01/07 2014: PICTURES

Thanks to Kenny Evans for these pictures from our concert at Kielerwoche.

20/06 2014: THE ROLLING CLONES GIGS

The Rolling Clones will play Madam Felle's, Bergen on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 of June. Both shows start at 22:30.

15/04 2014: MORE GIGS, OSLO AND DRAMMEN

Chris Thompson backed by Mads Eriksen Band will do a round of gigs in Norway in April and May after finishing a German tour in late March to promote Thompson new solo release "Toys And Dishes". Added to the list of shows are two shows at Olsen Bar, Oslo and Union Scene, Drammen. Here are a full list of gigs in Norway in April and May, including those earlier announced:

April 25: Olsen Bar, Oslo 
April 26: Olsen Bar, Oslo
May 2: Madam Felle's, Bergen (+ special guest Midge Ure)
May 3: Madam Felle's, Bergen (+ special guest Midge Ure)
May 23: Skarpnesholmen, Karmøy
May 24: Skarpnesholmen, Karmøy
May 30: Union Scene, Drammen

07/03 2014: WALKING ON SUNSHINE

seems highly unlikely in Bergen this weekend, as they are expecting 100mm of rain on the Friday alone, but never the less: at Madam Felle Katrina Leskanich (ex-Katrina and the Waves) and Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew) will follow up last years successful concerts on March 7 and 8, starting at 22.30 both nights. Mads will play guitar on Katrina's set (Nick brings his own guitarist Gareth Mouldon).

Frank Hovland (bass), Gunnar Bjelland (keys) and Zsolt Meszaros (drums) will be backing both artists.

23/02 2014: 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING SHOWS

MIDGE URE GUEST STAR ON CHRIS THOMPSON/MADS ERIKSEN 10TH ANNIVERSARY SPRING SHOWS AT MADAM FELLE!
 
Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band plays at Madam Felle's in Bergen on May 2 and 3, and true to traditon they have a guest on the show. We are proud to announce that frontman of the legendary Britsh band Ultravox, the great Midge Ure, will join in on the shows this year that mark the 10th anniversary for CT/MEB annual spring gigs at the club.
 
Midge Ure is also known for his cooporation with other big acts, most notably Thin Lizzy. He is highly respected for his charity work, which involves co-organising the Band Aid and Live Aid events, and is ambassador for Save The Children.
 
Earlier guest have been Leo Sayer, Fish (ex-Marillion), Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves), Nick Van Eede (Cutting Crew), Torstein Flakne (Stage Dolls) and Bård Ose (journalist and singer).

03/01 2014: GIGS FOR 2014

Concerts for 2014: Chris Thompson with Mads Eriksen Band German tour and summer festival dates), The Rolling Clones, Nick van Eede and Karina Leskanich.
 
11/01/14: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band (hereafter CT/MEB ), Private show, Bergen NOR, not open to public
17/01/14: The Rolling Clones, Madam Felle's, Bergen NOR
18/01/14: The Rolling Clones, Madam Felle's, Bergen NOR
08/02/14: CT/MEB, Private Show, Bergen
 
German tour dates
 
20/03/14: CT/MEB at Fabrik, Bruchsal, GER
21/03/14: CT/MEB at Z7, Pratteln, SWITZERLAND
22/03/14: CT/MEB at Dieselstrasse, Esslingen, GER
26/03/14: CT/MEB at Lindenbrauerei, Unna, GER
27/03/14: CT/MEB at Kubana, Siegburg, GER
28/03/14: CT/MEB at Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, GER
20/04/14: CT/MEB at Baldenauhalle, Morbach, GER
 
23/05/14: CT/MEB at Kvartnesholmen, Karmøy, NOR
24/05/14: CT/MEB at Kvartnesholmen, Karmøy, NOR
05/06/14: CT/MEB at Kulturwerk, Wissen, GER
27/06/14: CT/MEB at Kielerwoche, Kiel, GER
24/08/14: CT/MEB at Bree Classic Rock Festival, Bree, Belgium
 
There are quite a few shows that are not confirmed yet - we'll bring you the facts when they are "in the can".

24/12 2013: HAPPY CHRISTMAS!

01/08 2013: A BUNCH OF NEW GIGS

August 3: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Saarspektakel, Saarbrucken (GER)
August 25: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band at Bree Classic Rock Festival, Bree (BELGIUM)
September 19 and 24: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Corporate shows (not open to public) Fredrikstad (NOR)
September 20: The Rolling Clones: Lokst Utøve Blues Festival, Odda (NOR)
September 21: The Rolling Clones: Lysefjorden (close to Bergen) (NOR)
September 28: The Rolling Clones: Rick's, Bergen (NOR)
October 4: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Madam Felle's, Bergen (NOR)
November 1: Mads Eriksen Band: Corporate show in Bergen (not open to public) (NOR)
December 5: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Olsen Bar, Oslo (NOR)
December 6 and 7: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Buddy's, Drammen (NOR)
December 21: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Stadthalle, Bendorf (GER)
December 22: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band: Rockfabrik, Nuernberg (GER)

18/06 2013: BIELSTEIN SHOW, GERMANY

Below are some press clips from Saturdays June 15th show at Bielstein Brauerifest where Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band played in front of 1800 people. You can find photos from the show on Mads' Facebook page.

- Bielstein website
- Oberberg newspaper
- Oberbergische Volkszeitung
- Anzeigen-Echo

09/06 2013: ROCKESOMMER

Mads and fellow bandmembers Frank Hovland and Gunnar Bjelland will be among the instructors at the "Rockesommer i Valdres", a learning camp for young aspiring musicians. It runs from Monday June 24 until Thursday June 27. For more info, check out www.rockesommer.no

08/06 2013: GIGS

THE ROLLING CLONES:

June 7:
The Rolling Clones will join ranks with several Bergen bands at the Garage rock club to mark the 50th anniversary of The Rolling Stones first record release.

June 22:
The Rolling Clones will play at Rick's, Bergen.

CHRIS THOMPSON/MADS ERIKSEN BAND:

August 25:
Classic Rock Festival in Bree, Belgium. Also on the bill are Uriah Heep, Nazareth and Albert Hammond.

09/05 2013: MADAM FELLE THIS WEEKEND

BÅRD OSE GUEST AT THIS WEEKEND'S MADAM FELLE SHOWS

Acclaimed music journalist and singer Bård Ose will be the guest at this years shows at Madam Felle's, Bergen with Chris Thompson and Mads Eriksen Band. In addition to join in on some songs, he will be the host of the evening and have an opening which probably will include an interview with Chris.

Bård Ose is famous from a series of radio shows on NRK, the most popular one might be "P.I.L.S" where he together with Finn Tokvam delivers a humerous program that includes music and band anecdotes and funfacts. He has also written books on The Beatles and The Rolling Stones - the latter has drawn praise from Mick Jagger himself. But most important of all, of course - he's in The Rolling Clones together with Mads.

26/03 2013: SKÅNEVIK BLUES FESTIVAL

CHRIS THOMPSON/MADS ERIKSEN AT SKÅNEVIK BLUES FESTIVAL - HEADLINER ON THURSDAY JULY 4 SHOW

Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band will be back at Skånevik Blues Festival (NOR) this year - hardly a surprise, last years performance in front of an audience of around 1500 people was largely succesful. The Skånevik Blues Festival is one of the biggest of it's kind in Norway - over the years artists like ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Gary Moore, Journey and Foreigner have visited the festival. We will bring details of more festivals this summer and touring plans for the fall very soon.

25/02 2013: WORKSHOP

NEW WORKSHOP WITH STEFAN GROSSMAN IN BERGEN - CONCERT WITH GROSSMAN AND MADS AT MADAM FELLE'S

Mads Eriksen's Guitar School proudly announces that they for the third time will organise a workshop with the legendary Stefan Grossman, one of the worlds foremost exponents of the acoustic guitar. Grossman will share his wisdom on two consecutive days, Friday the 12 and Saturday the 13th of April. On Thursday April 11 Grossman and Mads will give a concert at Bergen's Madam Felle's. Stefan Grossman has worked with a lot of the biggest name in pop and rock history, and is also a highly celebrated teacher who has released numerous tutorial books and videos. He specialises in fingerpicking blues, rags and other forms of traditional American music. Grossman is also known for his long collaboration with another legendary player, John Renbourne, who was co-instructor at the workshop in Bergen in 2010. Want to join in at the workshop? Contact us at mads@madseriksen.com

05/02 2013: NEW GIG

June 15: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band at Brauereifest Open Air, Bielstein (GER)

29/01 2013: GIGS

NEW DATES CHRIS THOMPSON/MADS ERIKSEN BAND IN GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND NORWAY

These are the dates so far:

February 15: Corporate show, Germany (closed to public)
April 30: Lions Club Circus Festival, Hürth (GER)
May 2: Colosaal, Aschaffenburg (GER)
May 3: Kulturamafestival, Neckarwestheim (GER)
May 5: Pratteln Z7, Basel (Switzerland)
May 10/11: Madam Felle's, Bergen (NOR)

It is highly likely that more shows will come upn in this period, we'll bring you the details as soon as we have the.

28/01 2013: 30 YEARS AND COUNTING

Inspired by the highly succesful 30th anniversary shows at Bergen club Madam Felle's in December where they broke the attendence record on the Saturday 15 show, The Rolling Clones are booked for another two shows on April 5 and 6. So all of you hundreds of people who had to go home in disappointment after being turned away from the two sold-out shows before Christmas, grab the opportunity!

23/01 2013: PICTURE

A picture from Madam Felle's last weekend where Mads Eriksen Band and horn players Tancred (trumpet) and Håvard (sax) backed Katrina Leskanich for two nights. Also on the bill were Nick van Eede (Cutting Crew) and guitarist Gareth Moulton.

11/01 2013: GUESTS

Mads Eriksen Band will be backing Katrina Leskanich (ex-lead singer with Katrina And The Waves) and Cutting Crew lead singer Nick Van Eede on two shows at Madam Felle's, Bergen, on Friday 18 and Saturday 19th of January.

The shows will start at 22.30.

31/12 2012: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Hi All,
 
2012 is coming to an end and it's time once again to say a big thank you to everyone who has listened to my music. come to our concerts and posted kind comments. This year has been packed with great events - the tour in Germany in October with Chris Thompson, during which I celebrated my 50th birthday, leaps to mind - all the gigs felt great and the audience were fantastic. A special thank you to Michael and Stepanie from Reil who came to several shows and gave me a really wonderful photo album that they had made with pictures from all our shows in the area over the years.
 
I'm looking very much forward coming back to Germany, there's some confirmed dates already and there might be another in April/May - details will follow.
 
I want to thank all my playing buddies: Chris, Frank, Gunnar, Zsolt, Steinar, Hungry John, Bøggen, Bård, Beinet, Pytten, Ronny, Hans Petter, Mykle,  ,my friend and manager Stig Nedreberg, Joe and Michael (German management), everybody in N3 and Fuzz Faces.  Thanks also to all my students and my nice colleagues at Voss Gymnas, where I started teaching guitar this fall.
 
All the best to all other friends and to my family.
 
See y'all soon,
 
Mads

23/12 2012: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Merry Christmas to all of you! For inspiration and entertainment, we provide you with a little gem; an interpretation of a Pink Floyd classic;-)

06/12 2012: ROLLING CLONES CELEBRATION

THE ROLLING CLONES CELEBRATE THEIR 30TH ANNIVERSARY AT MADAM FELLE'S DECEMBER 14 AND 15
 
The Rolling Clones made their first appearance on June 5 1982 when they staged a pre-party to the Rolling Stones concerts in Gothenburg, Sweden, that took place two weeks later.
They take pride in being a tribute band  from before the term even excisted.
 
The Rolling Clones' lineup development has been remarkably similar to that of their mentors - from the original band the singer (Bård Ose), guitarist (Mads) and drummer (Erik "Bøggen" Bergesen) are still there, whereas Pytten (bass) and Beinet (guitar) have joined later.
 
We think this will be a hilarious Christmas party and maybe some kind of substitute for everyone who couldn't get tickets to the Stones' shows in London in November. The tickets are a little bit cheaper to...
 

12/11 2012: GIG

Mads Eriksen Band plays at Madam Felle's on Saturday November 24.

04/11 2012: PICTURES FROM GERMANY

Joe Cassela sent us some nice photos from the German tour, enjoy!


(Photo: Joe Cassella)


(Photo: Joe Cassella)


(Photo: Joe Cassella)

31/10 2012: A MESSAGE FROM MADS

Hi all,
 
just came back from a great tour with Chris Thompson in Germany. This tour is probably the most enjoyable I've ever done, all the shows went great and everything went smoothly. The audiences were wonderful everywhere, and it is amazing to see quite a lot of people turning up to see us numerous times. Our friend Heiko, for instance, came to 7 shows!! I feel really fortunate to work with such hard-working, dedicated and talented guys as Chris, Frank, Gunnar and Zsolt (the band) and the people we have with us: Joe, Michael, Andreas, Matthias and Graeme.
 
A personal highlight for me was the concert in Buchholz on my big 5-0 birthday, when the whole audience sang Happy Birthday for me during the encores. I also had some really good days off in Berlin in the middle of the tour and my wife Mona came down and we were real tourists - long walks, museum-visiting and sightseeing uinterrupted by sound-checks!
 
Thanks to all the nice people who came to our shows, we'll love to come back soon! Things are looking good for the next year, gigs are starting to come in and there might be another tour in April/May. Hope to have more details soon.
 
Thanks also to everybody who has posted birthday greetings on my Facebook-site, I really appreciate it.
 
All the best,
 
Mads

- Review from the gig in Siegburg (Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger)
- Photos from the gig in Siegburg (Thanks to Mathias Pack!)

02/10 2012: OCTOBER, UPDATED GIG LIST

The list for the October gigs in Germany has been updated, see CONCERTS for details.

17/09 2012: NEW GIG

Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band plays at Sandnes Brygge, Sandnes, Norway, Friday September 21.

08/08 2012: NEW GIGS

Aug 10: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Terras Bilsen 2012, Bilzen, Belgium
October 6: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band at Masters of Rock, Schwabenhalle Augsburg, GER

28/06 2012: GIGS

Mads Eriksen Band plays at Låvinn, Brennabu, Valdres, June 28.

14/05 2012: MORE GIGS

CHRIS THOMPSON/MADS ERIKSEN BAND AT SKÅNEVIK BLUES FESTIVAL

Chris Thompson will perform with Mads Eriksen Band at the Skånevik Blues Festival on July 7. The Skånevik Festival is one of the biggest of it's kind in Norway, and over the last couple of years artists and bands like ZZ Top, Johnny Winter, Gary Moore, Foreigner and Alice Cooper have played there. 

Other artists this year include Thin Lizzy and Beth Hart.
There is a couple of other gigs as well:

May 19: Chris Thompson/MEB at Europa Park, Rust (GER)
June 9: Chris Thompson/MEB at Idstein (near Frankfurt), Germany
June 30: Chris Thompson/MEB at Storefjell, Gol (NOR)
July 7: Chris Thompson/MEB at Skånevik Blues Festival, Skånevik (NOR)

12/03 2012: GIGS

MADAM FELLE GIGS MOVED; GERMAN DATES COMING IN

The annual gigs with Chris Thompson and Mads Eriksen Band at Madam Felle's in Bergen had to be moved from May 4/5 as announced earlier, to June 1 and 2.

Quite a few German gigs are confirmed up until late October - it means that Mads can stop worrying  about how to celebrate his birthday this year, it will be business as usual with Chris and the boys on stage at the Empore in the charming city of Buchholz.

The Rolling Clones, who will celebrate their 30th anniversay this year, are booked in at Madam Felle's on March 23 and 24.
 
Here are the Chris Thompson/MEB gigs confirmed so far:

October 6: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band at Masters of Rock, Schwabenhalle, Augsburg (GER)
October 11: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Postbahnhof, Berlin (GER)
October 12: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Empore, Buchholz (GER)
October 13: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Resort Mark Brandenburg, Neurupin (GER)
October 18: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Kolpinghaus, Bensheim (GER)
October 19: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Kubana, Siegburg (GER)
October 20: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Stadthalle, Herborn (GER)
October 21: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Fabrik, Bruchsal (GER)
October 23: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Haus des Bürgers, Ramstein (GER)
October 25: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Saalbau, Schwäbisch Hall (GER)
October 26: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Carré, Tübingen (GER)
October 27: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Gemeindehalle, Winterlingen (GER)

11/03 2012: BUYING/DOWNLOADING MUSIC

Just a reminder; Mads' music is available on amazon.com, iTunes and Spotify. If you prefer CD's you can get them at cdon.com, (EU) or email: hg@musikkoperatorene.no (outside EU).

03/02 2012: DESTROYER ON VIDEO!

Here is a brand new video of Destroyer, the opening track from Mads' critically acclaimed album "Just What The World Needs". The video is filmed and produced by Audun Hasti.

01/02 2012: NEW GIGS

February 10/11 : The Rolling Clones, Rick's, Bergen (N)

March 14: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Olsen Bar og Restaurant, Oslo (N)
March 15: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Nøtterøy Kulturhus (N)
March 16/17: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Buddy's, Drammen (N)

May 4/5: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Madam Felle's, Bergen (N)

September 1: Chris Thompson/Mads Eriksen Band, Marokkofestivalen, Kristiansund (N)

Look out for details on German tours in April and October with CT/MEB!!

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