Special info: CONCERTS & EVENTS in the times of the Corona Crisis
DEAR MUSIC & CONCERT FANS

We are glad that, after the last months, during which most cultural events had to be cancelled or postponed as a result of the measures taken by the Swiss Federal Council in order to restrict the spreading of the coronavirus, live concerts are slowly coming back into our lives.

However, despite the official decision to allow events with above 1’000 visitors again as of October 2020, artists and concert organisers still have to deal with constantly changing and regionally differing measures – ranging from new limitations in the canton of Zurich, via registering-apps to mandatory mask-wearing or distancing rules in other places.

Therefore, we advise you to always check the official information of each event-location directly to inform yourself about the most accurate status and regulation of the concert you want to attend. Additionally, we would like to encourage every music-fan to use the Swiss Covid App, as we strongly believe that the more people act responsibly and observe the health-recommendations, the sooner we will succeed as a community to make attending social events secure again.

In the meantime, we are trying to keep you updated as good as possible about any changes in the corresponding artist & show information pages as well as via our social media channels.

Stay healthy, follow the recommended hygiene procedures and don’t lose your love for music!
Thank you, your team at Just Because.

Calcutta Concert at Komplex 457, Zürich on TH 21.11.2019

Calcutta

TH 21.11.2019
Komplex 457, Zürich
Concert

When Calcutta's debut album “Mainstream” was released in 2015 via Bomba Dischi, the magnitude of its success took everyone by surprise. The first singles, Frosinone, Cosa mi manchi a fare and Gaetano told tales of longing, love and loneliness in a small world, the Roman neigbourhood where Edoardo D'Erme, aka Calcutta, was living at the time. “Mainstream” was a massive hit: Calcutta's infallible ear for a good tune and killer pop sensibilities, coupled with his lyrics, by turn harrowing and surreal, fully captured the mood of a generation. Suddenly, concert venues were filled with people singing their hearts out. Categories like “indie” and “pop” were rendered meaningless. Calcutta was everywhere and everything at the same time. Oroscopo, released in May 2016, made gold and was one of the biggest hits of the summer.

Orgasmo, the first single off his sophomore album, was released at the end of 2017 and was an immediate hit with over 10 million streams on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer. It rose to no. 5 of the Spotify chart and made the top 50 on EarOne's Airplay Chart. The beginning of February 2018 saw the release of Pesto, and by the time “Evergreen” was finally out, expectation was at an all-time high. The album was preceded by Paracetamolo, psychedelic pop at its best, an ode to the buzz of newborn love punctuated with an infectious guitar riff and propelled into infinity by the joyful shout of the chorus.

The summer of 2018 marked a turning point in Calcutta's live performances, with 30.000 people turning up to see him at Stadio Francioni, in his native Latina (about one hour south of Rome), on July 21st. On August 6th, he performed to a sold out Arena di Verona: the performance was turned into a concert film titled Calcutta – Tutti in piedi, shot and directed by Giorgio Testi, which showed in over 150 theatres all over Italy.

The stage is where Calcutta gives his best. Even when faced with an audience in the tens of thousands, he manages to convey a sense of intimacy with his fans through a bewitching mix of swagger and vulnerability, humour and heartfelt sincerity. His powerful voice and the strength of his live band, along with state-of-the-art visuals, make each performance utterly memorable.

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