dEUS

From24 April 2019to31 May 2019

dEUS

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dEUS is a rock band hailing from Antwerp, Belgium who formed in 1991. They are one of the most unique, esoteric bands on the European rock scene, who have gained a fervent cult following for their experimental take on indie and alternative rock.

Even for a band as unique and uncompromising as dEUS is, it still makes sense to me that they began life as a covers band. How else would they be able to know the DNA of genres as disparate as punk, punk, jazz and prog rock well enough to splice them all together, sometimes in one great song, while still retaining an iron-clad sense of self and identity? That kind of open-mindedness can only come from playing a wide variety of different music and the earliest incarnations of dEUS did just that.

Shortly after forming, the band cut their teeth performing in Antwerp, Belgium’s Music Box venue, a noted hangout for artists, actors, musicians and performers from all over the city. That bohemian attitude rubbed off on the band during their most formative years, and frontman Tom Barman, along with founding bassist Stef Carlens, decided to write their own original material soon after settling in there.

Heartened by the material they were coming up with, Barman entered one of their first demos into a contest ran by longstanding Belgian rock magazine HUMO and reached the tournament finals. They might not have won the contest, but I don’t think they lost much sleep over it, as soon afterward they became the first ever Belgian indie rock act to sign to a major international label, Island to be exact. If anything’s going to sooth the pain of losing a demo contest, becoming label-mates with U2 and PJ Harvey would do it better than most.

Their debut album “Worst Case Scenario” came out in 1994 and since then, they’ve become a world-renowned cult act, with their first three albums selling 750’000 copies all over the world. Six albums since that debut and they’re still going stronger than ever. They’re able to sell out arenas and multiple nights at concert halls in their native Belgium and slowly but surely they’re gaining a huge following all over Europe.

For a Belgian band to make it this big is already a good sign but a Belgian band this thrillingly unique? It’s a miracle. Highly recommended.

Wednesday 24 April 2019
dEUS
Coliseu dos Recreios, Lisbon, Portugal

Thursday 25 April 2019
dEUS
Hard Club, Porto, Portugal

Friday 26 April 2019
dEUS
La Riviera, Madrid, Spain

Sunday 28 April 2019
dEUS
Circolo Magnolia, Segrate, Italy

Monday 29 April 2019
dEUS
X-TRA, Zürich, Switzerland

Tuesday 30 April 2019
dEUS
Vienna Arena (Arena Wien), Vienna, Austria

Thursday 02 May 2019
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Klub B90, Gdansk, Poland

Friday 03 May 2019
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Astra Kulturhaus, Berlin, Germany

Saturday 04 May 2019
dEUS
VEGA Musikkens Hus – Store Vega (Main Hall), Copenhagen, Denmark

Monday 06 May 2019
dEUS
Gloria Theater, Cologne, Germany

Tuesday 07 May 2019
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La Cigale, Paris, France

Wednesday 08 May 2019
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Electric Ballroom, London, UK

Friday 10 May 2019
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Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday 15 May 2019
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Tivolivredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands

Thursday 16 May 2019
dEUS
Tivolivredenburg Ronda, Utrecht, Netherlands

Friday 17 May 2019
dEUS
TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht, Netherlands

Saturday 18 May 2019
dEUS
Den Atelier, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Tuesday 21 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday 22 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Thursday 23 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Friday 24 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Saturday 25 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Sunday 26 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Monday 27 May 2019
dEUS
Ancienne Belgique (AB), Brussels, Belgium

Friday 31 May 2019
dEUS
Fuzz Live Music Club, Athens, Greece

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