English pop singer Kim Wilde to appear in autumn concert

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Neue Zuger Zeitung (Switzerland)

Blonde pop star of the Eighties, Kim Wilde, probably best known for her hit, "Kids in America" is to perform at a concert to be held at the Lorzensaal on Friday 30 September and Saturday 1 October. Other bands performing at the concert will be Alphaville from Berlin, known for their hits "Big in Japan" and "Forever Young" as well as various, and somewhat younger, Zug and Swiss groups, including Lockstoff und Bluespice, who perform in Swiss dialect.
 
The concert is being organised by LiveDays GmbH, a group of five Zug music fans, namely Markus Stoller, Martin Kaufmann, Christoph Walker, Polo Fischer and René Müller, who have been involved with national and international concerts and comedy festivals in Cham for over 5 years.  Kaufmann, who is responsible for advertising and marketing, said, "Although we have founded a company to organise the events, we want to keep running it as a hobby. We are not intending to get rich."
 
There is room for 800 spectators in the Lorzensaal and, according to Kaufmann, this should be enough. "We are hoping companies will bring customers with 75 places reserved for VIP sponsors and 700 places, some for standing only, for the general public. It is important the concerts take place in a nice atmosphere." The bar in the foyer will continue to remain open while the concerts are taking place with Kim Wilde and Alphaville not actually performing until 9 pm (until 10.30 pm). Other side acts will follow until 2 am.
 
It is hoped the autumn concerts will become a regular annual feature of the Zug cultural scene, bringing back some of the atmosphere when bands such as Barclay James Harvest, Manfred Mann's Earthband and Dr Feelgood performed in Cham in the Seventies.