Wednesday, 10/16/2024
at 8:00 PM



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THE BANJO-ROCKERS ARE COMING

Ten years ago, Steve’n’Seagulls quickly evolved from a YouTube phenomenon to a live sensation on club and festival stages. The Finnish hillbilly rockers transform hits from AC/DC, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, and many more into gritty bluegrass tunes with great attention to detail. On their "More Than A Tour 2024," the Northern lights are bringing a new album to Z7.

It all started as a whim. A few friends in Finland simply felt like interpreting the AC/DC song "Thunderstruck" in a bluegrass version and recording a video of it. Dressed in redneck attire, they sat on the front porch of a farmhouse and played away with instruments like banjo, mandolin, double bass, and accordion. The music video, shot with just one camera, was then uploaded to YouTube. In the next moment, the performance of the farmer boys, who went by the band name Steve’n’Seagulls, went viral and garnered over five million views within a few weeks. International music sites like Revolver, Loudwire, Metalsucks, and Blabbermouth caught wind of the situation and praised the cool tunes. Thanks to the successful video showcasing the Finns' live skills, some of the biggest festivals on the planet invited them to perform. These included Wacken Open Air, Rencontres Trans Musicales, Nova Rock, Sweden Rock, and many more. Just the debut "Farm Machine" (2015) resulted in an astonishing 170 shows in Europe and the USA. Over the last ten years, Steve´n´Seagulls have thrilled their fans in over thirty countries and on four continents. The "Thunderstruck" video has been viewed 170 million times to this day, and all the band's songs combined have garnered well over 280 million clicks on YouTube. Four albums have been released so far, with the fifth to follow this year. The journey continues and in October, the banjo rockers with their unique cover songs will also come to Z7.

Doors open: 7:00 PM

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