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 trilogy: The trilogy "Violeta Violeta - a romantic tragedy by Kaizers Orchestra" was completed with the release of Vol. III. In December 2013, a vinyl box containing all three LPs, a single with two additional songs, and a photo book was released. Story and lyrics ...

"Siste Dans" DVD: On September 14, 2014, Kaizers Orchestra released a DVD and BluRay of the last Kaizers concert, which took place on September 14, 2013, in Stavanger. As a bonus, the DVD contains the TV Vest documentary series "Siste Dans". The DVD/BluRay is available through kaizers.no and Norwegian record shops.

Accidental Rock Star: On March 13, 2015, the documentary "Den tilfeldige rockestjerne" (The accidental rock star) premiered in Norwegian cinemas. You can watch the movie online on Vimeo or buy the DVD (here if you live abroad, here if you live in Norway). The film focusses on Helge "Omen" Kaizer - the rock star who never really wanted to become a rock star but ended up in the band by accident. Information | Website | Trailer
2017/02/12
It's out! Janove's solo album "Artisten & Marlene" was released on Friday. It's available on all the usual streaming platforms and of course available as CD and LP as well (for example, from cdon.com, Platekompaniet, BigDipper, and thegarden.no). You can find the lyrics on Janove's website and of course here - the remaining translations will be added as soon as possible.

Of course, there was quite a bit of media coverage in Norway around the release. Here's an overview (which will probably be updated the next couple of days; (+) indicates a pay wall):

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2017/01/29
The release date of "Artisten & Marlene" is approaching fast, and I thought that we all want to know a bit more about the album, right? So here you go! Here's a short email interview with Janove for you - enjoy!

I also got two small updates for you: I've added the newest concerts and festivals to the tour list, so that should be pretty much up-to-date. One date that is not in the list but that you might want to note down is February 10 - not only because that is the release date of the album, but also because Janove will be a guest on the Norwegian TV show Lindmo that evening. If you're interested in attending the recording of the show, you can still get tickets here (at least right now).
2017/01/06
In just a bit over a month, we'll finally get to hear some new music by the hands of Mr. Ottesen again - and even though this here is a Kaizers fansite and Janove alone isn't Kaizers Orchestra, I assume that most of you guys won't mind getting a bit of information about Janove's solo album here as well, right? =;-)

So here are the current facts in a nutshell:
  • The album will be called "Artisten & Marlene". It will be released (in Norway) on February 10th.
  • It tells the love and live story of two dancers - I summarized some more details here a while ago. But to get the full story, we'll probably need to wait for the release of the album.
  • You can already preorder the album, for example at Platekompaniet or cdon.com. Both sell it as CD and LP.
  • The tracklist has been released as well:
    1. Marlene (Marlene)
    2. Verden Går Til Helvete (The world is going to hell in a handbasket)
    3. Spinner For Deg (Spinning for you)
    4. I Siget (On a roll)
    5. Perler & Svin (Pearls & swine)
    6. Aldri La De Tru De Er Bedre Enn Deg (Never let them think they are better than you)
    7. Et Hjerte Som Sloss (A heart that beat)
    8. Me Vokser Aldri Opp (We will never grow up)
    9. Mine Siste Berømte Ord (My last famous words)
    10. Om Me Går Ner (If we go down)
    11. Vår Uendelige Sang (Our neverending song)
    12. Regnbuen Treffer Oss Ikkje Lenger (The rainbow doesn't hit us anymore)
    13. I Natt Blir Du Fri (Tonight you'll be free)
    14. Trixing & Fixing (Trixing & Fixing)
    15. Det Ville Vært En Sensasjon (It would have been a sensation)
  • The first four singles have been released already; you can find the lyrics and translations of those songs here.
  • The playing time of the album is a full 71 minutes!
  • After the release of the album, Janove will go on tour - and in summer, he'll play at loads of Norwegian festivals. You can check out all the dates that have been announced so far here.
So it seems we have quite a bit to look forward to!


Latest tweets from kaizers_kj:
RT @tvvest: Skambankt får hjelp av Janove på nytt album, https://t.co/CLEwMAbE0e https://t.co/XtAsnVQXo4
Feb 15
RT @ahalive_com: Magne appears on new Janove Ottesen album: https://t.co/A9zEbxYGzt
Feb 13
Here's an overview of the media coverage of "Artisten & Marlene": https://t.co/LH5ZCznE9V (English) https://t.co/nNcFhQUaki (German)
Feb 12
Og de svarte ... (2003-07-31 - 2003-08-04) - 2003-07-31 12:14:03 - skrev/wrote Richard Hei there, Thanks for th... https://t.co/0Us8WSddmk
Feb 12
RT @TorViskum: Jeg anerkjenner de musikalske kvalitetene til Kaizers O. Men har noen noen gang forstått noe av tekstene til bandet utenfor Rogaland?
Feb 12
RT @nrklindmo: I kveld snakker bl.a @ThomasSeltzer & storbonden i @Senterpartiet by, land og ulv. #Janove spiller. 21:55 på NRK1! https://t.co/QjEjS79SdD
Feb 11
"Det bor mye musikk i den gråhåra jærbuen." (4/6) https://t.co/u97V4Gjt8b
Feb 10
RT @havard_h: God innsats frå Rogaland på musikkfronten i dag! Ny plate frå Janove og EP frå sjølvaste Tønes.
Feb 10
"Gruppa omtales nå som «moderskipet» på nettsidene til Janove, ved en anledning også som «morderskipet», som vi får? https://t.co/wYIuodEGVy
Feb 10
"Utgangspunktet for sangene [...] er livet til den russiske danseren Rudolf Nureyev. ? Men dette er ingen biografi." https://t.co/eOhal7zYpa
Feb 10
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