Chi Coltrane Takes Holland!

 

Legendary singer-songwriter
undertakes rare tour, hitting key venues in the Netherlands.

 

By John Lentz

 

Several months ago BLURT was extremely pleased and honored
to be able to profile chanteuse Chi Coltrane. In an exclusive interview she
discussed her long career in music (and her massive ‘70s hit, “Thunder and
Lightning”) how health issues in the late ‘80s and extending into the ‘90s
threatened to derail that career, and her latterday comeback – including her
prediction that she’ll be touring again soon. “I will be playing piano, of
course, and will be accompanied by bass and drums,” said Coltrane. “My first
concert to kick-off my comeback will be for about 50,000 people, in Vienna, in June.”

 

Now Coltrane, fresh from that June 27 appearance at the
DonauinselFest outdoor music event in Vienna, Austria, where she performed before an estimated
100,000 music fans in her first major concert in two decades, has embarked on a
two week tour of the Netherlands.
Her first performance took place Sept. 30 in Venlo and it resumes tonight, Oct. 2, in Enschede.

 

The tour is to promote her new CD, “Yesterday, Today, and
Forever”, available from her website at www.ChiColtrane.com . Arranger
Paul Buckmaster has said of the title song that he “. . . had to stop a few
times while working on the arrangement (of the song) because of the profound
emotions it stirred up in me. It is that great of a song. I think this may be
the most beautiful song that I’ve ever heard.”

 

Concert dates and locations are as follows, w/contact
numbers for ticketing; tickets are also available by contacting pbmusicprom@zeelandnet.nl .

 

Go to Coltrane’s website or MySpace page for more details
and updates.

 

 

Fri. Oct. 2, 2009  :
Muziekcentrum – Enschede   +31 53 485 85
00

Sun. Oct. 4, 2009 : Philharmonie – Haarlem
(Amsterdam)  +31 23 5121212

Tue. Oct. 6, 2009 : De Lawei – Drachten   +31 512 33 50 50

Fri. Oct. 9, 2009 : Stadsschouwburg – Middelburg   +31 900 3300033

Sat. Oct. 10, 2009 : Vredenburg – Utrecht 
+31 30 2314544

Tue. Oct. 13, 2009 : De Tamboer – Hoogeveen   +31 528 280180

 Wed. Oct. 14, 2009
:  Stedelijk Concertgebouw – Leiden  +31 71 5131704

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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