Amsterdam invited to play Liverpool Sound City

Liverpool Sound City 2010

The band are very excited to have been specially invited to play this years Liverpool Sound City for the first time.

This years four day event includes Gil Scott Heron, The Macabees and Ian McCullough as well as hundreds of other shows across the city.

Amsterdam will perform in a specially erected marquee called ‘The Church of Sound City’ which will be on Seel Street opposite the Zanzibar club.

Very special guests on the night will be Digsy and the Sums who are one of the very best bands on the Liverpool scene. The show will take place on Friday 21 May.

All information is at and a special low ticket price will be available very shortly.

Glorious return being filmed for DVD



Following a brilliantly-received first show of the year in London town, the band are now primed and ready to rock. This Saturday’s big return show to Liverpool will be the subject of a high definition three-camera shoot for future DVD release.

Amsterdam will hit the stage at 9:30pm so bring your singing voices for the cameras!

Tickets are still available from Ticketweb and you will be able to pay on the door.

Two great bring-a-newbie gigs!

Get two free songs to send to your friends!

Get two free songs to send to your friends!

The two up-and-coming shows represent a new chapter in the ever changing Amsterdam story so we here at HQ want all of you to bring a newbie to these shows.

Do you have any friends who aren’t aware of the greatness of an Amsterdam live show? Well bring them along to either London or Liverpool!

You can tickle your friends’ fancy by downloading and emailing them one of the Amsterdam classics Takin’ on the world  (MP3, 4MB) or Home (MP3, 6.6MB) for free.

The band will be performing both shows as the full seven-piece ensemble with songs from the entirety of Ian’s career as well as a few of the magnificent brand new tunes the gang are working on right now.

You can get an update on this thread in the forum on how things are progressing with the new album.

Also, if anybody is in Liverpool this Wednesday night (24 February) Ian will be performing a solo show at the brand new Mojo venue.

Partial return of Paulie

Paul Hagan

Paul Hagan

The support slots for the big Liverpool gig in March have now been announced. Paul Hagan’s new band the Last Gambados will kick off the evening’s proceedings. Paul did five years great service in Amsterdam and is looking forward to meeting up with some old friends and playing his new music to the Amsterdamsters.

Main support will come from the Kevin Critchely outfit who released their debut album last year to critical praise.

Tickets are available right now from

The glorious return of Amsterdam



The full Amsterdam SEVEN piece spectacular will return to the stage in March 2010 with two shows already confirmed.

The first show is at fantastic London venue the Luminaire on Saturday 13 March with another the week after at Liverpool spiritual home the O2 Academy on Saturday 20 March. One or two other shows are now being considered.

Following the wrapping up of the final Pele reunion date Ian is chomping at the bit to get back to playing new music. “I enjoyed myself doing those few shows with my old band and I really cant wait for the full Amsterdam ensemble to tackle a couple of those older songs – Policeman will sound unreal with the seven of us.

But the most important thing by a mile is Amsterdam music and especially the new stuff which is sounding fantastic, it seems we really know what we’re doing these days. I cant wait”.

Tickets for the shows are on sale right now, for the Luminaire at and and for Liverpool at

Re-familiarise yourselves with that fantastic Amsterdam sound now: