HAZMAT modine Summer Tour 2014

Packing my bags again for our next tour to Europe!!!

HAZMAT modine
2014
Summer Tour
JULY 22 – AUGUST 3

Wade Schuman – harmonicas, lute guitar, vocals
Rachelle Garniez – accordion, vocals
Pam Fleming – trumpet
Steve Elson – saxophone, clarinet, duduk
Michael Gomez – guitar, slide guitar
Erik Della Penna – guitar, vocals
Joe Daley – tuba
Graham Hawthorne – drums

The 2014 Summer Tour will take Pam and the band to Germany,
Austria, Italy and UK.

Tour Map of Summer Tour 2014

Tour Map of Summer Tour 2014

JULY
WED 23 – KATHARINEN RUINE OPEN-AIR – NÜRNBERG, Germany
THU 24 – WELLENKLÄNGE FESTIVAL – LUNZ AM SEE, Austria
FRI 25 – HORIZONTE FESTIVAL – KOBLENZ, Germany
SAT 26 – WOMAD FESTIVAL – WILTSHIRE, UK
SUN 27 – GOMPM ALM – SCHENNA, Italy
TUE 29 – ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN – RULFINGEN, Germany
WED 30 – OBJEKT 5 – HALLE, Germany
THU 31 – MOMENTS – BREMEN, Germany

AUGUST
FRI 1 – CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL – CAMBRIDGE, UK
SAT2 – TV RECORDING at DIE BÄCKEREI – INNSBRUCK, Austria

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and we’re off again …

On the road again ...

On the road again …

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July 23, 2014

KATHARINEN RUINE – OPEN-AIR
Nürnberg, Germany
http://www.kunstkulturquartier.de/festivals

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First show of the tour!

Hazmat Modine 2014

Hazmat Modine, Katharinen Ruine 2014

Must have blown the roof off 3 years ago when we played, because there is still no ceiling!!!!

Kat-roof Kat-Steve photo 3

Our tour started in Nuernberg, Germany. We played at the old woman’s cloister, Katharinenruine, which is such a spectacular setting. Thank you Bing-Hong Hsiao for your fabulous pictures!

Hazmat Modine - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Hazmat Modine – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Wade Schuman - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Wade Schuman – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Pam Fleming - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Pam Fleming – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Graham Hawthorne - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Graham Hawthorne – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Erik Della Penna - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Erik Della Penna – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Steve Elson - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Steve Elson – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Rachelle Garniez - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Rachelle Garniez – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Joe Daley - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Joe Daley – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Michael Gomez - photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Michael Gomez – photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

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July 24, 2014

WELLENKLÄNGE FESTIVAL
Lunz am See, Austria
http://www.wellenklaenge.at

We played on a floating stage with the mountains in the background. So beautiful! crisp Austrian mountain air… -and a cool swim during the day. What a treat… makes the overnight drives worthwhile!

Floating stage in Lunz am See, We got to swim in it too! Cold and refreshing! Perfect for sleep-lacking band members!

Floating stage in Lunz am See, We got to swim in it too! Cold and refreshing! Perfect for sleep-lacking band members!

This is the first time we actually got to play ON?IN the lake at Lunz!!!!! The past years it rained every time, so we had to play an alternate venue inside…

My ever-changing warm-up room!

My ever-changing warm-up room!

Wellenklänge 2014 - Lunz am See photo by Michael Schlagrl

Wellenklänge 2014 – Lunz am See
photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

photo by Michael Schlagrl

A very scenic store for Hazmat Merch, with Uli Balss

A very scenic store for Hazmat Merch, with Uli Balss

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July 25, 2014

HORIZONTE FESTIVAL
Koblenz, Germany
http://www.horizonte-festival.de

The ruin Ehrenbreitstein in the background is a great setting photo by Piel_Media

The ruin Ehrenbreitstein in the background is a great setting
photo by Piel Media

warming up at fortress Ehrenbreitstein in Koblenz, Germany

...and here's the Castle warm up room in Koblenz….

…and here’s the Castle warm up room in Koblenz….

 

Look at this beautiful view from the fortress Ehrenbreitstein
high above Koblenz in Germany!!!!

View from fortress Ehrenbreitstein

View from fortress Ehrenbreitstein

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet …

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet ...

Where the Rhine and the Mosel meet …

Here, you can actually see the different colors of the two river’s waters coming together!

Take a look at the different colors of the two river's waters coming together!

Take a look at the different colors of the two river’s waters coming together!

The sky in Koblenz is ablaze tonight!
This sunset is for Jean!

Sunset for Jean

Sunset for Jean

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July 26, 2014

WOMAD FESTIVAL
Charlton Park
Wiltshire, UK
http://womad.co.uk

Womad Festival 2014

Womad Festival 2014

Early in the morning we drove to Cologne to board a plane for London. We were scheduled to play at WOMAD. Our time there was way too short! But still I had some unexpected surprises!!!

Playing the Big Red Stage

Playing the Big Red Stage

Snarky Puppy is also from Brooklyn.... we met them on our Spring tour in Coutances, France, eating giant snails in the musician's catering!

Snarky Puppy is also from Brooklyn…. we met them on our Spring tour in Coutances, France, eating giant snails in the musician’s catering!

Touring Life! Traveled some crazy distances today, starting off in Koblenz, Germany, then on to WOMAD in Charlton Park, England, and a little while a go we arrived in Merano, Italy. Have to be up in a couple of hours for the next engagement though, so I’d better get some rest!

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July 27, 2014

GOMPM ALM
Up at 6000 feet altitude by cable car
http://www.gompmalm.it

The weather forecast for today is fabulous!
And as they say up on Gompm Alm,
“There is no bad weather, just bad clothing!”

Gompm Alm

Gompm Alm

Arriving at Gompm Alm on Hirzer mountain

Arriving at Gompm Alm

Arriving at Gompm Alm

cute boot

cute boot

Great View and Food here !!!!!

Great View and Food here !!!!!

Wade and Uli

Wade and Uli

After being in motion for the past 5 days, we are finally in one place for a couple of nights. Today’s gig was up on Gompm Alm with magnificent views. What a perfect place of beauty to recharge and catch you up on the tour.

Hazmat Modine on Gompm Alm

Hazmat Modine on Gompm Alm – photo by Rosmarie Dittli

View behind the stage

View behind the stage

View in front of the stage

View in front of the stage

Some happy Peeps in the Alps enjoying the band, the fresh air and the views

Some happy Peeps in the Alps enjoying the band, the fresh air and the views

Michael Gomez enjoying a peaceful moment of bliss

Michael Gomez enjoying a peaceful moment of bliss

She says it all! happy Hazmat fan!

She says it all! happy Hazmat fan!

When we drove up the curvy skinny mountain road to Gompm Alm, we saw the para-gliders flying high in the sky… I think Uli (tour manager) and Joe Daley (Sousaphone) are going to do this today, -DAY OFF!!!!! weather permitting…. I would too, if my ankle was in better shape…… still recovering from a torn ligament.

Paraglider flying up high

Paraglider flying up high

So this is living the dream!
We’ve been on the road for 5 days. Our tour has taken us through Germany, Austria to WOMAD in the UK and now to Italy, a distance of 3750km which we have done by bus, van and plane. Tonight we can enjoy our first comfortable hotel bed – yeah!

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July 28, 2014

MERANO
DAY OFF!!!!

It’s so enjoyable to have a day off!!!

Fun to watch Joe and Uli paragliding today!
Sure wish I could have been up there with them, but didn’t want to risk reinjuring my ankle. Next time …

Uli and Joe getting ready for their adventure

Uli and Joe getting ready for their adventure

Joe - ready, and looking excellent!!!!

Joe – ready, and looking excellent!!!!

Then I walked down hill to the center of Merano, across the river… Bought some provisions… And went out to dinner with Joe, Uli, Wade, and Erik. Steve wandered in later.

gig ad in the center of Merano

gig ad in the center of Merano

sometimes the simplest things can make you happy....  Merano, Italy, by the river....

sometimes the simplest things can make you happy….
Merano, Italy, by the river….

 

Jesus is very much appreciated here.... There are worshiping areas everywhere!

Jesus is very much appreciated here…. There are worshiping areas everywhere!

parks, walkways, cafe's... trees, water, flowers, mountains, air!!!, food, wine....  Ahhhh Italy!

parks, walkways, cafe’s… trees, water, flowers, mountains, air!!!, food, wine….
Ahhhh Italy!

Now it is thundering and lightening with a mellow rain, -and— GOODNIGHT!

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July 29, 2014

ALTE KIRCHE RULFINGEN
Rulfingen, Germany
http://www.alte-kirche.info

PamWadeSteve

Alte Kirche Rulfingen photo by Uli Balss

Alte Kirche Rulfingen
photo by Uli Balss

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July 30, 2014

OBJEKT 5
Halle, Germany
http://objekt5.com/

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

An Albino LadyBug in Halle, East Germany!!!!

An Albino LadyBug in Halle, East Germany!!!!

Soundcheck and concert at Objekt 5 in Halle

Soundcheck at Objekt 5, Halle

Soundcheck at Objekt 5, Halle

The room is full at Objekt 5 in Halle

The room is full at Objekt 5 in Halle

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July 31, 2014

MOMENTS
Bremen, Germany
http://www.club-moments.de

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

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August 1, 2014

CAMBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Cambridge, UK
http://www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

photo by Bing-Hong Hsiao

Last night we played to a full, hot, sweaty and happy house in our Record Label, JARO’s home town of Bremen. It’s only 4am, and we are already up again. Leaving in 15 minutes to play at the 50th anniversary of the Cambridge Folk Festival. Then we zip back to Munich, to hop on a van to Innsbruck, to play a LIVE TV Recording at Die Bäckerei for our final night of this tour.

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Cambridge Folk Fest – Easy Going and totally Friendly! – a shame to leave so soon…
These “In and Out” gigs are so short…. bumped into Dennis Lichtman…
photos later at next hotel, in another country!!!!!

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August 2, 2014

DIE BÄCKEREI
TV RECORDING
http://www.diebaeckerei.at

woke up, and with bleary eyeballs, opened my curtains, and WOW
-a whole Mountain Range appeared!!!!

view of Innsbruck and the mountains from my hotel room

view of Innsbruck and the mountains from my hotel room

The only block of Innsbruck I got to see ….

The only block of Innsbruck I got to see ….

I did my final warm-up by this rushing stream, across from the studio with some surprised passers-by!!!!

I did my final warm-up by this rushing stream, across from the studio with some surprised passers-by!!!!

Die Bäckerei – Live TV Performance
The building used to be a Bakery, and is now used as a community arts events place. We had a great crew today, and the show was a fun mix of cultures and instruments.

An intimate studio audience made everything a pleasure!

An intimate studio audience made everything a pleasure!

Innsbruck-studio

Alpen Zither

Alpen Zither

Our talented Host, Herbert Pixner, also plays tuba!!!

Herbert Pixner

Herbert Pixner

The fine Alpen Duo of Kriner and Hornsteiner
beautiful harmonies and lederhosen too!

Alpen Duo Kriner & Hornsteiner

Alpen Duo Kriner & Hornsteiner

It’s 4 am in the morning here in Innsbruck
haven’t had sleep for daze!!!
sleep? what’s that????
pulling out of Innsbruck at 4:45am, heading to Zürich to the airport…

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