2 Latvian and 2 English bands are going to tour Europe this October, here are some details.

Bands are:

 

SIRKE (Riga, Latvia)
RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE (Norfolk, England)
BOWLING BOY (Newcastle, England)
SARKANAIS OKTOBRIS (Riga, Latvia)

 

 

The tour is organized by John Hedley of TEN PIN PRODUCTIONS. It will be about 3 weeks in total length, beginning on 12th October 1998 in Warsaw, Poland. Story of how this tour came about:

John Hedley from Newcastle, UK underground music scene few years ago made contact with Latvian underground music label TORNIS Rec. and in summer 1997 went to East-Europe on tour with his band BOWLING BOY and friends band RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE. At all gigs they played together with Latvians SIRKE. These three bands crossed Latvia and Lithuania (BOWLING BOY and RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE played in Minsk, Belarus too), driving by van, and did 8 performances in different cities.  SIRKE, RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE, BOWLING BOY people at tour 97, Vilnius, Lithuania

 
    Now John Hedley with help from TORNIS Rec. people is organising a tour for SIRKE and RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE (in few gigs will also play BOWLING BOY and SARKANAIS OKTOBRIS) in UK, West & Central Europe. Planned shedule so far is:

                8.october ------ tour opening concert in Riga, Latvia: SIRKE,
                                            SARKANAIS OKTOBRIS
                9,10.october ------ concerts in  Lithuania: SIRKE, SARKANAIS
                                              OKTOBRIS
                12.october ----- SIRKE and SARKANAIS OKTOBRIS in Warsaw, Poland with RAY SPEEDWAY AND THE DEVILS OF PACE
                13.october onwards... travel across West Europe back to  UK,
                                                          where concerts possible (aiming for one each day)

 

 PLEASE FIND UPDATED TOUR DATES and PLACES SHEET.

 

 

THE BANDS WILL BE TOURING IN WITH ALL THE EQUIPMENT THEY REQUIRE including a

drum kit, but excluding a vocal PA

 

 For more info about this tour, contact:

 

TEN PIN PRODUCTIONS

c/o John Hedley

15 Hill Rise

Trowell

Nottingham

NG9 3PE

ENGLAND

 

Tel. ++ 44 (0)1159 326890

Tel/fax ++ 44 (0)191 2720441

email: j.d.hedley@ncl.ac.uk

 

TORNIS Rec.

c/o Janis Daugavietis

PO Box 35

Riga - 55

LATVIA

 

daugavietis@hotmail.com

www.rdvp.lv/tornis/
 
             

 

                   Any help, assistance or support greatly appreciated!