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David Bowie & Kevin Armstrong

Dear Audience, dear Prudence!

Now the time has come: The first ever COME TOGETHER EXPERIENCE will start in Hamburg on Friday, and we would like to provide you with some important news and information one last time.

If you haven't bought it yet: There are still a few last tickets - both the day tickets for €55 per day plus booking fee and the two-day festival tickets for €99 plus booking fee .

„Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans."

What John Lennon describes so nicely above has happened to us as well: On tuesday, our guest star Earl Slick was diagnosed with corona; he thus unfortunately has to cancel his participation in the COME TOGETHER EXPERIENCE - at least for this year. 


The remaining band members around Grammy winner and eight-time Ringo Starr producer Mark Hudson as well as Todd Rundgren and Meat Loaf bassist Kasim Sulton were already on their way and have landed in Hamburg in the meantime. In addition, we were able to find a more than prominent replacement for Earl Slick within 24 hours: Our "A Tribute to John Lennon" evening at the Gruenspan on Saturday will now be played by none other than Kevin Armstrong, a close confidant and decades-long companion of David Bowie, the fifth member of Tin Machine as well as live and studio guitarist for Morrissey, Sinead O'Connor, Iggy Pop and Thomas Dolby, in addition to Mark Hudson, Kasim Sulton, Jesse Smith and Earl Slick's son Lee John. Kevin was already manning the guitar in David Bowie's band around his gig at Live Aid in 1985, and worked with him on and off continuously until his death. 


Other guests include Katja Rieckermann, the longtime saxophonist in the Rod Stewart Band. So where it's usually said "The show must go on," we can proudly announce "The show can go on." You can watch a short video statement of Earl Slick about the current changes - he himself has highest confidence in "his" band and his "replacement" Kevin Armstrong.

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Here a short video messsage.

Welcome to our Festival Center!

Our Festival Center, where all the threads relating to the COME TOGETHER EXPERIENCE come together, is the first point of contact for all our visitors. This is where the ticket exchange, the guest list and the box office are located - and you can get all the information you need on site to experience a fantastic weekend in the spirit of the Fab Four in St. Pauli.

Important: All tickets must be exchanged for a festival wristband in the center!

 

So we look forward to welcoming each of you at least once at the beginning of your very personal experience at the Festival Center.

The Festival Center is located in the "Ahoi" on Reeperbahn 157 in 20359 Hamburg and is open on both days from 2 p.m. to 11 p.m. Stop by, we look forward to you!

It's also worth coming by there because we're presenting two exciting exhibition stands in the center: On the one hand, Musik Rotthoff will be there - a legendary music store from the Schanze, where the Beatles used to buy their guitar strings and drumsticks regularly and which As part of the festival, a large number of ukuleles, harmonicas and guitars will be exhibited, which can also be purchased if you are interested. In addition, there is the exhibition space of the artist Marina Krohs, who presents her “weird types” – clay sculptures of iconic figures of current affairs (including the Fab Four, of course). Of course you can also buy her sculptures.

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"Love is the answer and you know that for sure.”


We would like to share more good news with you: Our special party and concert evening "The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones", where the musicians from Isolation Berlin, Dienerve, Mint Mind, among others, will be around the Tocotronic member Rick McPhail, the hip indie pop sextet Portmonee, the 60s beat psychedelic rock'n'roller The Recalls and Berlin's newest garage punk sensation Bella & the Bizarre are still giving tickets at the box office:

For 20, — You could be there on Friday when Molotow reviews which of the two bands wrote the better dancefloor hits.


On Saturday, however, you can admire two bands completely free of charge on the open-air stage on Spielbudenplatz: At 8 p.m., the Hamburg originals St. Pauli Beatles will enter the renowned stage to convince with a cross-section of the Beatles' work; At 9:20 p.m. they are followed by the Swiss formation Flaming Pie, whose sound is influenced by Lennon/McCartney compositions - and yet it is by no means a pure Beatles cover band.

We are looking forward to seeing you - and to a weekend that we all will definitely not forget!


All You Need Is Love,

Your CTE-Team

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