Golden Earring Support acts
LAST UPDATE: April 08 2022
Golden Earring had a lot of support acts over the years. Their first one was Earth and fire at the end of 1967. Before that time Golden Earring didn't have support acts. They played two or more sets every evening with small breaks inbetween. Here is a list of some of the support acts Golden Earring ever had.A day's work. Support act for Heerhugowaard 2006 concert (October 27, 2006)
Aerosmith one of the now most famous support acts Golden Earring ever had. They now have become a great band themselves. The Golden Earring panter logo is actually originally from Aerosmith so told Golden Earring manager Rob Gerritsen me once.
Alquin. Local band from Delft near the Hague. Special guest for Golden Earring. (Germany and UK tour Spring 1974) Singer Michel van Dijk is the singer on Rinus Gerritsen's solo album Gerritsen en van Dijk (1979). (Released in the USA under the titel Garrison and van Dyke)
Anouk. Discovered and made famous by Barry Hay. George Kooymans and Barry Hay also wrote several songs for her and produced her first album. When starting up her career she did several shows opening up for Golden Earring in December 1996 and early 1997. Released a few albums since then and touring as a headliner now herself in The Netherlands and Germany.
August75. Support act for April 08, 2006 show at Utrecht.
Bad Candy, Barry Hays own side-project with "rock chicks", was support act for several shows in 2003.
Bad Examples. American band, few shows as support act.
Band zonder banaan (BZB) Sunsation festival.
Be Wild. Eighties (?) support act. Also known as The Wild. Named differed in various articles.
Beatniks. Band from Ede in the Sixties which seem to have been a support act. More info wanted.
Bebop Deluxe. During Golden Earrings 1975 USA tour (April 07, 1975).
De Bikkels. Support act for Wervershoof 2001 show.
Billy Button/Apple. Support act for the 1995 Zwartsluis show (October 13, 1995)
Billy The Kid. Promising band from The Hague with singer\guitarist Ron Knoester who once did renovation work at Barry's house in The Hague. Band split up after releasing some non succesfull cdsingles (One of them produced by Anouk)
Bizarre, fantastic singer "Peter', several shows in 1982 (November 12 at least) and 1983.
Black Heart Betty, was support act for several shows in 2002/2003. They originate from the Hague. On this site more info can be found about this new promising band.
De Blitz Hoogeloon show on March 01, 2008.
Blof. Now a band well known, then just starting to conquer the market... Sunsation festival.
Blowball. Support act for at least two shows. Band with Polle Eduard, support act for Dordrecht Kunstmin on June 09, 1972 show and another unknown show.
Blue Planet. Support act for Sneekweek show on August 04, 1969.
Bo/The Rude. Did several shows as an opener for Golden Earring in the Eighties (1989-1990). Bo The Rude even released a single produced by Golden Earring sound engineer Vincent Vaillant. Bo The Rude also performed at the Verburch Sporthal Poelijk Golden Earring show on April 07, 04, 1990.
Bodhi. Produced by Barry Hay, was support act for several shows in 2001, starting Oss 2001. Singer Willem Bodhi now (2004) plays in "Verkeerde vrienden" with Billy The Kids singer\guitarist Ron Knoester and bass player Ron Bordeaux. His own band is called Bodhi Sativa. (2005)
Bon Jovi. Was a support act of Golden Earring during a few of the gigs they did
in the US Tour '83 on their own, but which shows are not known to me.
Boom Boom Mancini. Starting band produced by Barry and George and signed to their Ring records label. Did several support shows including Meyel December 22, 1985. Band did split soon afterwards single releases due to improfessional behaviour of bandmembers.
Nova Borgers. Daughter of Bertus Borgers and support act for the March 07, 2009 Zwolle show. Nova released her first solo album in 2008. The album contains songs written by her father and was recorded at Ocki Klootwijks RockTown studio.
Marco Borsato. Support act for Alphen aan de Rijn show on September 18, 1991.
Herman Brood & Wild Romance. Support act in mid-seventies. At least once.
Catapult. Support act in 1973 (eg November 23, Maassluis) and 1974 for several shows. Bandname Catapult conjured by Barry Hay.
CCC inc. Support act November, 04 1973 show.
Centrybox. Support act for a concert at JKW in Wateringen on April 27, 1970.
Chamberlain. Support act for several Dutch shows in the early Seventies.
Chantilly Lace. Lierop June 01, 2002 show.
Chica's Del Rock. All girl rock group spotted by Barry Hay. Support act for several shows in 1995. Was never succesfull and lost in the Twilight Zonew so it seems.
China Flower: Support act during an IJsselmuiden show.
Chronicle Kings. Main support act for the end of 2003 and beginning of 2004 electrical shows.
Cochon Bleu. Support act for Sunsation 2004 concert (April 23, 2004)
Colosseum. Support act for a concert at night at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on December 12, 1970.
Cool Zero. Support act for Wassenaar 2006 concert (September 29, 2006) One of their guitarists called Alec Lokhoff is a huge Golden Earring fan for years and influenced by George Kooymans. Also support act for Wateringen November 25, 2006 and Heineken Music Hall December 16, 2006 shows. Also Enschede, Kerkrade, Goes, Zwolle and Wijchen 2007 shows. This band did also several 2007 Autums shows (Berkel, Eindhoven, Steenwijk and more) as well and became a real support act for about a year by then...
Crystal Dream. Support act for October 14, 1995 Dinxperlo concert
The Deaf. Support act for the October 29, 2011 Steenwijk show. The Deaf is the "hobby band" of Di-rect guitarist Spike.
Tony Delmonte band.
Duck's Nightmare (with female bassplayer Joke who moved later on to the Nits).
Duplex Johnson. Did several shows as an opener for Golden Earring in the Eighties.
Dutch. Support act for Volendam concert, April 7, 2001. Dutch is a local band from Volendam.
Dyzack, Bergen op Zoom 2001 gig
E-Norm, local band for show at De Lutte on Saturday 17, 2004.
Earth and Fire, first Golden Earring support act. Since 1969 Golden Earring used a support act instead of doing 2 or more sets an evening. They started using a support act after their first USA tour where they saw this way of starting a show.
Epitaph, German support act for several March 1973 shows.
Exposure. Support act for St. Nicolaasga 2006 concert (October 21, 2006)
F. Support act for Golden Earring's last show in 2007 on December 15 at Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall. They are also asked for the january 26, 2008 show at Enschede.
The Force. Swiss support act for the December 02, 2006 show at Z7 Konzertfabrik, Switserland.
Fragment. Support act for Siddeburen 2006 concert (October 06, 2006)
Galaxy Lin (With Robby van Leeuwen) Several shows February\March 1975
Gangsters d'Amour. Support act for November 24, 1984 Concert in Bastogne (Belgium) - Hall des Foires.
De Gigantjes. Support act for several shows in 1985. At least July 5, 1985 at Someren, Tennishal de Pas with lead singer Mieke Stemerdink.
Grof geschut. During Alblaspop 1999, Alblasserdam.
Marcel de Groot. Support act for several shows in 1993.
Gruppo Sportivo. Great band around Hans Vandenburg. Friend of Barry. Living in same The Hague neighbourhood as Barry did (Zeeheldenkwartier). Support act for (at least) some 1976 and early 1977 concerts. Rest unknown.
Head over heels. Support act at Zieuwent Paaspop 1989 gig.
Hollander. At least support act at december 27 1980 gig, Leijsdream hal Roosendaal (with Jan Pijnenburg on drums before he was in Doe maar) Known to have done more shows like Zaandam 1980 gig also and Dordrecht, Jan. 03, 1981.
In Sanity. Did several shows for Golden Earring as their support act.
Jack Of Hearts: Ameide concert June 03, 1995
Jan Rot. Support act for several shows in the Eighties.
Jesus Messerschmitt. German support act for German Bloody Bucanneers tour 1991.
Judasville. Several shows from March untill October 2005. Very loud, at first not much appreciated by regular Golden Earring fans. Later on better sound. Judasville was cancelled for several shows due to an incident. These cancelled shows were done by support act Overthrow.
Just a dream, support act for Strijen 2001, 2002 and 2003 concerts.
Kiss. Another famous name now, but really a support act for Golden Earring in their early days. There's a famous story about Golden Earrings stage manager Maarten Baggerman forbidding Gene Simmons to spit blood on their (white Switch) stage. In the book "Kiss alive forever - The complete touring history" you can read that Kiss was 2 times the opening act for Golden Earring in New Jersey and Kansas. The first time was during the Hotter than hell tour on October 25, 1974 at the Capitol Theatre, Passaic, New Jersey.
Headliner act: Golden Earring, opening acts: Kiss and John Hammond. Promotor: John Scher Presents. Due to immigrations problems, original headliners Climax Blues Band canceled
three days prior to the show. Blues guitarist John Hammond and Kiss where then added to the bill, and Golden Earring was moved up from their opening slot to that of headliner.
Second time was during the Dressed to kill tour on April 13, 1975 at Soldier's and sailor's Memorial Hall, Kansas, Kansas City. Headlining act: Golden Earring, opening acts: Kiss and Vitale's Madman. Attendance: 3,531,
promotor: Cowtown productions. There's nothing more to read about the Earring. But it's nice to know that a famous band like Kiss was once the opening act for Golden Earring.
Kreidlers: 's Graveland concert May 19, 2007
Krezip: 1999 Bergen op Zoom gig.
K13: Gent (Belgium) based band, released their first single on George and Barry's Ring Records label, made two other singles and then split. Did several shows as a support. Guitarist Thom Thienpont became later bass roadie for Rinus Gerritsen.
Leaf: Support act for the Ajoc Festival (Mijdrecht) concert (May 11, 2008)
Left: Support act for Eindhoven 2006 concert (October 14, 2006)
Jo Lemaire + Flouze: Belgian new wave band which was the upport act for the Summer of 1980 concert at the Abbaye de Saint Gerard near Namur in Belgium. (Info for this show needed!
Liberty Valance: Support act for Giessen 2006 concert (September 30, 2006)
Local: Support act for the Beilen 2006 concert (July 08, 2006)
Lorian: Support act for the Bathmen concert (May 31, 2002)
Lynyrd skynyrd: Special guest during UK 1974 tour (November/December 1974)
Masters of the airwaves: During Golden Earrings 1975 USA tour (April 17, 1975).
Ton v.d. Meer: Support act for several 1979 shows. Painter who used to paint Barry's house and was heard by Barry.
Mink: Support act for Graauwrock 2008.
Miss Treated: Support act for October 15, 1993 Zieuwent (Gelderland) - Sourcy Center.
Montrose. During Golden Earrings 1975 USA tour (At least May 13 and June 02, 1975).
The Moondogs: Support act for the Strijen shows on June 16, 2007 and June 14, 2008.
Mr. Slammer: Support act for several Oostzaan shows.
Navarone. (See Overthrow)
New Adventures: Great guys, energetic show. Later on produced by George Kooymans for several singles and lp's.
The New Shining: support act for several gigs after an initial gig at Strijen. Were also planned for several December 2010 shows but due to voice problems George Kooymans these performances were cancelled. Support act for the October 22, 2011 Leeuwarden show as well.
Nosferato, (http://www.home.zonnet.nl/dvanstraten/index.htm) ; Nosferato was support act in De Smelt, Assen, in November 1999 (electric gig) they had an awesome drummer (very wild type of playing), also in Zoeterwoude.
No Pictures Please. Band from Volendam, support act for December 11, 1999 show. Also DJ. Michel Walthuis as opener at that show.
Oost West, support act for April 22, 2006 show at Herwen.
Otger Dice band. Sneek: Veemarkthallen Summer 1975, with Otto Cooymans(keyboards) and Freddy Cavalli(!) on bass.
Overthrow. Did several shows in 2005. At the end of 2005 the band renamed itself to Navarone (after suggestions by Golden Earring!) as Overthrow supposed to be a negative influence. Overthrow first appeared as a single support act during a show, but later on was asked by the GE management to do more shows for Golden Earring due to an incident with the support act Judasville at that moment. Overthrow did the concerts which Judasville was asked for like Beverwijk and Leiden 2005. On several promotional posters like Leiden 2005 Judasville was announced however, but didn't play.
Part-2. 2006 support act for May 27, 2006 Brummen show.
The Pilgrims. Support act in the early Nineties.
Piu Piu: Support act.
Plant. Support act for several shows in 1978.
The Polar Exploration Ship. Support act in 2006 for 4 shows (Kerkrade, Rotterdam, Enschede and Zwolle) Local the Hague band, asked by Barry Hay to support Golden Earring.
Poundcake. Support act July 3, 1993, Brummen, OJC De Bliksem.
Powerplay. With guitarist Jan van der Mey. Did several shows in the early Eighties. Several concerts in 91/92. At that time George is recording a cd with the band which is released March'92.
Pub band. 17-08-91 Zoeterwoude.?
Razz. Support act Noordwijkerhout January 28, 2006 and January 27, 2007. Trio musicians who released their ‘Waiting in Motion’ (own release) cd in 2005.
Red Baron. Support act for May 06, 1977 Würzburg (Germany) show.
Red Cinder. Support act for several 1992 shows.
Red Haze, support act for several Joure shows during the years.
Rene and the Alligators. Support act for May 23, 2003 show in Baarn.
Roberto Jacketti & the Scooters: support act for 1984 back home show 23-06-1984 Groenoordhallen Leiden.
The Rocks. Support act for Graauwrock 1999 and 2008 shows.
Leo Sayer. During Golden Earrings 1975 USA tour (April 17, 1975).
The Rocks. Support act for May 24, 1999 concert at Graauw (Graauw Rock), together with Storm. The Rocks also on Graauwrock June 05, 2006 an Graauwrock May 01, 2008.
Sat2d. Support act for December 08, 2007 at Kerkrade.
Scandal. USA support act, at least March 19, 1983. Probably more shows.
The Sheer. Support act for Mijdrecht 2005 show.
Slade. During Golden Earrings 1975 USA tour (April 07, 1975).
So Far So Good. support act for May 02, 2008 Zundert show.
Soul Sister Dance Revolution. 2013 support act for Antwerpen and Amsterdam shows December 2013.
Ellis Springs. Support act for Strijen June 02, 2012 and Arnhem September 08, 2012 shows.
Star Star. Support act for unknown show. Check http://www.idolmedia.com/artiesten/starstar.html.
Storm. Support act (playing covers) for May 24, 1999 concert at Graauw (Graauw Rock), together with The Rocks.
Stresz. Support act during the 1981 fanclub day at Zoeterwoude on February 21, 1981.
Surrender. Support act for Graauwrock 2008 show.
Sweet d'Buster. (With Robert Jan Stips and Bertus Borgers in the line up!)
The 3rd Man. Support act for Wateringen 2012 shows and several others in 2013.
The Trick. June 06, 1981, Sporthal Lindenoord, Wolvega.
Texx. July 22, 1990, Zandvoort.
Three Alley Cats. Support act January 10, 1986 "De Flint" Amersfoort.
Too Much Blues Band, 29-08-99 Ermelo (Horst)
Tony Delmonte band. Support act for several shows in 1986 including March 15, 1986 Winterswijk show.
Tour de Funk. Support act for the March 03, 2007, October 18, 2008 and November 05, 2011 Nieuw-Vennep shows.
Two Way Radio. Support act November 03, 2006 show Arnhem - Rijnhal and December 02, 2006 Beverwijk show. Band consists of two children from former bandmember Jaap Eggermont.
Unband. Support act for Alblaspop shows 1996 and 1997, Alblasserdam.
Vertigo. Support act for several shows in Autumn 2004. Band has guitarist Denny Haayen, son of former Golden Earring manager Freddy Haayen.
Patricia Vonne: USA female singer with band, Tilburg concert May 03, 2007.
Voodoo. Support act for the 2005 Oerrock concert at Ureterp. May 20, 2005.
X66. Support act for the November 19, 1993 concert at Posterholt (Sporthal de Wieë)
Patricia Vonne: 24 Battles A Day. Winner of the Road to Graauwrock 2008 competetion and last known added support act for Graauwrock 2008 festival show on May 01, 2008. Other support acts at that show: Mink, The Rocks, Surrender.
47-Elf: Support act at Zieuwent Paaspop 1990 show.
The 925s: Support act for the Arnhem, Zwolle and Tilburg 2008 concerts (March 15, 2008\April 19, 2008\May 09, 2008)
When touring in the United States Golden Earring was sometimes a support act (or special guest) themselves. They played in the United States with Eric Clapton, Santana, Doobie Brothers, Ted Nugent, The Who, .38 Special, Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin to name a few. They played with The Who on their 1972 Europe tour as well. Golden Earring was a support act for several Rush shows during their own '83 USA tour.
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