The Hab

1212008_tom-barmanIn a small interview with Gazet Van Antwerpen Tom has revealed the working title for his second movie. The Hab will tell the story of a Miami nightclub janitor turned drug smuggler who ends up in somebody else’s place in ‘The Hab’, a retro-futuristic re-hab center for alcoholics on the Basque coast. At the moment, Tom is still working on the scripts. Production should start somewhere in 2018.

Last year, Tom talked about his movieplans with Screendaily. Read the article here.

 

Mauro leaves dEUS

mauroIn an interview with Focus Knack Mauro Pawlowski announces he has decided to quit dEUS. According to Mauro that decision was not made at once. ‘The guys had to convince me to stay on board a couple of times in the past. But the last couple of your years i was wondering more and more if dEUS was still something for me.’ Mauro says he doesn’t want to focus only on the popcircuit in the future.

Tom also reacts in Focus Knack and says the departure of Mauro is probably a good opportunity to do something unexpected. Auditions for a new guitar player will not be held until the beginning of 2017 and it might be possible they don’t replace Mauro at all. Meanwhile Tom, Klaas, Alan and Stephane are working on new material. Tom would like to have some dEUS-stuff on the soundtrack of his second movie too.

dEUS will play at least one goodbye-gig with Mauro, on February 10th in the Lotto Arena, Antwerp.

Mauro joined dEUS 12 ago in 2004, a couple of weeks after the departure of Craig Ward. He played more than 400 gigs with the band and worked on 4 albums: Pocket Revolution (2005), Vantage Point (2008), Keep You Close (2011) and Following Sea (2012).

Read the complete interview in Dutch here and Tom’s reaction here.

dEUS, Magnus and TaxiWars on tour

An overview of the upcoming summergigs of dEUS, Magnus and Taxiwars.

dEUS

16/07/16 Ghent Ghent Jazz Festival Belgium
30/07/16 Tienen Suikerrock Belgium

Magnus

04/08/16 Leuven Het Groot Verlof Belgium
05/08/16 Antwerp Linkerwoofer Belgium
10/08/16 Lokeren Lokerse Feesten Belgium
17/08/16 Kiewit Pukkelpop Belgium
26/08/16 Sint-Niklaas Viva Lola Festival Belgium

TaxiWars

10/07/16 Den Haag North Sea Jazz Festival Netherlands
29/07/16 Leuven M-idzomer Belgium
02/08/16 Deventer Poëziefestival Het Tuinfeest Netherlands
06/08/16 Katowice OFF Festival Poland
20/08/16 Kiewit Pukkelpop Belgium
25/10/16 Lille Aeronef France
26/10/16 Brighton Latest Music Bar United Kingdom
27/10/16 London Servant Jazz Quarters United Kingdom
29/10/16 Evergem CC Evergem Belgium
30/10/16 Amsterdam Bitterzoet Netherlands
31/10/16 Utrecht TivoliVredenburg Netherlands
01/11/16 Tilburg 013 Netherlands
02/11/16 Hamburg Nachtasyl Germany
03/11/16 Berlin Bi Nuu Germany
05/11/16 Vienna Chaya Fuera Austria
10/11/16 Rotterdam Lantarenvenster Netherlands
11/11/16 Brussels Ancienne Belgique Belgium
12/11/16 Hasselt Muziekodroom Belgium
13/11/16 Middelkerke De Zwerver Belgium

Soft Electric Tour on Acht

dEUS_00_TheBand_AntonioFuso-1Next saturday digital tv-station Acht is broadcasting a concertfilm that was recorded during the Soft Electric Tour. It contains footage from the gigs in Paris, Maastricht, Antwerp and Braga and additional artwork by Italian graphic novelist Antonio Fuso.

Fuso posted some illustrations on his Instagram-account recently. I’ve collected them here.

More info here.