Two years in the past, Swiss arduous rock legends KROKUS postponed their last-ever live shows in USA and Canada because of the coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the globe. The 13-date trek was initially scheduled to kick off at Canton Corridor in Dallas, Texas on September 18, 2020 and conclude at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California on October 10, 2020. Requested in a brand new interview with Rock Present Critique if the North American dates will ever occur, KROKUS singer Marc Storace mentioned (as transcribed by Phoosi.com): “Effectively, if it needed to occur, I would be there. No worries. However I really must say… Two years in the past, we might have gone on and completed the [farewell] tour, ‘Adios Amigos’. We’d have performed U.S. dates, Canada dates, Mexico, the U.Okay. and God is aware of what, as a result of whilst you’re doing these, some extra dates are available in. However these two years of COVID have actually killed the entire spirit. And everyone’s doing their very own factor… Let’s examine. Possibly if we get the decision once more and everyone has time to suppose it over. I do not know. However proper now, I do not see it occurring, as you ask me proper now.”
Pressed about why KROKUS has toured America so sometimes over the course of the final 20 years, Marc mentioned: “Effectively, it begins with the work permits. And so they value cash. Then the tax. Then the reserving charges, the odds, the renting out of kit, buses, resorts and all the pieces. So in the event you’ve gotta do a membership tour, you’ll be able to’t even pay for all that. We have not been there for a protracted whereas, so we do not anticipate to come back over and do a headliner tour in stadiums; we’re removed from that once more. As a result of within the meantime, there’s a variety of water below the bridge. And that is how it’s. The standing sinks as a result of there isn’t any longer promoters who imagine that you just’re gonna carry within the a reimbursement for that. I suppose that is the way in which it’s. It is like a vicious circle. You need to come over in the future and get the ball rolling once more after which come again the subsequent 12 months and the subsequent 12 months to succeed in the standing that you’re used to. And it’s a must to additionally launch a brand new album to accompany that. And the brand new album is not sufficient. Albums do not promote anymore. There’s Spotify — all these parasites round — streaming, which do not provide you with your cash’s value.”
When KROKUS first introduced its resolution to embark on a farewell tour in September 2019, the band defined in a press release: “KROKUS exhibits have all the time been particular and will keep that means. That is why we determined to cease when it is nonetheless actually good. That is how the followers ought to bear in mind us.”
Fashioned in 1975, KROKUS has bought over 15 million information, toured the world, and acquired gold and platinum discs within the USA and Canada. KROKUS was additionally the primary Swiss band to promote out the legendary Hallenstadion in Zurich and has acquired a diamond disc for promoting a million albums in Switzerland alone.
In the midst of its legendary profession, KROKUS has rocked over 2,000 exhibits on 5 continents, numerous cities, distinctive areas, loopy gigs, and dependable followers.
English rock journalist Malcolm Dome fairly rightly mentioned: “In the event you take a look at the long-term output of this band, KROKUS is clearly the most effective arduous rock bands of the final 40 years.”
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