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Ratzke get his own TV show in Germany

June

Ratzke get his own TV show in Germany

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Ratzke gets his own TV show on national German Television. Under the title RATZKES RENDEZVOUS he will host a variety show with music and talk and famous starguests. The first episodes will be live recorded in the spiegeltent Bar Jeder Vernunft in Berlin on June 20. Audience is more then welcome.

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Ratzke's new show: HOMME FATALE

April

Ratzke's new show: HOMME FATALE

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Ratzke is already working on his new show called Home Fatale. The premiere will be on October 17 in Berlin. We will soon reveal more about the show, but for now we can already show you one of the beautiful images shot by dutch star photographer Erwin Olaf.

Last Shows of Starman

April-September

Last Shows of Starman

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Ratzke is already working on his new show. The very first short previews will be on Festivals in August. But before that Ratzke will be on Tour with Starman. These are the very last shows!

April

Ratzke will do shows in New York 3-6

22 Tipi Berlin

24-25 Amsterdam

May

25-27 Ruhrtrienale

June

7-9 Wonderground/Soutbank, London

September

Brisbane and New Zealand tour!

Ratzke & Grammy winning Metropole Orkest

July

Ratzke & Grammy winning Metropole Orkest

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VIVA LA DIVA!

Ratzke is gonna do a show with the great Metropole Orkest (multi grammy award winning amazing orchestra who accompanied the greatest singers on this planet like Shirley Bassey, Chaka Khan and many more)

Ratzke will be joined by the mesmerizing Star Soprano Tania Kross. And where? At the big room of the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

23 July Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

Viva La Diva
Ticket sale started today!

Ratzke on Tour

January

Ratzke on Tour

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The new started great for Ratzke & Band with a complete sold out show at the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Now the boys are off to continue there tour of the smash hit show Starman. The next couple of months the will tour in Germany, The Netherlands and Australia.

Meanwhile Ratzke is working on a new show (Premiere in October in Berlin) a new album and his own TV show for German national Television. We keep you posted!

Ratzke's Christmas

December

Ratzke's Christmas

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This Christmas Ratzke & Band stay home in Holland and tour the biggest stages of the country with a special Christmas show. In every town the invite am amazing star from the Dutch music scene

Fay Lovsky, Claron McFadden, Eric Vloeimans, Lavinia Meijer, Freek de Jonge, Mathilde Santing

Here are the Dates:

9 dec: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

10 dec: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht

16 dec: De Nieuwe Regentes Den Haag

18 dec: Schouwburg Arnhem

21 dec: Schouwburg Nijmegen

23 dec: Parktheater Eindhoven

24 dec: DeLaMar Theater Amsterdam

Ratzke as Hedwig

November

Ratzke as Hedwig

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Ratzke in his 'career defining role' as Hedwig in the cult rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch is back in Berlin and Hamburg

Ratzke just did a run in Berlin in october: sold out shows and standing ovations. Now back for two weeks in Hamburg and Berlin. Don't mis sthis performance.

8-13 november: Schmidts Tivoli Hamburg

15-20 November: BKA Theater Berlin

Starman is the 'most talked about show' at Edinburgh Fringe

August 2016

Starman is the 'most talked about show' at Edinburgh Fringe

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Starman was a big hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival! "The most talked about show of the Fringe this year' as The Times wrote. Most of the shows where sold out and Starman got rave reviews.

Here some of the great Quotes:

Ratzke turns on a dime from glam spectacle to kooky charm, savvy teasing to captivating soulfulness. And his tall tales suggest fever dreams of Genet, Warhol and vintage Hollywood. It’s a trip

The Scotsman *****


Ratzke is unique. A story teller, a singer, and an charismatic frontman backed by a superb band - he’s all of these, and much more.

FifeToday *****


Above all there's Ratzke himself, a larger then life Supernova, who's energy is endless and interpretation are haunting

Daily Mail ****


This Starman will blow your mind, a very entertaining night out

One4revies ****


A beautiful tribute to David Bowie, Starman is creative, witty, and fabulously talented – a truly unique experience.

EdFestMag *****


I can't give this show anymore praise - You. Have. To. See. This. Show!

Arts Award Voice Magzine *****


Taking on the songs is where Ratzke shines, his voice is amazing and in a certain light there's almost a look of Bowie about him too. From an androgynous 'Rebel Rebel' to a raunched-up 'Time', he's got the Bowie sound locked down and the audience in his palm.

The List ***


This show blows 'stardust' in your eyes!

FestMag ****


Ratzke sings the songs with considerable style and authority. With “We could be heroes,” Ratzke delivers a splendidly epic finale

The Herald ****


Bravo! This is a must see show! Ratzke is a 5 star guy!

Mumble Music *****


Surreal, funny and musically sublime, Starman introduces cabaret to rock and lets rip utterly gloriously.

The Stage ****

Rave Reviews for Starman in Australien

July 2016

Rave Reviews for Starman in Australien

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The Australian Tour of Starman was a huge success: sold out shows, standing ovations and rave reviews. Read here some of the quotes :

The Advertiser Australia *****

This Dutch-German cabaret artist transcends all conventional preconceptions of a David Bowie tribute show to prove himself as a masterful interpreter of both the late rock chameleon’s catalogue and his shapeshifting charisma.

Aussie Theatre *****

Sven Ratzke’s Starman – a sold-out success at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival – is a powder keg of energy and enthusiasm, primed to explode! The show heroes the music of the late, great David Bowie, but it is so, so much more than a tribute show.

Global Media Post Australia

Starman is a brave and exhilarating adventure into the rock musical genre!

In Daily Australia *****

Hilarious, tender and provocative! Starman delivers an original, Bowie-inspired Cabaret-adventure and a deliciously good time at the theatre

The Upside News

Starman is a celebration filled with joy and tinged with sadness, and was presented to us by a performer who loves his subject and muse, but who also clearly loves this city.

Limelight Magazine *****

Svensational journey of the imagination to a Bowie soundtrack. Cabaret at its finest!

The Clothesline Australia *****

Sven Ratzke takes the audience on a glam-packed ride through space, place and sound. At the same time, Ratzke is a magnificent showman – with the sequins and shoulder pads to match – and channels the characters and eccentricities of those Bowie years with all the delight and sensitivity of a true Bowie believer

The West Australian *****

Starman isn’t a tribute show, but it is a loving tribute to one of this universe’s most amazing artists as well as a weird, wild and hilarious journey with Sven Ratzke, who will no doubt take Fringe World by storm when (hopefully) he falls back to Perth next year

The Examiner

This saturday I witnessed one of the best shows I have ever seen. Sven Ratzke, a Dutch Wunderkind, is a cabaret artist of the highest calibre

Ratzke around the Globe

May-September

Ratzke around the Globe

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Ratzke will tour around the Globe the next few months.

In may he will bring Starman to famous Joe's Pub (public Theatre) in New York City.

In June and July Ratzke and his Band will tour with Starman for three full weeks in Australia. Several shows in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and many more. Some shows are already sold out!

In July Ratzke will also perform 5 days at the Spiegeltent of the Just for Laughs Festival in London.

In August Starman will be shown one month primetime at the large Spiegeltent of Assembly of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

In September Ratzke returns with his show to Berlin and New York's Lincoln Center.

Starman around the Globe

february

Starman around the Globe

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Ratzke and his Band will bring there beautiful show STARMAN this year around the globe. From Amsterdam to Berlin, from Vienna to Zürich, From Sydney to Melbourne, from Edinburgh to New York City.

The New York shows at Joe's Pub are already in sale. Shows are on may 23, 24, and 26. You can get your tickets here

watch here Ratzke's version of Heroes

Starman: Tour starts and Cd out

September

Starman: Tour starts and Cd out

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Ratzke & Band are ready for the new tour: Starman, a show with the music of David Bowie.

The World Premiere will be on october 13th in Berlin. In 2016 the show will be shown in New York (for 2,5 weeks) and Australia.

The beautiful Cd is ready to order also in October via all online shops and via this website.

Ratzke at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Juni

Ratzke at the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam

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Ratzke and his marvelous band will give a very special concert at the famous Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. A special evening with the most beautiful songs from his show Diva Diva's and many more musical surprises

The concert is almost sold out, last tickets can be order via this link

Tickets

London and New York

April

London and New York

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Sven Ratzke performs with his amazing band in London at legendary Soho Theatre on Sunday 5 April! One night only! Tickets available here

One Month later, on 7 May Ratzke will perform in one of world most famous Concert Halls, at Lincoln Center in New York

Tickets: here

Ratzke's new Show

March

Ratzke's new Show

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Ratzke's new show is in the making! Title: STARMAN. Music: David Bowie. The tour will start in October and he will tour around the globe with it. The premiere is on 13th of October at TIPI in Berlin.

But for the meantime Ratzke will give us joy with his other shows: Diva Diva's. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (only in Berlin en Vienna) and Groschenblues

Ratzke with Diva's around the Globe

November/December

Ratzke with Diva's around the Globe

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Ratzke and his fantastic Pianist Charly Zastrau are touring this Autumn/Winter further around the globe with there succes show Diva Diva's. After show in Amsterdam and Hamburg the tour continues to New York with shows at Neue Gallery and legendary Joe's Pub. Then the two are joined by there other bandmembers to give a show in de beautiful 700 seater all art deco theater 'Renaissance Theater' in Berlin.

Gigs in Switzerland, Germany and The Netherlands are following in December.

For all all dates check under Tour

New CD: Diva Diva's

October

New CD: Diva Diva's

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On October 3th the new album Diva Diva's will be released. Ratzke sings songs from his successful show on this beautiful EP, under the guidance of his band. From Eartha Kitt to Bassey, Marlene to Knef, all done in Ratze's unique style.

The Advertiser Australia wrote about Diva Diva's:

"How does one describe Dutch/German cabaret entertainer and European sensation Sven Ratzke? Unique, bizarre, ultra-extravagant in style and flavour, supremely talented and bitingly hilarious"

Available through the shop on this website or through online stores and iTunes.

See the clips here:

Clip 1

Clip 2

Hedwig returns to Berlin

Febr/March

Hedwig returns to Berlin

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch back in Berlin!

Ratzke returns in his staring role in the cult production of Hedwig in Berlin. Also is Hedwig the opener of the Teddy Awards of the Berlin Filmfestival (live on German/French Tv Arte)

Hedwig in der Oper Berlijn

ratzke and Nina Hagen in Berlin

31. December

ratzke and Nina Hagen in Berlin

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On 31th of December Ratzke is the star guest of Nina Hagen New years show at the famous Brecht Theater Berliner Ensemble in Berlin, Both shows on this evening are already sold out. Happy New Year!