Sator summer gigs 2013
Summer's on it's way and the bookings are coming in. Among the coming gigs are a return to Hultsfred (for the millionth time) and a little re-run of last year's love affair with Die Ärzte in Germany. More gigs will be added!
May 24 Karlshamn, Effekt
May 25 Lund, Popstadsfestivalen
Jun 14 Hultsfred, This Is Hultsfred
Jun 15 Kristinehamn, Marieberg Rockar
Jul 12 Bochholt DE, Stadion Am Hünting (with Die Ärzte)
Jul 14 Bietigheim-Bissingen DE, Festplatz am Viadukt (with Die Ärzte)
Jul 27 Gothenburg, Holmens Rock
Aug 3 Frövi, Rock i Viken
Aug 16 Ånge, Ljungarocken
Aug 31 Norberg, Kärrgruvan
Re-Ken Records (a sublabel to Ken Rock) has re-released Chips' pre-Sator Codex band Brülbåyz (LLR)'s 7" EP. Originally released in 1980, the EP has three tracks with punk in Swedish. Available on black with painted letters (100 copies) and white (400 copies) vinyl. Send your order to email@example.com.
To celebrate the occasion, we've added the lyrics to the lyrics-section.
Sator unlugged at Hilton Hotel
Kent, Hasse and Micke will appear live on the talkshow "Bullseye". Welcome to listen to an intimate conversation about leaving Borlänge, (not) breaking in the USA, playing with Thåström and other things. The event is held at Frölunda Kulturhus in Gothenburg next Thursday, the 28th.
40% of Sator in Melodifestivalen
Heikki and Kent are in the backing band for Joacim Cans in Melodifestivalen. The song is called "Annelie" and will be performed this Saturday in Gothenburg. A one minute video from today's camera rehearsal is available here..
Loud rock from the heart of the Amazon jungle
Chips is working at Music A Matic studios recording an album with the Brazilian rockband Turbo.
Kent's Christmas song covered on new album
A few years back, Kent Norberg released "Juletid i Göteborg", a cover of Steve Earle's "Christmas in Washington" with Swedish lyrics by Kent. The song has now been recorded by Anna Stadling and released on the compilation "Det kunde lika gärna varit jag – en salig samling sångerskor #1", a record released to support the work of The Salvation Army.
Chips live with Blue for Two
Chips will appear with Blue for Two at Pustervik December 16. It's the first Blue For Two gig in 14 years!
Back to Norway
Sator will be at Rockefeller in Oslo on December 20 together with the Norwegian band Oslo Ess.
Photos of Sator and The Zeros in Norrköping 1995
We received a nice set of photos of Sator and The Zeros live in Norrköping in 1995. Thank's a lot to Steffe Anré for these!
New gig - Köping
Sator will play at Ögir in Köping on December 7th.
Brülbåyz in new book: interview
A new book on Swedish punk "Ny våg – svensk punk, new wave och synt 1977-1982" by Peter Kagerland has a chapter about Brülbåyz, Chips' and Micke's pre-Sator Codex band. Heikki's old band Minx are also featured. Read a brand new interview with Brülbåyz on Nostalgibloggen.
New gigs - Borlänge and Kristinehamn
Sator supporting Scorpions
Sator will support the German band Scorpions on their last ever show in Sweden (Scorpions last that is, not Sator's). Badmouth, Dalton and Skunk Anansie will also be on the bill at Rockklassiker Live 2012 in Göranson Arena, Sandviken on December 8th.
Chips producing Versus You
Chips is in the studio producing an album with Versus You from Luxembourg.
We're having a fantastic time down in Germany with our friends Die Ärzte, it's absolutely great! So far we've done two shows at Festhalle in Frankfurt (12.000 in the crowd the first night, even more the second), partied with Tom Petty and Roxette at our hotel and tonight we're doing a club gig on our own at Nachtleben. Alles gut!
Jun 29 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Jun 30 Frankfurt, Festhalle
Jul 2 Frankfurt, Nachtleben*
Jul 3 Hannover, TUI Arena
Jul 4 Hannover, TUI Arena
Jul 5 Düsseldorf, The Tube (changed venue)*
Jul 6 Stuttgart, Schleyerhalle
* club gig on our own
Chips Kiesbye has produced the new Crucified Barbara album "The Midnight Chase" which is out now.
Hultsfred Calling tomorrow
Don't forget "Hultsfred Calling" Friday the 18th at Metropol in Hultsfred. Among the guests are Mia Coldheart and Klara Force from Crucified Barbara, Kristoffer Åström, Nisse Hellberg and Joppe Philgren.
Blue for Two tour moved to autumn
The spring tour with Blue for Two, including Chips on guitar, has been moved to October.
It's been awhile (the latest album came in 2001) but finally the new Nomads' album "Solna" has arrived. It was released on April 21st and was produced and co-written by Chips Kiesbye.
Chips on mini-tour with Blue For Two
Blue For Two are alive again, 14 years after their last gig. They just released the album "Tune the Piano, Hand Me a Razor" and in May they are doing three exclusive gigs. None other than Chips Kiesbye will join the band on stage, as he used to do a lot in the past. See you there!
May 12 Göteborg, Pustervik
May 16 Malmö, KB
May 19 Stockholm, Filadelfiakyrkan
German summer tour with Die Ärzte
We're joining our friends in Die Ärzte for 5 dates on their massive "DAS ENDE ist noch nicht vorbei TOUR 2012" in Germany this summer. It's 10,000 seat venues with most gigs sold out way in advance (but som extra gigs have been added). Naturally we're really psyched about this!
Jun 29 Frankfurt Festhalle
Jun 30 Frankfurt Festhalle
Jul 3 Hannover TUI Arena
Jul 4 Hannover TUI Arena
Jul 6 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Dag Vag cover "Samma sak" performed in Sala
Sator at Folk & Rock record store
Nanne Grönvall & Sator - If the kids are united
Nanne Grönvall & Sator at Eldsjälsgalan
Load your VCRs because we'll be on TV! On December 29th we do a once in a life time performance together with "schlager-princess" Nanne Grönvall on a song at Eldsjälsgalan in Lisebergshallen in Gothenburg. The event will be aired live on TV4 and online at TV4 Play.
Interview from Uppsala
Sator celebrate Folk & Rock record store
Most members of Sator will be at Folk & Rocks 25th year anniversary in Borlänge on December 30. It's not a regular show so no Sator songs will be played this night. But look out for some interesting guest appearances by some old friends of the band.
Tomorrow, November 25th, it's time for a new "Hitlistan event" at the club Blå in Eskilstuna. Heikki, Chips, Lisa Miskovsky, as well as members from Backyard Babies and The Hellacopters, will give you a night to remember.
Sator singing on Badmouth single
All of Sator can be heard on guest vocals on the exclusive track "Rock Out" on Badmouth's new single "Blue Ribbon Days". Chips has produced the single which will be given to subscribers of Sweden Rock Magazine only. Chips has also produced the upcoming EP "T - Part three of H.A.T.E.", featuring songs written by Sofia Talvik. This EP will be released on November 1st.