Kesha to take on Gossip in ski season openings battle

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American pop sensation Kesha is set to hit the stage at a top Styrian ski resort this winter.The chart-topping singer will perform in Schladming – one of the most popular winter sporting destinations in the Austrian Alps – on 4 December to officially kickoff the season.Schladming tourism bosses have said US pop band One Republic […]

Skunk Anansie roll into Vienna

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Skunk Anansie will perform in Vienna next year, it was announced today (Fri).Online music and events platform Britishrock.cc has revealed that the English alternative rock band – fronted by charismatic singer Skin – will hit the stage at the Gasometer concert hall on 18 February.Skunk Anansie are one of the most successful Brit rock acts […]

Joe Cocker to rock Austria

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Famed rock singer Joe Cocker will perform in Vienna in November, it was confirmed today (Fri).The 66-year-old Sheffield-born star is set to hit the stage at the city’s 12,000-capacity Stadthalle on 17 November, according to Britishrock.cc.Cocker rose to fame in the 1960s and has toured and released albums ever since. “With a little help from […]

Aura Dione extra dates revealed

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Two more concert dates for Aura Dione have been announced.It was made public earlier this year that the Danish pop sensation will co-headline the 27th Donauinselfest Vienna set to take place between 25 and 27 June and be the top act at this year’s Stadtfest Linz festival on 20 August.Now bosses at Viennese WUK club […]

David Garrett to perform in Austria

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David Garrett will give a concert in Vienna this November.Britishrock.cc reports today (Tues) that the German-American violinist is set to perform in the Stadthalle on 22 November.Garrett, 28, has been praised for introducing many young people to classical music with his fresh approach to traditional works.It emerged yesterday that pop star Sting will also come […]

Stereophonics lined up for Vienna gig

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Welsh rockers Stereophonics will perform in Vienna this summer, it was announced today (Fri).Music news website Britishrock.cc reports that the award-winning four-member band are lined up for a performance at the Arena on 6 July.The gig could be the band’s only show in the country this year as they will perform at several European festivals […]

Supertramp to rock Vienna

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Progressive rock icons Supertramp will perform in Vienna as part of their Greatest Hits Tour, it has been announced today (Thurs).Britishrock.cc reports that the British band, which was founded in 1969, are set to rock the Stadthalle Vienna on 8 September.The band, who celebrated worldwide hits with songs such as “The Logical Song”, “Breakfast in […]

Alter Bridge November gigs announced

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Alter Bridge will give two concerts in Austria this November, according to a Britishrock.cc report from today (Thurs).The online music newspaper reports that the American rock band will perform at Vienna’s Gasometer on 22 November before playing the Posthof in Linz five days later.No Austrian summer festival appearances of the band – which is made […]

Chilean guilty of 56 break-ins in two months

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A 28-year-old Chilean man broke into at least 56 apartments in Vienna-Donaustadt and Vienna-Floridsdorf between November 2009 and January 2010, police said today (Fri).Police arrested Humberto A. on 12 January after a passerby saw him enter an apartment from its balcony and called them.Police said the break-ins had resulted in damage amounting to 300,000 Euros.

Pole gets three years for rape and robberies

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A criminal court in Krems, Lower Austria, today (Thurs) sentenced a Polish man to three years in prison for the rape of a 66-year-old woman and several robberies.It emerged in court that the 42-year old Pole had confessed after his arrest in Lower Austria’s Waldviertel area in November 2009.Judge Andrea Hüttl ordered the unemployed defendant […]