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Album: “Silver”

13th January 2017


Quarter of a century ago, Gotthard set out from the idyllic Swiss canton Tessin to conquer the world with pure, straightforward rock and gigantic ballads. In 2016, we can undoubtedly certify that they’ve pulled off the trick: With 15 No.1 albums and various multi platinum awards Gotthard are not only the most successful Swiss band but are also a staple in the global spotlight. The hard rockers from Lugano played a lot more than 2000 concerts on three continents with the likes of Deep Purple, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi and AC/DC, performed celebrated headliner tours all over Europe, and sold over three million records to date. For 25 years, Gotthard have been a regular in the charts and represent SWISS ROCK AT IT’S BEST!

The band are set to release a brand new studio album, “Silver”, in 2017. A distillation of everything that has made Gotthard such an enduring act. The third album with lead singer Nic Maeder is produced by Charlie Bauerfeind (Helloween, Blind Guardian among others) and Leo Leoni – so the dream team’s at it again: “We were all very happy with the workflow and the result of the BANG! production – so it was pretty clear that we wanted to give the great collaboration another shot!” The record will be released on January 13, 2017 on Musikvertrieb in Switzerland and internationally via PIAS – which means that the first Friday the 13th next year won’t spell bad luck. Quite the opposite.

The band are set to tour throughout 2017 starting with the below dates


02/09/2017 DE – Ravensburg, Oberschwabenclub

02/10/2017 DE – Regensburg, Airport Obertraubling

02/11/2017 DE – Ulm, Ratiopharm Arena

02/13/2017 DE – Frankfurt, Batschkapp

02/14/2017 DE – Hamburg, Markthalle

02/15/2017 DE – Hannover, Capitol

02/17/2017 DE – Osnabrück, Hyde Park

02/18/2017 DE – Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle

02/19/2017 DE – Freiburg, Zäpfle Club

02/22/2017 IT – Milan, Alcatraz

02/24/2017 ES – Bilbao, Santana 27

02/25/2017 ES – Madrid, La Riviera

02/26/2017 ES – Barcelona, Razzmatazz 2

03/02/2017 DE – Munich, Tonhalle

03/06/2017 AT – Vienna, Gasometer

03/07/2017 DE – Nuremburg, Löwensaal

03/08/2017 DE – Saarbrücken, Garage

03/10/2017 DE – Balingen, Volksbankmesse


03/03/2017 Bern, Festhalle (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)

03/04/2017 Zurich, Samsung Hall (Double-Headline-Show with Krokus)

03/12/2017 Lausanne, Salle Metropole (with Very Special Guest Krokus)

In the current line-up consisting of Leo Leoni (guitar), Freddy Scherer (guitar), Marc Lynn (bass), Hena Habegger (drums), and Nic Maeder (vocals) “Firebirth” proved to be a deeply felt homage to rock ‘n‘ roll, emphasizing the band’s reincarnated joy of making music. As if given a new pair of wings, GOTTHARD, who rank at no.6 of the Swiss all-time album chart history, kicked off their 2016 world tour across 22 countries, playing to more than 300,000 people.

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