Dead Fish band debuts in Portugal

Music Box in Lisbon and Hard Club at Porto

European tour includes concerts in August at Music Box, in Lisbon, on the 18th, and at the Hard Club, in Porto, on the 20th

One of the most inspirational groups in Brazilian hardcore, O Dead Fish will debut in Portugal. The European tour includes concerts in Ireland, England, Germany, and Portugal, where the group will perform for the first time in over three decades. The band performs in Portugal in August: on the 18th, at Music Box, in Lisbon, and on the 20th of August, at Hard Club, in Porto.

Created in 1991 in Vitória, in the state of Espírito Santo, Dead Fish has nine studio albums, always with a left-wing political nature. Among the main topics addressed in the lyrics are health and education, as well as complaints against inequality, prejudice, and violence. In these more than 30 years on the road, full of performances and festivals throughout Brazil, Dead Fish has also toured countries like Argentina, Chile, and Germany.

The album Ponto Cego (the latest from the studio) deals with the orchestrated coup to remove President Dilma Rousseff from the government, which culminated in the growth of the extreme right and the rise of Bolsonaro in the country. In 2022, the long-awaited tour in celebration of 30 years of history began. Entitled ’30+1′, it provided 80 concerts in all regions of Brazil throughout the year. At the moment, the band is in the studio editing their new work.

During this period, the group has already been on the same stage as many big names around the world, such as Ratos De Porão, Inocentes, Shelter, Buzzcocks, All, New Model Army, Bad Religion, Pegboy, Bambix, Samiam, NOFX, Die Toten Hosen, Pulley, Terror, Slayer, Flatliners, Marky Ramone, Alkaline Trio, Prophets of Rage and many more.

In the 90s there was an opportunity for Dead Fish to go to Portugal, but “the band was ultra ‘choked’, having a label and organizing several things in Brazil”, said vocalist Rodrigo Lima. “I saw it as a missed opportunity after X-acto came to Brazil. At the time, we picked up some contacts. However, we were unable to sign a legal agreement to go. I think it’s a huge waste that we don’t already have a history with Portugal”, he emphasized.

Citing the names of Portuguese bands that he supports, such as Besta, New Winds, and Decreto 77, Rodrigo says that now the goal is to recover part of that lost time. “We are looking forward to seeing each other, speaking the same language, with stories, life structures, and different scenes that come together”.

Regarding the current political scenario, the vocalist claims that the quartet has noticed a growth of neo-fascism across Europe and that Dead Fish “comes to add to the fight against this plague”.

For those who want to guarantee a place on this historic and unmissable passage of Dead Fish on Portuguese soil, tickets are already on sale both in Lisbon and Porto.

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03.08 – Rebellion fest – Blackpool/UK
04.08 – Record Junkee – Sheffield/UK
05.08 – Easy Fest – The Bank Top Tavern – Oldham/UK
06.08 – Black Heart – London/UK
07.08 – Exchange (Basement) – Bristol/UK
08.08 – Bear Cave – Bouremouth/UK
09.08 – The Pipelie – Brighton/UK
15.08 – SO36 – Berlin/DE w/ United And Strong
18.08 – Musicbox – Lisbon/PT
20.08 – Hard Club – Porto/PT

Always confirm with the concert hall or promoter the conditions of access, confirmation of the date or time, tickets place of sale, price, and availability.

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