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Wednesday, June 23, 2004

European Rock and Roll Tour Version 2004

It's that time again. Time to fly off to Europe and see the rock shows. Yeah, you pity me. I know.

This weekend it'll be Germany's Hurricane Festival outside of Hamburg for Air, Ash, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bright Eyes, Cypress Hill, Danko Jones, David Bowie, Dropkick Murphys, Franz Ferdinand,Graham Coxon, Mclusky, Pixies, PJ Harvey, Placebo, Snow Patrol, The Cure, The Hives, and Wilco (just to name a few.)

The following weekend The Roskilde Festival in Denmark will provide a similar experience. There we'll catch Bowie (again), and Broken Social Scene, The Fiery Furnaces, Iggy and the Stooges, Kings of Leon, Korn, Avril Lavigne, Muse, N*E*R*D, Pixies (again), the Scissor Sisters, and The Shins (see why I didn't bother with Sunday and Monday's packed First Ave shows?). Want to come along to this one virtually? This year Roskilde will provide real time video/audio streaming at Check the link right now for a festival preview.

The weekend after that, it'll be back to Dublin for the Oxegen Festival (formerly known as The Witnness Festival.) In Ireland we'll catch The Chemical Brothers, The Darkness, Bowie (again), The Delays, Elbow, Massive Attack, The Libertines, The Rapture, The Strokes and Wilco (again.)

If this already doesn't sound like too much fun, imagine that Beatifics drummer Sean Hoffman is coming along with you....

HowWasTheShow writers will continue writing in my absence and we'll get the site updated when I return on July 13th. In the meantime, stay tuned to the Blog for daily developments.