(photo credit: Daniel Olsén)
The Swedish rock-icons Mando Diao keep on rockin' 20 plus years down the line and more motivated and active than ever before. Just of working their latest studio-album in English ”Boblikovs Magical World” that took them to all the main festivals during the past two summer and generated the top radio smash-hits ”Frustration” as well as the German Rock Radio No 1 ”Get It On”. About to go on a European tour that starts end of November and take the band to cities in Poland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Holland, UK and France. The group was recently asked to write the official theme-song for the brand new Sky + TV drama that opens up across GSA on December 7th, 2023.
It’s for ”Boom Boom Bruno”, about a cop. Only not just average day cop. The districts cowboy. Everything here is under his control. His criminals, his hookers, his boss. He is thrilled with his new partner Mark - it's up to him to teach this insecure boy to be a real man with balls. When a drag queen is found dead on his turf, however, both Bruno and Mark must fight their own prejudices and meet resistance coming from all sides to solve the case. Starring Franz Hartwig, Ben Becker and Sabrina Ceesay etc.
Mando Diao delivers their usual high octane dose of rock & roll packed with energy and attitude to fit the vibe of the show. Listen to "Get Down" now!
Catch Mando Diao on tour on one of the following dates:
24.11. – (PL) Warsaw, Proxima
25.11. – (PL) Krakow, Kwadrat
16.11. – (CZ) Prague, Lucerna Music Bar
28.11. – (DE) Berlin, Columbiahalle
29.11. – (DE) Hamburg, Sporthalle
01.12. – (DE) Dresden, Alter Schlachthof
02.12. – (DE) Munich, TonHalle
04.12. – (AT) Vienna, Arena Wien
05.12. – (CH) Zurich, Komplex 457
06.12. – (DE) Wiesbaden, Schlachthof
08.12. – (DE) Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn
09.12. – (DE) Cologne, Palladium
10.12. – (LU) Luxembourg, Den Atelier
12.12. – (NL) Amsterdam, Paradiso
13.12. – (NL) Nijmegen, Doornroosje
15.12. – (UK) London, O2 Academy Islington
16.12. – (FR) Paris, Le Trabendo
See all the tour dates + links for tickets on Mando Diao's website:
In other news: On November 17th, 2023 Mando Diao will release the concert album "MTV Unplugged - Efter Solnedgången". Recorded in early summer 2022 it shows Mando Diao taking the stage in the old Skeppsholm church, opposite the royal palace in Stockholm, for an exclusive and intimate MTV Unplugged concert. In addition to playing the Swedish songs, the concert also featured appearances from special guests Ane Brun, Kristofer Greczula, Veera Pykkö and Jacqline Moss.
Preorder "MTV Unplugged - Efter Solnedgången" here.
Mando Diao's recent studio album “Boblikov’s Magical World” invites the listener into a fictional world where the schemer protagonist rules over a group of agents spread out across the world, agents who receive instructions from Boblikov himself to carry out evil deeds. The overarching theme is further amplified by both the cartoon covers and the visualizers. Mando Diao invite you into this parallel universe.
“Boblikov’s Magical World” was released on April 28th through Playground Music Scandinavia worldwide.