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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...

Nordic Trio

Back in Norway again we carved a familiar trail, starting at Kulturhus in Sandnes. The big relief was that all of the band’s gear made it...

From Oktoberfest to October the First

It takes a little while to find your rhythm after a two month break. The German dates certainly got Smokie back to full speed and the...

Returning to Germany

After a two month break the band returned to Germany for our second appearance this year. While our nation mourned the loss of our queen...

Out of the ordinary in Sweden

These last three gigs had something in common, namely that they were all unusual in their own way. First there was the wooden...

Rocking in Schwaz

There was more than a little nervousness about the ability of airlines to get eight people from different destinations to the Tyrolean...

A decade has passed since the last time

I know it’s not just me because a popular discussion topic is how fast time seems to be going. Would anyone have guessed that our last...

Outdoors is where’s it’s at

It’s just been pointed out to me that the last time Smokie played outdoors was on 10th November 2019 at the Airlee Beach Festival in...

Derry and Monaghan

It makes a change to be playing here in Ireland during the summer, a period that has been traditionally reserved for festivals in...

Germany part 2

Picking up where we left off last week, the band could expect some surprises in terms of the size of the venues that we were due to play...

A huge welcome in Germany

I have to admit to being a little anxious about how well Smokie would be accepted in Germany following Terry’s death. This was a huge...

Svolvaer and Bodo

Once again I find myself at sixty eight degrees north, hoping for the clear sky that will allow a view of the Aurora. But wait, I have a...

More from Denmark

The last two weeks have seen the new Smokie develop, improve and thrill audiences in six of the best Danish venues. When your promoter...

The Danish Tour begins

The tour began with a show at Portalen in Greve where one question waited to be answered - how would the Danish people react to Smokie’s...

Back in Harstad

Just before the pandemic hit Smokie performed just eight shows and Kulturhus at Clarion Hotel Arcticus was one of those, on 15th February...

Norway welcomes us back

It was literally a breath of fresh air to be back in Norway after too long a gap created by the pandemic. With two fresh faces in the...