Venue: Batschkapp, Frankfurt (Germany)
By: Nina Mende
After the great album „Tempo Tempo“ and the interview where the singer decided to be socks, here is now the last missing thing in this row: The concert itself.
After a dark and noisy opening act; they had almost no light, too much fog and played alternative rock combined with metal yelling; I came just in time for Blackmail. They played at the Batschkapp where I had seen them before a couple years ago.The venue was totally crowded but the fans were not as friendly as they were at the Die Happy show. Anyways, as Blackmail came on stage, the first thing I realized was the Apoptygma Berzerk shirt the singer wore. Blackmails started rocking right away with gorgeous new light, much power and charm. Somehow their music reminded me of a mix between APB, probably because of the shirt, and Placebo yet different. The band talked a lot with the audience, even responded to shouts. It was the tour start for Blackmail and you could tell they were happy to be back on stage. They played quite some songs off the new album and the fans were dancing and singing along, even moshing. After almost two hours and two encores the show was over, we all were tired but happy to have seen such a great and passionate performance, a funny singer interacting with the audience quite a lot, and listening to great music the entire evening.
As thank you and goodbye they said something I just would like to quote here because it sounded so nice: “We are Blackmail and you are fantastic!”