Sunday, March 15, 2009

Jeff Aug world record attempt

Jeff Aug has successfully set the world record "most concerts performed in different countries in 24 hours" by performing 6 x concerts in 6 x different European countries on the 13th and 14th of March 2009. He started at 7 pm in Vaduz, Liechtenstein on 13.March and ended at 6 pm in Heerlen, Netherlands on March 14, 2009.

According to Jeff, the "Wounded Fingers World Record Tour" was incredibly exhilarating. The audience in Vaduz, Liechtenstein was thin, but enthusiastic. In St. Gallen, Switzerland, the touring party ended up driving to the wrong address (the promoter´s home instead of the club), but then quickly worked out the right address and parked right in front of the venue, jumped out of the van, and Jeff performed show number 2. Show number 3 was in front of a Friday night theater audience in Dornbirn, Austria. The drive to Immenstadt, Germany took the band through the Bregenzerwald (Bregenz Forest) over the Alps through heavy fog.

These first 4 shows were back-to-back from van to stage to van to the next venue, topping off with an incredible concert in front of a massive crowd at the Rainbow in Immenstadt, Germany. The tour crew then set off on a 7.5 hour drive to Belgium through the night. On March 14, Jeff woke up with a stiff arm. The record was set in Verviers, Belgium (5 concerts was needed to set the record), and then signed, sealed, and delivered a hair-raising performance at show number 6 in Heerlen, Netherlands which Jeff performed with a bandaged arm.

We thank the tour presenters: LIVE-IN Magazine, LIVE-IN T.V., RLX TV, GUITAR Magazine, D´Addario Strings, Planet Waves Cables, & Dunlop StrapLoks

Special thanks to Leo & Claudia at Camaleon in Vaduz (FL), Anna at Grabenhalle in St. Gallen (CH), Hansjörg & Andreas at Spielboden in Dornbirn (A), Stefan & everyone at Rainbow in Immenstadt (D), Francis at Spirit of 66 in Verviers (B), and Kees & everyone at Nieuwe Nor in Heerlen (NL).

We expect to have an official Guinness (TM) confirmation of this record in the next 2 to 3 months.

Until then, pick up a copy of Jeff´s new album "Living Room Sessions" and catch him on tour with Allan Holdsworth:

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH BAND (feat. Gary Husband & Jimmy Johnson)
Support: JEFF AUG (solo)
Presented by Drums & Percussion Magazine, Guitar Magazine, & Hughes & Kettner Amplification
17.03.2009 Zoetermeer (NL) - De Boerderij
18.03.2009 Apeldoorn (NL) - Gigant
19.03.2009 Verviers (B) - Spirit of 66
20.03.2009 Leverkusen (D) - Scala Club
21.03.2009 Stuttgart (D) - BIX
22.03.2009 Weinheim (D) - Cafe Central
24.03.2009 Aschaffenburg (D) - Colo-Saal
25.03.2009 Munich (D) - Bayerischer Hof
26.03.2009 Wien (A) - Porgy & Bess
27.03.2009 Fürstenfeld (A) - Die Akte
28.03.2009 Wels (A) - venue TBA
29.03.2009 Regensburg (D) - Leerer Beutel
30.03.2009 Halle (D) - Objekt5
31.03.2009 Marburg (D) - KFZ
01.04.2009 Krefeld (D) - KuFa
02.04.2009 Leer (D) - Zollhaus
03.04.2009 Hannover (D) - Jazz Club
04.04.2009 Schwerin (D) - Speicher

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