The Datsuns Tickets
The Datsuns: Modern Day Classics
The 70s brought Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, and decades later their influence is still apparent in rock bands like The Datsuns, who sound like they would be perfectly at home wearing open-necked silk shirts and bell bottoms. From the turn of the millennium, audiences have been captivated by the band's contagious energy and strong live performances. Loyal fans across generations know this band is only getting better with age.
Fans looking for the Datsuns tickets will find plenty of shows to choose from as the band stops at venues in the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Sweden, and Australia. Watch the tour schedule closely for feature dates and venues to make sure you score tickets to the next show.
When they aren't touring or recording, the four band members are spread out across three different countries. In interviews, Christian Livingstone and Rudolf de Borst have been very open about how that can make creating new music difficult, as the band's democratic foundation is extremely important to them. Livingstone described the band's creative process as "long and traumatic" and said it can take years for enough material to be created, vetted through each member of the band, recorded, and made ready for an album release.
The band formed in 2000 and features Rudolf de Borst as lead vocalist and bass player, Phil Somervell and Christian Livingstone on guitars, and Matt Osment on drums. Not afraid of a little change, the music can show a punk influence that is evident on tracks like "Gods Are Bored" and "System Overload", while "Caught in the Silver" and "Bad Taste" would have been pure 70s rock gold.
The band earned a warm response in their starting ground of New Zealand. A 2001 Australian tour was well-received and inspired a move into venues in the United Kingdom. The touring attracted the attention of record label V2 and then to the release of the debut album, which reached #48 on the Heatseekers chart. Each of the band's subsequent albums just solidified their place in music history.
After the success of their self-titled album, The Datsuns released Outta Sight/Outta Mind in 2004 and Smoke & Mirrors in 2006. While much of the band's chart success has been centred in the UK, "Stuck Here for Days" from Smoke & Mirrors made it all the way to #23 on the New Zealand charts. Five of their singles made it into the top 75 in the UK, including "MF from Hell" in 2003 and 2004's "Blacken My Thumb". The third album Head Stunts was released in 2008, and their later albums, Death Rattle Boogie (2012) and Deep Sleep (2014), have also seen great success.
The Datsuns are nothing if not consistent, and what you hear on their records is exactly the same kind of energy they bring to their live shows. Expect the crowd to be hyped up and jumping up and down when favourite tracks come on. The band is well-known for their playful nature at shows and interact well with the crowd, increasing the energy even more. Fans might even get a chance to see the famous democracy in action as the band has been known to decide on an encore right there on the stage.
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