Danger Dan reignites the discussion about artistic freedom in his new single “This is all covered by artistic freedom”. It doesn't seem that long ago, the discourse about Böhmermann's humiliating poem in the direction of Erdogan, in which one asked oneself: what is art allowed to do?
If Danger Dan has its way, then she can do one thing above all: name Germany's new rights by name. Elsässer, Kubitschek, Jebsen, Gauland or Germany's ailing police apparatus. In a skillful cabaret way, Danger Dan wonders what could happen now, assuming he would express the thoughts that many normal-thinking, empathic and rational people probably have.
The musician is already tried and tested. With his antelope gang he had to position himself in court against Ken Jebsen a few years ago, because he felt attacked by the song “Beate Zschäpe hears U2”. Jebsen then lost the charge. But what else can I do? Who else can you legitimately step on the tie?
In addition to denouncing the figures mentioned, Danger Dan also reckons with the failure of politics in terms of coming to terms with past incidents. In addition to the inadequate investigation of the NSU crimes, he also criticizes the lack of investigations into the death of Oury Jalloh, who died in police custody in Dessau.
“That is all covered by artistic freedom” is a skilful all-round blow to the faces of inhuman people and institutions. The song is already being traded as one of the biggest musical surprises in 2021. It is just a first foretaste of Danger Dan's unexpected piano album, which is also entitled “This is all covered by artistic freedom”, and which will be released at the end of the month. In 2022 there will be Danger Dan live on the piano.
Danger Dan live:
May 3rd, 2022 Leipzig, Conne Island
May 4th, 2022 Erlangen, E-Werk
05.05.2022 Vienna (Austria), Odeon
May 6th, 2022 Munich, Feierwerk
May 7th, 2022 Wiesbaden, Ringkirche
May 9th, 2022 Cologne, Luxor
May 10th, 2022 Hamburg, market hall
May 12th, 2022 Bremen, slaughterhouse
May 13, 2022 Hanover, Faust
May 14th, 2022 Dresden, Aunt Ju
May 25th, 2022 Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
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