As almost usual by now we started our 7th year of touring as
Zurich at the New Years Eve Doors Celebration with hundreds of
enthusiastic fans, who came from all Swiss counties, Germany and Western
On this occasion we’d love to say thank you to our Swiss fan Rita
Lottenbach, who set up a Doors Experience fan page. You can find it in
our link list since the beginning of 2007.
fans set up the page
for us, which is now maintained by us. There is an enormous amount of
hits on this site. Since March 2006 the songs were downloaded almost 1.7
But the year 2007 had even more highlights for us in store: in Zagreb we
1500 fans on our concert, then in May we played two concerts in Zurich
for the 10th anniversary of „The Doors Celebration“. During
one of the concerts we entered the stage immediately after Woodstock
veterans Ten Years After, who shared the bill with The DOORS at the
legendary Isle of Wight Music Festival in 1970.
In July we set new standards concerning our audience capacity: About
5.000 people were at the Grossmünsterplatz in Zurich’s old township,
when we played the biggest annual open air festival there. Approximately
2.000 fans crowded the Piazza Europa in Ambria / Italy (near Bergamo),
where we topped the bill of the Ambria Music Festival.
The year 2007 was closed like it was started: in the tightly packed
Innsbruck Treibhaus and the Alte Kaserne Zurich.
Many new mp3s were added to
www.thedoors.at in 2007, as well
as some new video footage from this year’s Zagreb concert.
Like in every year we also added songs to our repertoire: Queen of The
Highway is another highlight for Klaus and his Fender Rhodes. End of The
Night has been added, so that we are now able to play the entire debut
album, which we did on certain occasions to commemorate the 40th
anniversary of this groundbreaking record. The fans highly appreciated
this special treat.
Due to many requests we had our fan
t-shirts also produced in XXL,
whereas sizes from S to XL are still available as well.
A change in our line-up is also on ist way. During the second half of
2007 our bass player Martin Plangl told us that he would quit the band
for good by the end of the year due to personal reasons. This was sad
news for us, but we had enough time to look for an outstanding
replacement. Our new bass player will be presented on January 22nd
in the Vienna Reigen club on the occasion of Martin’s farewell concert.
We hope to see you many times on our exciting forthcoming tour in 2008!
„Let it roll, all night long“
DOORS EXPERIENCE wish their fans from all over the world a very merry
Christmas and a happy New Year.
One of our truest fans from the
Tyrol, Tina Holzner sent us a picture of her new-born baby boy “Vinnie”
(Vincent), who got dressed appropriately for his first photo shooting.
We already consider having our fan
T-shirt produced in XXS.
Speaking of the Tyrol: on
December 30th, we will play the Tyrol’s first adresse concerning live
music again, the Treibhaus in Innsbruck. It’s a free concert!
The very next evening we play
our fourth New Years Eve show in Zurich’s Alte Kaserne. We are sure that
we will be able to welcome Doors fans from all over Europe again for
Good news for our
fans in Croatia. We
have just been booked by the Zagreb Boogaloo once more for May 3rd,
2008. We are looking forward to meeting all our Croatian fans again.
Pettenbach has put a
gallery of our last concert on-line.
Thanks again for this beautiful evening in Upper Austria!
A new concert date has been added
on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, 2008 in Vienna’s Reigen club. This is going to be
a special occasion for us, since it will be the farewell concert for our
bass player Martin Plangl, who leaves the band for good because due to
Martin will be followed by
another experienced musician, who will make his stage debut with us on
the very same occasion. We won’t tell you more yet about our new member.
Just come there, see and hear yourself!
The weeks after that will be
full of rehearsals and Klaus will become a father then for the very
first time. Afterwards, approximately in March, we will head out for the
big Tour 2008.
pictures from our last concert in the
Planet Music Club/Vienna (Nov. 23) are online now.
We'd like to
remind you of our concert on December 7th in Purkersdorf near Vienna
being cancelled again due to problems the location still has with noise
emission. We hope to be able to play there in the future, as soon as
everything is fixed.
A new date has been added for June
2008. The Culture Club in Timelkam / Upper Austria is run by no-one less
than legendary concert promoter
Jeff Maxian, who contacted us
The audience really enjoyed
our last two concerts in Planet Music Vienna and Pettenbach's Bauhof. We
will present you some pictures as soon as possible.
And finally we've put a second
gallery of our Italian summer festival gig in Ambria
on-line. Promoters have sent us the
material this week.
Four months were
really worth the wait. The promoters of "Ambria Music Festival" in Zogno
near Bergamo/Italy have put a gallery of our concert from July 2007
on-line these days. Just click
here and scroll right down, since we
were the very last band to perform.
Two thousand enthusiastic have come
there. Some of you will notice quickly, that we had our former bass
Hermann Draxler helping out on the gig.
Thanks again for being the substitute, Hermann!
Lembach (Upper Austria) is the meeting place of a crowd, that knows how
to dance and have a real good time. That is what we witnessed when we
played there on October 27th.
The club was tightly packed, dancing starting within the first few bars
we played. If you want to have a look at how it was like or get a
preview of our upcoming concerts, just visit this
Here you can see
three of our young true fans Felix, Michael & Conor. Lately met in
Vienna's music club Andino they are just some of all those people, who
come to our concerts dressed up with a
Doors Experience-T-Shirt. The
three of them dancing all night, they deserved a nice picture together
with band members for their memory album. You have done a great jobs,
Photo: Andreas Mitterer
Next occasion for rocking it
the Doors way is our concert in Apetlon's "Back
To The Roots", an extraordinary location, where we play on
September29th for the third time.
Due to technical
reasons lying not within our competences, but with the forum provider
OneTwoMax, we have to shut down the forum temporarily. We're sorry!
For our upcoming concert at the
Andino, one of Vienna's most famous live music clubs, tickets can be
ordered by phone (+43 / 699 / 10 22 41 36) or
Our journey to
Zogno near Bergamo (I) was accompanied with heat and stress, but the
concert there at the "Ambria Music Festival" was absolutely worth it.
More than 2000 excited Italian Fans in the lovely township of Ambria and
a team of promoters who really knew how to make musicians feel
celebrated his 36th birthday right there on stage, and he coulnd't think
of any better place to do that.
On bass we had our
Hermann Draxler, who was member of THE
DOORS EXPERIENCE from 2003 to 2004. He's still an energetic and skillful
player. Thanks, Hermann, for standing in so quickly for Martin who
couldn't play the gig because of a small illness
Our galleries of
the concerts in
Zurich are on-line.
photographer Dodo Wochner has also put some
pics of our concert on the web. Thanks
Last weekend we
travelled hundreds of miles to play for many hundred fans in Innsbruck
and for about 4000 in Zurich on the city's biggest open air-festival.
The weather was always fine and so were the audience. Two of our best
concert experiences ever.
(Fotos by W. Marsoner)
On rockhighway.ch you can see
pics from Zurich, our own galleries
will be put on-line soon.
We are looking
forward to this weekend's club gigs (KIK Ried and Mark Salzburg).
Two new dates have been added for
autumn: on October 27th we will play the Musik-Kulturclub Lembach /
Upper Austria, and on November 10th we will ba part of a big festival
going on in St. Johann / Tyrol. Details tba soon.
Our friend Gernot
W. Freudenberger has made an impressive
photo series of last week's concert in
Heidelberg on his page www.buehnenbilder.com.
He also wrote
a report about the concert (in German)
into our forum, which have also transferred to our press reviews -
thanks a lot, Gernot.
Ein brandnew mp3
in full length is on-line.
The preliminary last video of our
Boogaloo concert – “Touch
– is on-line now.
We've just put the
gallery of our Zurich concerts from May
11th & 12th on-line for you.
On May 11th and
12th we travelled to Switzerland. Our Swiss promoter Pino Quaresima
celebreated 10 years of his “Doors Celebration” events with 3 days
festival, which had us share the stage of the “Alte Kaserne” with
legendary British group Ten Years After,
who played Woodstock as well as the legendary Isle of Wight Festival (with
The Doors, The Who and many others).
From our point of view TYA are
still a top notch group, an opinion most of the audience will share. On
May 11th they played all their hits in absolute perfection in their
entire original line-up (with the exception of guitarist Alvin Lee).
Their soft-hearted and open-minded bass player Leo Lyons even posed for
a photo with Jason.
The other morning we all had a
nice chat with TYA again during breakfast back at the hotel we shared.
It was a pleasure and honour to meet these giants of rock.
The second night of the
festival found us in our usual slot, as headliners in the tightly packed
“Alte Kaserne”, with a dancing crowd who pushed us and themselves to the
peak, when we did more free improvisation than ever on some Doors songs.
After all, it was an
exhausting, exciting and succeful weekend for us in Zurich. We were glad
to have so many fans not only from all over Switzerland there, but from
Germany and Austria, too, coming there especially to watch our show.
We’re gonna meet our Swiss fans again on July 7th when we will headline
the “Zürifäscht”, an open-air festival in the inner city of Zurich.
Fotos by W. Marsoner
Our concert in
Purkersdorf has been postponed by the promotor. It is said to be
rescheduled for December 7th, the very day before Jim's 64th birthday.
Kitchen" - one more live video-clip (Thanks
to Waltraud Marsoner for filming!) from our Zagreb concert has just been
put on-line. Make it groovy!
concert dates are here:
This Sunday, April 29, we are
playing the final event of the Ride'n'Roll festival on the castle of
The end of June sees us play
in an exclusive club called "Die Bühne" in Purkersdorf near Vienna.
Our concert at the Innsbruck
Treibhaus has been postponed by the promoter. We are therefore gigging
there one week later, on July 6th, the very day when school's out for
November 23rd is our
rescheduled date for the Rockdomizil in Amberg/Germany, and the day
after we play the "Kulturzentrum Bauhof" in Pettenbach / southern Upper
Yet another live video
clip from the Zagreb Boogaloo is on-line. Since we played the entire
Doors debut album in its original sequence, we also played the
which prompted the crowd of 1500 to sing along as one. We wish you some
heartfelt moments while watching the clip, just like we had while
After a long break we
are finally proud to present you another brand new live video of ours:
Break On Through, the opener of this year's concert at the Zagreb
on-line. Captured in the clip is not
only the famous Doors song but also the great Croation audience enjoying
gallery of of our
Boogaloo-concert in Zagreb (Croatia) is on-line.
"The crystal ship is being filled
A thousand girls, a thousand
A million ways to spend your
When we get back, I'll drop a
(JIM MORRISON, 1943-1971)
Just returned back from
Croatia we proudly can tell that we topped one more time our annual
concert in Zagreb: 1.500 enthousiastic fans - more than ever - crowded
Zagreb's Boogaloo Club last night to sing and dance along our show.
Every year it's a great pleasure for us to perform for the fantastic
Croatian audience! The picture galery will be on-line as soon as our
webmaster is back from his holidays. If you have been at the Boogaloo
last night, don't hesitate to post your comment in our
Fotos by W. Marsoner
New concert dates
were added. Among them a two-days festival in Zurich on May 11 & 12,
celebrating 10 years of The Doors Celebration. We are proud to play with
Ten Years After
there and have
the privilege to play as the festival's headliners on both days. On July
7th we are in Zurich once more, playing the city's biggest open-air
festival, the "Zürifäscht" in the historic township.
Further tour dates are to be
We are glad to present
pics of our concert at the Planet Music
Vienna. The delay was due to our photographer Waltraud who took a trip
to Mexico immediately after the gig.
Due to technical reasons
concerning the venue, our concert on March 3rd at the "Leuchtturm" had
to be cancelled. We are sorry, but looking forward to seeing you in
Many fans asked
for a mp3 file of
People Are Strange.
Loads of requests were made by our overseas fans on
That is why we have a new live
version on-line now. Enjoy!
Our concert at Amstetten's Yum Yum club starts
Instead of 11 pm, we will start
pm. Doors open at 9 pm.
Many thanks to
our Swiss fan Rita Lottenbach, who invested her
time and talent to program a
Doors Experience fan site. From
now on you can find Ritas
our link site.
A new live version of
Spanish Caravan has just been put on-line. René
delivers an extra lengthy and brilliant guitar intro.
As an appetizer
for our upcoming concert at Vienna's Planet Music on Friday, January
26th, we have a brand new live mp3 recording of "Roadhouse
on-line. During this eventing we will perform the entire debut album by
The Doors in its original sequence for the very first time. Tickets are
available directly from
"Let it roll, all night long!"
Andreas Eppensteiner has
"flash creations" galery of our
Traunstein concert on December 16th on his website. (Thanks, Andreas!)
A small gallery of our
New Year's Eve concert in Zurich has
been put on-line.
gallery of our Treibhaus concert
(Innsbruck, Dec. 30th, 2006) is on-line. Pics of Zurich are on their
way. An emotional and in-depth report of the Innsbruck concert by our
Tyrolean fan Marianne reaches our forum and is also presented
The year has bearly begun, as new
concert dates keep rolling in. We will play the Zagreb Boogaloo on March
The Innsbruck Treibhaus will
get played again on December 30th 2007 plus on another date tba. Pretty
much the same goes for the Alte Kaserne in Zurich, where will play
another New Years Eve concert 2007/2008. Further Doors Celebration dates
for Switzerland to come soon.
A happy New Year
2007 full of energy and success to all our fans!
Our New Year's tour to Innsbruck and
Zurich was another great success this time. In the Innsbruck Treibhaus and the
Alte Kaserne Zurich Doors Experience fans of all generations proved once
more that our live Doors sound is suitable for "The End" of the year.
Innsbruck we also presented our brand new T-shirts for the very first
time. You can see one of them in the picture, which you can click to
enlarge. The shirts are available in S, M, L & XL. They were produced in
a socio-economic project by recovered and help-seeking drug addicts.
This sign of solidarity with those low down must be seen in connection
to Jim's personal fate. If you are interested in one or more of our
T-shirts just contact our press department (mailto:
We enjoy having more and more
young fans at our concerts. Jason "Jim" Boiler states: "The euphoric
audience reactions of our young fans plus what fans tell us in personal
discussion after the shows proves that age means no restriction in your
being attracted by Doors music paired with Jim's poetry. The deep impact
of that on the audience and our special rendition of the material which
leads to these emotional effects really makes us proud of what we do."
2007 has some important
anniversaries coming up. 1967 saw the release of two important albums. "The
Doors", without much doubt the most groundbreaking debut album in rock's
history, and "Strange Days", another very strong effort by the group.
To commemorate the release of
the first album we are going to play the entire album in its original
sequence on certain occasions. The first time you get the cance to be in
for this very special treat is our concert at Planet Music Vienna on
Annual Review 2006
As almost usual by
now we started our 6th year of touring as
in Zurich at the New Years Eve Doors Celebration with about 700
enthusiastic fans, who came from all Swiss counties, Germay and Western
January we played the Objekt 5 in Halle/Saale (Germany), which had been
sold out weeks before. Also to a more than excited audience, which led to
our being booked for the top location once more for July 2006.
Concerts in the best of Austrian
clubs (Planet Music Vienna, Treibhaus Innsbruck, Kammgarn Hard etc.) plus various gigs abroad (Zagreb/Croatia, Luzern & Frauenfeld/Switzerland and
our long awaited first Bavarian concert in the tightly packed club
Metropolitain Traunstein) paved our way through the year, the penultimate
appearance being once more our headlining at the huge German Doors
festival “Feast of Friends” in Heyrothsberge near Magdeburg. Thanks to
those who came from near and far to see us there.
During another concert in the
German Saarland we had a guest appearance by non other than
who jammed and rapped with us for quite a while during our
rendition of Gloria. Darryl, who has already released three albums in
collaboration with Ray Manzarek, inofficially dubbed us “Most Excellent
Doors Tribute Band” that night.
We put some new mp3s on-line,
which were downloaded in enormous quantities. One example: The Doors hits
“L.A. Woman”, "Riders On The Storm", "Light My Fire" and "The End" had
almost a million downloads between August 3rd 2006 and January 3rd 2007! (http://www.myspace.com/thedoorsexperience)
An American fan from L.A. has programmed this page for us. (Thanks,
In April we had a video to “Break
On Through” filmed by two young, promising Austrian
filmmakers. The video is also on-line and proves Jason’s charisma as
Morrison performer once more on this media, too.
Like every year we stacked up
our repertoire again. In 2006 we added "We Could Be So Good Together",
"Universal Mind" and "You’re Lost Little Girl" - goodies we enjoy playing
as much as the audience enjoys us perform them.
Towards the end of the year
we’ve got done, what our fans have been waiting for quite while. We
proudly present the
Doors Experience T-Shirt. If you
are interested write to
firstname.lastname@example.org or talk to us after
We enter our 7th year of touring
highly motivated and promise you more and energy-driven Doors shows for
Fotos: W. Marsoner (c)