Spyz in tha House!

Finally! Among the enormous load of reunions that has taken place over the past decade, there’s finally one that actually makes sense! Technically not a reunion in the litteral sense of the word, as guitarist Jimi Hazel and bassist Rick Skatore have kept the band going through all these years, 24-7 Spyz have (temporarily?) reunited the ‘Strength In Numbers’ lineup with singer Jeff Broadnax and drummer Joel Maitoza and will hit the European shores early next year!

As you can probably tell, yours truly is very excited about this tour. First of all, I never expected to experience the Heavy Metal Soul (with significant parts of Funk, Reggae and even Hiphop) of the New Yorkers in the live environment without having to go to the US for that. Secondly, ‘Strength In Numbers’ is bar none my favorite 24-7 Spyz album – and among my all time favorites overall – and Jeff Broadnax my favorite Spyz singer (although Jimi Hazel himself is nearly as good), so having that album being central to the show is a nice little bonus I never expected to have. To hear the mind blowingly brilliant Rock song ‘Room #9’ with all the original members is a prospect that already makes me smile with euphoria.

The 2012 ‘Strength In Numbers 20th Anniversary Tour’ will kick off in 013 in Tilburg on February 29th, which I will most likely visit. They also hit the stage at Amsterdam’s legendary Paradiso on March 3rd, which is even closer to home. Here’s the complete tour schedule:

2.29.2012 NL-Tilburg, 013
3.1.2012 DE-Cologne, Luxor
3.2.2012 NL-Sittard, Fenix
3.3.2012 NL-Amsterdam, Paradiso
3.4.2012 DE-Bremen, MS Treue
3.5.2012 DE-Hamburg, Hafenklang
3.6.2012 DE-Berlin, SO36
3.7.2012 DE-Marburg, KFZ
3.8.2012 CH-St. Gallen, Grabenhalle
3.10.2012 FR-Paris, The Machine
3.11.2012 GB-London, O2 Academy Islington

It’s nearly impossible to describe how excited I am that 24-7 Spyz will finally hit my shores, let alone in the form they chose to do it with. Now be a smart kid and visit one of the shows!


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