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Gotthard Biography

Last updated: 02/19/2008 10:00:00 AM

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Release debut album „Gotthard"

Gold status Switzerland

15 weeks Swiss charts

Headliner tour Switzerland

Germany tour with Victory

Europe tour with Magnum

Special Guest Bryan Adams Zurich

Various Open Air Festivals Europe

Promotion tour Japan

Appearance Foundation Forum L.A.

Video clips: „Hush"/"All I Care For"

(MTV,Swiss TV’s, various channels)

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Nomination for World Music Award

Various Open Airs (e.g. Unspunnen Interlaken)

Various promotion appearances

Winner of Rete 3 Award „The Golden Reel"

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Release second album „Dial Hard"

Platinum status Switzerland

Swiss album charts No. 1 for several weeks in a row

Chartpositions Germany/Japan

Headliner tour Germany/Switzerland/Japan

Various European Open Air Festivals

Video clips: „Mountain Mama"/"I’m On My Way"

(MTV, Swiss TV’s, various channels)

Jazz-Festival Montreux (TV-broadcast)

„Live Aus Dem Alabama" Munich (TV-Live-broadcast)

Udo Jürgens anniversary show (ZDF/ORF/SRG)

Rock am Ring & Riem

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Recordings 3rd album „G." in L.A.

Release single „Father Is That Enough?"

Chart entry 2 week after release

Soundtrack „Frankie" (Christmas TV series ZDF/SRG/ORF)

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Album release „G."

Platinum status Switzerland

Several weeks No. 1 of the Swiss Album charts top 50 in Germany!!

Promotion tour Japan/Germany/Switzerland/Korea

Sold out tour through Switzerland (8 dates)

Successful Germany tour (20 dates)

Japan tour

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February: Release of the single „One Life, One Soul", together with Montserrat
Caballé

Several weeks in the Swiss Single charts

Various TV shows and concerts together with M. Caballé

March: Winner of Prix Walo „Best Rock Act" (Swiss Award)

July: Concert on occasion of the famous Jazz Festival in Montreux

August: sensational Gotthard-Open Air in Locarno and various other big Open
Air’s in Switzerland

September: Release of the first Live-Acoustic album „Defrosted"

5 weeks No. 1 of the Swiss Album Charts!

Platinum status three weeks after the Release

Double Platinum after three months!

Very successful sold out tour through Germany and Switzerland

Promotion tours in Japan, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy,

Various concerts in France and Italy.

Big TV shows all over Europe (SF DRS, ARD, ZDF, ORF, VIVA)

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January: Release of their single „Someday"

March: Winner of Prix Walo „Best Rock Act" (Swiss Award)

June: Winner of the International Music Award in Monaco (F)

Summer: Performances at different Open Air’s throughout Switzerland

July: Recordings for their new studio album

October: Listening Sessions of the new album for Media and BMG

November: release of the single „Let It Rain"

Supporting Act to Deep Purple for their tour through France

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January: Release of their new album „Open"

Very successful sold out tour through Germany and Switzerland Promotion tours
in Japan,

Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy, Various concerts in France and Italy.

Big TV shows all over Europe (SF DRS, ARD, ZDF, ORF, VIVA)

December: Release of the Merry X-mas Single in Switzerland,

recorded together with the Nr.1 Hockey Team Lugano for benefit purposes.

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Gotthard built a studio of their own for recording their forthcoming LP.

Recording the new album HOMERUN

Mixed at the Homestudios in Hamburg by Paul Lani

Mastered in New York by George Marino

December: the first single release "Heaven" chart entry as No. 1 in Switzerland

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January: Release of their new album „Homerun"

Winner of Prix Walo „Best Rock Act" (Swiss Award)

Very successful sold out tour through Germany, Switzerland, Japan,

Belgium, France and Italy, Various concerts in France and Italy.

Big TV shows all over Europe (SF DRS, ARD, ZDF, ORF, VIVA)

June / July: Support tour Bon Jovi and AC DC

Oktober: Recordings for their new "best of" album


December: Successful X.mas tour through Germany and Switzerland,

Thanks to pvonarx@yahood.e for submitting the biography.


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