It has been an amazing tour from start to end. The fact that this tour was so close to being canceled, after losing our lead-singer, just makes this now complete and successful journey an even greater victory.
The biggest THANK YOU to Linc Lan Johnson. You saved our ass, and did the impossible just when everyone thought it was over. This tour was the final test that would prove to us if you really have what it takes. You are an amazing singer, and we are hope we now can open a new chapter of Supercharger.
We want to thank all our good friends from The Scams and Thundermother for being part of this and giving so much every night. Both on and off stage. You have been awesome to tour with and there are too many parties and good memories to mention here.
Also thank you to the crew:
Lisa: You've been a great tour-manager. You've helped, organized and saved our asses so many times. You positive and professional approach is really amazing. We hope we have the chance to bring you onboard again sometime soon.
Marko 'the driver': For being an excelent driver and putting up with all our bs. so many times.
Alex: Thank you for all your efford. You've been such a big help. Thanks to you we could focus on delivering a good show every night.
Mimmie: A better merch.-girl does not exist. Thank you for taking care of the shop without questioning, and at the same time being in the front-row dancing every night, inspirering both bands and audience. Your positive enegy and party-hard mentality, has no doubt made this tour even better.
Also thank you to our partners in crime. Chris from Danger Music & Media and the good people at Gain Music. Thank you for beliving in us. Especially during these last tough 5 months.
The local promoter and his colleagues really went out of their way, to make us having the most comfortable stay on this tour so far.
The catering offered everything I could have demanded for in this moment. Fresh vegetables, fruits, snacks, sweets, all kind of beverages.
Everything was there. We even had a real dinner. Cooked for us that was just too good. Everybody was so kind.
However something went wrong with the sound system during Thundermother's soundcheck, but they were able to fix it.
Daniel (singer in The Scams) later on, got hit by a lightning bolt outta his mic.
No miracle, since they have played unbelievable high voltage rock'n'roll thas night
After The Scams finished their show, it was our turn to hit the stage.
I still get the shivers when the intro says: 'From Copenhagen: SUPERCHARGER!'
To me it still sounds so majestic, thrilling that in this very moment I can consider myself being a part of it.
Fueled with energy and some shots I surprised everybody this night, including myself.
With a range I havenīt heard from myself in a while, I even went to reach out for Halford this night. Everything was possible and I had a blast.
The after-show-party already started while loading out, and should last until dawn.
'It's along way to the top if you wanna rock and roll'. And although it is a rocky road it is a funny one, and so 'I want it all, the rise and fall'!
Tour-diary #2 - Berlin
'This is Kreuzberg'!
Saying this you can obviously justify everything, no matter if it is good or not.
The reserved parking lot for the bus is blocked. Car owners just ignored the signs so the venue-owner had to call the cops.
'This is Kreuzberg!' the venue-owner said as an excuse for the first, but not for the last time.
The 'Cortina Bob' is a punk rock venue through and through - 'This is Kreuzberg'.
That meant the PA system was malfunctioning and our sound-tech Lisa said it was the worst system she has ever had to work with, yet.
And she is on the road for quite some years.
The venue is extremely dark and shadowy so while loading in, I saw people (incl. myself) hitting a wall more then once.
The catering was self-made gluten free, veggie, vegan plus some sausages for the carnivores. It was just fine.
'This is Kreuzberg!' To cut it short: Many other strange things happened to occur before we went on stage...
The strangest thing: Claire (Thundermother) had to pay for her orange juice, and a crazy guy trying to take Buggi's guitar.
Claiming to be the guitarplayer from Scorpions. Even if that wasen't the biggest lie, it hardly gives him the right to steal a guitar.
Stage time. I can tell that Buggi and I had lotsa fun.
The fact that we haven't enough space to set up our InEar-system, just satisfied our 'oldschools souls' and we had a blast on stage.
Although the voice was still affected by last night's shots, we went through the set without actually hearing anything.
But this is 'Supercharger'.
Facing and handling every situation just well.
I must say I was very impressed by our merch-girl Mimmie.
She really did an amazing job in changing her spot of the club into a real cool looking merch-shop, like the ones you find in Freidrichshain.
'This is Kreuzberg!' A bit unpredictable, but by being that you expect the unexpected and react spontaneously to whatever situation.
Like trying to recall to get as much water as you think out of the backstage room and into your bunk.
And brushing teeth with beer does only feel strange the first time
Getting a bit wasted with the guys from The Scams drinking jägermeister.
I had no clue that this is how it's going to be for the next couple of nights... but that's a different story.
Tomorrow: Poland. Looking very much forward to it!
Tour-diary #1 - Hamburg
Hey, everbody this is Linc. The new voice of Supercharger. Since this is my
first headlining tour on a nightliner, I decided to write a little
tour-diary. Hope you'll enjoy reading.
In the book 'The Road Most' Traveled by singer-songwriter Chuck Ragan
there is one simple rule pointed out all the time. As a singer you need to keep your motor clean and running.
Being wasted only means you cannot deliver, so it is all about vocal rest.
Well... but the last thing you tink about when you are out kicking it off with kick-ass rock and roll bands from Scandinavia, is water and sleep.
Plus singing about being Hungover in Hamburg or Sunrise Over Reeperbahn just demands own experiences right?
When I arrived in Hamburg we had to rush through a soundcheck, which was rather strange, because the band had to get used to play with in-ear monitoring.
It has its advantages, but it' takes some getting use to.
So while the phenomenal Thundermother entered the stage,
we were entering the backlounge of the bus to go through some of the songs. We started to get into the spirit and relax a little. While The Scams rocked,
we were warming up doing stretching and having a few drinks.
We went on stage...and everything got blurry. Besides problems with the in-ear monitoring and a few lyric mess-ups,
everything went just well for the first time being on stage with Supercharger.
Things could haven been done better, but the fans were all very satisfied and this is the most importen thing.
So many people were coming up to me afterwards, gave me a hug, asked me for autographs. Everyone were so so kind to me in spite of somehow different voice.
After we got off-stage Thundermother
(being very disciplined musicians) went straight to the bus while the rest of us went straight to The Reeperbahn for at bit celebration. It was more than a bit! Meeting up with some more fans and having ALOT of shots, but it was worth it.
Worthless was me and crew-man Alex's attempt to save some money by walking back to the bus.
So we were the last one's back on the bus, sleeping I found my assigned bed. Well... it's not a bed it's a 'bunk' or rather close to a coffin.
Being places all the way in the back right over the suspension it's not only rolling from left to right but also up and down. To say the least, it takes some getting use to, and I diden't get alot of sleep.
Waking up the next morning I was definitely 'Hungover in Hamburg'. The lifw on the road...
I enjoyed it very much and I am excited what will happen next.. :-)
One more show added to the Tour
One more show has been added to the Rebels of Scandinavia Tour.
Now we've got 12 show in a row. No off-days!!!
Just the way we like it.
We're coming back to the Czech Republic. And this time we'll do the Boogie Woogie at M13 club in Brno.
See you down the front!
Picking up a certain "Somebody"
Buggi & KD are picking up a certain "somebody" at Copenhagen Airport... Can you spot him?
Singer of Supercharger leaves the band Supercharger continues.
Supercharger regrets to announce that Mikkel has decided to leave the band due to personal reasons. His exit came as a surprise to all of us and unfortunately this may result in cancellation of some of the shows during the fall.
However, Supercharger WILL go on, and we are already on the lookout for a replacement. In the meantime we appreciate your support, and hope that you will remain patient and stay with us.
Are YOU our new guy? Drop us a line at email@example.com
Martin Jensen and Steffen Jungersen... what a night! Thank you again for giving birth to this event. We want to underline the importance of what you created, and hope that you will be able to keep the event as unconditional and pure, as it it was this Saturday.
We would like to say thank you to some of the people that has helped Supercharger make this album a reallity.
Thank you to...
Our wifes, girlfriends, sons, daughters and the rest of our family. You are the ones that makes all this possible for us. Thank you for all your undestanding, help and support.
GAIN/Sony. Especially Magnus Lundbäck, Markus Tagaris, Johan Gren and Anders Fästader.
Tobias Lindell and Dragan Tanaskovic for mixin and mastering. You definitely did yours for this album.
Ralf Gyllenhammar, David Johanesson and Nicke Borg for being part of it.
Bjørn Vidø, Henrik Stendahl og Casper Holbek for helping out when it got sticky.
Dennis Samaras and Lars Anders Rygaard of course it wouldn't have been that record without you. We miss playing music with you.
All the fans and people out there who keep on working with us, keep coming to that shows, spreading the word and supporting us. You know who you are, and we are forever grateful!
Finally each of us would like to thank one another. Together we are strong!
This NEWS is just in...
We are very pleased to tell you that Supercharger is not only gonna support Hardcore Superstar this Saturday at Tivoli, Helsingbor.