2005 was a very
moving year for us. We started with a great sell-out concert in
We played out third Zagreb
concert, again in front of more
than 1000 ecstatic fans, but this time in a new location, the Boogaloo. In
May we played or first headlining set in Vienna’s most favourable rock
venue, Planet Music,
during one of the beloved “Rock Classic Night”. 2005 saw another Doors Celebration Spring Tour
through Switzerland and some open-air concerts in summer. The penultimate
experience of the summer was our appearance at the “Feast of Friends” festival
in Heyrothsberge near Magdeburg, a big festival with about 1000 Doors
experts as our audience and two other Doors tribute bands. We played the finale,
mainly consisting of songs from “Morrison Hotel”
and “L. A. Woman”.
Many warm reactions by Doors connoisseurs received us after the festival,
which you can read amongst our
press reviews – watch out for the
abbreviation “FoF” there.
In December we played an evening in
collaboration with author Peter
Henisch, who wrote the best
selling novel “Morrison’s
Hideaway”. The last two days of
the year were also concert days for us. An emotionally packed appearance
at the “Culture Factor Y”
club in Lustenau and the Doors
Celebration Night on New Year’s
Eve in Zurich
again. There we had the “Riders
On The Storm” bring us and more
than 800 excited fans into the New Year 2006.
We could extend our
repertoire list again in 2006 and
improved our original Doors sound again. In summer René started to take
along his Spanish guitar to all our concerts, gracing the song “Spanish
Caravan” with his masterful playing on it ever since.
In September Jason took a trip
to Paris and brought a long a
very personal report
(in German) of his trip,
sharing his deep thoughts with us.
Loads of feedback, press reviews,
pics and stuff were added to our homepage in 2005, plus we were able to
set up a new forum after quite a break.
On this occasion we’d like to
thank all of you who came to our concerts in 2005 and made us all feel the
good vibes. We are looking forward to meeting you again in 2006!
We've prepared a special
Andy-Warhol-like gallery from our
last concert for you.
Last Monday we
delivered an evening called “Music & Poetry” in co-operation with
Austrian author Peter Henisch. Peters reading from his book “Morrison’s
Hideaway” (also available in English) was crossfaded with our our concert,
which was accompanied with freaky and devotes dancing by the audience. We
played several Doors songs, that related to Peter’s book.
As the climax
of the evening Peter read out his excellent German interpretation of Jim’s
poem “Have You Seen The Accident Outside?” while we softly played the
introduction to “The End”. Our friend Brigitte Reiter organised the event
in cooperation with Vienna’s culture club “Kulturraum 10”, during which we
were able to celebrate Jim not only as musician and songwriter but also as
poet. All royalties of the evening were donated to a Vienna housing
project called “neunerHAUS”.
has been added: April 8th 2006 in Sokja Loka / Slovenia. More
have been uploaded.
On this occasion we would also
like to wish all our friends, fans and promoters a very merry Christmas.
mp3 file of Light My Fire is on-line.
Enjoy listening it!
We are pleased to
inform you already about first
concert dates in 2006: on May 20th we do
our 4th concert in Zagreb's Boogaloo Club, Croatia. For July 15th 2006 we
are booked for the "Feast of Friends
2", a two day festival in Heyrothsberge
near Magdeburg, Germany.
Some note in addition to our "news"
from Nov. 12th:
Peter Henisch, Austrian writer who joins us for a charity concert on
Dec.19th was recently awarded a famous austrian prize for culture in the
category "literature". Congratulations, Peter!
press reviews and feedbacks concerning
our concert with Peter and another concert in Vienna's "Planet Music" (March
2nd) arrived. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Nov. 15th, 2005
internet forum had been closed for a few months. Now we are delighted to
invite you to our new
it's a thread of the forum on our friend Gernot W. Freudenberger's page
The forum is used by various German Doors websites, so you can be sure
to find many postings there. Please note that you have to be registered
to use the forum.
A brand new
is fixed now. In Vienna's Yamaha Concert Hall we will play a special
concert on December 19th. For "Music & Poetry" we cooperate with the
famous Austrian writer
Peter Henisch, who recently was
nominated for the German Book Price 2005. Previous to our concert Peter
will read from his book "Morrisons Versteck" ("Morrison's Hideaway").
The proceeds of the event will go to "neunerHAUS", a social project for
homeless people in Vienna.
Oct. 30th, 2005
We are pleased to
tell you that there are already some
tour dates for 2006: on January 7th we
play the "Objekt 5" club in Halle an der Saale / Germany.
On March 2nd we play Vienna's Planet
Music again, on April 1st it is the "Roots" club in Apetlon. Six days
later there is another gig at "Mark", a concert venue in Salzburg.
is another gig at "Mark", a concert venue in Salzburg.
Oct. 8th, 2005
Jason has completed the
story about his
short trip to Paris (in German).
Enjoy reading it.
of our emotionally received concert at the castle
Thürnthal are online.
Our benefit concert for homeless and unemployed youth and children in
St. Pölten was a success, too. A vast amount of money has come in for
youth care organisation "Ampel"
to pass on to those who need it most.
On December 30th we are going to play Austria's west-most county
Vorarlberg again, this time the location is the KulturKeller of youth an
culture club "Culture Factor Y"
Jason has just arrived from his short trip to Paris, where he amongst
other locations visited Jim
Morrison's grave on the Père Lachaise
cementary. More pictures and Jason's personal view of the trip can be
found here very soon.
We spent a truly wonderful
concert evening in the lovely castle „Thürnthal“ last Saturday. The
audience was open-minded and really interested in our performance and
gave heart-felt ovations all the way through. Thanks to everyone
involved for making this an unforgettable night.
On Friday, September 16th, we will play the VAZ hall in St. Pölten, the
capital city of Lower Austria. I will be a charity concert and all the
money will be given to the youth care organisation „Ampel“,
that helps homeless and unemployed youth as well as kids who are victims
of violence or sexual abuse. As our special guests the „Fried
Freak Orchestra“ will open the show with blues and rock. You can order your
The Austrian on-line magazine „Bohnenzeitung“ has an in-depth
interview with Jason „Jim“ Boiler, in which he talks about
the history of the band and his very personal approach to Jim Morrison
and The Doors.
Pics of our concert in
Heidelberg and of our appearance at the Feast of
Friends (FoF) in Magdeburg are on-line.
Another load of press reviews have assembled on our homepage, again
featuring reports by true Doors connoisseurs and insiders concerning the
FoF. Thanks a lot for sharing your thoughts with us!
By the way we’d like to adress our very thanks to Heinz Telefont who is
always here for us when it comes to repairing our touring equipment.
On September 3rd we will play the romantic Lower Austrian castle „Schloss
Thuernthal“. Tickets can be ordered by phone via +43 / 676 /
392 66 74 or +43 / 2738 / 7077, by mail via
firstname.lastname@example.org, at the
Volksbank Fels or via the following link:
Positive vibrations of the
Feast of Friends (FoF) still linger within us and the audience. The
festival has turned out to have been an enormous success.
In our guestbook, in the promoter’s guestbook, in various forums –
everywhere there is praise of the festival and the perfoming bands. We’d
like to thank the promoters (Benny, Uwe and the others), their entire
team and the many of you who turned up at the festival site once more on
We have collected the very impressive (albeit only German language)
press reviews for you.
It is quite sure that there will be a FoF 2006, and we would love to be
part of it again.
Concerning our upcoming concerts: on Friday, the 12th of August, we will
perform in what must be the hippest location in Amstetten / Lower
Austria, the Yum Yum.
On Sunday the 14th of August, we will play on open-air festival in Gföhl
/ Lower Austria, to which we recommend you to buy your tickets in
advance. We have listed the occasions for your doing so in our list of
A highly successful weekend
in Germany lies behind us. On Friday we played Heidelberg’s legendary
Schwimmbad-Musik-Club for the third time. It was an extremely hot and
steamy day, which dind’t keep us from giving our best. Two long sets
were delivered to the many attending fans. René used his spanish guitar
for the first part of Spanish Caravan (which he will do everytime we
play it from now on). Long time fans immediately noticed this
progression in our show and welcommed it warmly.
On Saturday the giant „Feast
Europe’s biggest Doors festival was held in the lovely woodsy open air
area of the „Bunker Musikkneipe“ in Heyrothsberge, in close proximity to
Magdeburg. Together with our friends of The Lizard Kings and Shaman’s
Blues we created a Doors evening that neither the 1000 fans nor we
musicians will ever forget. The whole concert was opened by the
extremely gifted Kozmic Blue and the exquisite Peter S. Dodge Band, who
played own material plus songs by Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix.
We from The Doors
Experience were asked to concentrate on songs from the last two Doors
albums (including Jim), therefore we were chosen to close the show.
After an atmospheric version of The End – thanks to the extremely
participating and enthusiastic audience – we played Light My Fire as an
encore and were joined onstage by all the singers and musicians of the
other Doors tribute bands.
In retrospect the „Feast of Friends“ was an enormous success for all of
The organisation worked extremely well, and the vibrations between all
participating musos were relaxed and amicable. There was absolutely no
kind of rivalry amongst the tribute bands, so that the title „feast of
Friends“ was more than appropriate for the entire event. Jim Morrison
and The Doors were honoured just in the way they deserved it.
have already come in, just like the odd
from Gernot W. F.
In the next days we will add more reactions by fans and media plus pics.
A small change in our tour schedule has to be reported here: our benefit
gig in St. Pölten will not take place in the Warehouse club, but in the
VAZ itself - same venue but bigger hall!
are on-line. This time they are a snippet from Five To One plus a longer
outtake of The Changeling, the roaring opener from L. A. Woman.
from different countries have also come in.
Due to the bad weather the
open air concert on the area of the SC Bad Sauerbrunn (9.7.) had to be
postponed to the 23rd of July!!!
34 years ago Jim Morrison
died on July 3rd. Many fans commemorated that event by coming to our
concerts last weekend. In Thalgau near Salzburg many withstood the rain
and in Vöcklabruck a hard dancing crowd swapped watching Live 8 on TV
with coming along and having a good time. With both concerts the
promoters were so kind to us, that we enjoyed ourselves even more.
Rather close to Vöcklabruck
is Timelkam, where we will play the legendary "Kirtagstanz" on October
press reviews have been added, as well as pics of our concerts in
A cold and
rainy night couldn't keep Doors fans from having a good time at our
concert in Schladming last Saturday. Due to time limits we were forced to
reduce the length of our set drastically. Anyway we promise you the full
show for our upcoming concerts.
Tickets are already available for one of our
concerts commemorating Jim's death. You can order or reservate your
tickets for our concert in Thalgau near Salzburg on July 1st via the
Tourist Information in Thalgau by mail (email@example.com) or by phone
(+43 / 6235 / 7350).
Celebration Spring Tour 2005" through Switzerland is over. The climax of
it were two concerts in Baden and Jona. Both were blessed by a friendly
crowd that enjoyed themselves a lot. Plus all the staff of the locations
was very nice and made us feel comfortable after the long journey. Pino
Quaresima of www.thedoorscelebration.ch always guarantees top-quality
events. If not earlier we'll met again on New Years Eve in
Two more concert dates have been scheduled. On July 9th we will
play an open air concert in Bad Sauerbrunn, on August 12th we'll play the
new and hip club
This Saturday night we're gonna play a free concert in the city of
Schladming / Styria.
We are about to kick off our show at 11:30 pm on the Wetzlarer Platz (next
to the town hall). The reason for our playing there is the Mountain-bike
World Cup. There's gonne be a whole lot going on around town, so be sure
to arrive in time.
We played Vienna's first
address concerning rock music, the Planet Music last night. We were
supported by Soul Impact and The Hailstones - a Rolling Stones tribute
The audience was great and had a very good time from the very first bars
we played, when the aropuse from their seats immediately and all pushed
forward towards the stage.
Pics will be available in the near future.
have come in from
different countries. We proudly present them to you here.
Our dear lady Jane managed
to capture the spirit of our concert at Zagreb's Boogaloo club perfectly
You can see how much the audience of a thousand and the band enjoyed
In a month, on May 19th 2005, we will play the Planet Music (former
Rockhaus Vienna) for the very first time. Austria's most famous rock
club sees us play with two support acts, Soul Impact and The Hailstones,
a Rolling Stones tribute band. You can pre-order your
"The West is the best..."
This we found oh so true last
Saturday when we played a huge club called Boogaloo in the west of
As usual in Zagreb there were approximately 1000 fans, who really knew
how to party. They sang along intensively and danced their asses off,
whenever they managed to grab a bit of space to do so.
We enjoyed the very young audience and ourselves and will be ready to
prove what we've experienced there with the odd picture in a few days
Have a look on what was written into our forum about the concert:
a fanclub near zagreb
U R THE BEST - BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!
1000 PEOPLE WERE HYPNOTIZED AND PARALYZED BY YOUR FANTASTIC
PERFORMANCE ON SATURDAY AT THE BOOGALOO.
JASON IST THE REAL ONE AND ONLY MAN ON THIS PLANET WHO CAN BRING
BACK JIM MORRISONS SPIRIT LIVE ON STAGE AGAIN! DOORS EXPERIENCE WE
LOVE U AND WE R ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR NEXT CONCERT IN ZAGREB.
THANK'S GUYS - U R THE GREATEST!
U R THE BEST - BETTER THAN ALL THE REST!!
On April 2nd
we played the "Sonnenbergsaal" in Nüziders / Vorarlberg. We and the
mainly young audience had a great time. There was a load full of dancing
and singing along. Even fans from the Tyrol and even from Vienna took
the long way to be there. Here are the
This saturday we will play Zagreb again, this time in a new location,
the very trendy "Boogaloo"
(former OTV club). We hope to see you there.
Our first concert in the
cinema of Aigen-Schlägl in Upper Austria was an unforgettable evening
for us. The audienced received us very warmly and made us all have a
good time. Here are the
We'll meet again on April 2nd in the Sonnenbergsaal in Nüziders /
Vorarlberg. Tickets can be ordered from Mr. Martin Frohner at the
Gemeindehaus Nüziders by phone via +43 / 5552 / 622 41 80 or via
firstname.lastname@example.org and at BIDI's Beverages Outlet in Bludenz.
On-line booking is possible via
www.kultpur.at, the promoter's website.
Many of you have been
waiting restlessly for the pics of our
Hawidere concert. Plus a new
has com in.
On March 1st we celebrated
the 36th anniversary of the „Miami Incident“ (further
reading here) at Vienna’s Hawidere club. Before the concert a
video (Live At The Hollywood Bowl) was shown.
As usual the Wawidere club was packed with fans of all ages. They had a
good time right from the very start. In the 2nd set of the evening a „scandal“
arouse, when Jason was mooning at the audience for a very short time
during „When The Music’s Over“. Nevertheless the audience and band
enjoyed themselves even more afterwards. Pics of the event will be
A new concert date has been added to the 2005 tour. On September 16th we
will play a charity gig for a social project in St. Pölten supporting
youth. The concert will take place in St. Pölten’s Warehous Club, the
hippest locations around.
For our next concert in Aigen-Schlägl / Upper Austria you can order
www.oeticket.at or directly on the club’s website
More pics of our Salzburg
concert are on-line on the
Rockhouse pages . Their photographer
Wolfgang Lienbacher managed to take some excellent portraits of us.
Two new press reviews -
- have been added.
For all those who look for further information on the infamous Miami
incident, we've set up a
special page for you. Our next concert
on March 1st
in Vienna's Hawidere is to commemorate the 36th anniversary of this
memorable date in The Doors' history.
We'd also like to announce two further concert dates: on April 2nd
we play in Nüziders/Vorarlberg following an invitation by culture club "kultpur",
and on July 1st
we were booked for a concert in Thalgau near Salzburg by "Wakuum".
The German "Feast of Friends" festival that will take place on July 30th
has its own webpage running:
More concert dates for
summer were confirmed. On July 30th we will participate in Europe's
biggest Doors convention this summer, the "Feast of Friends" in
Magdeburg/Germany. The night before we will play in Heidelberg for the
April 9th will have us play Zagreb again. This time in a very hip
location called the "Boogaloo".
Our two concerts for the "Doors Celebration Spring Tour 2005" in
Switzerland will take place at the "Nordportal"
"Halle 36") in Baden and at the "ZAK"
in Jona on June 3 & 4.
Positive reactions on our
concert in Salzburg still keep comimg in. On this occasion we'd also
like to thank Andreas Eppensteiner, a photographer from the Tyrol, who
presents his pics of the
Festival dates for the summer are also coming in. Two dates are already
confirmed: On August 14th we will play on a three day festival in Gföhl,
in the romantic Wood Quarter of Lower Austria. On September 3rd we will
enter the stage in one of Austria's most impressing castles,
Schloss Thürnthal, that is open air on
the castles main inner square or - in fact it rains - in the great
For this Friday's concert in Kirchschlag (at the disco Leuchtturm) you
can order tickets by phone: +43 / 664 / 15 26 765.
Pics of our concert in
Our debut at Salzburg’s
Rockhouse surpassed all our expectations. The concert was transferred
from the Rockhouse Bar to the big concert hall due to enormous ticket
pre-sale figures. And even the big hall was tighly packed with fans of
Right from the very start the crowd pushed us forward to bring out the
best in us.
Anyway, had so much fun this evening, that we could have played on for
Besides people from Salzburg, fans arrived from Upper Austria, the Tyrol
We’d also like to stress how comfortable the friendly and professional
Rockhouse team made us feel that evening.
Another event like that is set for May 19th, when we play Vienna’s first
address in rock, the Planet Music (former Rockhaus Vienna).
The Doors Celebration Spring Tour through Switzerland will take place in
early May 2005. More concerts on our
tour dates page.
Pics of our concerts in
Lienz (Dec. 30th) and
Zurich (Dec. 31st) are
Due to raving reviews for our concert in Zurich on New Year's Eve, the
promoter has asked us to play New Years Eve 2005 as well, which will be
a pleasure for us.
here and you can purchase tickets for
our concert at
Salzburg's Rockhouse on January 14th 2005.
The Doors Experience wish
you a happy New Year 2005.
press reviews have been added. Pics of
our successful concerts in Lienz and Zurich on December 30 & 31 will be
available soon. Those of you who attended one of these concerts know
that we expanded our
due to many requests.
Details about the Lienz and Zurich concerts are also to be found in our
annual report for 2004.
2004 in retrospect
Our 2004 tour brought us
to concerts in Slovenia, Italy and Switzerland for the first time.
Germany, Croatia and several regions of Austria were also on the agenda
just like the year before. We are extremely proud to have gained an
exclusive contract with one of Switzerland’s most reknowned concert
promoters, which will secure us (and you) at least four concerts in
Switzerland during the year 2005.
www.thedoors.at has been enriched by
loads of mp3s, vidoes, press reviews and photos in 2004. Amidst all that
is an mp3 of Roadhouse Blues – a live recording from the
Hungarian-Austrian Picture-On-Festival 2003, where The Doors Experience
played alongside well-known artists like Attwenger, Hansi Lang, Harri
Stojka, Lynne Kieran, Halluciantion Company and many others. For
promoters and journalists we installed a special service area (info\index_en.htm),
which is always up to date.
We also expanded our repertoire again in 2004. Some of the newly added
highlights are Ghost Song from American Prayer or the Doors’ version of
Van Morrison’s anthem Gloria.
In summer 2004 our bass player Hermann Draxler had to quit because of an
ever growing time schedule. A new bass player was quickly found in
Martin Plangl, an excellent jazz musician and Doors fan. He worked very
hard (with some assistance by Hermann Draxler – thanks for that) to
learn all the songs. Hermann played his last gig with us in Postojna/Slovenia
on the big biker festival of the “No Name Riders”. We kept good company
with him, which is why Hermann re-entered the stage with us during the
concert for Jim’s 61st birthday to play on of his favourites with us:
Besides many successful appearances in Austria, the big highlights were
the concerts in Zagreb, Luzern, Berg and Brunico. Plus Heidelberg, where
our concert was the meeting place for the German Doors fans. By the way
we’d like to thank Uwe Huhn, Jürgen Bamberg, Gernot Freundeberger and
all the others who are so supportive in Germnay.
Our guitarist René surprised us all with a brand new original Gibson SG,
just like Robby played it in the 1960s. In summer René also parted with
his long hair, which was also a big surprise for both bandmates and fans.
The last two days of the year were big successes in Lienz / Eastern
Tyrol and Zurich, where we welcomed the year 2005 with Hello I Love You.
In retrospect: 2004 was a very good year for The Doors Experience. The
promoters did an excellent job (with the odd exception) and the amount
of fans could be raised further.
We’ll start 2005 with new energy and look forward to many concerts we
can celebrate together with you. Tour dates are rushing in and the vast
amount of e-mails, letters and guestbook entries will make 2005 another