It’s been a good year for international hard rock quintet CoreLeoni — initiator/guitarist Leo Leoni (Gotthard), Eugent Bushpepa (vocals), Jgor Gianola (guitars), Mila Merker (bass) and Alex Motta (drums) — so far: the group didn’t only launch an impressive amount of five new music videos, but most importantly released their very successful third studio album “III”, which hit #2 of the Swiss “Hitparade” plus #39 of the official German album chart, last month through Atomic Fire Records; a record that of course is supposed to be presented to their fans live on stage as well.
That’s why CoreLeoni today are pleased to announce more European tour dates after unveiling a string of Swiss shows some weeks ago. Their updated itinerary can be found below!
More info and tickets here.
European Tour Dates 2022:
10.11. CH Sarnen – UrRock Festival
11.11. DE Regensburg-Obertraubling – Eventhall Airport
12.11. DE Memmingen – Kaminwerk
14.11. DE Nuremberg – Der Hirsch
15.11. DE Aschaffenburg – Colos-Saal
16.11. DE Tuttlingen – Stadthalle
18.11. CH Herisau – Casino
19.11. CH Huttwil – Sporthalle Campus
20.11. IT Ranica (BG) – Druso
24.11. DE Bochum – Matrix
25.11. BE Antwerp – All Star Fest
26.11. DE Munster – Sputnikhalle
28.11. DE Munich – Backstage
29.11. CH Rubigen – Mühle Hunziken
02.12. CH Aarburg – Musigburg
03.12. CH Pratteln – Konzertfabrik Z7
04.12. CH Lucerne – Konzerthaus Schüür
07.12. CH Solothurn – Kulturfik Kofmehl
08.12. CH Seewen – Gaswerk Eventbar
09.12. CH Wetzikon – Hall Of Fame
10.12. CH Lyss – KUFA
23.07. DE Pyras – Classic Rock Night (Sold Out)
30.07. CH Etziken – Openair Etziken
13.08. CH St. Aubin – BeRock Festival
03.09. DE Hamburg – Indoor Summer
Purchase “III” (limited box set & more) here.
They are one of the most passionate homages to classic hard rock that have stood out in recent years: CoreLeoni. In the center of the formation literally beats the musical (lion) heart of guitar icon and Gotthard founding member Leo Leoni. Founded in 2018, CoreLeoni surprised the rock community with their “The Greatest Hits – Part 1”, which was released seemingly overnight. The album, which revived the old Gotthard classics – and with them the spirit of the time – caused quite a stir.
Comparing Gotthard tracks like “Fist In Your Face” and “I’m on My Way” with new catchy anthems such as “Let Life Begin Tonight”, “Purple Dynamite” or “Guilty Under Pressure” highlights the unbelievable timelessness and longevity of Leo Leoni’s songwriting clearly. With “modern vintage”, Leoni describes the style in his own words and hits the nail on the head: classic and yet always up to date.
New on board with CoreLeoni is singer Eugent Bushpepa. With his powerful voice, he adds a whole new level of authenticity and old spirit to the songs. “I don’t think anyone has released an album like this in a long time”, Leo Leoni states. “Hardly anyone thinks and writes in this way anymore or still uses Les Pauls guitars and Marshall amps the way we do. Personally, as a rock fan, I’ve missed that a lot in recent years. And Eugent Bushpepa has turned out to be an absolute stroke of luck for that. He underlines vocally exactly what I feel like doing and what I want to hear on a new rock album”.
No doubt about it, CoreLeoni are an absolute affair of the heart. Grown out of the musicians’ personal desire to hear a new rock album in exactly this style again, a strong spirit has emerged, which the musicians, long since welded to friendship, now want to carry out into the world.
Classic rock hang a little higher in 2022 – it’s all back now!
Eugent Bushpepa – Vocals
Leo Leoni – Guitars
Jgor Gianola – Guitars
Mila Merker – Bass
Alex Motta – Drums