The Common Linnets are planning a big tour across the Netherlands, but will also visit some big cities all over Europe. After their second place in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, the Dutch band gained a lot of new fans and gets the opportunity to travel abroad with their music.
The Common Linnets have been performing quite a lot in TV shows and other gigs and will continue to do so this fall. At the start of October they will kick of their tour in Utrecht in the Netherlands. After a stop in Amsterdam they will travel abroad to perform in London, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels, Zürich, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne and Hamburg. They will then return to the Netherlands to finish the tour in Groningen, Tilburg and Nijmegen.
As expected, Waylon, who was part of the band during their participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, will not join Ilse DeLange for the tour. She will perform with musicians J.B. Meijers, Rob Crosby, Matthew Crosby and Jake Etherdige who all co-composed their successful song Calm After The Storm. Of course the band will perform the songs of their first album, also called The Common Linnets, but Ilse is also planning to play some solo tracks.
The singer spoke to the Dutch tv show RTL Boulevard about the fact that Waylon will not join them. She said she respects his choices, but admits that she thinks it is a pity he will not be there to tour with her. She also makes clear that she does not feel the need to defend herself over Waylon’s departure, which caused quite some media attention in The Netherlands. “I don’t have to defend myself, because I did not do anything wrong. Although we don’t speak to each other very often anymore, we still wish each other the very best”, she explained.
The Common Linnets represented The Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest of 2014 with the song Calm After The Storm. They won the first semi final and finished in second position in the final with 238 points, only losing out to Austria’s Conchita Wurst.