kiel https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG?ref=ts&fref=ts#!/events/129039890580125/ .
Wednesday it is Oldenburg In Holstein at Hexenkessel. This show has an early start time of seven pm https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG/events#!/events/415769381810875/ .
On Thursday the band return to another previous haunt at Zum alten Zolln in the heart of Lubeck https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG/events#!/events/467093423333261/ .
If it's Friday as they say, then it must be Bad Segeberg and an engagement at The Cafe Coma. https://www.facebook.com/BBBLACKDOG/events#!/events/361520367275900/ .
The homewards journey begins on Saturday, making one last stop off in Hamburg to play a private gig that night before heading for the hills.