After doing first European concerts as a very special guest for Gotthard in Russia and Spain they took a little break. On a very special day, 31.10.2012 (Halloween) they started their German tour with an already sold-out concert in Filderstadt. Unisonic plays about 65 minutes and Gotthard 80 more or less.
The 3rd location in Germany was in Bochum on 03. November 2012.
Basti commented: Best show so far on this German tour, also the biggest crowd and stage. The sound also was absolutely awesome and although Kiske was a bit ill his voice was excellent as always. It was a pleasure to follow the show from first row!
Here is my little review:
After my arrival and 3 hours car drive in heavy rain, I could attend to the last minutes of the Unisonic sound check. The organization in Bochum was a little bit chaotic and they only had one place where people could buy tickets on that evening, but this place was also for checking guest lists. So this took longer than expected and I already feared to miss the beginning of Unisonic. Luckily I could enter the concert hall around 20 minutes before Unisonic started. The concert hall was very crowded and I guess it should have been around 2000 or 2500 people and many just bought their tickets just at that evening. Since I entered the venue later, I could only manage to be around 10th row.
Unisonic started around 20:00 with the known Intro followed by Unisonic. Michi Kiske had a little accident with Mandy when he entered the stage. Michi Kiske later told the audience that the whole band is ill, also the Gotthard singer and that he tries his best. I really could not detect any problems and he did again a great performance. The highlights for me were Unisonic, King for a Day, Never change me and No one ever sees me. This was the first time I could hear this song in a concert and it was a great performance of Michi Kiske.
There were also a few little mistakes like probably forgetting to switch on the microfone in the beginning of Star Rider, but the audience enjoyed the concert very much. I also heard that this was the best concert so far in the German tour with the best reactions from audiences (I knew Ruhrgebiet metal audiences rule, since I was born there J).
They did no encore because of time limits and only played the 2 old Kai Hansen songs Future World and I want Out with great responses from the audiences. During the Future World singalong part, Michi Kiske invited also Gotthard fans to sing together with Unisonic fans. And they did it. J It was again a fantastic evening I really hope the band will recover from their illness soon.
Intro & Unisonic:
No one ever sees me:
I want Out:
Metalinside.de did a review with a little pictures, take a look here! Livephotographie.de giant photo album here. Rockfanatics did a nice photo album, you can check it here. Reflectionsofdarkness.com did a review of this show here. Another review by ktfserver.de here. Here is a photo album by black-cat-net.The photo album of Basti can be found here. Finally here is my photo album: