Video Diary
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  • Article by Radio FM4 (English)
  • Interview by Rhythm Passport (English)
  • Interview by Music Export (English)
  • Article by Falter (German)
  • Live-Blog by Tiroler Tageszeitung (German)
  • Planning the ReCycling Tour by Manu Delago (German)
  • Article by Die Presse (German)
  • Technical blog by Michael Friedmann
about the ReCycling Tour 2021
Manu Delago has performed in prestigious venues in more than 50 countries around the world. The Grammy nominated artist runs his own band, has collaborated with various artists such as Björk, Anoushka Shankar or Olafur Arnalds and has appeared as a soloist with the London Symphony Orchestra. „The intense travels by air and bus around the world have made me think about how I can contribute to sustainability and give something back to nature. This gave rise to the idea of developing an environmentally friendly counterpart to conventional concert tours," Manu Delago explains the motivation behind the project.

To keep the lowest possible CO2 footprint the entire tour was done by bicycle. All musical instruments and the required equipment for the live performances were transported in specially built bicycle trailers. The travel party of six crew members generated electricity using solar panels.

For catering on the road, the crew used their own snack boxes, which were filled daily with homemade food from local fans and concert visitors. The aim was to have no single-use plastic in the backstage catering or in the public area of the concerts and operate as waste-free as possible. To share the experience with the audiences, people were encouraged to cycle or walk to the concert venues. If it was too far, audiences should take public transport rather than drive.

"My goal is to inspire as many people as possible worldwide, besides the music industry, to pursue a sustainable lifestyle," says Manu Delago. The musician also published a daily video blog. Both as a tour diary and with current facts and recommendations on sustainability and environmental protection.

track us
our tour - dates
30.04.21 Stromboli, Hall in Tirol LIVESTREAM
01.05.21 Kultur am Land, Buch *BCD
02.05.21 Komma, Wörgl *BCD,
03.05.21 Landesmusikschule, Kitzbühel *BCD
04.05.21 Alte Gerberei, St. Johann i. T. LIVESTREAM
05.05.21 Nexus, Saalfelden *BCD
07.05.21 Landwirtschaftsschule, Klessheim *BCD
08.05.21 Kunstbox, Seekirchen LIVESTREAM
10.05.21 Cafe Museum, Passau LIVESTREAM
11.05.21 Stadtwerkstatt, Linz LIVESTREAM
12.05.21 Salzhof, Freistadt *BCD
13.05.21 Syrnau@ GEA Waldviertler, Schrems *BCD
14.05.21 Kino im Kesselhaus, Krems *BCD
19.05.21 11am - Stadtsaal, Wien
19.05.21 7:30pm - Kulturwerkstatt, Kottingbrunn
22.05.21 Dachbodentheater, Bruck/Mur
23.05.21 Orpheum Extra, Graz
25.05.21 Gärtnerei Enzensberger, Wolfsberg
26.05.21 Villa am Ring, Klagenfurt
27.05.21 Kulturhofkeller, Villach
29.05.21 Stadtsaal, Lienz
31.05.21 Dekadenz, Brixen
01.06.21 Gemeindesaal, Pfons
02.06.21 Treibhaus, Innsbruck
03.06.21 Treibhaus, Innsbruck

*BCD: Behind closed doors
cycling team
  • Manu Delago
    Handpan, Electronics & Team Captain
  • Tobias Steinberger
    Percussion & Laundry
  • Alois Eberl
    Trombone, Accordion & Supplies
  • Simon Schindler
    Solar & Lights Engineer
  • Lukas Froschauer
    Sound & Bike Engineer
  • Simon Rainer / Simon Reithofer / Thomas Radlwimmer
    Photos & Videos
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Due to the pandemic we have to cancel several concerts. We still want to execute the ReCycling Tour and make a statement that culture and especially climate protection can't wait until the pandemic is over. We release videos and live performances every day and share them on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook.

If you'd like to support us here are some options:

Bank transfer: AT56 2050 3033 0259 6451
At the end of the tour we give 10% of all donations and merchandise income to Greenpeace for projects that protect biodiversity, our oceans and the rain forest.
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