The Viennese Rockband THE WEIGHT has been on tour since the 27th of January 2017 with their “Heavy Rhythm & Roll Tour” that is presented by CLASSIC ROCK magazine. Their thundering drums and dirty guitar riffs have helped them conquer audiences across the German speaking world.
To help shorten the wait for their long awaited debut album, the 4 headed rock band THE WEIGHT is going on tour. Or, better said, are already on tour, Tobias Jussel (vocals, organ), Michael Böbel (guitar), Andreas Vetter (drums) und Patrick Moosbrugger (bass) have been on their way through Germany, Switzerland and Austria since the end of January. With new songs and a live-CD in their pocket the quartet has been rocking stages and spreading as much energy as anyone else.
The Weight have lost their hearts to 1960’s and 70’s rock, and it’s obvious at all of their shows. They give themselves up to the music. They flood the audience with their sound and come across just like the rock legends they admire. The band has been around for over four years and they already have a shining reputation. They might not have released their debut yet, but thanks to the help of an EP and some sensational concerts the band has been drowning in good reviews even before the release of the album.
Although three of the guys actually come from Vorarlberg, their studies took them to the Austrian capital. In Vienna they met the guitarist Michael Böbel who is still a part of the band today. In 2014 they released their EP “Keep Turning” and that set the ball in motion. With nostalgic references to Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Deep Purple, independent organ-draped guitar riffs, and thrashing drums, The Weight rocked their way into the hearts of their audience. While the four make their way across the stages of Germany, the rest of us can listen to the limited deluxe edition of “Keep Turning” with seven added live tracks as we wait for the release of their album.
Antonia Seierl (adapted from the German by Dave Dempsey)
The Weight live
02.02.2017 DE – Berlin, Rock at Sage
03.02.2017 DE – Hannover, Béi Chéz Heinz
04.02.2017 DE – Hamburg, Astra Stube Hamburg
05.02.2017 DE – Köln, Yard Club / Die Kantine
06.02.2017 DE – Bremerhaven, Rock Center Bremerhaven
08.02.2017 DE – Miltenberg, Beavers Miltenberg
10.02.2017 AT – Hard, – Kammgarn Hard – A
11.02.2017 DE – Rosenheim, Asta Kneipe
12.02.2017 DE – Steinach, Schiefergru’m
17.02.2017 CH – Kreuzlingen, Horst Klub
18.02.2017 DE – Ravensburg, Zehntscheuer Ravensburg
15.04.2017 AT – Innsbruck, Weekender