D.A.D. - Soft Dogs Tour
- Malmö, Sweden
March 4, 2002
Review & Photos by Anders Sandvall
After waiting for about a year, D.A.D. is back with a new record and
a new tour. The record is out; the brilliant CD Soft
The D.A.D. tour has passed Denmark and is now on tour in the rest of
Scandinavia and they kick off in Sweden. This is only a short ”warm-up”
tour. The real one comes in the summer.
I have followed D.A.D. since 1986. I first saw them in 1989 and I have
seen them live many times since then.
band has never performed a bad show. At KB (the club) it was almost sold
out. D.A.D. had no opening act so they went on a bit late and started
the show. The public was involved from the beginning even in the new
songs. That was impressive because the record Soft
Dogs has only been out for a couple of weeks. Jesper, Jacob, Stig
and Laust went on like a steam-engine! They played both old and new
material. They almost presented the whole new album.
They played old D.A.D. classics like ”Rim of Hell”, ”Bad Craziness”,
”Simpatico” and new stuff from their latest effort ”Human Kind”,
"Hey Little Airplane” ”Soft Dogs” and ”The Truth About You”.
Jesper invited the audience to sing along in songs like ”Bad Craziness”,
”Sleeping My Day Away” (In good old mode we had to sing alone the
first verse, as they always do). Jesper didn’t talk much between the
songs. He only said it was nice to be back in Malmö, Sweden again. He
also got us to scream several times (”Laust, Welcome to Sweden”).
and Jacob were the only that moved on stage, mostly Jesper. Stig is only
standing on his side and playing. He is not moving at all. He is quite
anonymous these days compared to old days.
We who have seen them the last years notice that Jesper leaves the
guitar more and more and sticks to singing and brother Jacob has the
whole responsibility for the guitar section (lead and solo). This is a
smart move because Jacob is an excellent guitarist.
Stig has calmed down on stage He isn’t as wild as he used to be and I
miss the old Stig because he has a great stage-personality. Most of the
show they performed before with fireworks, smoke and their famous logo
The Cow head is gone and now there is a more stripped performance.
The band and the songs are in the front.
was a splendid show if you consider that the record had been out for
such a short time here in Sweden. I will always adore D.A.D. They never
give a bad gig. Their only minus was that they didn’t play the
following songs (big favorites): ”It’s After Dark” and ”Laugh
’n’ A ½”. It is the same feeling as if Iron Maiden didn’t play
”The Number of the Beast”.
Thanks to Rockon management for their help during the show!
Thanks to KB for them booking small and big metal / hard rock bands! And
thanks to the sympathetic staff on KB.
Hey Little Airplane
The Truth About You
Rim of Hell
1900 and Yesterday
Sleeping My Day Away