Amaranthe arrived in Bilbao late yesterday. Everybody went out on a dinner, extremely good food and Spanish wine. After the dinner we visited three different rock bars! 🙂 We are all loaded with lots of positive energy and ready to rock Club Rockstar tonight.
I received this cute Teddy bear
from Christian yesterday! Thank you! 🙂
Thank you Bochum and Cologne for two amazing evenings in Germany! :)) Amazing weather yesterday, I was sitting in the bus enjoying the sun. I also met Honken, my life savior;) Now we are on our way to Spain in the bus. It looks like 20 degrees outside so I hope we at least can get 20 minutes break in the sun. We’ve driven 12 h now, 20 more to go…
Wonderful evening at Ekebo yesterday! Thank you all for coming and thank you for being who you
are! 🙂 Pictures taken by Rock Photographer Satanja www.satanja.se
Jaja, just me being in heaven for a while at “Melodifestivalens” after party this weekend. To the left we have the International superstar fashion stylist Jonas Hallberg. And to the right Top fashion designer Lars Wallin. Just check this
out and you’ll understand why I love them! 😉 http://www.larswallin.com http://instagram.com/stylistjonashallberg
I posted this picture on my Instagram the other day, but I just have to say again, wao what a feeling! To see the first flowers coming up really means that it is Spring time!! =) I love Spring and Summer! Today I’m packing my bags, tomorrow the long tour starts for me, five weeks away from home. I can tell it’s chaos, but to think about the little flower and see the sun shining through my window brings me a sense of calm and hope. It also made me aware of that it will be even warmer in some of the countries we around Europe we
are going to, so I need to pack light clothing’s. I’m excited. 🙂
I am sitting in the sofa and drinking my morning coffee, this is the kind of things I won’t be able to do for a month on the tour. Small things that makes life “different” on the road. I’m loading my batteries by taking it as easy as possible before I’m off to Europe! See you soon.
The 8:th of mars 2014 Bandit Rock Awards brought me one of my finest and most special moments in life. Amaranthe was nominated in three categories, best album, best artist of the year and best live-act. That it self made us very grateful and happy. Also that we got the honor to open the Award by playing three songs was huge fun. Ghost and In flames beat us. I was sitting backstage and eating chips, then when the award was almost over, I went to say hello to a couple of friends, but I got told to stay in the backstage. I had no idea what was going on, but I thought aha, maybe this has something to do with the International woman’s day, and maybe they want all the women to go up on stage together… 😀 Coming closer to the stage I could hear that there was still prices left to be hand out, and I could hear them reading a motivation for the next winner, I couldn’t hear it all, but I did hear “work with Takida, Renegade Five, Kamelot and Amarnathe. Bandit Rock & Role Model of the year goes to”… And then they called MY name! I got chocked, touched and extremely happy. I can’t describe how grateful I am to receive this kind of award! Its the best price I ever won. It has always been important for me to have a role model, and trying to be one myself. Especially as one of very few women in this genre I’ve seen it as even more important. All I ever wanted and still do is to make a small change in peoples lives. As well as in my own. This price goes therefore straight into my heart, to know that people have seen me and appreciates what I do just can’t make me any happier. Thank you Bandit for showing appreciation in this most amazing way. I’m still a bit red on my cheeks. I will shelter and try to defend this titel for as long as I live. <3
Vinnarna i BANDIT ROCK AWARDS 2014:
Årets Svenska Genombrott: Ghost
Årets Internationella Genombrott: Black Veil Brides
Årets Svenska Liveakt: In Flames(Official)
Årets Internationella Liveakt: Rammstein
Årets Svenska Album: Ghost
Årets Internationella Album: Five Finger Death Punch
Årets Svenska Artist/Grupp: Ghost
Årets Internationella Artist/Grupp: Five Finger Death Punch
Bandit Rock & Role Model: Elize Ryd Off. Page
Bandit Legend Award: Vinnie Paul
Årets Mest Spelade Låt På Bandit 2013: Halestorm “I Miss The Misery”
Årets Bästa Publik: Alla På Bandit Rock Awards 2014
Today I been working in the office again all day. I actually woke up at 1, since I didn’t go to bed until 6 in the morning yesterday. I was writing some music, and for some reason I always get more creative during the night. My love came back from a game in Gothenburg at 6, and then we went to Rättvik and had a very nice dinner at “Görgen på
Höjden”. This restaurant is one of my favorites. They only serve food produced in Dalarna (local food). When we got back home we looked at a docomentary movie called “Blackfish”. Amazing, but also very sad, but very important, see It if you haven’t. Its about how Sea world treats their orcas, it’s terrible. I do not like Circuses, I do not like Sea world or similar places like Sea world, it’s awful that human uses animals to earn money. Time to hit the bed. Bandit Rock Awards tomorrow and the train leaves at 9.15 towards Stockholm. Good Night!
It might seem like I have a couple of days of, but that is not true. Right now I’m in the studio recording vocals on “Docker’s Guild”, one of the very exiting projects I got the honor to participate in this year. 🙂 Read more about Docker’s Guild at http://www.dockersguild.com or visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/dockersguild
6 years ago I met the love of my life. The story is not complicated or dramatic in any way. I saw this guy and I fell in love immediately. He’s been supporting me and my journey as a touring artist from day one. I am grateful. Soon I’m leaving for another month on the road.
And the European Tour has officially started! We, Amaranthe, visited Helsinki and Lahti this weekend. Both gigs felt amazing, and now I am not talking about my own stake but the audiences. It amazes me every time to see how the audience grow, and it makes me so happy since that must be a sign that what we do must be something good. I love the songs I been creating together with the boys in Gothenburg, and to see other people sing along to
them is just by it self amazing. Thank you also RADIO ROCK for putting The Nexus back on your track list, Laura you Rock! 😉 I really looking forward to come back to our second home, Finland. Love you sweet people! Oh, also I have to add that I used my new in Ears for the first time, Ultimate Ears UE7. Sounded amazing. Easily worth 1200 Euros.
Im leaving, first train to Stockholm, then the boat. So we will arrive tomorrow morning. Im looking forward to it! 🙂 See you soon!
Yesterday I worked all day with lots of stuff that needed to be done in the office. In the evening I got invited to my friends Birthday party. My so called Sis, she turned 19. It was super nice, we ate homemade pizza and and a magical cake made by her grandma, so good! Also we talked about ghosts and other over natural things, like you use to when you turn 19 right. 😀 I took a picture of her with the new bag she got, and the Victoria’s Secret package is from me. She got Sheer Love body mist, I use it my self, it smells very fresh. Around 24 we left. Today Im going to Helsinki, Finland, having a show there tomorrow.. 😉
Thank you all who made my first Grammy Award experience fantastic! Amaranthe were not nominated in any category this year, so we had nothing to be nervous about. I’ve had the time of my life since I love to meet new people, dress up, party and drink champagne! I was really in heaven. Sweden have many Artist to be proud of. Congratulations to Håkan Hellstöm and Jenny Wilson who won three Grammys each.
Hello my friends!
Ive had a wonderful time lately! Its the first time in 4 years Ive actually had some vacation. Me and J. went on a trip to New York. I met three wonderful people at Spinefarm Records. The office was amazing, and after the meeting we went out and ate Mexican food and drank Margaritas.
Me and J. continued to take a look at Brooklyn Bridge! Such and amazing bridge, and the history behind it to.
I have a cousin who lives in New York, she works as a Top-model. She took us around the city, and we got the chance to meet her friends! They were super duper sweet! We had such a good time. We almost got the chance to say hello to Leonardo Dicaprio, one of my biggest Idols, but he was unfortunately out of town.
The Storm came – and we did not know what to expect! I was actually a little bit scared, but.. That storm was nothing different from what we experience in Sweden almost every day during winter time. A lot of wind, and snow, and water. So, we went on a shopping trip in SOHO, and it was great, It felt like we almost got the town by our own, since all the Americans stayed in door all day. We planned to go and see a musical that evening, and I have many musicals I really wanted to see, but the most popular one “The Book of Mormon” was sold out, But.. We thought that maybe they can give us some tickets for tonights show since because of the storm many people probably have to cancel their tickets. Apparently it was more bad on the rads, a lot of water and slush made it hard for drivers to drive. So like we thought, they did have 2 tickets for us. That was incredible since the shows been sold out for months and we knew it was impossible to get tickets. But thanks to the storm.. It was an amazing show, I loved it! Next time I visit New York I want to see Wicked. Cant wait to go back.
I also visited an amazing studio right at Times Squared, a well known producer showed me some of his songs. I´m interested in recording a solo-album and I thought it would be amazing to have an american songwriter on board my project.
Valentines Day – First of all, our flight got cancelled. So we had to stay an extra day. So we took the opportunity to visit Top of The Rocks! Me and x went up on the highest level and looked at the view over New York City. It was so beautiful! In the evening we had dinner at an Italian restaurant, best food on the trip.
After a couple of hours sleep we checked out from the hotel, took our bags, jumped into a taxi and left to the airport. Puh, Its nice to be away, but still so nice to come back home.
When we landed, all the trains had already left to where we live, so we had to check in at the airport and sleep another night in an hotel. The next morning we took the train at 10, and finally we arrived, I crached into the bed and slept all day… I only had one day to recover from the yet leg before it was time to go to Stockholm and the Swedish Grammy Awards.. 🙂
Välkommen till min blogg! 🙂
I am so extremely honored to be a part of this show, its been going for ever and never looses its popularity. “Så ska det låta” have been one of my favorite TV programs since I was a child! I always dreamt to be in it, and my dream will come true tonight. Beyond my imagination I will compete with and against three of Sweden’s most fabulous and warm artists, Rickard Söderberg, Anna Book and John, Johnel, Lundvik!
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