Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Tour Dates

MMEB are very sorry about the necessity of postponing gigs in light of recent Coronavirus restrictions. Any news of changed dates will, of course, be posted here as we get news from the band's agent, Alec. Alec and local promoters are working hard to reschedule everything but the most important thing is to keep everyone safe. Wishing everyone well.

Tour Dates 2021

Date Venue City
05 Aug Tivoli Helsingborg
06 Aug Amager Bio Copenhagen

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This week in 1978, the Earth Band’s 8th studio album, ‘Watch’, was released as the follow up to the hugely successful ‘Roaring Silence’. 'Watch' was heavily promoted by at the time of its releases, including being the subject of a flyposting campaign.

The promotion was kicked off when the LP was extensively advertised at the Chelsea versus Manchester United football match. Record dealers were supplied with large full colour posters, shop displays and other points of sale material including a promotional video.

A special promotion cassette was also sent out to key media people, and there was advertising in some newspapers and magazines as Time Out, The Sunday Times and Private Eye.

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This week in 1978, the Earth Band’s 8th studio album, ‘Watch’, was released as the follow up to the hugely successful ‘Roaring Silence’.  Watch was heavily promoted by at the time of its releases, including being the subject of a flyposting campaign.  

The promotion was kicked off when the LP was extensively advertised at the Chelsea versus Manchester United football match.  Record dealers were supplied with large full colour posters, shop displays and other points of sale material including a promotional video.  

A special promotion cassette was also sent out to key media people, and there was advertising in some newspapers and magazines as Time Out, The Sunday Times and Private Eye.

#progressiverock #progressiverockcommunity #progressiverockband #70smusic #70srock #seventiesrock #manfredmannsearthband #mmeb #manfredmann

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After so many years I am still hugely impressed by this album. It was the first Manfred Mann LP that I listened to. Not the last, of course.

One of my all time favourite albums. Don´t think that there was one single school party until the end of my time at school that didn´t at least include playing the entire flip side. I love the whole album since it came out, have bought it several times (the last time being a remastered vinyl last year). Saw MMEB twice in 2019 and still want more so please stay healthy and come back to the Hamburg area as soon as possible. :-) <3

Manfred Mann's Earth Band die "Watch" war meine dritte LP in meinem Besitz, nach Queen „Bicycle Race“ und Status Quo - "Whatever You Want". Das Queen Cover mit 65 splitterfasernackte Damen auf dem Rennrad die durch das Wimbledon-Stadion fahren, kam bei meiner Mutter nicht so gut an. Oh, wie lang ist das schon her!

I like their album artwork too!

Très bon album !

J'ai le 33 tours d'origine. Un pur délice

Its a part og me :)

Un des meilleurs albums du Mann

Tengo el vinilo nacional original, tuve un programa radial de música que se llamaba para donde vas? Y la tapa de este disco era el logo del programa, gran disco...

A beautiful album.

One of my favorite albums in any genre of music, a fucking masterpiece!

Utterly flawless from start to end

Always loved this band. I took this when they opened for Uriah Heep in 1974 on the Solar Fire tour.

First MMEB gig was on the Watch promo tour live at the Fairfield Halls Croydon. Became a big fan of Dave Flett and his fantastic guitar playing, and as for Manfreds note-bending keyboard skills - absolutely second to none !

This is, in my personal opinion, a spectacular album!! I went thru a period of time where this album and 1 other were the only ones in my car for most of a year. And I NEVER get tired of it!!

This is where it started for me. This record changed my life. I love the Moog sound that is on that record. I love this band!!

Well, none of the public relations work reached me. I just „stumbled“ over it on the radio... it was love on the first sight. To me, this album is some kind of an evergreen. It still sounds fresh, and I still love it in the same way as in my teenage years. It’s a gift for a lifetime. So: just thank you for making it!

One day I'll make it out to California See if it's what it seems I've been there many times before But only in my dreams

The Beard (1978) is a short, surreal animated film, directed by Ian Emes and based on an idea and illustrations by Peter Till. The shaving man (voiced by William Rushton) finds his beard taking on a life of its own. Manfred used the film as part of the Earth Band live set as one of a number of animations used on a back projected screen. These appeared on tours in the late seventies/ early 80's. The Beard was specifically used during Martha's Madman. vimeo.com/282174981?fbclid=IwAR26i92Fz2mxPKpjsgxutpq3n2VXZvlb6d1Y78PF1SWaZvJHxjsXOJPWj1s

One of the greatest inspirations of my musical youth. I learned all the synth solos, sometimes even now, 40 years later, identifying a phrase here and there probably Manfredian in its origins. "Chicago Institute" was the very first MMEB song I heard, and still a favourite. Even took the liberty of writing a Swedish "translation/pastiche" for it, about the Big Brother of our time - namely Facebook.

Great piece of work,from Circle to the end...Masterpiece!!!!

The virtuoso playing of all musicians without exception - dizzying guitar solos and cosmic sound of synthesizers, catchy melodies after the first listen, lyrical, sometimes sad, and sometimes ironic lyrics-this is what this album consists of. The vocals are surprisingly emotional, beautiful, instantly sinking into the soul. Such voices are very rare in rock music. I think this album is one of the best in rock music.

Great album. You'll not see nothing Like a mighty queen

Ah...Davy's on the road again

This was just a brilliant time of good music !👍👍

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Happy Birthday to John Lingwood. John joined the Earth Band for the Angel Station tour in 1979, replacing Geoff Britton who had recorded the album, but was unable to tour due to recurring bouts of glandular fever. John was a member of the band from 1979 to 1988 appearing on 'Chance', 'Somewhere in Afrika', 'Budapest', 'Criminal Tango' and 'Masque'.

During any down-time with Manfred, John continued studio work and tours with other artists. In 2016 he returned to the Earth Band, replacing Jimmy Copley who had left due to illness. John remains with Manfred Mann's Earth Band to the present day.

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Happy Birthday to John Lingwood. John joined the Earth Band for the Angel Station tour in 1979, replacing Geoff Britton who had recorded the album, but was unable to tour due to recurring bouts of glandular fever. John was a member of the band from 1979 to 1988 appearing on Chance, Somewhere in Afrika, Budapest, Criminal Tango and Masque.  

During any down-time with Manfred, John continued studio work and tours with other artists. In 2016 he returned to the Earth Band, replacing Jimmy Copley who had left due to illness. John remains with Manfred Manns Earth Band to the present day.

#classicrock #progressiverock #progressiverockcommunity #progressiverockband #80smusic #80srock #eightiesrock #manfredmannsearthband #mmeb #manfredmann

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Happy Birthday John. Have a great day. 😎👍🎂

Happy birthday,saw you playing with company of snakes

Happy birthday, John! See you soon on the road!

Happy Birthday, John! Best wishes and I hope, you have a very fine day! 🎁🎂🎉🍀🎶🤗

Happy Birthday Great Drummer 🥁

Belated birthday wishes John - hope all's well!

Happy birthday, i love Manfred man s earthband🎸🎂🎶❤️

Happy Birthday, John !

LOVE ANGEL STATION.!!!!

Happy birthday !!

When I first looked at the picture, it seemed to me that Richie Blackmore was sitting behind the drums )))

🍀✌️❤️

Happy Birthday John.

Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎉

All the best John ❤️ , hope to see you and all MMEB on stage soon 🎼🎤🎹

big time.

Divine music

❤🍰💐

Happy Birtday

Ryan Bakels.

The Mighty "ME"....(lol)

Happy Birthday John Lingwood! 🙂

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On this day in 2018, Manfred discussed the unintended and controversial lyrics for his version of ‘Blinded by The Light’ with Louder Sound:

“Suddenly I had the American record label on the phone saying: ‘We can’t get radio stations in the southern bible belt to play the record because everyone thinks you’re singing about a vaginal douche’.”

Somehow ‘Cut loose like a deuce’ became ‘Wrapped up like a deuce’. Worse still, that line sounded more like ‘Wrapped up like a douche.’ Manfred blames the azimuth on the tape machine [something to do with the angle of the tape head on the tape], and does a convincing Alan Partridge impression as he wraps his facial muscles around the words ‘deuce’, ‘douche’ and ‘dooce’ – which is what they finally managed to get it back to after more fiddling about with the tape.

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On this day in 2018, Manfred discussed the unintended and controversial lyrics for his version of ‘Blinded by The Light’ with Louder Sound:

“Suddenly I had the American record label on the phone saying: ‘We can’t get radio stations in the southern bible belt to play the record because everyone thinks you’re singing about a vaginal douche’.”

Somehow ‘Cut loose like a deuce’ became ‘Wrapped up like a deuce’. Worse still, that line sounded more like ‘Wrapped up like a douche.’ Manfred blames the azimuth on the tape machine [something to do with the angle of the tape head on the tape], and does a convincing Alan Partridge impression as he wraps his facial muscles around the words ‘deuce’, ‘douche’ and ‘dooce’ – which is what they finally managed to get it back to after more fiddling about with the tape.

#progressiverock #progressiverockcommunity #progressiverockband #70smusic #70srock #seventiesrock #manfredmannsearthband #mmeb #manfredmann

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Классная группа ! Что с ней сейчас ?

おれはボスのオリジナルよりこっちのバージョンの方が好き。

Basta musik🥰

Torsten Merscher das war die Zeit..

.........

Key cut - the mechanical royalties from this kept Bruce financially afloat during a difficult time - his lawsuit with his first manager, when he was barred from the studio, right after "Born to Run" came out.

It was fixed?? I remember one of my fraternity brothers coming home with the single, saying, "There's a song on the radio that says the word 'douche'!". "No, there isn't!". And then he played it. Sure didn't "fixed" to us! I'm convinced that it's one reason that the tune was a #1 hit - the other being that the Earth Band version is incredibly catchy, thanks to Manfred's keyboard hook.

In his autobiography Springsteen didn't mention MMEB taking it to # 1, when in reality the royalties must have contributed to him staying afloat during his financially extremely lean early years when his first two albums flopped and the label was on the verge of dropping him.

Roaring Silence

Sorry but I heard douche the first time I heard the song as a young kid. I had no clue what a douche was for many years but didn't care because it is an amazing tune. When I found out from KLOS 95.5 that in fact it was a verse.. revved up like a duece as in a Hotrod., I finally got closure because after I found out what a douche was I kinda heard the song as background noise from that point on, that is until I got over it and sung out like I did as a youth... wrapped up like a douche! Another roamer in the light! Love you guys. Thank you!

It always sounded like 'Wrapped up like a Deuce' to me.. though it was easy to hear douche..

Bruce Springsteen said in vh1-storytellers, as far as I remember, something like: “Maybe that’s what made it sky rocket into the charts....”

Its a great song but i have no idea what the words mean

I always heard, Wrapped up like a douche and the runner in the night?? I know, it was the 70's!! I had no clue what in the heck they were talking about!

Bruce's fault.

There are a lot of Nonsense lyrics in Rock and Roll, as long as they rhyme right!

nothin' like covering a song, from Bruce Springsteen. . .! ;)

Ha,ha! The words to many songs have different meanings depending upon what's going on in different people's lives! In the winter of '77, I was traveling back up to northern Indiana from FLorida on the interstate. Re-entering I-75 somewhere north of Atlanta... I encountered a hitchhiker standing on the on-ramp - he was bundled heavily to protect from the freezing weather... as my headlights hit him. This song was playing on the radio.

I remember BBTL on radio here in New Zealand didnt realise Chris lived here untill 2018 🇳🇿 still listen to it once a week

Great line up Roaring silence and Watch classic albums 🤘🏻❤️

Maybe if you made it country wise. With banjo ☺️ Love your version.

I loved this track

There's even a strip about the original text version being confusing 😁

nice like chris thompson on vocals

Best version of that song.

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