San Francisco-based heavy rockers ORCHID finished their highly successful European run (in support of the brand new chart smashing album, »The Mouths Of Madness«) last monday in London where the band played a sweat-driven show at the packed Underworld club. The tour also saw the band perform as a headliner at Berlin Desertfest in front of 2000 fans and a frenetically celebrated gig in front of around 8.000 euphoric fans at renowned ROCK HARD Festival, in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
At first the tour featuring label mates FREE FALL should have been done as direct support to Swedish (also label mates) WITCHCRAFT, who had to cancel their participation pretty much last minute. The tour was close to be cancelled overall when ORCHID decided to take the headlining slot and do their thing. The best decision that could have been made – the run that took the band through Germany, Italy, Benelux, Austria, Switzerland, Poland and the UK turned to a victorious march bar none – crowded and sold out venues everywhere, amazing reactions from the audiences and a highly frequented merch booth (second highest turnover at ROCK HARD Festival).
Commented singer Theo Mindell: „It was an amazing experience as a band to do our first headlining tour in Europe ! all the fans singing along and giving us their hearts night after night… that’s really what keeps you going when you’re out there on the road for that long. thanks to our whole team…the great people at RTN booking, all the great friends we’ve made at our label Nuclear Blast who have been just killer, and our great management company, Brainstorm… along with the bands and crew who supported us on tour… none of what we’ve achieved as a band would have been possible in this really special moment if it weren’t for the teamwork, love, and attention of all these people. We had a great time. Hope to see everyone in Europe and the UK again soon!!! Cheers!!“