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Dungen Tour Diary

Dungen Tour Diary Part 1

Swedish Rockers Blog from the Road

Aug 14, 2009 Web Exclusive By Dungen Photography by Dungen Bookmark and Share


The Swedish psych-rock band Dungen is currently touring the US of A. The tour started with some dates with Fleet Foxes. Dungen will be providing text and photo updates exclusively for Under the Radar's readers along the way. Here is part one of Dungen's tour diary. Visit the band's website for details of the rest of their tour dates

Dungen "sort of rock-group" leaves Swedish soil on the 2nd of August. Yes, there is an enormous buzz, even though it's not very much present in this actual photo of Johan as he waits for check-in with all the instruments into the special luggage section. We've actually done this before, but this time around it all feels a bit different; we're about to meet up with Fleet Foxes in Montréal. It's going to be a long journey via Philadelphia. Different moods and feelings are about to collide among the four of us, and it will all be put inside a giant body of metal that is supposed to make us lift off the ground and fly us over an enormously massive big body of water, then put us down into a totally different but still amazing continent.

Arriving in Philadelphia we are supposed to check out our luggage and carry it through security yet another time to make the connection for Montréal, the only problem is that the flight that we're just about to miss out is canceled. The reason, we're told, is that there had been a big thunderstorm right before we arrived.

Connecting with our amazing tour-manager, Chris Newmyer—already in Montréal waiting for us—we finally get a hotel for the night. Right before that we are told that the only flight for Montréal the following afternoon is full. Chris then tells us that only Reine and Gustav can arrive to Montréal in time for the first show with Fleet Foxes and then maybe do it as duo-set which all seems crazy but in a strange way tempting; a couple of hours later we're told that Chris has actually managed to fix four tickets for all of us. Sometime during the night we went to a bar right across from the hotel, to think OR NOT to think about all of this. 

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Tim
August 14th 2009
9:26pm

Dungen is Amazing!  Saw two shows on their last U.S. tour and got blown away both times.  For one thing, their live mix sounds great and they just play some really kick-ass tunes.  I wish they were coming to Colorado!  Last October I drove like 11 hours to see them and it was WELL worth it!

Christine
August 19th 2009
9:47pm

Just saw Dungen in Baltimore at the Ottobar and they were AMAZING! I’d been waiting years for them to come back over here and it was well worth the wait. Drove 6 hours to go see them. They’re amazing live, go see them if you can! Also, got to talk the guys after the show and they are all very humble and incredibly nice. What a charming, talented group of lads!

Will
August 22nd 2009
8:19am

Dungen just finished rocking Austin, Texas about 5 hours ago leaving everyone more than satisfied. I cannot commend this band enough for the sheer talent and, as another poster said, good ole humility; each of them thanked Austin several times throughout the set and treated all the eager fans with an open ear. If you’re already reading this blog, then you probably are seeing them very soon or have already this tour. If you’re seeing them soon buy these guys a beer or pick up some of their merchandise - some of which is only available this tour.

Bryce
August 22nd 2009
9:06pm

Saw Dungen in Austin yesterday and ‘twas amazing. I was right in front and got many a hand slap from Gustav. What humble men these guys were. This is what music needs more of. They were all so gentle and nice, as these other posters have said. My friends and I talked to the drummer for a little bit afterwards, and he was the coolest. It further proved that this is a completely down to earth band. It is definitely worth seeing this band. Dungen live is an incredible experience. No rock-star bull-shit. Loved it.

Lizett Montiel
August 24th 2009
12:11am

Saw Dungen at Austin’s Mowhawk this past friday. The show was awesome, it just had such a great vibe. Guys you are awesome, Gustav it was really nice getting to talk to you. You guys are truly very creative musicians. Sorry we weren’t able to make it to the “after bash”; we had a car problem sadly, but greetings from Mexico it was totally worth it (:
- Liz

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August 24th 2009
2:08am

in june i listened to the dungen self titled album while driving in the great smoky mountains in tennessee. I was so amazing and inspiring, i ended up taking the most beautiful photos in the arching tunnels that bore through the mountains. it got me me totally pumped to see them play this summer and they did not disappoint!! yall- keep your minds clear, and keep on rockin!

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August 25th 2009
10:31pm

Loved. Loved. Loved your show at the Grey Eagle in Asheville. Please come to Charleston, SC next time too.

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August 27th 2009
4:01pm

Hey you guys ROCK!!!!!!! I saw Dungen at Troubadour in Los Angles. full of energy! They were so nice and easy to talk to. Loved them! Come back soon:)

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September 1st 2009
10:08am

saknar er, vilka fina bilder! måste ses så fort ni kommer. kram laxen

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September 2nd 2009
2:43am

I bought 3 tickets for my friends and I. Scheduled to fly to Portland, Oregon to see them tonight. I was offered a teaching job last minute at the local college. So now i sit home feeling tortured as my friends have a blast. COME TO VEGAS!!!!!!!

Acai
October 30th 2009
3:27pm

They were all so gentle and nice, as these other posters have said. My friends and I talked to the drummer for a little bit afterwards, and he was the coolest. It further proved that this is a completely down to earth band. It is definitely worth seeing this band. Dungen live is an incredible experience. No rock-star bull-shit. Loved it.

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October 30th 2009
3:51pm

It further proved that this is a completely down to earth band. It is definitely worth seeing this band. Dungen live is an incredible experience. No rock-star bull-shit. Loved it.

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November 24th 2009
1:09pm

No rock-star bull-shit. Loved it.

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December 17th 2009
4:13am

heard a lot about Dungen.never got a chance to see there shows.would love to see them rokking on the stage…..
Dungen is great…

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December 19th 2009
3:54pm

it looks enjoyable! damn i would like to be there!

Gerardo
February 8th 2010
7:12am

where is the Part 2 ?

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March 12th 2010
1:09pm

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June 22nd 2010
5:36pm

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Mark
August 15th 2010
10:26pm

Those are some amazing photos.

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August 30th 2010
10:43am

hey its a great. You had a beautiful show i have heard about it.

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September 15th 2010
7:17pm

Love the pics and the whole vibe you guys have.  I’d like to catch a show next time the band is on tour.

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September 20th 2010
8:31pm

Unfortunately they never tour here in Australia. One day maybe.

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October 5th 2010
8:19am

Just by looking at their pictures, it’s very clear that though they may have encountered some roadblocks along the way but they sure do know how to have fun while they are at it. I can definitely say they had a blast with this tour!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40QhLU0FVnQ

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October 5th 2010
11:45am

I’m sorry but I haven’t heard of this band before. But they looked very cool! Stunning photos!

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October 6th 2010
6:15pm

Have to say I’d never heard of these guys before, a friend sent me over this way to do research for our college radio show. Look pretty awesome though, will have to check them out some time and give them a few plays on our show!

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October 10th 2010
1:29pm

I just can’t wait to see the next concert. You guys rock. See you soon. Love you sooooooooooo muck. Keep making music and don’t ever stop.

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October 10th 2010
1:29pm

I just can’t wait to see the next concert. You guys rock. See you soon. Love you sooooooooooo much. Keep making music and don’t ever stop.

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October 11th 2010
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October 13th 2010
12:27pm

I saw new pictures. That picture in which they were performing on the stage is cool. It looks like people really enjoyed their performance. Rock ‘n roll Dungen!

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October 24th 2010
1:17pm

Sorry we weren’t able to make it to the “after bash”; we had a car problem sadly, but greetings from Mexico it was totally worth it (:
- Liz

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October 31st 2010
3:43am

the only problem is that the flight that we’re just about to miss out is canceled. The reason, we’re told, is that there had been a big thunderstorm right before we arrived.

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October 31st 2010
5:55pm

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November 6th 2010
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November 11th 2010
6:31am

Hey All fans of Dungen.I am glad they are touring in the US right now.wish i could get to go there and see their band and something is holding me back.anyway,wish Dungen great luck

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November 15th 2010
6:57am

Your band is incredible. I hope I can see you in concert some day.

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November 16th 2010
4:57pm

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November 20th 2010
3:47am

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November 20th 2010
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Watching Dungen perform live on stage is the best experience I ever had in a concert scene. I admire the photos you’ve posted. Thanks very much.

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November 28th 2010
4:29pm

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December 3rd 2010
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December 11th 2010
4:41pm

You guys are truly amazing musicians. Looking forward to see more from you. Good picture collection =)

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December 25th 2010
11:22am

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December 28th 2010
4:58am

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Now that electronic music has been glitched to high-heaven and taken in 100s of directions and rock music has been distilled and re-distilled again, it’s nice to hear something that sorta takes it back to the rocking basics and does so in a very, very good way.

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January 18th 2011
7:55am

I first read about this album several months ago, and was quite unsuccessful in tracking it down. Needless to say, this built up some high expectations that the actual product certainly could not match. Surprisingly, Dungen’s “Ta Det Lugnt” manages to not only match, but exceed my already high expectations.

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January 31st 2011
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February 4th 2011
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February 23rd 2011
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February 24th 2011
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I wish they were coming to Colorado!  Last October I drove like 11 hours to see them and it was WELL worth it!

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February 24th 2011
6:22am

We’ve actually done this before, but this time around it all feels a bit different; we’re about to meet up with Fleet Foxes in Montréal.