Welcome to kaizers.konzertjunkie.com! This fansite keeps you updated on all current information about the band Kaizers Orchestra. You can find the latest news, translated news bits and articles, tour dates, and tour reports. Plus all the background information a fan wants to know, of course... so enjoy!

At a glance: What is going on in the Kaizers universe right now?

Kaizers Orchestra are history. On September 14, 2013, they played their last concert. Currently there are no plans about if and when they will be back. The band members expect a break for "many years", and they don't know if and - if yes - how they will continue after that break.

Violeta musical: Janove and Geir are currently working on a new Kaizers musical, together with playwright Christian Siméon, director Ladislas Chollat, and Michael Gregorio, a well-known French actor who will play the role of the devil. Everything is a work in progress and details haven't been finalized, but the ambitious goal is a big-time show in Paris in the fall of 2019!

What else ...? Most Kaizers have their own long- and short-term projects going on. The most visible are Janove's solo activities (so far, he has released two albums and is touring quite a bit) and Terje's band Skambankt (check out skambankt.konzertjunkie.com for all updates about them).
2021/10/01
Almost a year without an update here! Let's just blame it on Corona and not on my laziness, okay ...? =;-)

But well, no time to waste, let's summarize all the current news now!
  • This year in September, "Ompa til du dør" celebrated its 20th (!!) anniversary. And to give that the well-deserved celebration with all pomp and circumstance, Kaizers released a remastered version of the album, both digitally and in three different vinyl versions. The vinyls are (or rather, were ... ) available for sale here, together with a variety of "retro" merch.

    But what does "remastered" mean, really? Kaizers Orchestra explain it like this on Facebook:
    It's a real difference. The original release feels so compressed that the music almost implodes, for example, in the transition to the choruses. With the new mastering, the music rather explodes, in the way that was always our intention. It's a lot more open, has much more energy, sounds louder and has more dynamics. Suddenly, the record brings back a lot of the live energy and tension that we were known for at concerts. We can only recommend all Kaizer fans to check out this remastered version.
  • With this re-release, it seems Kaizers are waking up a tiny little bit from their hibernation - no clue if there is more to it or not, but as of late, there is a new official Kaizers channel on YouTube, and kaizers.no has suddenly made a resurgence as well, in a new and fancy design.

    Do I smell an oil barrel here?

  • Less official, but probably still interesting to most fans, is that there is a plan for a book about the "Ompa til du dør" record. It hasn't been written yet, but the crowdfunding project looks promising!

  • And last but not least, Janove has released another solo album! In contrast to "Barrikadeballader", Janove recorded "Det sorte karneval" together with his band, and this is also how he will present it live in October and November.

    And thanks to Tyler Herrmann (archduketyler), you can now check out the lyrics and translations of the songs! Tyler actually typed out the lyrics from Janove's background videos and translated them into English. A huge THANK YOU for that!
So ... what else did I forget now? =;-)


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Have you checked out the lyrics and translations of Janove's new album "Det sorte karneval"? Thanks so much to? https://t.co/eWP3sja3Yw
Oct 8
@Squai82 @eivindbr Any idea?
Oct 1
There've been quite a few news around Kaizers lately (and I haven't been the best at remembering to tweet them), so? https://t.co/NFRKA8O6gT
Oct 1
@archduketyler Absolutely, that's awesome! ? Please send them over (contact form & address is on the website).
Sep 16
20 years since the release of Ompa til du dør - and eight years today since the "Last Dance"! We're waiting! ? Pic? https://t.co/12exRPXiWT
Sep 14
RT @joachimaols: Abba er tilbake, nå er det deres tur, Kaizers.
Sep 4
RT @lyktestolpe: I anledning jubileumet til Ompa til du Dør kan jeg jo tips om botten jeg lagde for noen år tilbake @OmpaForAlltid.? https://t.co/hyl25Agksi
Sep 1
Happy 20th birthday to Kaizers Orchestra's debut album "Ompa til du dør"! #kaizers Og alt me har er minner ... https://t.co/A5w5BG6Vfl
Sep 1
@archduketyler Jeg venter faktisk selv på at tekstene blir lagt ut på https://t.co/3rm0swN1Ry ... :-/
Aug 18
"Janoves tekstunivers er både spesielt og sært, men det er ikke noe must å forstå titler som «En rik brønn som lyge? https://t.co/X92UoVYLCS
Aug 14
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