Jennifer Rostock released a new video on Facebook today, titled “Neider machen Leute (2017 Version).” Their caption for it is,
We should actually be rehearsing for the tour. But something was preying on our minds, so we want to let it out for a bit.
Old song, new lyrics. On with it!
If you want to see Jennifer Rostock on their upcoming Genau in diesem Ton tour, you better move fast: Only five of the seventeen shows still have tickets available! Of course, there’s still the six open air shows and five festivals for the summer (with more dates hopefully being announced soon) if you can’t get your tickets in time.
The shows with tickets still available:
- January 28: Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
- February 11: Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
- February 15: Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany
- February 18: Thüringenhalle, Erfurt, Germany
- February 23: Swiss Life Hall, Hanover, Germany
It’s still pretty early in the afternoon here in New Jersey, but I just wanted to wish everyone a happy, safe, and wonderful new year! ♥︎
Also: The site will be going under maintenance mode at around 11:30 PM EST tonight, and should be back up by midnight with a new look.
Jennifer Rostock have reached the Top 100 Songs of the Year 2016, or at least the list complied by MoreMusic. However, it isn’t just one song that reached their charts – it’s four of the singles from Genau in diesem Ton! “Wir waren hier” (#100), “Uns gehört die Nacht” (#42), “Irgendwas ist immer” (#24), and “Hengstin” (#4) all made it into the countdown.
Also, I honestly do not remember ordering anything, but I received a copy of the September-October issue of Volume in the mail last week, and there was a short “Album Check” for Genau in diesem Ton; I scanned and uploaded it to the gallery already.
“JRo have something to say and find exactly the right tone: Life is celebrated in hedonistic hymns, unquestioned in honest self-reflection and carved into pieces. Consumer craziness, racism or sexism are outplayed, just to open a beer the next minute, grinning, and to lunge euphoric into the night. Cheers!”
Jennifer Rostock will go on a Genau in Diesem Ton Open-Air tour in 2017! Seven dates have already been announced, and more will hopefully come in the next few months.
The seven shows already known:
- June 09: Jahnsportforum, Neubrandenburg, Germany
- June 17: Porta Hoch 3, Trier, Germany
- June 18: Kulturzelt, Wolfhagen, Germany
- June 24: Junge Garde, Dresden, Germany
- July 07: Zitadelle, Mainz, Germany
- July 22: Piazza, Regensburg, Germany
- August 12: Freilichtbühne Peißnitz, Halle (Salle), Germany
Jennifer Rostock have also been added to the line-ups for Hurricane, Southside, and Chiemsee Summer festivals for 2017; exact performance dates are still yet to be released.
Also, for one it’s nearly a month late, only a few days for the other two, but happy belated birthday to keyboardist, Joe; drummer, Chris; and lead singer, Jennifer!
Jennifer Rostock are back with another Warm Feet for All donation campaign, this time with fellow band Grossstadtgeflüster. In return for a donation of any amount, you’ll get a code to download the single “Keine Macht den Profis” (“No Power to Pros”), which is a collaboration between both bands. The money raised will go towards helping the homeless in Berlin, as it did last year.
Click the photo below to go to the fundraiser!
Sorry for the lack of updates – I’ve been busy with school and personal issues. I won’t get into it any further because it’s entirely my own fault.
Genau in diesem Ton was released nearly two months ago, reaching #2 in the German charts, #4 in the Austrian charts, and #31 in the Swiss charts; it is still hanging in there in the German and Austrian charts. All of the lyrics (as far as I could read the lyric booklet) have been posted, as well as the translations.
And even better: A new music video and single will be released on Friday, October 28: ‘Hengstin!’
Tomorrow is the day Genau in diesem Ton is finally released!
The Stressen auf Rädern club tour is already on its way to stop #3 – Berlin – after having begun on Tuesday. Some people have noticed a change in the band’s line-up from the two shows that were already played, but it was soon explained: The reason Elmar is on guitar for the shows (he’s usually backstage) is because our dear Alex is going to be a father soon! On this note: Congratulations, Alex!
In other news related to the tour, the setlist includes seven songs from the new album, three of which haven’t already been posted or played live before. It was posted on Instagram as one of those short-term videos:
- Irgendwas ist immer
- Der Kapitän
- Silikon gegen Sexismus
- Wir sind alle nicht von hier
- Uns gehört die Nacht
- Ein Schmerz und eine Kehle
- I Love You, but I’ve Chosen Dispo
- Wir waren hier
- Es war nicht alles schlecht
There is officially just under a week until the new album Genau in diesem Ton is released! Depending on where you are when this gets posted, there’s either five days or six days (the latter is how long it will be for me).
Since the last update, two new videos have been posted by the band, and one is on its way: The first video is the lyric video to ‘Wir Sind Alle Nicht von Hier‘ with help from Silan Bekjarov and To Pedro, uploaded August 25. Earlier this week, on the 30th, a video of Jennifer and Joe performing a short song, ‘Wähl die AfD‘ (‘Vote for AfD’) was posted on Facebook; the song isn’t actually asking people to vote for the political party in an upcoming election, but rather gives reasons why people should not vote for them. Finally, the new music video for ‘Wir Waren Hier‘ will be posted sometime this weekend.
The video for ‘Wähl die AfD‘ has actually garnered a huge, negative response from AfD supporters, even resulting in Jennifer getting a threatening letter sent to her home address. It’s being described as another “shitstorm” reminiscent of the Böhse Onkelz/Frei.Wild issue a few years ago, in which Jennifer Rostock posted on Facebook that they do not want to see people wearing t-shirts at their concerts that have either of the two bands’ names on them, as both were known to have right-wing lyrics in their songs.
Also, I apologize for the lack of updates the past few weeks. I’ve been dealing with the loss of one of my pets, and had also gone on a week-long vacation with sucky Internet.
It’s official: The Stressen auf Rädern club tour planned for September 2016 is sold out, and there have already been reports of scams disguised as tickets that included VIP meet-and-greet passes. According to Jennifer, the band doesn’t believe in charging extra money for fans to be able to get to know them a bit, which is why they have autograph sessions whenever possible after a show and sometimes invite a fan or two to have a M&G.
However, the Genau in diesem Ton tour planned for early next year is already on pre-sale right now, and will go on general sale tomorrow. Speaking of which, a new music video is planned for release tomorrow, as well: ‘Uns Gehört die Nacht‘!