|Hooters Stuttgart 30. Mai 1995|
Yesterday I got the chance to see the Hooters live in Stuttgart, Germany
during their 1995 summer tour.
Here's a short review of the show together with some news which might be interesting.
The 1995 Hooters summer tour is the 6th(!) tour leading the Hooters through
Germany in the last 2
years. The last tour ended in December and the Hooters promised to return this summer with a couple
of new songs. After having released since then "only" a 1995 remix of "Satellite" which was recorded
for a commercial for German Rail, I was wondering whether they could keep their promise or not.
The Hoters have chosen a bigger concert hall for their 1995 show in Stuttgart
with space for 4000-5000
people instead of the smaller club with capacity for 2000-3000 people that they used last year. After the
support act, "The Electric Hippies", finished their set the stage was ready for the Hooters.
The Hooters opened their show with "You never know who your friends are"
instead of "Dancing on the
edge" which has been the opening song during the previous tours, followed by a brand new song from
the upcoming album. This song (sorry, I don't know the title) was a "typical" Hooters song with Rob on
Keyboards and Melodica/Hooter which reminded me a little bit of "Johnny B:". The Hooters continued
with songs from their first 3 albums and one again it was a brilliant show. The audience was singing
and dancing from the beginning of the show until the end 2 hours later. The band used new intro's for
their songs, changed the arrangement of a couple of songs and played 2 more brand new songs: "One
of us", a slow but powerful song and "The pendulumn swings" again a slow, melodic song. Eric used an
instrument I've never seen before looking like a mixture between violin, guitar and sitar and sounded
like a violin. Of course they played all their hits like "Day by Day", "All you zombies", "Johnny B,", "And
we danced" etc. At the end of the show they played a short version of "Graveyard Waltz" being used as
intro for "500 miles", which was played in an extended version leaving eacg member of the band
enough time to play a brilliant solo.
During the "Zugaben" (encore) the Hooters played songs from the "Out of
body" album: "Dancing on
the edge", "25 hours a day" and "Private Emotion/Heimliche Sehnsucht" with parts of the song in
English and parts of the song in "German". The show ended with "Where do the children go".
Once again the Hooters demonstrated that they are one of the best live
bands you can find on stage
anywhere. The tour will end on July, 7th and the hooters will return to the states in order to finish their
new album. Eric said that the album will be release this autumn/winter.