Thanks to Corona, many of DEINE LAKAIEN’s original intentions and plans have been completely thrown overboard - from the postponed autumn tour to the announcement and completion of the upcoming, now tenth studio album by the legendary German electronic avant-garde duo, which was actually planned for this spring.
But now the time has finally come, finally we have all the pieces of the puzzle together and finally the good news can be shared with everyone:
On Friday, 16 April 2021, “Dual” will be released, by far the most elaborate studio album in DEINE LAKAIEN’s 35-year history, funded by the Initiative Musik gemeinnützige Projektgesellschaft mbH with project funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
Because Ernst Horn and Alexander Veljanov have ventured to record a double concept album for the first time. Because for the very first time, the Munich native and the Berliner have recorded an album with ten songs that have excited, touched, inspired, formed or shaped both, or even just one of the two individually. The duo approached all these pieces with great respect. DEINE LAKAIEN have tried to rearrange the original compositions into sound hemispheres that are typical for them.
The clou, however, is that the other album in turn contains ten completely new original compositions, each of which refers to one of the songs that is covered:
No matter whether lyrically, musically, mood-wise or in terms of content. This was an immensely exciting challenge for Veljanov and Horn and DEINE LAKAIEN are very happy to announce that this Friday, 13 November 2020, the first single from the upcoming studio double album will be released, “Because The Night”, for which there will also be a special lyric video.
The link to the lyric video for “Because The Night”, which will premiere on Friday at 6pm, can be found here:
A month later, on Friday 18 December 2020, the second single will be released; a brand new song by the dark wave luminaries, again referencing “Because The Night” written by Patti Smith and Bruce Springsteen. The name of this track will be revealed elsewhere in due course.
Also from today, 13.11.2020, the album pre-sale for “Dual” will start:
You can find the “Dual” pre-order link here:
The double album will be available as a 2CD version in a media book, as a double LP version in a gatefold cover, as a limited hardcover art book and as a complete box set, which will also be strictly limited and contain all kinds of exclusive extras that are only available in this box. Of course, “Dual” will also be available as a download and via all streaming portals on 16.04.2021.
Dual” will be released in Germany via Chrom Records/Odyssey Music Network/Rough Trade. For the international market, DEINE LAKAIEN have now been able to win Prophecy Productions, a partner that is just as suitable as it is strong.
Photos and artwork: (c) Joerg Grosse-Geldermann
PR Contact (Germany):
- Eric Burton / Hardbeat Promotion
PR contact (Worldwide, excluding Germany and North America):
- Gunnar Sauermann / Prophecy Productions
PR Contact (North America):
- Austin Griswold / Secret Service PR
- Ulysses Hüppauff / Odyssey Music Network
- Thomas Thyssen / Celsius Management
Booking Contact (GSA) - Booking Contact (International):
- TOUR-INFO: 16.10.2021, Wiesbaden Kurhaus
- TOUR-INFO: 17.10.2021, Ludwigsburg Scala
- TOUR-INFO: 19.10.2021, Leipzig Gewandhaus
- TOUR-INFO: 28.10.2021, Cologne Tanzbrunnen
- TOUR-INFO: 29.10.2021, Bremen Metropol Theater
- TOUR-INFO: 04.11.2021, Dresden Kulturpalast
- TOUR-INFO: 05.11.2021, Berlin Admiralspalast
- TOUR-INFO: 11.02.2022, Dortmund FZW
- TOUR-INFO: 12.02.2022, Hamburg Große Freiheit 36
- TOUR-INFO: 13.02.2022, Hannover Capitol
- TOUR-INFO: 15.02.2022, Nuremberg Löwensaal
- TOUR-INFO: 16.02.2022, Erfurt HsD Gewerkschaftshaus
- TOUR-INFO: 17.02.2022, Frankfurt am Main Batschkapp
- TOUR-INFO: 18.02.2022, Stuttgart Wagenhallen
- TOUR-INFO: 19.02.2022, Munich Muffathalle