After drawing record-breaking crowds on the first leg of "Mission From Gadd Europe" in April 2010, drumming icon Steve Gadd will be returning to key European markets in September 2010 for "Mission From Gadd Europe - The Sequel." Making ten stops in eight countries, beginning in Reading, England - including a special "Meet & Greet" at the London Drum Show - and finishing in Lisbon, Portugal, round two of the tour promises to be incredible.
The first "Mission From Gadd" US tour in 2005 marked Steve Gadd's return after a 20-year absence from the clinic scene and incorporated a completely new and revolutionary format. Subsequent tours in the US and Canada in 2005 and 2006 were the biggest events ever to be presented in their markets. "Mission From Gadd Europe 2010" was originally scheduled to begin in Dublin, Ireland and visit eleven cities in eight countries, but due to the volcanic ash over Iceland in April of 2010, the first four dates had to be postponed. Instead, "Mission From Gadd Europe 2010" began in the Netherlands and continued through Germany, Italy and Spain, visiting seven of the scheduled eleven cities, with record-breaking crowds at each city.
Commented John DeChristopher, Zildjian's Vice President, Artist Relations & Event Marketing Worldwide, "The circumstances which led to us having to postpone the first four dates of "Mission From Gadd Europe" were beyond our control, but Steve was determined to make the best of the situation and we managed to do seven of the eleven scheduled European dates. Not surprisingly, the response was nothing short of phenomenal. And instead of making up the four postponed dates, we have another eleven city clinic tour scheduled, proving that even a volcano can't stop Steve Gadd and Zildjian! The format for the second leg will be similar to previous "Mission From Gadd" tours; presenting Steve Gadd in an up-close and intimate setting, by providing the ultimate experience for his legions of fans and our European distribution partners. Once again, we'll be utilizing social networking sites to allow fans to interact with Steve while we're on tour."
"Mission From Gadd Europe - The Sequel" tour dates are listed below. Stay tuned here for venue and ticketing info to come.
Friday, 3rd September: Reading, England @ The Hexagon
Ticket Price: £15 plus booking fee
***Saturday, 4th September: London Drum Show
Monday, 6th September - Dublin, Ireland @ The Helix
Ticket Price: 17€ plus booking fee
Tuesday, 7th September - Manchester, UK @ Royal Northern College of Music
Tel: 0161 907 5555
Ticket Price: 15€ plus booking fee.
Wednesday, 8th September - Edinburgh, UK @ Edinburgh Corn Exchange
Ticket Price: £15 plus booking fee
Friday 10th September - Paris, France @ La Cigale
Address: 120, bd Rochechouart 75018 Paris
Sunday, 12th September - Ittervoort, Netherlands @ Adams Drumworld Festival
Monday, 13th September - Treppendorf, Germany @ Musikhaus Thomann
Signing Session: 17:00
Show Starts: 19:30
Address: Treppendorf 30. 96138 Treppendorf, DE
**Tuesday, 14th September - Aarburg, Switzerland @ Moonwalker Music Club
Tel: +41 900 111 121
Thursday, 16th September - Istanbul, Turkey @ BRONX Pi Sahne
Tel: 0531 385 8080
Address: Asmalı Mescit Mah. Terkos Çıkmazı No:8/1 Beyoğlu İstanbul
Saturday, 18th September - Lisbon, Portugal @ Escola Superior de Música de Lisboa
Tel: 21 322 49 40
Address: Campus de Benfica do IPL 1500-651, Lisboa
Directions & Info here
***"Meet & Greet" only (from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm). No performance
**Signing session in afternoon at Schlagzeug Shop Glanzmann AG,
Chilchstrasse 8 CH-6246 Altishofen Tel: +41 62 756 2266
For highlights, photos and video of the first part of the Mission From Gadd Europe tour, go here.