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Sunday, June 21, 2015

11:28

Backstage Pass from Clam, Austria ~ June 21, 2015 



What a gorgeous evening we had here tonight in Clam, Austria at the Clam Music Festival. People have come from all over Europe for the 25th Anniversary of the Festival. The promoter just had to have Roger back for the celebration since he is one of the all time favorite artists who has played here.  Itís a massive family event and multi-generations are in the audience. This is our third time to play here. Many people we spoke to said they have seen Roger here before and made it a point to come again. 

The last time we played this festival it was a scorching 109F or 43C. The guys had to put their show computers on ice to keep them working. This time, the weather is beautiful and cool to the point of needing a light jacket. Rogerís show warmed the hearts of the audience and the crowd especially loved his ...


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

14:52

Backstage Pass from Hinwil, Switzerland ~ June 20, 2015 



Another great show tonight here in Hinwil, Switzerland at ROCK THE RING - a wonderful festival where we had over 11,000 people of all ages in the audience - many were dancing and singing along to every song. The rain which poured in the afternoon stopped shortly before Rogerís concert and held off until he completed the final song, Give a Little Bit, which Roger dedicated to the "Smiling GeckoĒ foundation. The foundation, started by Hannes Schmid, is raising awareness to help the children and families living on the dumps in Cambodia. Roger invited the audience to sing along in support of Smiling Gecko which is holding a special event at Zurich Hallenstadion Sept 23.

Roger also got to meet up with his friend from years ago, Steve Lukather of Toto, who watched Roger's set from the side of the stage. Roger then enjoyed some of Totoís set and will meet ...


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Friday, June 19, 2015

15:29

Backstage Pass from Weinheim, Germany ~ June 19, 2015 



What a fantastic start for our summer tour we had here tonight in Weinheim, Germany. It poured so hard before the concert that we wondered if people would stay. They certainly did - nothing was going to prevent them from seeing Roger live tonight. Toward the beginning of the show, the rain started again and Roger thought this would be a good time play "Itís Raining Again.Ē The crowd loved it and they were a sight to see - dancing and singing with all the different colored slickers and umbrellas. 

It was wonderful to be back in Weinheim at Schlosspark, this beautiful park where Roger last played in 2010 with Aaron. This time we had the whole band with us and when Roger asked his audience who among them had come to the 2010 show, many raised their hand. It was great to see many familiar faces, as well as new ones. ...


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

14:22

Backstage Pass from Bremen, Germany ~ February 1, 2015 



Tonight ends the first leg of our 2015 European tour. Amidst the extra challenges of touring in the winter with the flu and snow and life on the road, there were many warm hearts and huge smiles tonight in Bremen at the Musical Theater! Adding to the ambiance was the addition from the venue of several standing fire pits on stage.  

This was a night to honor fans from many corners of the world. Roger dedicated Along Came Mary (my personal favorite) to Angela who came with her family from Porto Alegre, Brazil to see Roger. A Soapbox Opera came next for Gabi from Germany and then Roger dedicated The More I Look to Anette from Denmark. 

A special French request came from Jacques for his 15-year-old daughter, Abigail. Her favorite song is Babaji. This one was a stretch, as Roger and Aaron had not performed Babaji before without the full band. The audience ...

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

14:21

Backstage Pass from St. Moritz, Switzerland ~ January 30, 2015 



What a wonderful experience here in St Moritz. It was snowing when we arrived on the train, which added even more beauty to the Swiss Alps.  

The elegent Embassy Ballroom at the famous Badrutt's Palace Hotel was the perfect venue for an intimate duo concert. Roger spoke with his audience as if they were friends in his living room. He talked about writing his songs, what they mean to him, and he also invited everyone to give requests.  

What a night Ė I am amazed how each concert is so special in its own unique ways. Tomorrow we head to Bremen, Germany for the final sold out show of our January Tour. We will see you again this summer in Europe!

Linda & Shakti


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