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7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody

7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody

Sitting in the Hard Rock Cafe in Warsaw, just hours before our CD Release Show, it is hard to believe that it has come this far. 2 years of ideas, 9 months of hard work and finally here it is. 7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody. This journey, this musical evolution has been an incredible experience for the 4 of us and we are thankful for it. We sincerely hope for your continued support because we cannot go on without it.

A special thanks to those of you who showed your faith in us by pre-ordering the new Album. Your copy will be in your mailbox soon.

Martin, Markus, Ankur and Max

Pictures from the Mumbai Show

Pictures from the Mumbai Show

Our friends from whatsthescene.com took some nice pictures of the show in Mumbai last week, that we would like to share with you!

India Tour 2012

India Tour 2012

We will be touring INDIA in the first 2 weeks of February!

Your affection and support has brought us back!

Show dates and details to be released in the coming days. We are looking forward to performing for you all again!

New Vlog

Ankur and Markus talk in our latest Vlog about the progress of the new album.

They also discuss our new practice room, Max our new drummer and Anks acoustic project.

To watch this is also your first chance to get a glimpse of what our new album might sound like.

Have fun watching!

Lakeerein – Official Music Video

Lakeerein – Official Music Video

 

Seven months ago, we left Germany for a trip to India. We did not know what to expect from the country, at least the “German part” of Fire On Dawson. It was like a blank canvas. Damn it! – We did not even have any dates for concerts (ok – we had one…) when we left Germany and were quite concerned about the overall success of our plans going to India and performing in front of an Indian audience as a German band.

But now after all, coming back to Germany, reviewing our pictures and video material, it is dawning that even if we thought there were a lot of uncertainties (think of lost instruments on flights, broken equipment – how to get a proper replacement, the adventurous wiring….the traffic) this ”thing” we just experienced was huge and will continue to affect our personalities our whole life.

I personally still can’t grasp it. In this video accompanying this text we show you some of our personal footage, behind the scenes shots as well as parts which were recorded by professionals. Putting together this video and seeing the overwhelming response again and again…it felt surreal. We were a part of what happened and YOU made it happen!

Speaking for all the band members, I want to thank all of you who got in touch with us – either in person, or via the various way the modern internet platforms allow to stay in contact, or if you just have heard of us or spoke with us on the phone during organization of transport or if you only saw us in one of our various performances or whatever.

Have fun watching the video, look out for yourself: maybe some of you guys will find yourselves somewhere in there. We definitely had fun making it and even more fun being filmed during our journey! You were not only part of this, you made this happen.

Thank you most sincerely, India!

We are very excited to announce that we will be recording our first ever Live DVD!

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On the 8th of June, 2014 we will be recording our first live DVD in our hometown Karlsruhe! This will be a very special show, where we will be celebrating the past, present and future of Fire on Dawson with some never before released visual material as well as numerous songs that we will perform exclusively for the audience on that night. The concert will be held at the historic location “Jubez” in Karlsruhe and we invite all our friends and fans from all over Germany (and beyond) to come and share this special moment with us. Wir freuen uns auf euch!

Thank you Sachin!

Thank you Sachin!

Today, as the clock struck 12:15 pm (Indian Standard Time), it was hard not to go back, even if for a second, to a simpler time. A time without strategic time-outs and cheerleaders. A time without human auctioning and corporate über Lust. A time where it was just about the sport, the occasion. A time, which was embodied by one man.

That man is Sachin Tendulkar. Now I don’t expect our international (non-cricketing) followers to know who he is or to understand how one person can mean so much to a billion. Hell, I’ve been trying to explain it to my European friends for over 8 years now. When he batted, we watched. When he spoke, we listened. That is the kind of power he had over us. And all that without the loud, invasive campaigning of politicians or the krass, forced mental onslaught of filmstars through their undergarment advertisements and unnecessary ponytails. Sachin just did his job. And we were sold.

To give you an idea of the kind of pressure that Sachin went through in his career, just imagine if you worked at McDonalds. There were 10 other people working with you, mostly with mediocre burger making skills and you were the undisputed star Cheeseburger flipper. There were about 7 other competing burger joints, usually with better working conditions as well as raw materials, trying to make life very difficult for you. Add to that the small matter of one billion people hoping and praying that you make the perfect burger every single time. You usually did, but when you didn’t, you were criticised in the local media for being past it and selfishly making burgers for your own personal gain. Your one mistake would break millions of hearts. Now, imagine that for every single day for over 24 years.

You made us smile, Sachin. You made us cry. But never once did you let us down. Because when it didn’t work out, we knew it hurt you more. You’ve been there for us in times of duress and need, without you even knowing it. You’ve represented us. You’ve given us a reason to be proud. More than anything, you made us believe. Made us believe that anything was possible.

Thank you, Sachin. Thanks for everything.

 

For those of you wishing to reserve tickets in advance for our show in Liege on the 19th of September, you can do so via email: mail@fireondawson.com or via telephone: +32 475 34 78 21.

We will be playing 2 shows in September in Liege, Belgium (19.9) and in Luxembourg (20.9). More information can be found on the “shows” section of our website.

We are pleased to announce that we will be headlining the Unifest in Karlsruhe as well as the Staatsforsten Open Air in Bakum (Bremen) this year. The confirmed shows for this summer are as follows:

01.6 – Frido Festival, Fridingen (DE)
07.6 – Rock in Altdorf, Ettenheim (DE)
13.6 – Carpe Diem, Hasselt (BE)
14.6 – BaRRock, Maastricht (NL)
15.6 – Steengoed Festival, Willemsoord (NL)
16.6 – Mukkes, Leeuwarden (NL)
29.6 – Unifest, Karlsruhe (DE)
10.8 – Staatsforsten Open Air, Bakum (DE)

We are excited to announce our first ever shows in Belgium and the Netherlands as part of the 7 Billion and a Nameless Somebody Tour! The tour will be in June 2013 and we will be performing in the following cities:

13.6 – Carpe Diem, Hasselt (BE)
14.6 – BaRRock, Maastricht (NL)
15.6 – Steengoed Festival, Willemsoord (NL)
16.6 – Mukkes, Leeuwarden (NL)