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Grenoble 16.01.2015

Moriarty on tour: La Belle Electrique, Grenoble 16.01.2015 Early morning concert, live on the radio, performing “Ain’t no Sunshine” with Richard Lornac, we’re exhausted from a few sleepless nights. La Belle Electrique is a brand new building built by local architects Herauld & Arnod, who also built the Metaphone (where we performed a few months ago). In fact tonight...

Annemasse 15.01.2015

Moriarty on tour: Château-Rouge, Annemasse 15.01.2015 It’s one of the first venues we played at the beginning of the band’s touring years, in a distant suburb of Geneva, on the french side of the border. We used to live there for a week, in a small house, alone in the middle of a huge parking lot, like a remnant of a distant past resisting against the march of time and progress. Now...

Nîmes 14.01.2015

Moriarty on tour: Paloma, Nîmes 14.01.2015 As we drive away from Marseille along the rocky coast, a squadron of canadair water bombers fly low overhead and drop their tons of water in the sea. We approach Nîmes, the Paloma is a brand new venue positioned in the suburban zones, a kind of spaceship-alien-cyber-architecture clad with metal facetting, marooned in the middle of parking lots and...

Marseille 12.01.2015

Moriarty on tour: Théâtre de la Criée, Marseille 12.01.2015. Back in town after 4 years. Away from the grieving skies of Paris. The air is filled with sunlight and the sea is near. It feels like another planet, as we drive down to the harbour, past Notre-Dame de la Major and the ferris wheel. Reminiscence of distant times, continents. The Mediterranean harbour-metropolis, archaic and wild and...

Zürich 21.12.2014

Moriarty’s “Epitaph” tour: Moods-Schiffbau, Zürich (CH) 21.12.2014 At last we’re back in Züri. It’s been two years since the Rote Fabrik. Now we get to play in the beautiful Schiffbau, a gigantic shipbuilding factory transformed into a theater, in the upbeat-trendy ex-industrial zones north of the Hauptbahnhof. Carine & Rona welcome us into the intimate deep...

Chaux-De-Fonds 20.12.2014

Moriarty’s “Epitaph” Tour: Secret acoustic show in the Crematorium, La Chaux-De-Fonds (CH) 20.12.2014 (photos by Zim Moriarty & Emilie Blaser) A special place: The Crematorium is a masterpiece of Art Nouveau architecture built in 1908 by Charles L’Eplatennier – with the help of his students from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de la Chaux-De-Fonds (among which a young...

Nyon 19.12.2014

Moriarty’s Epitaph Tour: L’Usine à Gaz, Nyon, Switzerland 19.12.2014 A short drive from Geneva, along the lake in the low, warm december sunlight. Arriving in front of the venue, a remodelled grey factory, stainless steel gates, a few chairs on a gravel square; we recognize the opening sequences of Jean-Luc Godard’s “Adieu au Langage”… The venue sounds a bit...

Genève 18.12.2014

Moriarty’s “Epitaph” tour: acoustic session at Bongo Joe Record Store, Geneva 18.12.2014 (photos by Zim Moriarty & Emilie Blaser)

Bern 17.12.2014

Moriarty on tour: Bee-Flat / Turnhalle. Bern (Switzerland) 17.12.2014 Going East: The long road from Central France to Central Switzerland. Bern, federal capital, rain, heavy feldgrau stone buildings. The Turnhalle has changed slightly since the last time we played here, in 2009. It’s become cosier, with chandeliers hanging from the ceiling among the sports apparatuses left in place. The...

Montluçon 16.12.2014

Moriarty on tour: Montluçon 16.12.2014 Right in the middle of France, the deep center, Auvergne, Allier. Another remote town, surrounded by suburban grands ensembles, blocks from the fifties. Anguish. L’Embarcadère: a vast, slightly rundown venue with backstage areas feeling like an abandoned schoolhouse. The stage is low-ceilinged, and there is an ominous buzz in the guitar pickups...