|DECEMBER 2015 - SUBSIDY REQUEST ANTILLECTUAL - JAPAN TOUR|
| ||Busy or not... With my Stichting Bookhooker Artist Support I help bands getting financial toursupport (subsidy). This month Antillectual toured successfully in Japan with subsidy ST BHAS requested. ST BHAS also succeeded to get Dutch bands like Anneke van Giersbergen, For I am King, Racoon, The 101s, Tashas World and Epica touring abroad with financial support from the government. Are you a Dutch band having 2016 tourplans? Check: http://bookhooker.nl/pdf/subsidie.pdf|
|NOVEMBER 2015 - TM & ARTIST PRODUCTION - RACOON @ ZIGGO DOME|
| ||After Epica Metal Fest Bookhooker moved from Klokgebouw to the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam for Racoons biggest show up to date. During the pitstop in the renewed 013 venue in Tilburg, stage teacher Muddy finally learned me how to write my name well: Racoon Jeroon. Anyway, the show in Ziggo Dome became a blast. The Band played all hits and rocked big time altoghether with the horns and the strings. Sound, Lights and Video were a big cherry on this big cake.|
|NOVEMBER 2015 - TOURMANAGER EPICA - EPIC METAL FEST|
| ||After the sold out Epica Retrospect show in Klokgebouw, Eindhoven NL, in 2013, Epica now organised their first own festival EPIC METAL FEST. In the same venue. And Epic it was! The line up was great: Fear Factory, Sepultura, Moonspell, Delain, Eluveittie and many others. As a headliner, Epica rocked for 2 hours in a spectacular show.
|OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2015 - TOURMANAGER EPICA - EUROPEAN TOUR|
| ||On the road with Epica means a lot of fun and hard work. During this 3 week tour with Eluveittie we hit Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Italy and the UK. I vagely remember the great bus partys with DJ Whiplash, smoke machines, lasers, strobes and lights. On the day we left France the drama in the Bataclan in Paris took place. Shock! It could have been us being there. Our UK shows, where we finalized our tour, went on. Our thoughts went out to all victims, collegues, friends and families.|
|SUMMER 2015 - TOURMANAGER NOVASTAR - SUMMER FESTIVALS|
| ||Besides Racoon and Epica summer festival shows Bookhooker tourmanaged Joost Zweegers and his band Novastar on several Belgian and Dutch festivals. What a great artist. Champagne every show! |
Thanks for inviting me in Inge @ Gentle Management !
|SPRING 2015 - TM & BACK OF HOUSE PRODUCTION - RACOON BIG HALLS|
| ||All in Good Time is the title of Racoon newest album. A new jewel in the bands career. After a couple smaller clubshows the band was warmed up well to start doing 5 sold out capacity 5000! halls: Martini Plaza in Groningen, Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Klokgebouw in Eindhoven, Silver Dome in Zoetermeer and Americahal in Apeldoorn. Fun we had!|
|FEBRUARY 2015 - TOURMANAGER EPICA - SOUTH AMERICAN TOUR|
| ||Back on Bookhookers favourite touring territory: South America. Epica is doing their Quantum Enigma album worldtour and this South American Enigma Tour led us to Argentina, Paraquay, Chile, Brasil. Peru and Ecuador. Bookhooker advanced the tour very tight as it is quite needed in this territory ;-). Altogether with a great crew (Erwin van Lokeren, Arjan Rijnen, Igor Hobus and Paul Babikian) the band succeeded to do great shows on a great tour. Bookhooker hopes to return soon.|
|JANUARY 2015 - TOURMANAGER RACOON - VRIENDEN VAN AMSTEL in AHOY|
| ||Bookhooker tourmanaged Racoon on 8 sold out shows in Sportpaleis Ahoy, Rotterdam NL, on the Vrienden van Amstel Live. A great concept of live collaborations between the finest Dutch performing artists. One of tonights highlights were Bart (Racoon), Barry Hay (Golden Earring) and Waylon, singing "Blauw" of the Dutch band The Scene. The afterparties were also killingly great. Tribe, thank you!|
|JUNE 2014 - TM EPICA - PINKPOP|
| ||After their sold out 013 / CD Release show, this Pinkpop show was Epicas second Dutch 2014 show. Our production today was full of lights, flames, co2 and pyro. On this sunny and Rolling Stones Pinkpop day the audience loved the overwhelming setlist, lightshow and pyro effects. Also on 3onstage, Radio & TV the band sounded and looked great. And.. everybody was happy. Including me. Thanks to the Pinkpop production. Yeah !|
|MAY 2014 - ARTIST PRODUCTION - RACOON & FRIENDS for Jayden|
| ||Racoon and Friends for Jayden is a benefit concert for Stichting Jayden, which took place May 25th in Goes. Performing acts were Chef Special, Jerusa, Nielson, Guus Meeuwis and Racoon. 3FM DJ Eric Corton did the presentation. Bookhooker was responsible for the artist production and tourmanagement Racoon. It was a great day with great shows. Altogether we gathered 60.000 euro for Stichting Jayden, which is a more than a great number. A big thanks to all involved in this production.
|APRIL 2014 - ARIST PRODUCTION & TM RACOON - HMH SHOW|
| ||It seems a yearly comeback show. Again Racoon sold out their show in the Heineken Music Hall. The band, the sound and the lightshow rocked and kicked ass. Bookhooker was responsible for artist production, lunch and tourmanagement. The result as a great day in a great music venue.
|FEBRUARY 2014 - TM MaYaN - CD RELEASE PARTY|
| ||Just before the release show in Tivoli De Helling, MaYaNs new album ANTAGONISE became album of the month in Dutch Aardschok magazine, a big compliment. The Dutch symphonic death metalgroup consist bandmembers Epica mastermind Mark Jansen, ex-After Forever keyboardist Jack Driessen and guitarist Frank Schiphorst, Epica drummer Ariën van Weesenbeek and vocalists Henning Basse and Laura Macrì. The band was doing great on their almost sold out release party.