BLACK BOX REVELATION
HIGHLIGHTS & DATA
’Kitty Kitty’ in trailer ”I Care A Lot”
Larger than Live – Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam
Headlining Lowlands Festival (replacing The Prodigy)
AFAS Live sold out
supporting The Rolling Stones in Amsterdam Arena
Gouden Notekraker award in the category music.,
21 shows with Muse in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland
3FM Award for Best Album, 3V12 Award for Best Album, 3V12 Award for Song of the Year “Make The Call, Leave It All”.
SKY Germany features the song “Input Source Select” for a whole year in their ad campaign.
De Staat releases their amazing video for “Witch Doctor” which goes viral instantly, all over the world. (5.8 million views on YT)
Torre Florim’s Firestarter is Prodigy’s favourite cover version and featured in the Just Cause 3 trailer and game
I_CON is rewarded with the Dutch industry award “Edison” and three 3FM Awards: Best Band, Best Rock Band, Best Album
“Down Town” is included in Electronic Arts game FIFA 2014.
Festivals include SXSW, Pinkpop, Lowlands, Exit Festival (Serbia), Iceland Airwaves, CMJ and Culture Collide
Appearances include Glastonbury, Eurosonic, The Great Escape, Popkomm, Berlin Music Week, NXNE
Festivals include Pinkpop, Lowlands, Dour, Sziget
Sept 09 international release of Codemasters’ GRID2, including “The Fantastic Journey of the Underground Man” of De Staat.
De Staat voted Best Album of 2009 in Live XS magazine and won the prestigious 3VOOR12 AWARD 2009 for best album in the Netherlands
De Staat’s singer has won a “Duiveltje” for best vocalist 2009 – Drummer is rewarded as best drummer 2010
Watch the music video for ‘Tattooed Smiles’ the band shot with about 150 adventurous fans who got free matching tattoos in the graphic style of the album artwork.
Black Box Revelation made all tattoos come alive in this incredible stop motion video.
Release: 26 October 2018
Tattooed Smiles is the album that Jan Paternoster & Dries Van Dijck could only have written at this point and place. A powerful and emotional record, embracing the raw beauty of their cradle Brussels, and brutal esthetics of a lost generation looking for ways to survive in their homestead. This cultural richness shows itself in the collaborations with the infamous Belgian Hip Hop artist Roméo Elvis, but Black Box Revelation hasn’t lost touch with their original sound. The old school American blues rock atmosphere still lingers around on the title track of the album and through the haunting vocals of Seasick Steve himself on “Built to Last”.
Studio Brussel Album of the Week
Kitty Kitty - August 2018
I’m Out of Your Mind – November 2018 (3FM MEGAHIT)
Mona Lisa – December 2018
Phoenix – January 2019 (New Music Friday Brasil)
Tie Me Down – June 2019 (3FM MEGAHIT)
BUBBLE GUM Live 2019
Feb – March EU tour
30 dates // 8 countries
16 March – AFAS, Amsterdam // SOLD OUT
(capacity of 6.000)
including Rock Werchter (BE)
Down The Rabbit Hole (NL)
Lowlands (headliner) (NL)
29 dates // 11 countries
NL shows sold-out (11.000 tickets)
Lowlands FESTIVAL 2019
“Dutch rock band De Staat start their set by giving their take on 'Firestarter' by The Prodigy as the crowd flood into the main stage to see them. De Staat does this because Prodigy was going to take this headline slot before the tragic death of Keith Flint.
“De Staat create a spectacle at Lowlands day one”
“The crowd spiralling around in the thousands, it is incredible; a spectacle. Ultimately, De Staat earns the headline slot, and hats off to them for rising to the occasion and collaborating with Lowlands to create something that will go down in Dutch music history.”
“DE STAAT rises above their own reputation in Alpha tent…historical…”
VOLKSKRANT - Menno Pot
“A worthy replacement for The Prodigy. And the firestarter of Lowlands”
“Best show of the day”
AD.NL - Stefan Raatgever
DE STAAT was featured in the Netherlands' biggest music magazine
Review of Bubble Gum
SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWING
Spotify 30k followers
Facebook 58k followers
Instagram 5k followers
Youtube 6k followers
Management worldwide: Musickness - Arjo Klingens, Christian Pierre
Agent worldwide: K2 Agency, Yerry Stetter
Label EU/LATAM: Caroline International
Publishing worldwide: Red Smoke/CTM
Promoter NL: Friendly Fire
Promoter BE: Live Nation
Promoter DE: FKP Scorpio