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Keeper Of The Flame Tour 2001
KOTF Tour Poster Netherlands 2001 03 March 2001  Vlissingen - Arsenaal Theater
04 March 2001  Sittard - Stadsschouwburg
06 March 2001  Leiden - Stadsgehoorzaal
07 March 2001  Groningen - De Oosterpoort
08 March 2001  Leeuwarden - Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie
11 March 2001  Kink FM Studio - 2 Meter Sessies
11 March 2001  Amsterdam - De Kleine Komedie
12 March 2001  Amsterdam - De Kleine Komedie
14 March 2001  Breda - Chassé Theater
15 March 2001  Maastricht - Theater Aan Het Vrijthof
16 March 2001  Eindhoven - Muziekcentrum Frits Philips
17 March 2001  Zaandam - Zaantheater
19 March 2001  Purmerend - Theater De Purmaryn
20 March 2001  Den Haag - Diligentia
21 March 2001  Zoetermeer - Stadstheater
22 March 2001  Kerkrade - Theater Kerkrade

Arsenaal Theater - Vlissingen
Saturday, 3 March 2001
Sunny Sailor Boy
Exploring The Blue
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Love Is A Monsoon
Natural Mystic
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Sanas
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Bad
Dancing Queen

Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock
I Need Love
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro / Black Is The Colour

Support Act: Guinan & Red
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Stadsschouwburg - Sittard
Sunday, 4 March 2001


Can't Help Falling In Love
Golden Feather
Exploring The Blue
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
Love Is A Monsoon
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Diamond Mountain
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Natural Mystic
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
Make You Feel My Love
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Bad
Dancing Queen

Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock
Ciara
I Need Love

Support Act: An Pierlé
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Stadsgehoorzaal - Leiden
Tuesday, 6 March 2001


Diamond Mountain
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Blackberry Time
Natural Mystic
Sunny Sailor Boy
Exploring The Blue
Rescue Mission
Can't Help Falling In Love
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Love Is A Monsoon
Make You Feel My Love
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Holy Ground
Ciara
The Fertile Rock

I Need Love
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro / Black Is The Colour

Setlist: Marijcke Dirks

NRC Handelsblad, Leiden - 7 March 2001

One Man Band which fascinates and moves

"My Family", Luka Bloom calls the three acoustic guitars that accompany him on his tour. The white one is called Judy, the black one Rudy, and the Spanish guitar is suitably called Carmen. With his Irish roots and gnarly countryside romanticism Bloom fits the classical image of a folksinger. On the other hand he is a one man band who takes full advantage of electric amplification, and who knew how to win a rock audience at Pinkpop for a repertoire which is not as traditional as it may seem. One of his finds is the way in which he turned L.L. Cool J's rap hit "I Need Love" into a kind of talking blues which even the biggest folk purist could not object to.

Luka Bloom is an excellent songwriter, who, on his recent album Keeper Of The Flame only performs other peoples' songs. "I got sick listening to my own moaning about broken hearts", he last night explained his setlist, which consisted of other peoples' songs for about 50 percent. Some were closely associated with his own tough man romanticism, like Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love" and Tim Hardin's "If I Were A Carpenter". Others were less obvious, like the daring "Natural Mystic" by Bob Marley. In a wispy and subtly sung "No Surprises" (Radiohead) Bloom as a one man cover band equalled the emotion of the original.

The two most noticeable tracks included on the CD, U2's "Bad" and Abba's "Dancing Queen" were not performed in Leiden. Instead he sang the comforting "Don't Be So Hard on Yourself" and the courtly ballad "Black is the Colour", a century old traditional, which makes for a great contrast with his rhythmic L.L. Cool J. rap. "It is ridiculous to get paid all this money for having this much fun", Bloom put his performance into perspective, a performance which did not need theatrical light effects in order to keep the audience's attention for an hour and a half.

Live Review by Jan Vollaard
Translated by Jolande Hibels


Sunday 11 March 2001 - Luka Bloom live on radio

2 Meter Sessies
2 METER@KINK with Jan Douwe Kroeske
12.00-15.00 Radio Kink FM

Big Al's room, Kink FM Studio, Amsterdam
Songs: If I Were A Carpenter, No Surprises, In Between Days

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De Kleine Komedie, Amsterdam
Luka Bloom - Live in Concert
(CD-recording)*

De Kleine Komedie Singers/songwriters prosper well at De Kleine Komedie. John Hiatt wanted to take the theatre with him so he could play in it "all around the world". And Luka Bloom, who has seen more doorsteps, decided to delay the recording of his new live-album, till there were days available at De Kleine Komedie. Who was there during one of his shows in 1999, understands. An unequalled enthusiast public drove an unequalled enthusiast singer to the tops of his capacties and the encores were longer than the proper concert. This is susceptible to repeat and in an ambience like that you would like to record a CD. Bloom is a completely honest folksinger and an executioner on the acoustic guitar, who after a successful intermezzo in the States returned to his Irish roots. In one way or an other his story songs sound better in the old world. And in De Kleine Komedie on their best of all.

De Kleine Komedie Programme, September 2000 - June 2001
translated by Marijcke Dirks


*Regarding this LIVE cd, I need to clarify the situation. Over the past years I've recorded a good few shows, and will continue to do so. When we booked the Kleine Komedie for the coming Dutch tour, I remarked to the Manager (of the theatre) that it would be a nice room to record in. I NEVER intended them to advertise a Live recording for the shows. I would never do that; as this would affect the atmosphere. The whole charm of the live show show is the spontaneous, the unexpected. I probably will record the Kleine Komedie; but I never intended it to be perceived as THE definitive show for a cd. I sincerely apologise to all of you who are practising your whistles, cheers, singalongs, heckles, in the hope that you will recognise yourself on my live cd! There will be many shows, and I have no idea which ones will give me the songs for a future live cd. I'm reluctant to do a live cd because the show is a bit sacred to me; it's an in-the-moment experience. But I'm always asked for one; and my resolve is weakening. Any way, I apologise for any misunderstanding; I'm sure it's all my fault...

27-12-2000 Luka Bloom's New Year message to the LukaList


De Kleine Komedie - Amsterdam
Sunday, 11 March 2001
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Can't Help Falling In Love
Exploring The Blue
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Diamond Mountain
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Natural Mystic
Sanas
Make You Feel My Love
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
Keeper Of The Flame
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Holy Ground
Ciara
The Fertile Rock

I Need Love
Dancing Queen
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro / Black Is The Colour

Support Act: Guinan & Red

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De Kleine Komedie - Amsterdam
Monday, 12 March 2001
Kleine Komedie Natural Mystic
Blackberry Time
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Love Is A Monsoon
Golden Feather
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro / Black Is The Colour
Make You Feel My Love
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
Keeper Of The Flame
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
Bad
In Between Days
Holy Ground
Ciara
The Fertile Rock

Just My Imagination
I Need Love
Dancing Queen

Delirious
True Blue

Support Act: Guinan & Red

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Chassé Theater - Breda
Wednesday, 14 March 2001
Sunny Sailor Boy
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Love Is A Monsoon
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Natural Mystic
Blackberry Time
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
Make You Feel My Love
Wishing On A Star
Keeper Of The Flame
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock

Bad
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro
Exploring The Blue
Dancing Queen
Breda 14-03-01
Support Act: An Pierlé
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Photos & Setlist: Karin Heesters
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Theater Aan Het Vrijthof - Maastricht
Thursday, 15 March 2001


Diamond Mountain
Natural Mystic
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpnter
No Surprises
In Between Days
The Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock

I Need Love
Dancing Queen
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Muziekcentrum Frits Philips - Eindhoven
Friday, 16 March 2001


Diamond Mountain
Natural Mystic
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
Golden Feather
Make You Feel My Love
Wishing On A Star
Keeper Of The Flame
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock

I Need Love
Dancing Queen
Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro
Exploring The Blue
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Zaantheater - Zaandam
Saturday, 17 March 2001


Diamond Mountain
Natural Mystic
Don't Be So Hard On Yourself
Ciara
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
I Need Love
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper of the Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
The Holy Ground
The Fertile Rock

Bad
Dancing Queen
Black is the Colour
Te Adoro
Exploring The Blue
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local guides
This month in Den Haag

Luka Bloom will perform live. The rich guitar and lively lyrics that distinguish this Irish musician, singer and songwriter can be heard on 20 March at the Diligentia. Luka Bloom concerts are typically filled with romantic and often joyful songs. His most renowned albums are Riverside (produced in New York) and The Acoustic Motorbike (produced in Dublin). Songs like the LL Cool J cover "I need Love" and hits such as "An Irishman in Chinatown" and "Delirious" will no doubt be heard at the performance.

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Diligentia - Den Haag
Tuesday, 20 March 2001


Sunny Sailor Boy
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
Golden Feather
Love Is A Monsoon
Diamond Mountain
Natural Mystic
Holy Ground
Ciara
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
The Fertile Rock

Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro
Exploring The Blue
I Need Love

Setlist: Jolande Hibels

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Stadstheater - Zoetermeer
Wednesday, 21 March 2001


Can't Help Falling In Love
Love Is A Monsoon
Golden Feather
Gone To Pablo
Rescue Mission
True Blue
Diamond Mountain
Silvery Moon
Natural Mystic
Holy Ground
Ciara
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Sunny Sailor Boy
You Couldn't Have Come At A Better Time
The Fertile Rock

Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro
Exploring The Blue

Setlist: Marijcke Dirks

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Theater Kerkrade - Kerkrade
Thursday, 22 March 2001


Exploring The Blue
Rescue Mission
Gone To Pablo
Golden Feather
True Blue
Diamond Mountain
Natural Mystic
Holy Ground
Ciara
Make You Feel My Love
Keeper Of The Flame
Wishing On A Star
I'm A Bogman
If I Were A Carpenter
No Surprises
In Between Days
Sunny Sailor Boy
I Need Love

Black Is The Colour
Te Adoro / Black Is The Colour
The Fertile Rock
Dancing Queen

Support Act: An Pierlé

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reviews, setlists, photos & tour poster!

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