Brainstorm, the Latvian representatives who finished third at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, set out on a concert tour through Latvia on 5th August. The director of the tour is Kaspars Roga, the drummer of Brainstorm.
The tour is planned to have a special stage design. The difference from the previous tour in 2003, when the group used the stage equipment available in Latvia, is that this year the constructions and decorations have especially been made for the 6 Brainstorm concerts in different towns of Latvia.
According to Brainstorm's manager Aija Grimze, the stage design, including light objects, special stage constructions and curtain systems, is expensive and complicated, but the team takes every tour as a challenge as well as they are delighted to offer the public their new ideas of exceptional quality.
The stage elements designed for the Latvian tour will be also be used for Brainstorm's European tour, planned for the autumn of 2005, after the release of an album for the international market. Brainstorm have already released the album Četri krasti (Four Shores) in Latvian.
The latest album is the first since the tragic loss of the Brainstorm bassist Gundars Mausevics in the summer of 2004 and has been dedicated to him. The author of the cover artwork is Dutch photographer and a friend of the group Anton Corbijn.
Brainstorm finished third at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2000, with the song My star.