Tuesday, February 20th, 2018
Donots Lauter als Bomben 2018The Donots are a rock band from Germany, formed in 1993 in Ibbenbüren. The band celebrated their 20th anniversary in April 2014 with the single `Das Neue bleibt beim Alten` (`The new stays old`) featuring Tim McIlrath from Rise Against, the very first Donots song in German including McIlrath singing his part in German as well. They also participated in the German re-recording of `Do They Know It`s Christmas?`, which reached No. 1 in Germany. In December 2014, they played their biggest headlining show of their career yet in front of 6,500 people.Because of the positive response of the 20th anniversary single, they decided to record an entire album in German. Their tenth studio album Karacho (`noise` or `crash`) was released in February 2015 along with its lead single `Ich mach nicht mehr mit` (`I won`t take part in this anymore`). The album reached No. 5 at the German album charts, the band`s highest-charting position yet. The `Karacho Tour` was originally planned to take place in March, but had to be postponed to November 2015 because of an injury by drummer Eike. The band returned to Japan in May 2015, where they released an English version of the album titled ¡Carajo!.The Donots participated in the Bundesvision Song Contest 2015, representing their state North Rhine-Westphalia. They reached second place with their song `Dann ohne mich` (`Then without me`), which attacks right-wing organizations such as Pegida and addresses the resurgence of right-wing mindsets in the German public because of the European migrant crisis. They celebrated their 1000th concert in December 2016.The band will release their eleventh studio album and second German-language release in January 2017, Lauter als Bomben (`Louder than bombs`), along with a live DVD of their 1000th concert, followed by an extensive two-year tour.