In Lisbon (Portugal) there is going to take place the very first charity concert for streetdogs on February 9th, 2019.
The entire revenues are to be donated to abused, hurt and neglected dogs. Famous musicians from Germany as well as Portugal support this project looking forward to an unforgettable “Rock 'n Flamenco” evening that is hardly topped with respect to its exclusiveness and intimacy.
Titanic Sur Mer - Lisboa (Portugal)
Rua da Cintura do Porto de Lisboa 3154
Lisbon-Center / close to Terminal Fluvial - Cais do Sodre at Tejo-river
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1# CONCERT FOR STREETDOGS on saturday, 09.02.2018, doors: 21.00 / beginning: 22.00
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The concert is led by the exceptional musician on the guitar, Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions / Electric Sun et al). No doubt that Roth belongs to the most popular guitar players in the world being able to shape with his style the first lp's of the Scorpions and besides, influencing a variety of other grand musicians worldwide. He was on stage with many of the well known rock-dinosaurs [e.g. Deep Purple, Smashing Pumpkins or Robby Krieger (The Doors)] and in 2018 he again has been on tour with 'G3-Tour' – for the third time – a changing format sending the three very best guitar players around the globe.
“Either you have a very good heart or you are totally crazy. It doesn't matter, Here I am!” Uli Jon Roth spontaneously commented on our request to support and actively engage in our project. The guitar player himself is very much into animals and for the early times with Scorpions a proclaimed vegetarian.
Visitors of the concert look forward to a musical journey through the different stages of Roth's creative phases. Still, beyond songs from his time with Scorpions and Electric Sun he plays unique Flamenco elements as well. Whether the issue 'Rock meets Flamenco' has ever been addressed by professionals is unknown to us, yet Roth will do it.
Our star of the evening from Portugal is the multi-talent Manuel Joao Vieira. The musician, actor cabaret artist and politician is very well known in the country: Musically wise he masters genres from Pop, Rock 'till Flamenco taking Portuguese traditions in the grain. He likes to be a regular guest in the TV shows in Portugal and he is currently recording his new album.
In 2012 and 2016 he stood as a candidate for the Portuguese presidency and managed to get appreciating election results as a lone. The candidacy was also regarded with a satirical background aiming at evoking attention for corruption in the country. In 2005 his presidency has been filmed receiving the title “O Candidato Vieira” (English: ”The Candidate Vieira”) and the proper subtitle “Satirical rock star runs for president of Portugal”. The candidacy of Vieira has mostly been regarded as a curiosity and satire gaining broad attention in the mass media of the country. His promises and political requirements, that is the possession of a Ferrari and getting an arrest at least once in a lifetime for each Portuguese man, has also been understood as a critique of the policy operations and its injustice concerning the distribution of property. In Portugal the film has gained cult status and was released on DVD as well.
Let us turn back to the music of Manuel Joao Vieira: The musician is not afraid to perform all by himself with his acoustic guitar captivating the audience with his joking lyrics and his enormous musical repertoire and furthermore, the audience is going steep with Vieira's band in the back. Let's put it like that: We don't know what we will expect either but it definitely is going to be a sensation! Manuel's confirmation was like a firm handshake: Quick, snappy and binding: “I like that. Here I am !“, he put it.
Another guest from Germany is the musician Chris Bay, who became famous as a lead singer of the formation “Freedom Call”, especially in the metal area. It is on the horns of a dilemma that the band founder has to share with many other composers: Every now and then his inventiveness breaks the stylistic and thematic setting of his own band: “I'm a permanent songwriter, who always builds new ideas in the studio.”, he explains,”therefore, many songs have been accumulated within the last years. Some that, on the one hand, do not fit the style of Freedom Call, but that are, on the other hand, too good to gather dust in the record office.” The solution to his “luxury-problem”: A solo project!'
Concerning lyrics Bay has just written from his soul the things he always had to deal with. He says: “It is about love and experiences in life, about creating hope and maybe providing help in the one or other case. It is because there are not only sunny, but cloudy days in life.” Still, his optimistic nature always shimmers through.
Bay is touring for 2018 with his solo program – just with his acoustic guitar in his suitcase – through the countries of the world bringing the mood to the boil despite minimal instrumentation.
In addition we could immediately excite Chris Bay for the “Concert for the Streetdogs”: “I've been often disturbed by the fact that animals are not truly respected and especially the suffering of the streetdogs all over the world. For me as a friend of animals, who regards those living creatures as equal to men, it feels like it breaks my heart. All creatures on our planet have to be treated with respect and dignity. It is a pleasure and a wish also to be allowed to play a little part in this case. Therefore, I am looking forward to this concert in Lisbon.”, Chris says.
The concert is supported by a Lisbon based band consisting of professional musicians who entirely support this cause: “Tr3solution”. They will accompany Uli Jon Roth along with a few guests. Tr3solution has been performing for a few years together in Lisbon and across Europe and they love music... From flamenco to Rock and Roll.
Complete revenues are to be donated to the streetdogs through a small animal welfare organisation in Portugal, who is exclusively operated by volunteers and hard working friends of animals: P.A.T.A.S.
Proteccao aos Animais sem Tecto para Adopcao e Salvaguarda (P.A.T.A.S.) is dedicating to actively support animals. They operate a private animal shelter in the vicinity of Lisbon where indigent animals have priority. Even though all people concerned commit to their work voluntarily, essential things are missing: medicine, money for medical treatments and medical bills, food, fences, cottages, blankets and uncountable other things being necessary for the well-being of the animals. Here we want to provide support by donating the revenues to the shelter. It goes without saying that we are going to report about that after the concert.