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Extra hometown gig sold out within a day!

Yesterday we announced an extra gig on Friday April 3rd in our hometown Nijmegen to celebrate a good night of R’N’R music in a dive bar. It’s obvious you keep an eye on our social media posts, because it’s already sold out! No need to go and weep, because you still can catch us live…

The Song Remains The Same …but what’s happening here?

2019 was a year in which BBR released ‘Fire’ (4th studio album), played more instore shows than ever before, hit the sale charts with our non-hyped album promotion and we had a focused run of shows to support the album release. We rounded it off in the best way we thought is possible: in a…

FIRE in the Charts

Dear friends, Our new album “Fire” has been out for a couple of weeks now and it’s going quite good! Since the release we played a bunch of instores, radio stuff and live shows with a great response from the audiences – resulting in good sales for CD’s as well as LP’s and a solid…

“FIRE” IS HERE

Dear friends, we’re very pleased to present our new album… FIRE. This is our 4th studio album, filled with 9 originals about life’s twists and turns. Now, let me tell you why we are a bunch of proud guys. It’s a real looker to start with. Packed in a gatefold with two enormous, beautiful photos…

Bye 2018… Hello 2019!

Dear friends, we’d like to thank you all for a great year! We played dozens of shows, made new friends, hooked up with old buddies, ended this year with another sold out show at Doornroosje (and experienced the hair of the dog the day after),wrote and recorded new originals for our upcoming album FIRE, compiled…

Fall Tour 2018; 10 years of BBR

Dear friends, starting today we’ll hit the road again! We’re very excited now we can reach out to YOU, having spent the last months rehearsing at De Basis, recording and mixing at Galloway Studio, finally mastering at Hofa Studio in Germany… and now we’ve completed ‘FIRE’, our 4th album to date, we can warm up…

“FIRE” coming up!

Dear friends, The past few months have been quite busy and we’re now completing our 4th album which will be entitled FIRE. Slowly we’ll pick up where we left and get ready for the road Fall ’18. Tour will be all around the country. Expect lots of new songs when you see us live… we’re…

Hello 2018!

Dear friends! We’re so glad 2018 is here and we hope you had a nice start of the new year, together with some good folks and a drink or two. We sure did at Royal in Mill last Saturday, where a lot of you showed up and welcomed 2018 with an old school night of 2…

OFF THE ROAD, INTO THE STUDIO

Dear friends, Together with YOU we had one hell of a great night at Doornroosje 28th December, which was the last of our Indigo Blues Tour. The supports The Liquid Machine and The Fuel gave it their best – thanx guys! Our last-of-the-year-celebration gig was a short one for us (just over 80 minutes), but…

* New drummer: Mark Weerts *

Dear friends, we’re very pleased to let you know that Black Bottle Riot is back on the road after 4 months. In the meantime we’ve been jamming, rehearsing and writing with our new drummer Mark Weerts. This is the only line-up change we’ve gone thru since our take off in 2008. We’ve known Mark for…

End of 2015: Closure

Last Sunday we closed 2015 with a very special gig in our hometown Nijmegen. Thank all of you for coming out and making Pieter’s last gig on BBR drums one hell of a party. In the past 7 and a half years we’ve written, composed, rehearsed, recorded, toured, laughed, fought, smoked and drank till we…

Statement from Pieter Hendriks

Dear friends, here’s a personal message from drummer extraordinaire Pieter Hendriks. “All good things come to an end. With that said I’m announcing my retirement as the drummer for Black Bottle Riot. After seven awesome years with great shows, tours and comradery I’ve entered a new phase in my life. It’s not possible to commit…

Live clip for ‘Around The Sun’

We struck upon many beautiful sceneries when we crossed Spain last week, so we decided to catch some of the desert on film. We also brought a small field recorder and played an acoustic rendition of ‘Around The Sun’. It felt like the right time and the right place. Enjoy.

Release party = Sold Out

Yeah baby! Our third release party will be one hell of a party once again. All tickets are sold in presale, so no tickets available at the door. For those that miss out on this one: don’t worry, we’ll make it up to you! Promised. See you Saturday!

Teasers of new tracks

Be sure to keep an eye on our FaceBook page, because we’ll upload some short videos with snippets of new tracks! “III: Indigo Blues” will be released September 11th 2015. We started off last Wednesday with a fragment of ‘Heart Of Stone’. Until the release, we’ll follow it up with snippets from ‘Time & Time…

“III: Indigo Blues” Release

Our third album “III: Indigo Blues” will be out Friday 11th September and we’ll celebrate it with YOU a week later at the Plu, Nijmegen! Show tickets over HERE. This album is quite special to us. More than ‘Black Bottle Riot’ (debut album) and ‘Soul In Exile’ we feel this is a personal and intense…

BBR @ DTRH15

Wow Friends! Thank you all for the massive response we received at the Teddy Widder stage at Down The Rabbit Hole 2015. We played some new tracks as well and you all ate it like hungry lions. An excellent way to round up before the summer break, as this was the last gig we did before…

Two festivals till Summer Break

Dear friends, before we prepare ourselves for the upcoming release of our third album Black Bottle Riot is featured on two festivals: 20th June @ Elektra Tuinfeest, Sliedrecht, with a.o. Hans Dulfer, Truckfighters and Yawns. 26th June @ Down The Rabbit Hole, Beuningen, with a.o. Ryan Adams, The War On Drugs and Seasick Steve. See…

Album #3 in the making

We have moved on in the last nine days. Without light, fresh air and a social life – but with something to smoke, drink and burn. We’ve emptied our system. It turned out a bit darker than you’ve heared before from us. We knew we wrote some heavy songs, but now we had to do…

Thank you!

Thanx for a great year! We’re in this together, friends. SEE Y’ALL IN 2015! COOL STUFF COMING UP!

View full show at Metropool, Hengelo

Here’s BBR’s full show from last weekend supporting Blackberry Smoke. The boys only had 25 minutes, but as you can see it was an energetic and lively gig! Setlist: Bright Light City Backseat Boogie Trying Too Hard In The Balance Rambling Fever Stay Hungry

New album in the works

Good news, friends! At this moment we’re writing a bunch of new tracks for our third album, which we will record early 2015. As you may know, we like to move everything around a little bit. This means we won’t revisit the exact same paths we already stepped on. Prepare for some tracks that show…

Open Season

BBR opened the festival season with a BANG at Paaspop, Schijndel! Thanx for the great response at Bart’s THUNDERBOLT stage. We’re in this together, folks. Let’s enjoy the ride. These pics are shot by De Koen Rutten. More over here!

Back on the Road

Last week we played our first two shows in almost two months – Noorderslag was the last before our break – and it was great. Thanx to the stages Tivoli (Utrecht) and Luxor Live (Arnhem) and our fellas in Black Stone Cherry, Shaking Godspeed and Texas Radio! And of course to the good folks we…

At The Juke Joint Tour coming up

  New tour coming up! We joined hands with two lowdown and dirty bands… We’ll get in the van with the insane Shaking Godspeed (new album coming up!) and gutbucket groovers Texas Radio (bluesy organ and slide stuff!) just to make sure you all will waste your hard earned cash on some beers and gutsy merch. Check…

Two Tall Southern Tribute Tales

Hey friends, A lot of you came out to the Southern Tibute shows we participated in, so thank YOU for your presence and ambiance! We had a great time paying hommage to the greats of Lynyrd Skynyrd (January 23rd and 24th) and The Allman Brothers Band (February 6th). As for now, these are the only…

Thank you, Groningen!

Thanx folks! We had a great time partying with you all at Noorderslag! We only had 45 minutes to do our thing, but we experienced a great vibe of people that sang along (ha! some knew the words better than Mr Simon), clapped their hands and drank a beer or two. It felt like home…

2014 starts at Noorderslag!

Hello out there friends, Although we planned on blocking gig offers this January and February, we couldn’t say no to the ES/NS fest. We played Eurosonic January 2012 and it was a total blast. Now we’re invited to demolish the Oosterpoort upcoming Saturday and of course we hope to see you there! Make sure to…

‘Stay Hungry’ & ‘Exit Spoiler’ live @ W2

Two live tracks from the Cortoville Presents tour with Tenement Kids and Gingerpig, November-December 2013. Thanks to the wonderful crew at W2 for shooting these vids. It was the third gig BBR played at W2 and we’re looking forward to the next one!

Merch package sale

Affordable merch price tags have been one of our main focus points since we started out. To close off this year and start the new one in style we have this merch package offer for all Dutch orders: choose a shirt + choose a CD + 7″ + shipping costs = just 20 euros. Send…

BBR @ HMH with ZZ Top

Mark Tuesday 24th June 2014 in your agendas, friends. We’ll be rolling with the Big Dogs of ZZ TOP! Ticket sales starts today over HERE. Get ’em while you can. Last two shows of ZZ Top at HMH were totally sold out.

DWDD videos

Many thanx to the wonderful production crew of DWDD last night! We sure had a blast! Let it be known to the organizers of festivals, clubs and pubs: book Black Bottle Riot for 2014! Booking contact thru frank@whippingpostmusic.com. Here are the full length vids: SOUL IN EXILE BACKSEAT BOOGIE (With abrupt end because time was…

Extra Extra – read all about BBR

Hey friends, it has been a month exactly since we released our second album. Things are looking good for us! We did a couple of nice gigs allover the country and we have a lot of ’em in front of us. This means we have some time to kill in the back of the van,…

Noorderslag booking

Friends, we’re going to Groningen again! Two years ago we played at Eurosonic and now we received an invitation to do our thing at Noorderslag. This is the main conference and showcase festival for European music. Each year in January, Groningen is Europe’s #1 music capital for four days. These days include a music conference,…

THANK YOU FOR 25-10-2013!

Dear friends, THANK YOU for one of the best nights we ever had! Our release party was an insane PARTY indeed, as well as a great way to start off our tour to bring Soul In Exile to you all. Around 8 p.m. we got the word that the last ticket had been sold. We…

Clip for ‘Soul In Exile’

Hey Friends! Here it is, the first single of our new album! SOUL IN EXILE. Release party is set at Doornroosje, Nijmegen, for 25th of October. Be sure to get your tickets fast on doornroosje.nl. Of course, the single can also be found at: – iTunes – Deezer – Spotify Make sure you know the words…

Flyer for release party

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New Album Out This Autumn

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New Booking Agent

  [custom_image type=”lightbox_image” src=”https://www.blackbottleriot.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Image00005.jpg” width=”680″ height=”300″ crop=”c” title=”” effect=”thumb_icon” link=”” group=””]Here’s a short message while we’re finishing the recordings in the studio. As of May 2nd all our bookings will be handled by Frank Kimenai at Whipping Post Music. YES! This is what Frank states about working with bands: “I work with artists that have a…