Tracer/Apocalyptica EU/UK Tour September/October/November ’15

Late in 2015 Tracer opened for Apocalyptica throughout Europe followed by a headline tour of the UK.

Jump to –> Rehearsals in Schleswig | Reeperbahn Festival: Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ, Gibson Rock Bus Interview, The Rock Cafe | Headline show, Copenhagen | Apocalyptica EU Tour: Capitol | Docks | Ringlokschuppen | Batschkapp | Columbiahalle | Torwar | Hala Wisły | Alter Schlachthof | Forum Karlin | Barbar Negra Music Club | Gasometer | Kino Siska | Culture Factory | Filharmonie | E-Werk | De Oosterpoort | Melkweg | Ancienne Belgique | Den Atelier | Tonhalle | Komplex 457 | Alkatraz | Sala Apolo | Zentral | Coliseum (Porto) | Coliseum (Lisbon) | La Riviera | Zenith | Headline UK Tour: Islington Academy | The Slade Rooms | The Cluny | Fibbers | Academy 3 | 02 ABC | The Plug | TryPhone Photos

It was in the lead up to this tour that I began to understand I needed to branch out and create content of my own in order to continue to monetize touring. First thing I did was to run a Pozzible campaign where I would send out postcards from the road to donators who contributed to a tour fund before departure. I also began a YouTube channel and started documenting shows via vlogs and pieces to camera (much to Dre’s dismay: “It’s shit man“). While on the Apocalyptica run I put together a photo book simply called TRACER 2015 which I then sold at the merch desk during the UK headline shows. Small steps, but you have to start somewhere. I sold all but 7 of the 20 photo books I printed.

Here’s a playlist of the vlogs from the tour:

And here are my photos, starting with rehearsals in Schleswig, DE then on to The Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, a single headline show in Denmark and then on to meet Apocalyptica in Hannover, followed by the UK headline tour.

Rehearsals in Schleswig, DE 23rd Sep ’15

Reeperbahn Festival:
Sounds Australia Aussie BBQ at Molotow, Hamburg DE 27th Sep ’15

Gibson Rock Bus Interview, Hamburg DE 27th Sep ’15

The Rock Cafe, Hamburg DE 28th Sep ’15

Headline Show:
Pumpehuset, Copenhagen DK 30th Sep ’15

Apocalyptica Support:
Capitol, Hannover DE 1st Oct ’15

Docks, Hamburg DE 2nd Oct ’15

Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld DE 3rd Oct ’15

Batschkapp, Frankfurt DE 4th Oct ’15

Columbiahalle, Berlin DE 5th Oct ’15

Torwar, Warsaw PL 7th Oct ’15

Hala Wisły, Krakow PL 8th Oct ’15

Alter Schlachthof, Dresden DE 9th Oct ’15

Forum Karlin, Prague CZ 10th Oct ’15

Barbar Negra Music Club, Budapest HU 11th Oct ’15

Gasometer, Vienna AT 12th Oct ’15

Kino Siska, Ljubljana SL 14th Oct ’15

Culture Factory, Zagreb HR 15th Oct ’15

Filharmonie, Stuttgart DE 20th Oct ’15

E-Werk, Cologne DE 21st Oct ’15

De Oosterpoort, Groningen NL 22nd Oct ’15

Melkweg, Amsterdam NL 23rd Oct ’15

Ancienne Belgique, Brussels BE 24th Oct ’15

Den Atelier, Luxembourg LX 25th Oct ’15

Tonhalle, Munich DE 27th Oct ’15

Komplex 457, Zurich CH 28th Oct ’15

Alkatraz, Milan IT 29th Oct ’15

Sala Apolo, Barcelona ES 31st Oct ’15

Zentral, Pamplona ES 1st Nov ’15

Coliseum, Porto PO 2nd Nov ’15

Coliseum, Lisbon PO 3rd Nov ’15

La Riviera, Madrid ES 4th Nov ’15

Zenith, Paris FR 6th Nov ’15

There were two posters for the UK headline dates:

UK Headline Tour:
Islington Academy, London UK 7th Nov ’15

The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton UK 8th Nov ’15

The Cluny, Newcastle UK 10th Nov ’15