WINGER - Karma Hits Top Album Lists For 2009 Worldwide; Details Revealed
January 2, 2010, 10 years ago
WINGER frontman Kip Winger has checked in with the following 2009 recap:"Happy New Year and thanks again for all your support and the great feedback and reviews you've given on our CD Karma. It's been really cool to see and hear how much you dig the music. To close out the year and ring in the new one, thought you'd like to see just how much positive input you guys have had on Karma and the impact you've had on making it a Top Album for 2009. Thanks again and keep rockin'."
Go to this location for the complete list of worldwide Top Album entries and corresponding links.
As previously reported Kip Winger and guitarist Reb Beach are featured in a new interview with Greece's RockPages.gr. An excerpt is available below.
Q: How is the response towards Winger in the States in comparison with Europe?
Kip Winger: "We really don’t know. We haven’t played in USA since 2006. But, the crowd is always receptive. Listen, the problem is that you don’t know the band, until you see it live. And when you see it live then you get it. it gets over funny. But, lots of people think that Winger is a wimpy band or something…but when they see us in concert, we instantly win them over. It’s better, though, in Europe because the fans are so loyal and stick with you through thick and thin. From my point of view, Europe has a better understanding for music than America."
Q: How about Japan?
Reb Beach: "When you are cool in Japan, you are cool forever!"
Q: What does the title of the album (Karma) refer to?
Kip Winger: "You don’t wanna know…no, really…Winger as a band…we had a lot of ups and downs, but still we are standing strong…we are still together and one word that instantly comes to my mind is that we must have something like a Karma. We’ve been very successful and very unsuccessful…we have a really interesting history."
Reb Beach: "People say that this was our Karma…I mean, the comeback of Winger with a record that everyone seems to be really fond of. In a way, we wrote this record for our fans. It is my Karma to be with this guy (pointing at Kip) who always gives the opposite answer than I do (laughs)!"
Go to this location for the complete interview.
Winger's first string of European tour dates for 2010 is as follows:
March22 - Bristol, England - O2 Academy 2
23 - Portsmouth, England - Wedgewood Rooms
24 - Manchester, England - Academy 3
26 - Dudley, England - JB’s
27 - Belfast, Ireland - Spring & Airbrake
28 - Glasgow, Scotland - Cathouse
30 - Newcastle, England - O2 Academy2
31 - Leeds, England - Rio’s
April2 - Sheffield, England - Corporation
4 - London, England - Islington O2 Academy