OMEGA - concert dates

Hungarian rock legend OMEGA will be coming to Germany for three dates in September 2019.

20.09.2019 Festhalle, Annaberg-Buchholz
21.09.2019 House Leipzig, Leipzig
22.09.2019 Thüringenhalle, Erfurt

"OMEGA" their band history is only a few weeks shorter than the Rolling Stones. In July 1962 Jagger, Richards and Co had their first concert in London. On 23.09.1962 Omega played their first concert at the Budapest University of Technology, born from two student bands, in which singer Janos "Mecky" Kobor and keyboardist Laszlo "Laci" Benkö are active. Their history stretches back to 1959, making the Hungarians even the older rock band. What wouldn't be important if 50 years later singer and bandleader Janos Kobor hadn't made a promise: As long as the Rolling Stones play, we will continue.

In 1970 the band celebrated their international breakthrough with "Gyöngyhajú lány" ("Girl with the pearls in her hair"). The song brought festival prizes, national and international awards, became Frank Schöbel's biggest hit in the version "Schreib es mir in den Sand" ("Write it to me in the sand") for Frank Schöbel, and two and a half decades later still provided the Scorpions with the template for their success "White Dove". How much Omega songs are still trendy today was recently proven by the world famous US-Hip Hop superstar Kayne West. In his album "Yeesuz", released in 2013, he worked whole passages of the Omega world hit by the pearl-haired girl into the central song of the album New Slaves. The original vocals of frontman Janos Mecky Kobor can also be heard here.

In 2017 Kobor and Co celebrated the 55th band birthday. This led them to the beginning of their extensive anniversary tour on March 25th in the central Polish city of Piotrkow Tribunalski, where 30,000 spectators including honorary guests such as Poland's prime minister were guests. To mark the occasion, a limited edition of the new album "Once Upon A Time In The East" will be released, including cover versions of Poland's biggest star Czeslaw Niemen and guest appearances by "Maschine" Dieter Birr and Brian May.

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