Last week, we reported Barbara Pravi’s European tour announcement. However, she is not the only Eurovision 2021 alum to be touring the continent following the boost the contest has given to their careers. Starting later this year, Hooverphonic have announced 16 cities so far.
As reported by ESC Portual, Hooverphonic are set to tour across Europe later this year. This marks the band’s first tour since lead singer Geike Arnaert returned late last year. As listed on their website, the following countries and cities will be included in the tour:
- Cologne, Germany – September 27
- Munich, Germany – September 28
- Berlin, Germany – September 29
- Warsaw, Poland – October 2
- Prague, Czech Republic – October 3
- Bratislava, Slovakia – October 5
- Brasov, Romania – October 7
- Bucharest, Romania – October 8
- Sofia, Bulgaria – October 9
- Aarau, Switzerland – October 12
- Bern, Switzerland – October 13
- Lyon, France – October 14
- Besançon, France – October 16
- Metz, France – December 9
- Tourcoing, France – December 10
- Hérouville St Clair, France – December 11
Hooverphonic were formed in 1995, with Alex Callier and Raymond Geerts at the helm. Although the band have since had six lead singers, Geike Arnaert (who joined in 1997) is their longest-serving and is the vocalist behind their biggest international hit “Mad About You”. She rejoined the band last year during the preparations process for their 2021 entry.
Flemish broadcaster VRT selected Hooverphonic in the second half of 2019 to represent Belgium in 2020. The band had planned to go to Rotterdam with “Release Me”, but unfortunately COVID-19 threw a spanner in the works. However, the group got a second chance and instead brought “The Wrong Place” to Rotterdam this year. They placed 19th in the Grand Final with 74 points.
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