A symbolic figure of Belgian rock for the last four decades, Arno returns to the Rockhal on 20 April 2013 in greater form than ever with his new album "Future Vintage", planned for release this autumn. A rugged singer and iconoclastic lyric writer, he is above all one of the most moving performers of the European musical landscape.
Arno Hintjens, the inspired Flemish rock musician, is entirely led by a tireless desire to seek and to write. The songs of this wandering star have always been a free mix of the French, English and Flemish languages. In the saddle since 1970 and with some fifty albums to his name, Arno is constantly renewed, charming us with his strong lyrics and his stirring melancholy. From "Bathroom Singer" in 1988 to "Chic & Pas Cher" in 2004 via "Lola etc.", this broken-voiced crooner is a wild animal on stage, indestructible and always ready to leap when you least expect it.
Both tender and rough, his last album "Brussld", released in 2010, is a hard-core rock disc, in the great tradition of this vocalist. In particular it includes a harrowing reprise of "Get Up, Stand Up" by Bob Marley and the title number "Brussld ". Larger than life or melancholic, even both at the same time, his songs are never pretentious. Two years after paying homage to his adopted city, Arno is currently recording a new album for the Naïve label in a Bristol studio, in the company of the legendary John Parish, producer and accompanist to some great international and French-speaking rock names (PJ Harvey, Dionysos, Spleen,...). The same madness, the same modernity, watch out Arno's back!
With a solo career stretching back over almost twenty-five years still with so much panache, Arno and his "rock'n'roll attitude" will be in the Rockhal on Saturday 20 April 2013. Mid way between Jacques Brel and James Brown, this great guy is pure dynamite! An absolute must.