The Hobos to tour Germany

The Latvian pop-rock group The Hobos plans a weeklong tour of Germany to promote its newest album, Radio Jah Jah, a double record that marks the band’s fifth anniversary.

The new album, according to the Rīga-based band and Platforma Records, includes one disc with songs composed by band leader Rolands Ūdris. The second disc contains cover versions of well-known pop-rock standards.

The German tour is an effort to generate media and music fan interest in the band.

The Hobos will perform at noon June 13 during the Streelife-Festival in Munich. Further information is available by visiting

On June 14, the band is scheduled to appear in an event in Dusseldorf organized by the NBC Giga television channel.

Another appearance is set June 16 in O’Dwyer’s Irish Pub, Bierstrasse 6 in Saarlouis.

In Berlin, The Hobos are scheduled to perform June 18 at BundesPresseStrand, located at the corner of Reichstagsufer and Otto von Bismarck Allee, near the Reinhardtstrasse bridge.

Traveling to Dresden, the band is scheduled to perform June 19 as part of the Bunte Republik Neustadt 2004 festival.

The Hobos return to Berlin on June 21, where the band is scheduled to perform at 16.00 hours during an open-air music festival. The performance will take place in Platz vor dem Roten Rathaus. Several other bands are scheduled to perform during the day-long festival, include the Raivo Tafenau Band from Estonia and Anapilis from Lithuania. For further information, visit

The band also is awaiting word on playing an acoustic set on Radio Luxembourg, according to Rimants Liepiņš of Platforma Records.

Following the band’s trip to Germany, The Hobos are scheduled to play in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Andris Straumanis is a special correspondent for and a co-founder of Latvians Online. From 2000–2012 he was editor of the website.

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