"When will you play in (insert European city)?"

I find it extremely gratifying that so many people ask me,

"WHEN WILL YOU PLAY IN (insert name of a European city here)?"

...because frankly, it simply means that there are people in Europe that like my music and that is a wonderful thing.  I have never toured Europe for the simple reason that I really don't have many connections there.  I don't have a label there nor a booking agent either.  I've played a few shows in the UK and once in Oslo, Norway. But sadly that is all so far.

This needs to change! And believe me when I say that I would really like to add more European cities to my schedule (there is presently a short UK tour planned for July, 2011).  I hope to return to Oslo and when I do, I will try my best to add a show in Denmark or Sweden or both.  In short, if you live in Europe and you'd like to see a how happen near you, bug your local promoters.  You might know who I am, but they may not.  Also, press helps. So if you are a European journalist, let's do an interview. The more exposure there is in Europe, the better the chances of booking shows there.  Together I'm sure we can do this.

And in the meantime, sign up for the mailing list so when I do book a show near you, you'll know about it.

39 comments

  • Saskia

    Saskia

    A friend of mine bugged the organiser of Shadowplay in Belgium, I heard you couldn't make it. :( I still hope to see you in Belgium one day!

    A friend of mine bugged the organiser of Shadowplay in Belgium, I heard you couldn't make it. frown I still hope to see you in Belgium one day!

  • VOLTAIRE

    VOLTAIRE

    Saskia, that's right. I have shows in London and York, England that weekend. I would have LOVED to play in Belgium and I hope we can do it another time.

    Saskia, that's right. I have shows in London and York, England that weekend. I would have LOVED to play in Belgium and I hope we can do it another time.

  • Vomit

    Vomit

    It would be wonderful if you played here in Finland some day. I'd definately be there!

    It would be wonderful if you played here in Finland some day. I'd definately be there!

  • Mitchell Adams

    Mitchell Adams

    I do Media Diploma and I live in Dagenham... if we could interview I could get my teachers to broadcast the interview over the Southern Consortium, although, most fans will be students, I'm sure lots of teachers will become fans, too!

    I do Media Diploma and I live in Dagenham... if we could interview I could get my teachers to broadcast the interview over the Southern Consortium, although, most fans will be students, I'm sure lots of teachers will become fans, too!

  • Odd

    Odd

    How are you going to do a short European tour and be in NYC teaching a class every Thursday all in the month of July? I thought my commute was going to be bad!

    How are you going to do a short European tour and be in NYC teaching a class every Thursday all in the month of July?
    I thought my commute was going to be bad!

  • Eoghan Kennedy Mulvenna

    Eoghan Kennedy Mulvenna

    I know you do shows in England but would it ever be possible in the future for you to do a show in Scotland

    I know you do shows in England but would it ever be possible in the future for you to do a show in Scotland

  • krapula

    krapula

    How about Finland?

    How about Finland?

  • Mooney

    Mooney

    If only in the UK there was a show in Yorkshire that wasn't a festival!

    If only in the UK there was a show in Yorkshire that wasn't a festival!

  • Phoene

    Phoene

    It would be so wonderful to see you in France one day... But infortunately, many of french people have horrible taste in music (and I'm not saying this because I'm the only one who listens to Voltaire at school. A lot of 'em are listening 50 cent, or worse). But I still hope to go to one of your shows!

    It would be so wonderful to see you in France one day... But infortunately, many of french people have horrible taste in music (and I'm not saying this because I'm the only one who listens to Voltaire at school. A lot of 'em are listening 50 cent, or worse). But I still hope to go to one of your shows!

  • Eris

    Eris

    Frankly, I feel discriminated. South America exists and it isn't a dessert filled with wild animals and people dying in hunger. You need to come here! There are lots of people on South American countries willing to attend one of your shows!

    Frankly, I feel discriminated.
    South America exists and it isn't a dessert filled with wild animals and people dying in hunger. You need to come here! There are lots of people on South American countries willing to attend one of your shows!

  • Annica

    Annica

    come to Sweden and play some day :) love youre music and would realy want to see you perform live some day ^^

    come to Sweden and play some day smile
    love youre music and would realy want to see you perform live some day ^^

  • Ola

    Ola

    Can you try to book a show on the Tønsberg messe(the Tønsberg fair) next year? Oh, and by the way:F**k Sweden!!! Sorry for the language, we norwegians has always had a problem with Sweden.

    Can you try to book a show on the Tønsberg messe(the Tønsberg fair) next year? Oh, and by the way:F**k Sweden!!! Sorry for the language, we norwegians has always had a problem with Sweden.

  • helsinki

    helsinki

    How a bout in finland...the coldest place on earth..well almost i mean.....Well anyway you get my pont..i hope....TO THE LAPLAND

    How a bout in finland...the coldest place on earth..well almost i mean.....Well anyway you get my pont..i hope....TO THE LAPLAND

  • Sjotland

    Sjotland

    It would be freaking awesome to see you in Denmark!!! The youngest ( I am actually pretty young myself) music taste sucks so it would be awesome to show them what real music are!!! Well okay the only one I know in Denmark who listen to your music is me and my sister and some of her freinds... and thats sad... BECAUSE YOU'RE FREAKING AWESOME! ...

    It would be freaking awesome to see you in Denmark!!! The youngest ( I am actually pretty young myself) music taste sucks so it would be awesome to show them what real music are!!!

    Well okay the only one I know in Denmark who listen to your music is me and my sister and some of her freinds... and thats sad... BECAUSE YOU'RE FREAKING AWESOME!
    ...

  • Luna

    Luna

    I will have to disagree with the comment from "Sjotland". You have alot of fans here in Denmark, and since we don't really have a varying music scene, all of your danish fans - including myself - would be forever gratefull if you had a gig here!

    I will have to disagree with the comment from "Sjotland". You have alot of fans here in Denmark, and since we don't really have a varying music scene, all of your danish fans - including myself - would be forever gratefull if you had a gig here!

  • Necrissa

    Necrissa

    Entiendo muy bien la situación en la cual un músico no pueda tocar donde quiera... pero considera además, que CHILE TE AMA VOLTAIRE!!! :D Lo cual no cambiará nunca. Sonrisas para ti querido ( :

    Entiendo muy bien la situación en la cual un músico no pueda tocar donde quiera... pero considera además, que CHILE TE AMA VOLTAIRE!!! biggrin
    Lo cual no cambiará nunca.
    Sonrisas para ti querido ( :

  • Makka

    Makka

    Me sumo a la persona anterior. What about Latin American countries? You have quite a lot of fans here as well, but we don't see you mentioning anything about us! I kinda feel rejected. JK :D

    Me sumo a la persona anterior. What about Latin American countries? You have quite a lot of fans here as well, but we don't see you mentioning anything about us! I kinda feel rejected. JK biggrin

  • Voltaire

    Voltaire

    Makka, you are absolutely correct. I will start a thread about that right now.

    Makka, you are absolutely correct. I will start a thread about that right now.

  • Stine Busk

    Stine Busk

    Would be awesome if you could perform in Denmark, and it's really amazing to read comments like Luna's and Sjotland's. Now I know that there are a lot of danish peeps, who enjoy your music.

    Would be awesome if you could perform in Denmark, and it's really amazing to read comments like Luna's and Sjotland's. Now I know that there are a lot of danish peeps, who enjoy your music.

  • Aisling

    Aisling

    It would be really awesome if you did more tours in England, because I've missed the U.K date near me :(

    It would be really awesome if you did more tours in England, because I've missed the U.K date near me frown

  • Pinklespork

    Pinklespork

    How about Australia? Come to Brisbane! I promise we're not flooded anymore...mostly

    How about Australia? Come to Brisbane! I promise we're not flooded anymore...mostly

  • DareDuck

    DareDuck

    I agree with Stine Busk, Sjotland and Luna. I also from Denmark and it would be so awesome if you could perform here, cause as Stine Busk, Sjotland and Luna alos says, we are many here in Denmark who enjoys your music =)

    I agree with Stine Busk, Sjotland and Luna. I also from Denmark and it would be so awesome if you could perform here, cause as Stine Busk, Sjotland and Luna alos says, we are many here in Denmark who enjoys your music =)

  • Lauren Moses

    Lauren Moses

    Please, please, please come to London at some point! You have a ton of fans over here Voltaire! It would be absolutely amazing if I got the chance to see you perform live. After discovering who you are, you've become most likely my biggest role model.

    Please, please, please come to London at some point! You have a ton of fans over here Voltaire! It would be absolutely amazing if I got the chance to see you perform live. After discovering who you are, you've become most likely my biggest role model.

  • VOLTAIRE

    VOLTAIRE

    Lauren, I'm sorry to say, but I was JUST there and you missed it. I played at the Purple Turtle in Camden on July 22nd. I figure it will be about a year before I return for another show. Go to www.voltaire.net and sign up for the mailing list. That way you'll always know when I'm playing near you. Voltaire

    Lauren,

    I'm sorry to say, but I was JUST there and you missed it. I played at the
    Purple Turtle in Camden on July 22nd.
    I figure it will be about a year before I return for another show.

    Go to www.voltaire.net and sign up for the mailing list. That way you'll
    always know when I'm playing near you.

    Voltaire

  • Lauren Moses

    Lauren Moses

    Oh no! I was in Camden around that time! Ahhh dang it! I'll catch you next time! Signed up for the emails and will be keeping my eyes peeled. Thank you very much for getting back to me! Keep being awesome!

    Oh no! I was in Camden around that time! Ahhh dang it! I'll catch you next time! Signed up for the emails and will be keeping my eyes peeled. Thank you very much for getting back to me! Keep being awesome!

  • Sjotland

    Sjotland

    Luna I don't say he hasn't many fans over here... I just say I don't know any!

    Luna I don't say he hasn't many fans over here... I just say I don't know any!

  • Sara

    Sara

    you're absolutly awesome and i would love to see you in portugal...

    you're absolutly awesome and i would love to see you in portugal...

  • Kaheliini

    Kaheliini

    As many have said before me, it would be totally awesome if you could some day come here to Finland. I would NOT miss it :D

    As many have said before me, it would be totally awesome if you could some day come here to Finland.
    I would NOT miss it biggrin

  • Not Saying! :P

    Not Saying! :P

    I contacted the Burnavon in Cookstown today.... I might be able to slip a little spot in there for you... It's in Northern Ireland... Co. Tyrone...

    I contacted the Burnavon in Cookstown today.... I might be able to slip a little spot in there for you...

    It's in Northern Ireland... Co. Tyrone...

  • Lies

    Lies

    When do you come to holland? My son loves your songs very much!!!

    When do you come to holland? My son loves your songs very much!!!

  • Jkar

    Jkar

    Well, you can mark Poland on your "Places in Europe my fans live" map... ; P ; )

    Well, you can mark Poland on your "Places in Europe my fans live" map... ; P ; )

  • Paige

    Paige

    ok heres the deal mister Voltaire YOU NEED TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA mainly BRISBANE >.< annnnnnnnnnnd on a side note you have one hell of an awesome first name im serious i fell in love with your first name lol anyway come to australia and play in BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND!!!!!!!!! >.< PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    ok heres the deal mister Voltaire YOU NEED TO PLAY IN AUSTRALIA mainly BRISBANE >.< annnnnnnnnnnd on a side note you have one hell of an awesome first name im serious i fell in love with your first name lol anyway come to australia and play in BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND!!!!!!!!! >.< PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • Secret Dark Goth.

    Secret Dark Goth.

    Voltaire, PLEASE SOME DAY COME TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK!!! it would be sooooo awesome!!!!

    Voltaire, PLEASE SOME DAY COME TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK!!! it would be sooooo awesome!!!!

  • Swaja

    Swaja

    I don't see any Germans here. We love you too, Voltaire! We even have your "Death Death Devil Devil Evil Evil Song" in our theatre group.^^ Would you like to visit Dresden and come to our Convention?

    I don't see any Germans here. We love you too, Voltaire! We even have your "Death Death Devil Devil Evil Evil Song" in our theatre group.^^
    Would you like to visit Dresden and come to our Convention?

  • Greet

    Greet

    Hi, i am from Belgium and i love your music and i thinking there are a lot of belgian people who like to hear you play xd

    Hi, i am from Belgium and i love your music and i thinking there are a lot of belgian people who like to hear you play xd

  • Shannon Wallace

    Shannon Wallace

    WheN will you come to Glasgow?! Me and all my friends patiently await you, holding our much coveted CDs, ready to leap on stage when you walk out :D

    WheN will you come to Glasgow?! Me and all my friends patiently await you, holding our much coveted CDs, ready to leap on stage when you walk out biggrin

  • Renske

    Renske

    It would be so awesome if you played in the Netherlands or Belgium one day! I would love to go and I'm sure a lot of other people would too.

    It would be so awesome if you played in the Netherlands or Belgium one day! I would love to go and I'm sure a lot of other people would too.

  • Dina

    Dina

    Knocked my socks off with kneogedlw!

    Knocked my socks off with kneogedlw!

  • George

    George

    It would be absolutly awesome to see you in Austria. Me and a bunch of my friends would love to have you here sometime!

    It would be absolutly awesome to see you in Austria. Me and a bunch of my friends would love to have you here sometime!

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