Wed 15.08.18

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Exclusive summer offensive: Patti Smith!

The Sound Of Protest

In May ‘18 it is exactly a half century ago that turbulent student revolts took place in Paris and spread throughout Europe. AB responds and commits to protest music. The current social and political climate is unfortunately an ‘ideal’ source of inspiration.

AB delves into the The Sound Of Protest and lets the voices of Turkish social protest songs, London’s grime, the call for (musical) borderlessness, the Black Lives Matter movement and working Punk Icons fully resound.


Rock-solid and outspoken American rock icon, poet and champion of environmental causes. So on her enlightening and refreshing website there is a link to the latter instead of a mass of self-evident videos. But you’re also instantly up-to-speed with hits like People Have The Power, Because The Night, Gloria, Dancing Barefoot, Frederick ...


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For fans of Rimbaud, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Stipe, U2, Robert Mapplethorpe ...

In the press Just a few of the comments left on the AB website after that last concert: 'Quel énergie !!!!!... I think now I know how it feels to be in front of a living legend.... Na haar zegetocht op Rock Werchter 2015, stak ze nu ook de AB in haar zak ... wat een energie ... KLASSE!... Let's be honest: it was magic, fabulous, rough&tender, straight to the heart and most of all powerfull!... aanstekelijk. Keigoeie humor ook. Haar stem blaast je nog steeds omver. Klasseband; ook het geluid stond perfect afgesteld. Patti is een rolmodel over de hele lijn!'

AB fun fact Appeared in a sold-out Main Hall in October 2015, for the 40th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut CD: Horses.
Fun fact She’s 'traveling light' on tour, but is never without her Ann Demeulemeester Jacket!


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