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Ireland from the beginning

Throughout the whole of my thirty five years in Smokie there has been one country where we could always tour and that is Ireland. We saw...

Reaping the rewards

In 1989, after reaching the top of the charts in Norway, Smokie began touring Germany with the Oldies Shows. We were new boys on the...

Here, there and almost anywhere

It’s been a long time since we did a multi country trip but this is how we are ending our summer tour in 2023. Gone are the days when we...

Sun, sea and boats at 61 degrees north

Daylight, sunlight, eager crowds - what else can you possibly need to make concerts enjoyable? At this time of year I prefer to stay well...

Out in the open air

It’s festival season and we have the best weather as an accompaniment. Just being back in Norway is enough to put a smile on your face...

The pleasure of being in Ireland

Nowhere in Smokie’s history has been more important to us than Ireland. The disco trend of the late eighties led to a change in the way...

In the land of fire and ice

The success of Smokie’s albums in the late 1980’s in Norway laid the groundwork for other associated territories, Iceland being one of...

High pressure, no pressure

We have come to the end of a very intense working period that has seen us doing twenty percent of our year’s work in a single month,...

Farewell to Denmark for now

Success in Norway in the late 1980’s led to its Scandinavian neighbours taking notice of Smokie with our first stable line up since...

More from Sweden

Back in 1998 Smokie played so many shows in Sweden that it looked like we were in danger of over playing a market that meant so much to...

Spring in the step in Denmark

It’s always good to get your feet under the table and that was the case as I checked in at the Scandic Falkoner in Frederiksberg, an...

Shall we Dansk?

Denmark has a special place in the hearts of Smokie. We have made four albums here at PUK Studio near Randers and played countless...

Feeling Scandic

When Smokie re-formed in the 1980’s there was the question of where to start to rebuild popularity in the post punk and new wave era. One...

The frozen north

There’s nothing like a dose of cold air to make you feel alive. Not everyone gets to walk on a frozen lake but, for myself, I had that...

Warming up in Sweden

The air may well have been chilly in Sweden but inside the venues there was plenty of warmth in the reception the band received from the...

Far away in SA

What can a twelfth tour of South Africa show you that the other eleven can’t? For a start it has proven that we have unwavering support...

It’s dark but there’s only light in Sweden

Last week we turned our clocks back one hour but, if I could choose, I would happily turn them right back to 2019. Just think, there was...

Continuing in Sweden

These last four shows in Sweden, all on our regular circuit, are what remains of the bookings from 2020 when Covid put a halt to...

2023 tour dates

You asked, I responded. Well, I don't usually post the following year's tour dates until later in the year. However, you need to plan...

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