The popular band Chinaski kicked off the concert season at the weekend in London. To a completely packed Venue 229 club, the musicians first served the entire current Frihet album and then added the biggest hits from their entire career. Several hundred Czechs and Slovaks who live in the British capital or who traveled to the concert from the Czech Republic and Slovakia did not want to let the musicians off the stage. They signed autographs for fans until midnight.
“Recently I was in the same club at the legendary UK SUBS and we noticed Chinaski in the program. I enjoyed their concert much more in the finale. It really sparkled between people today. Even though they only played the new record in the first half, people were singing along and it was obvious that they knew the songs. But the Chinese know very well that even old tricks work great for them. So Víno, Tabáček, Kapradí, Každý ráno or Klára, everyone sang at the top of their lungs,” says Monika Dokoupilová, who lives and works in London.
According to Martin Pokorný from Chinaski’s management, listeners can also experience a similar atmosphere on the OPEN AIR LÉTO’23 tour, which will begin in May. “Visitors can enjoy beautiful places in the open air, including castle gardens, natural amphitheatres and summer cinemas,” Pokorný elaborates.
According to him, Chinaski will gradually stop in Prague, Příbram, Český Krumlov, Litoměřice, Potštejna, Olomouc, Sušice, Vranov, Kutná Hora, Sychrov, Boskovice, Čeladná, Litomyšl, Lokta and Pilsen.
“We return to some places with gusto, while at others we play for the very first time. But we are already looking forward to all the concerts,” says singer Michal Malátný.
All amphitheatres, which will also have an afternoon program for families, will open at 5 p.m. Children under the age of twelve are admitted for 150 crowns.
The band Chinaski recently released their twelfth album Frihet, which means “freedom” in Norwegian. The musicians around singer Michal Malátný recorded it on the shores of the Norwegian Sea, in a stylish wooden studio near Ålesund. The British Greg Haver, who is behind the previous successful albums Rockfield and Nělí úm do plá, took charge of the production. According to the musicians themselves, this is the first purely band recording. Each of the members has at least two songs on it. Jiří Suchý also appears as a guest on the album, and Green Day or U2 collaborator Chris Lord-Alge is behind the mix of the recording.