Sole Crystal Palace concert in Germany in 2017!
On June 21st we will play our sole concert in Germany this year at the Fete de la
in Gera at Johannisplatz. We will hit the stage at 4:30 pm and perform for about 1.5
The biggest highlight for us this year will be our first tour in the U.K.later this summer,
We look forward to visit great cities. The planning is as good as finished and the tickets
for the ferryare booked. At these gigs we will perform for over 2 hours and present
material from our last 3 albums.
In some cities in England we will share the stage with local bands "Multi Story and
We have already written some new material. All is going well and we remain diligent,
to let you not wait for too long for a new album.
We hope to see you on tour.
Bye for now !
We’re back from the UK.
The tour went really good. It was an awesome experience with nice venues and nice people.
Thanks to everyone who supported us…
Now it’s time to work on new ideas for the next album.
We are sure, something special will happen…
All the best to all of you
we are pleased that on April 6 our latest album "Scattered Shards" will be released. Mostly,
because after the release of "Dawn Of Eternity" we set out to not let pass too much time until
the release of something new again.
Nevertheless, one can never know how things turn out.
But we did it!
We started writing some new material last year and were already able to try out various new
songs on our tour through England and Scotland last autumn.
First we thought about releasing new music on some EPs, but then decided to release a full
album again instead.Much is new about this album. An important reason for us was to show that
we really compose and produce our own music. We always did, but we feel it did not always
come across in public. Therefore, this time there are no prominent guest musicians on the new
album, though we still have somebody on board who plays the clarinet very well. He is called
Tobias Walter and is the son of our great graphic designer Reimar Walter.
With the new album, we wanted a new sound. We think we succeeded! Every time we set out to
write an album, we do not know what will come out in the end. But we know that we do not want
to limit ourselves or exclude things. So we can say with certainty that "Scattered Shards" is the
most modern sounding as well as the most dynamic album that we have ever made. It's also
the first album we release on Progressive Promotion Records.
We are looking forward to this new cooperation and would like to thank Yogi Lang and Kalle
Wallner for the past cooperation with Gentle Art Of Music.
Look forward to "Scattered Shards"! 8 songs ... like 8 pieces ... - 8 stories. Once upon a time ...
something has broken ... hidden in a box and never really forgotten. This box that everyone of
us has! What will you find in your box?
This have been really crazy weeks for us, because things planned had to be changed almost
without notice. In almost no time the album had to be recorded and mixed, because on April
6th we want to present you some of the new songs fully realised at the Artrockfestival in
We will play there for the first time and are looking forward to it! Stage time is set for 06:50 pm.
On April 7th we will head to Oberhausen, where we will perform with JADIS from England at
See you !
Frank, Tom, Nils, Yenz
first a quick reminder: on August 3rd 2018 we will perform at ProgArt-festival staged at the
Parkbhne Biesdorf. Since we rarely have the opportunity to do shows in Berlin, we are
especially happy to have been invited!
Unfortunately, there will be no further live-gigs for Crystal Palace in 2018. A planned gig at
Zentrum Altenberg in Oberhausen had to be postponed to March 22nd 2019.
We will also be visiting "Das Rind" in Rsselsheim on April 4th next year.
At both shows we will be able to perform longer setlists than previously possible.
We will be joined by a special guest as well on both occassions.
For the first time ever Thomas Thielen's project "t" will take to the stage. Thomas Thielen is
well known in the prog scene as a creative artist with many successful releases. To bring
his project "t" to the stage for the first time, Thomas, naturally, had to put together a band.
So Yenz will join him playing bass guitar. And even some more surprises will be waiting for you!
After afore-mentioned gigs we will head to the UK! We are excited to perform again in
England and Scotland. First we will be part of the famous Winter's End Festival in Wales!
After that, we will meet again with our friends and musical colleagues of "Long Earth" and
"This Winter Machine" for several gigs.
Please have a look at our website's section "Events" for more information. We will keep
you up to date.
Our current album "Scattered Shards" has so far received good to excellent reviews
throughout Europe. In "Eclipsed Magazine" we even made it into the Top 20.
We have already written a lot of new music in the last few weeks. Even before the release
of "Scattered Shards" we agreed on conceptual and musical ideas for that album's
successor. The result will be an album with a dramatic background based on a true story
that happened in March 2014 here in Berlin.
Work for that album already has progressed very far.
You see, everything is in flux ...
Frank, Nils, Tom & Yenz
we will be back on tour next year in England and Scotland following our appearance in
Wales at Winter's End Festival in April. We look forward to meet our British fans again as
well as our fellow musicians and friends of "This Winter Machine" and "Long Earth". Upon
return from the UK, we will start recording a new album.
In July, Yenz will be with "t" (as part of The Thomas Thielen Band) performing at "Night Of
The Progs" at the Loreley. We count on your active support there...; o)
Come next summer, we hope to be finished with the work on the new album and will
continue our double-headliner tour with "t" in the autumn, visiting some cities in Germany:
We look forward to meet with many old and hopefully some new friends at our upcoming
shows in Oberhausen und Rüsselsheim (look also under "Events" in this website).
Here are some links for tickets for these gigs:
Until then, stay tuned...
Frank, Nils, Tom & Yenz
Since there are quite a number of friends of our music who do not use Facebook,
we now offer another way to keep you up-to-date about what we are up to.
With telegram app and the following link https://t.me/Crystalpalacemusicberlin
you can always be up to date about the latest developments in the Crystal Palace-camp.
First this service will be available in German language only though. However,
if you are interested in an English language version, please send us a message and,
provided there is sufficient demand, we will set up a channel in English as well.
Back from the island....
It's been a few weeks since we have been back from our second UK tour. And again, it
was a very intense experience. You can say, even more intense than last time.
For the first time we were at the "Winter's End Festival" and it was a great success for us.
We have gained many new friends and made great new contacts. Once again, we got
incredibly support, in one case on an unbelievable scale. Dave Kennedy really made us
speechless with his "support for the band". We still lack sufficient words ... There were
even fans, who came to see us several times and drove across Wales and Scotland to do
Topping things off, we had an unforgettable beautiful evening in Glasgow with our great
colleagues and friends from "Long Earth".
But we also do not want to forget that our "Scattered Over Europe Tour" has started out in
Germany! We were back in Oberhausen, which slowly developes in a wonderful way to
almost a home turf for us and we were for the first time at "Das Rind" in Rüsselsheim. Both
gigs, together with "t", were really great and a lot of fun.
During the change-over at each show we aired three songs from the new album. We will
do that at the upcoming gigs as well, so pay attention and listen!
Tom was really busy of late and had already recorded all the drum-parts for the new
album before the UK tour kicked off. Now all the other band members are currently
recording their parts for the album.
Still, we do not want to reveal too much about the new album. In the interviews we did
during the tour, we already talked about it a lot here and there. And it's not an
exaggeration to say that people listened very intensely.
What to expect from new album anyway...? It will be long and dramatic, like no album of
ours before. It will be the first real concept album from this band , based on a true story.
Maybe, if all goes well, there will be a lot to expect from this album visually as well.
Before our tour continues in Gladbeck on August 30th, the band will be working in the
studio, Yenz will perform with Thomas Thielen's band at Loreley on "Night Of The Progs"
on July 20th, and (maybe) we will rehearse a little for the second part of the tour as well.
You see, we are still here ...