More than a month after their comeback song “One song is enough”, the Chemnitz rock band Kraftklub has released another song from their upcoming album. In “Wittenberg ist nicht Paris” the band works on existing differences between a small East German town and an urban cosmopolitan city. The focus is on the question of leaving one’s own provincial homeland for a carefree, comfortable life in the big city:

    And I can understand you, trade your old life /

    Against cafes and designer furniture.

    And now you post enthusiastically the Greens election result from your neighborhood.

    And it’s easier to call ‘Nazis out’ where there are no Nazis:

    But Wittenberg is not Paris.”

    In the video, the band plays the first chorus in front of an abandoned East German bus stop, which obviously doesn’t get a bus very often. For the second chorus, Kraftklub change scenery: This time the band members are brunching in a hip, urban café, which eventually falls victim to a wind storm that reveals the café to be an easy-to-tear facade. What remains: the bus stop. The newly adopted (big city) identity quickly collapses in a stronger storm – what endures is the (East German) foundation.

    Kraftklub’s upcoming album is called KARGO and is scheduled for release on September 23, 2022 – five years after the band’s third and still current album KEINE NIGHT FOR NIEMAND. In the meantime, singer Felix Brummer has released his extremely successful solo album KIOX under the name Kummer, went on tour with it and then announced that he would end his solo career again because of his main band Kraftklub.

    Kraftklub on “Kargo” tour 2022

    With the new album in their luggage, the band is going on tour this winter. For many of the concerts there currently still tickets. Here is an overview of all gigs:

    • November 10th, 2022 Kiel, Wunderino Arena
    • 11.11.2022 Rostock, town hall
    • 12.11.2022 Lingen, Emsland Arena
    • 14.11.2022 Hamburg, sports hall (sold out)
    • November 15, 2022 Braunschweig, Volkswagen Hall
    • November 21, 2022 Dusseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Hall
    • 22.11.2022 Munster, Halle Munsterland
    • November 25, 2022 Stuttgart, Schleyer Hall
    • 11/26/2022 CH-Zurich, Hall 622
    • 11/28/2022 Cologne, Palladium (sold out)
    • 11/29/2022 Cologne, Palladium (sold out)
    • December 1st, 2022 Berlin, Max-Schmeling-Halle
    • 02.12.2022 Leipzig, Quarterback Real Estate Arena
    • 03.12.2022 Frankfurt a. M., festival hall
    • 04.12.2022 Erfurt, exhibition hall