HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER is huge. He might not be a household name in the United States just yet, but he’s Germany’s most successful recording artist, selling over 18 million albums during the course of his lengthy career. Now, with his first English-language album on the way, he’s released a new single called “Mensch” featuring BONO of U2, and will be performing his first-ever U.S. shows – in Chicago (Feb 23) and New York (Feb 26). The Rock Father invites you to enter to win a night out with HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER, or for those not in Chicago or NYC, a great prize pack. Details below…
Watch an exclusive 4-song mini-concert: 1. “Mensch (feat. Bono)” 2. (U2) “Stuck In A Moment [U2 cover feat. Bono]” 3. “Will I Ever Learn” 4. “To The Sea”
HERBERT GRÖNEMEYER – “I WALK”
Over the course of the past three decades, Herbert Grönemeyer has established himself as Germany’s most successful recording artist of all time, with album sales surpassing 18 million copies, and two of his albums, 1984’s 4630 Bochum and 2002’s Mensch, becoming the biggest German-language releases in history. But for audiences in the United States — and, in fact, to the English-speaking world at large — his forthcoming album I Walk will be an introduction to an artist whose music is fervent, personal and passionate.
I Walk, the English-language debut in the U.S. for Grönemeyer, will be released on February 26, 2013 on Grönland Deutschland/EMI Label Services. For this album, Grönemeyer recorded some of the most impressive songs in his vast catalog in English, and wrote two new songs. On the album’s lead-off track, “Mensch,” Grönemeyer is joined on vocals by Bono, one of the special guests on the album, along with Antony Hegarty of Antony and The Johnsons on the dramatic “Will I Ever Learn” (“When he started singing, my skin went up,” Grönemeyer recalls) and guitarist James Dean Bradfield of the Manic Street Preachers on “To The Sea.”
Working on an English-language album, Grönemeyer says, was less about dissatisfaction with his status outside the German-speaking world than about the challenge, the opportunity for self-discovery. “I have to find my own challenges,” he says. “This is one of those moments where I think, ‘OK, let’s try it.’ So let’s start here and see what happens. I try to reinvent what I’m doing in my limited way. And that’s the fun. That’s my joy. This is what I can do.”.
The Rock Father and 1888 Media are pleased to present this exclusive three-fold giveaway.
For readers in the Chicago Area: Enter to win a prize pack including 2 tickets to see Herbert Grönemeyer on February 23 at the Chicago Theatre, along with meet-and-greet passes, and his new CD + DVD.
For readers in the New York City Area: Enter to win a prize pack including 2 tickets to see Herbert Grönemeyer on February 26 at the Beacon Theatre, along with meet-and-greet passes, and his new CD + DVD.
For readers in the United States: Enter to win a prize pack including a Pillow, mousepad, Magnet set (of six comes cased in a metal tin), iPhone snap case and green flight bag.
Use the appropriate Rafflecopter Widget Below and follow the prompts for to enter! You can even stack the deck with multiple entries!
The Fine Print: Promotion open to U.S. Residents Ages 18+. Void Where Prohibited. If entering for concert tickets, details will be provided to the winner via email. Winner will be chosen at random on or about February 15, 2013 and notified via email by The Rock Father. If no response within 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Prizes provided and shipped by 1888 Media. Not responsible for lost or misdirected mail. Good luck!
Learn more about about Herbert at http://hgiwalk.com/, or via the video below!