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Epitaph / Warner Music Germany
February 2010: In the wake of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the band decide to play a charity gig for Doctors without Borders. In complete secrecy, they are now spending their time in the rehearsal room, working on tracks for a new album. They are set to play some club shows in Europe and will headline several festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland this Summer…
August 2008: After a sold-out tour of Germany and Austria, headlining some of the biggest festivals in Germany and a final show at Berlin’s Wuhlheide stadium (capacity of 17000), the Beatsteaks announce that they’re going to take a break.
May 2008: Release of "Kanonen auf Spatzen", their first live album, featuring a DVD of live footage. It includes a double live-CD (or triple vinyl) with songs recorded during the “.limbo messiah tour” as well as complete live footage of the Wuhlheide show on a separate DVD. Enters the German album charts at number five.
July 2007: Tour of Germany and Austria, almost completely sold out. More than 17000 people come to see the already legendary final show at the Wuhlheide in the Beatsteaks’ home town of Berlin.
March 2007: Release of ".limbo messiah". Eleven songs weren’t enough, so the band shot the 30-minute film "Demons Galore", which is included as a bonus DVD in the deluxe edition of ".Limbo Messiah". The album enters the German album charts at number three and goes gold.
November 2005: The first Beatsteaks DVD "Die B-Seite" is released and reaches gold status in Germany. The self-produced film documenting the band’s history is screened in selected cinemas across Germany; all screenings are completely sold out.
Summer 2005: Beatsteaks play the big European festivals like Roskilde, Hurricane and Woodstock (Poland), headlining at some.
January 2005: Beatsteaks play the Eurosonic Festival in Groningen, NL
December 2004: Sold-out German tour (venues with 4,000 - 8,000 fans)
November 2004: Beatsteaks take home the award for "Best German Act" at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Rome
March 2004: Release of "Smack Smash", produced by Moses Schneider at Transporter Raum studios, enters the German album charts at number eleven, reaches platinum status in Germany.
The first video for Smack Smash "Hand in Hand" is given MTV European Network Priority - highest rotation on all European MTV-stations
December 2002: Beatsteaks play their Wohnzimmer (living-room) show at the sold-out Columbiahalle in Berlin to a crowd of almost 4000 fans.
December 2000: Beatsteaks start recording their third album, “Living Targets”, produced by Uwe Sabirowsky, finalised with producer Billy Gould (Faith No More). Various festival appearances and numerous gigs follow.
August 1999: The second album, “Launched” is released as the first German signing on the American punk rock label, Epitaph.
Beatsteaks play the Deconstruction Tour, Warped Tour in Europe and the US. Various festival appearances, European tour with Pennywise.
January/February 1997: Beatsteaks record their debut album "48/49" for the Berlin label XNO.
July 6, 1996: Beatsteaks play their tenth ever gig as support for the Sex Pistols at the Berlin Arena.
Summer 1995: Beatsteaks see the light of day and record their first demo (over 1000 copies sold)
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