News

News

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unless stated otherwise.

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Get ready for more News.

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Show review

Longtime RG fan Joe DeLorme sent us his review of Robert’s gig at the Wonderbar, Asbury Park, NJ on Oct. 7, 2011. Click here to read it.

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Ultra pix

Here’s a real treat: an ultra rare photo of Robert partying together with a.o. Bruce Springsteen and Dee Dee Ramone. This is yet another amazing exclusive for our website. We’ve noticed that others have used material from this website without even giving proper credit, so from now on we will be using watermarks on all photos. And if that doesn’t work, we’ll just stop sharing rare stuff with the fans. Click here to see the photo.

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Finland recordings

Robert recorded a couple of tracks in Helsinki last April together with Finnish rockabilly band Red Hot. One of the songs recorded is an old Hurriganes hit (The Hurriganes were a Finnish cult band whose popularity peaked in the 70s). We’ve been told that these new recordings have already been rejected by various labels, including Jungle Records, who released “Satisfied Mind” back in ’04.

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Concert review

Found this article on the ‘Rockabilly Bash’ website:
rockabillybash.com. Apparently this is from an article in the German ‘Country Home News’ magazine.

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Goldmine article

Here’s a review of the “Live Fast, Love Hard” album from Goldmine: goldminemag.com

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Mark Smith r.i.p.

Sad to announce the death of bassplayer Mark Smith. He worked for my company in ‘06 as the bassplayer on the
Robert Gordon / Chris Spedding tour in October & November of that year. You can read an obit here: www.musicweek.com

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More of the same….

There’s a new release out on the Fuel 2000 label, claiming to contain an unreleased concert from ’78 featuring Link Wray. However, a large chunk of the ’78 show was already released three years ago on LOTTA LOVIN’

(Climate Change 003), and it’s not the complete show as suggested (a.o. ‘Endless Sleep’ is missing).

Also, the show on CD2 is not vintage as has been suggested, it’s a recent show that was probably recorded last year at BB King’s in NYC.

The show and the format are very similar to other recent Gordon u0026amp; Spedding live releases like “The Reunion Tour” and “Rockin’ The Paradiso”… just more of the same, in my view. It’s a pity that no relevant info is being provided with this release (no line-up info, no dates or locations, etc.) even though this info is readily available.

Jon Paris, who played bass on the ’78 recordings, wasn’t even aware of this release… He wasn’t asked for permission to release this material, nor was he compensated for it, which I suppose places this release into bootleg territory. Strange one…

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Unpublished ’81 shots

See some amazing photos soon of Robert partying with a.o. Bruce Springsteen and Joey Ramone! Click here to see photos.

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Toronto review

We’ve just added a review and photos of Robert’s concert in Toronto on September 6th, as written by songwriter Jim Newcombe. Click here to have a look. Thanks, Jim!

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Estonia dvd review

We’ve just added a review of the new Estonia DVD, as written by Brian Young. Click here. Thanks, Brian!

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Americana 2008

We’ve added some photos from Robert’s appearance at Americana on July 13th, Click here to see them.

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U.S. gigs

Robert will return to B.B. King’s on January 7th, 2009. The Collins Kids will also be appearing on that show. There’s also plans for a gig in Detroit around that date.

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New studio album!

Robert Gordon has just recorded a new studio album, together with Chris Spedding (gtr u0026amp; pno), Todd Glass (dms u0026amp; pcn) and Lasse Sirkko (bs). The album was recorded in the south of Sealand (Denmark), and the results are amazing. Both men agree that this album may well be their best album in years. “The recording is just coming out fantastically”, Gordon says. Robert and Chris selected some great rock ‘n’ roll songs for this album, associated with artists like Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent, Johnny Kidd u0026amp; The Pirates, Ral Donner and Little Richard. “I think some of it is pretty good”, Spedding adds with typical British understatement. You can see some photos from the session here.

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R.G. cartoon

German fan Gerald Eskuche sent us this great cartoon drawing of Robert, based on photos from Robert’s Paradiso concert in September 2005.

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 Lo Pagan, Murcia

Here’s a couple of pics from the outdoor show in Lo Pagan, Murcia (Spain) on May 24th, courtesy of Ross Carpenter. An amazing night!

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Tony Garnier

Here’s a pic of Arjan together with legendary bassplayer Tony Garnier, taken before the Bob Dylan concert in Odense, Denmark on May 28th, 2008. Tony worked with Robert for about a decade, and you can read our exclusive interview with him in our interview section. Click here.

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New Climate Control dvd!

Out now is the new Climate Control DVD release ”Devil In Disguise”. We feel that this is our most exciting release so far, and you can find all the details here. Tracks include “The Wanderer”, “Little Sister”, “Move It”, “A Picture Of You” and a great version of the title-tracks. Don’t miss out on this one!

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Loveless article

We’ve just added an exclusive article about the filming of “The Loveless”, as written by one of the actors in the film, J.D. King. J. D. played the gas station attendant. Thanks for the cool article, J. D.! Click here to read it.(Update: 05/15)

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Rare R.G. stuff

We are looking for rare material, especially soundboard & audience recordings of concerts, TV appearances, radio broadcasts, footage from shows, photos, interviews, clippings, etc. If you can help, then please contact us at:

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Festival de Lavardac

Robert will be appearing at the Festival de Lavardac (France) on Sunday, October 5, 2008. Robert will be backed by the Redhots from Finland. The festival is situated in the South – West of Agen (Update: 05/11)

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fresh fish special!

On April 22nd, during a day off, Robert went fishing in Halden (Norway) together with Marco, Arjan, Matteo and Marco B., as well as a local fisherman. You can see a couple of photos from that day here.

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Former R.G. drummer dies

We are sad to announce that George Andrew, who drummed for Robert in the 90s as part of the New York band, died a few days ago. He was only 33. Click here to see a backstage pic from the mid-90s, w/ from left to right: Barry Ryan, RG, George Andrew and John Willoughby. Rest in peace, George (Update: 05/11)

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April tour closing

The April tour ended last Friday with a show at the “Northest Rockin’ Festival in the World” in Finland. One of the night’s highlight was an impromptu duet between Robert and Marti Brom on “Fire”, which they both sang with great verve. Click here to see a few snapshots.

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Halden pix

We’ve added some cool photos from the concert in Halden, Norway on April 19, 2008. Click here to see them. Special thanks to Rune Andersen for sending them.

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Kongsberg tour opening

The tour opening show was highly successful, with a good attendance, great atmosphere and a tremendous performance by Robert and band. The setlist included surprises like Be Bop A Lula, Lucille and Need You. Norwegian rock legend Eldar Vågan showed up, and jammed with Robert on a couple of songs. A great night!

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Essential review

We’ve added another review of the new “Essential”, as written by UK collector Clive Zone. Click here to read it.

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BBC radio broadcast

We’ve just added live acoustic performances of “Love Me” and “The Wanderer” from the Robert Elms broadcast from February 19th to our rare audio section (thanks, Clive!). Update: 08/04.

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Germany gigs

For the first time in more than 5 years, Robert will appear in Germany again, this time together with Chris Spedding. The shows will take place at the FZW in Dortmund on July 11th, and at Kulturfabrik Salzmann in Kassel on July 12th.

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Feb ’08 tour revisited

Click here to read an article about the recent RG / CS tour (Update: 03/09).

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U.S.. tour

There will be a major U.S. tour in September, and cities will include New York, Chicago and Detroit. These shows will be together with Chris Spedding. Robert is planning several surprises for these show.

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Review Essential R.G.

D.G. Larson sent us his review of the new “Essential Robert Gordon” release, which can be read here (Update: 18/2).

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New Robert Gordon anthology

Out now is “The Essential Robert Gordon”, an anthology that covers Robert’s entire professional career, from ’77 to today. This CD contains 28 tracks, including 12 unreleased recordings – 8 of those being songs that have never been released by Robert before. There’s also a 36-page full colour booklet containing track details and lyrics, as well as more than 50 rare u0026amp; unpublished photos, and more than 35 illustrations of unique memorabilia (original concert posters, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, etc.). This amazing release will be available on the February tour! Click here to see the cover.

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Extra Norway gig

Robert and the Marco DiMaggio band will appear at Feelgood in Halden on April 19th. For more info, please go to: www.feelgood-halden.com

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Vintage pix

U.S. fan Mike Mastrobuoni sent us a couple of pics that he took in the mid-80s, at a show at the “Malibu” in Long Beach, Long Island, NY. Click here to see them. Thanks, Mike!

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Jeff Dalen dead

Robert was saddened to hear of Jeff Salen’s death on Saturday, January 26th:
“Although I hadn’t been in touch with any of the members from “Tuff Darts” in years, I immediatly recognized Jimmy’s (the drummer) voice. He called me to tell me that Jeff Salen had died. I was shocked. Jeff was the driving force behind “Tuff Darts”. We were considered one of the most powerful and exciting groups during what was to become known as the ‘punk’ or ‘new wave’ era. Jeff personified the wise-ass guitar player. He had the look, the attitude, and above everything else, the chops to prove it. Rest in peace, brother. R.G.”

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Real audio update

We’ve added two interviews with Robert and Chris to our rare audio section.
These were conducted on October 30, 2006 by Yan Lauritsen of Danish radio programme “Cool Country” on S-FM, backstage at Pakhuset in Fredericia, Denmark. A hot live version of “Bertha Lou” from that night’s concert has also been added.

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April tour update

We’ve added a show to the april tour with Marco DiMaggio; this gig will take place at Club Awallon in Espoo on April 24th.

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BBC radio appearance

Robert will be appearing live on the Robert Elms bbc radio show together with Chris Spedding on Tuesday, February 19th at 2.30. In addition to an interview, they will also perform one or two songs live acoustically.

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Review NYC performance

We’ve added a review of the recent concert at B.B. King’s Club in NYC, as written by Phil Gelormine/ELVIS WORLD. Phil also took the photos. Click here to read the article.

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Valentine’s day show

Robert will be performing at the Turning Point on February 14th, at 8pm.

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Conan o’Brien

You can now see the television appearance on Conan last week here: www.youtube.com

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Tony Garnier interview

We just did an interview with bassman extraordinaire Tony Garnier about his years with Robert, and you can read it by clicking here (01/011)

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Concert Overview

We’ve just updated our concert overview. Click here to see the list (Update:06/01)

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Robert Gordon live at Lapland Festival

Robert & Marco will be appearing at the Lapland Rock u0026amp; Roll Weekender in Pyhä-Luosto in Lapland (Finland) on April 25th. This festival is also called “The Northest Rockin’ Festival in The World”, as it’s situated 100 miles north of the Artic Circle. Other band appearing include: Marti Brom, Melrose, The Barnshakers and the Jussi Syren Rockabilly Revival. This is a great opportunity to hear a couple of days of great music in amazing surroundings, and especially those of you who like wintersports will love it. For more info, please go to: www.pyha.fi

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Falls Church article

Howard Johnson has written a great article about the October 7th, 2007 show at the State Theater in Falls Church, Virginia. Click here to read the article. Thanks, Howard!

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April 2008 tour

Following the tremendous success of the October tour, Robert has decided to do another series of shows together with the amazing Marco DiMaggio band in late April. Shows are planned in a.o. Norway, Sweden and Finland, including an April 18th gig in Kongsberg (NO) and an April 23rd concert in Kuopio (FI). Interested promotors are welcome to contact us at:

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Unique Spain happening

Robert will be appearing at the Murcia Hot Rally in Lo Pagan / San Pedro Del Pinatar in Spain on May 24th, together with Chris Spedding and American band. This event promises to be a great happening for bikers and rockabilly fans, and other than Robert and Chris there will also be an appearance by U.K. rockers Matchbox on May 23rd.

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Fall ’07 tour pics

We’ve added various snapshots taken during the fabulous October / November tour. Click here to see them (Update: 12/18).

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Quentin Jones interview

We’ve added an exclusive interview with Quentin Jones, who made the 1997 album “Robert Gordon” on Llist Records happen and also played guitar on it. Quentin has also played guitar for Robert at various live shows. Click here to read the interview (Update: 12/15).

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Christmas greetings

Robert u0026amp; Chris would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a rockin’ 2008. See you at the shows in February! (click here to see photo). Update: 12/09.

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Prague concert

Robert u0026amp; Chris will be performing at The Roxy in Prague (Czech Republic) on February 26th. This will be their first concert ever in this historic city, and it promises to be a very special night. This is the club’s website: nod.roxy.cz. For more info, please e-mail: (Update: 11/28)

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Tour overview

We have updated our tour overview for Feb/March 2008 (Update: 11/18)

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Reunion tour review

DC Larson has just sent us his review of the Climate Control release “Reunion Tour”, and you can read it by clicking here. Great writing, DC – thanks! (Update: 11/17)

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February tour update

Robert Gordon and Chris Spedding are greatly looking forward to the February tour, for which they will bring their American band. Both performers have exciting plans for this tour, so please make a point of seeing at least one of the shows.

We have had to move one of the shows to another date, so the lastest update looks like this:

Feb.19 – Magic Teapot, Leicester, UK

Feb.20 – C.C.Club, London, UK

Feb.22 – The Cluny, Newcastle, UK

Feb.23 – The Legendary TJ’s, Newport, UK

Feb 26 – probably Prague, Czech Republic

Feb.28 – Droskan, Umea, Sweden

Feb.29 – Katalin, Uppsala, Sweden

Mar. 1 – Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden

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Born to rock

You can read a review of the Climate Control CD “Born To Rock” by DC Larson by clicking here.

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Orihuela gig review

You can read a review of the Biker Festival performance in Spain on October 27nd here: www.rockdesiempre.blogspot.com

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Valencia photos

Here’s some pics of the Valencia concert on October 26th: www.flickr.com

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tour update

The first shows of the tour have been hugely successful, with strong and well attended shows in Helsinki, Oulu and in Vammala (all Finland). Show highlights included “Just Because”, “The Catman” and “The Worrying Kind”. The chemistry between Robert and the Marco DiMaggio band is knocking audiences out every night. The concert in Tallinn was a major triumph, with an excited audience of more than 1,200 in attendance. On to Moscow, Spain, Denmark and London!

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U.K show added

Added a show at The Legendary TJ’s in Newport on February 23.

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Swedish concert added

We’ve added a show to the upcoming tour, with a february 28 performance at the Droskan in Umeå.

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Estonia radio

Click here to listen to an Estonian commercial advertising Robert’s gig there on October 20th.

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Lotta lovin’ review

We’ve just added a review of the latest Climate Control release “Lotta Lovin'”, written by DC Larson. Click here to read it.

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moscow poster

Click here to see the poster for the Moscow concert on October 22nd.

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Americana

Robert u0026amp; Chris will be appearing at the Americana Festival in Newark (U.K.) on July 13th. For more info, please visit: www.americana-international.co.uk.

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New compilation

There’s a new 2CD release out covering the RCA years, titled “Rockbilly Boogie – The RCA Years”. It’s hard to say whether this is a legitimate release. The artwork is horrible, and the track-selection makes little sense; there’s only four tracks from “Are You Gonna Be The One”, but on the other hand they’ve included the full “Lost Album”. A waste of time.

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Conan o’Brien

An appearance on Conan is planned for January 2nd, as well as two shows at B.B. King’s in NYC on the 3rd, and at the Cadillac Lounge in Toronto on the 4th and 5th.

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Fall ’07 tour update

We have now updated the touroverview for the October u0026amp; November shows in Europe. Click here.

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Fare audio

So you really thought that the Budweiser ad was Robert’s first? Well, think again, because we’ve just uploaded a very rare radio commercial from ’64 featuring R.G. as well as his band at the time, The Confidentials! Click here to listen to this gem. We’ve also added a powerful version of ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ from early ’78. Click to listen, enjoy.

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R.G. to perform in russia

Robert will perform his first-ever concert in Russia on October 22nd. The concert will take place at the Hard Rock Café in Moscow. For more info, please e-mail:

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Robert in juelsminde

Juelsminde Golfclub has updated its website, and you can now order tickets for the october 30th show:

www.juelsmindegolf.dk – The club has done a lot of work to make this arrangement something special, so no doubt it’s going to be a great night. Don’t wait, and get your tickets today at Juelsminde Golfklub () or at Bogcentralen, Tobaksgården 2 i Horsens!

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R.G. merchandise

The merchandise page is now up again, with several unique Robert Gordon releases on offer. Click here.

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Back at the 100

Robert Gordon will return to the legendary 100 Club in London on November 2nd, this time together with the amazing Marco DiMaggio u0026amp; his band. This show, his only U.K. show, will also mark the end of the tour, so no doubt it will be a killer performance.

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R.G. at the state theatre

Robert will be performing at the State Theatre, 220 N.Washington St, Falls Church, Va., on October 7th: www.thestatetheatre.com

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Spanish R.G. webpage

We’ve just set up a Spanish webpage especially for his concerts there in October: robertgordon.007ihost.com (Update: 08/23)

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roquebrune pix

We’ve added some great pics of Robert’s August 5th appearance at the Roquebrune Attitude Festival in Les Issambres (France), courtesy of French fan Morena. Click here to see them.

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Rare audio update

We’ve added a couple of performances by RG & the Marco DiMaggio band, recorded live at the Eddie Cochran Weekender in Chippenham, Wiltshire, England on September 27th, 2003. Dig that powerhouse sound!

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R.G. with frankie ford

We’ve just added a couple of great pics of Robert with New Orleans legend Frankie Ford. Click here to see them.

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R.G. & Marco clip

There’s a great clip of Robert performing “Look Who’s Blue” and “Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache” together with the Marco DiMaggio Band on the DailyMotion website. Click here to see it: www.dailymotion.com A nice sample of things to come in October!

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finland show

We’ve just added a show at Hotelli Ellivuori in Vammala, Finland on October 19th. This promises to be a very special night! (Update: 08/11)

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Alicante poster

This is the poster for the October 27th concert in Alicante (Spain), at a biker happening. (Update: 01/08)

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Fall 2007 tour

We’ve just added a show at the Juelsminde Golfclub near Horsens, Denmark on October 30th. The organizers want to make this a great happening and will have a big tent on the site, just for the concert. This is their website:

www.juelsmindegolf.dk.

We’ve also updated our tour overview, which you can view by clicking here. More shows will be added shortly.

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Scandinavia shows

Robert’s shows in Finland and Sweden last week were hugely successful. Many observed that these were his best shows in years, and the new addition “Devil In Disguise” was a big hit with the audiences.