Bonfire Fistful of Fire Tour Oberhausen Kulttempel

Datum Do, 23.04.2020 19:00


Bonfire Fistful of Fire Tour
Special Guest: Tina Schüssler Band
Einlass: 19 Uhr - Beginn 20 Uhr
It’s been exactly two years since Bonfire, following the outstanding debut of their current vocalist Alexx Stahl on Byte The Bullet (2017), were unanimously celebrated for their successor album Temple Of Lies (2018). Two years which saw the band rock countless stages at home and abroad before going on to set the bar even higher with their latest offering: Fistful Of Fire is definitely one of the toughest Bonfire albums ever. “This development already became apparent the last time around,” explains guitarist and founder member Hans Ziller. “However, this time our approach was even more focused and consistent. I’ve always been the tough guy in Bonfire but haven’t always been able to implement my ideas the way I wanted. But since our tour with Judas Priest, we’ve known that toughness in combination with great melodies suits Bonfire perfectly.”
Fistful Of Fire features this very mix: throughout 11 songs (plus three intros), the band from Ingolstadt, which has operated under its established logo for almost 35 years, fire on all cylinders. “Unlike previous Bonfire vocalists, Alexx oozes so much energy that you may occasionally have to hold him back rather than motivate him. We’ve been a hard rock band from the very beginning, but that has never been more apparent than in 2020.”
Everything comes together perfectly on Fistful Of Fire, which was recorded in collaboration with sound engineer Tom Müller at Ingolstadt’s Flatliners Recording Studios again: the charismatic vocals, the catchy riffs and hooks courtesy of guitarists Ziller and Frank Pané, the rich bass sound provided by their American colleague Ronnie Parkes and the driving grooves contributed by new addition André Hilgers (ex-Rage, Axxis), who has complemented the line-up for a number of months. “This team delivers without mercy and has turned into a really tight unit,” Ziller enthuses.
In view of the album’s outstanding quality throughout, it’s not easy to highlight individual songs, but alongside the only – let’s call it – moderate mainstream number ‘Warrior’ and the obligatory ballad ‘When An Old Man Cries’, we should perhaps take a closer look at two special tracks. On the one hand there’s the lead single ‘Rock´n`Roll Survivors’, scheduled for release on 21 February 2020, that summarises with its programmatic title the whole career of Bonfire mastermind Ziller in one succinct phrase. “I’ve been kicked in the teeth a thousand times during my career and I often went down,” he confesses, “but I’ve always picked myself up again.” A great allegory that Bonfire have translated perfectly into a video clip featuring two female boxers: multiple world- and European champion Tina Schüßler and her colleague Stephanie Posch were the focus of the shoot at a boxing club in Augsburg. Talking of which: Tina Schüßler is not only an exceptional athlete, but also an accomplished rock singer. Together with her band, she will support Bonfire during their tour in April. For tour dates, please see below! The end of March will see the release of the second single ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, providing another perfect foretaste of the new album.
The ambitioned lyric of ‘Rock´n`Roll Survivors’ in combination with its powerful rock sound is a mix that also features on other songs on the new album. Bonfire prove that they have no problem thinking outside the box of pure musicians’ themes. The title track ‘Fistful Of Fire’, for example, warns of the reckless abuse of a world which seems to have been turned upside down in ecological terms. Ziller demands: “We simply mustn’t leave a planet to our children that’s no longer worth living on.” In this respect, the group’s musical motto also applies: “Long-standing bands like Bonfire may be considered an endangered species, but we’ve still got a lot to say, musically as well as in terms of content.” Which is precisely what every single note on Fistful Of Fire proves!
The Joker * Gotta Get Away * The Devil Made Me Do It * Ride The Blade * When An Old Man Cries * Rock´n`Roll Survivors * Fire And Ice * Warrior * Fire Etude * Breaking Out * A Fistful Of Fire * The Surge * Gloryland * When An Old Man Cries (Acoustic Version)
new: FISTFUL OF FIRE (Release date: 3. April 2020)
02.04.2020 GER-Bad Friedrichshall, Lemmy`s (exklusive Release-Party)
03.04.2020 CH-Aarburg, Musigburg
04.04.2020 GER -Reichenbach, Die Halle
05.04.2020 GER -Obermarchtal, Kreuz
06.04.2020 GER -München, Backstage
07.04.2020 GER -Konstanz, Kulturladen
08.04.2020 CH-Martigny, Sunset Bar
13.04.2020 GER -Köln, Helios 37
14.04.2020 GER -Gersthofen, Sound Factory
15.04.2020 GER-Nürnberg, Hirsch
16.04.2020 GER-Hamburg, Logo
17.04.2020 GER-Kiel, MAX Nachttheater
18.04.2020 GER-Arnsberg, Festhalle
22.04.2020 BE-Ittre, Zik Zak
23.04.2020 GER-Oberhausen, Kulttempel
24.04.2020 GER-Mannheim, 7er Club
25.04.2020 GER-Kulmbach, Motorrad-Sternfahrt
26.04.2020 GER-Ingolstadt, Kulturzentrum Neun
16.05.2020 GER-Hagen, Saal Stock
22.05.2020 GER-Illertissen, End of Silence Festival
13.06.2020 GER-Losheim am See, Bee Rock Festival
16.07.2020 GER-Fritzlar, Rock am Stück
18.07.2020 GER-Baierbrunn, Waldgasthof Buchenhain
01.08.2020 CZ-Bakov nad Jizerou, Fryyfest
20.08.2020 GER-Selk, Baltic Open Air
19.09.2020 GER-Altenbergen, Rock 'n Revel Festival
* more dates to be announced