The Palast Orchester was founded in 1986 by Max Raabe and a group of fellow music students to play music from Germany’s Golden ’20s.
In 1992, they landed on the German charts with their song “Kein Schwein ruft mich an” (“Not a Single Pig Calls Me”), written by Max Raabe. Teaming up with film director Sönke Wortmann two years later for the film “Der bewegte Mann” (“The Most Desired Man”) made them known to an even wider audience.
Concert tours abroad were soon to follow, the number of which clearly increased after the year 2000. At this time Max Raabe & the Palast Orchester received an ECHO Award for their CD “Charming Weill” and also scored well in international charts with two albums on which they interpreted modern pop songs in the style of the ’20s. Their versions of “Sex Bomb,” “Kiss” and “Super Trouper” are popular to this day.
Max Raabe & Palast Orchester tour regularly to the United States and Canada, where they give concerts in venues like Symphony Center in Chicago, Davies Hall in San Francisco and New York’s Carnegie Hall. Past tours have also taken them to China, Japan, Italy, Russia, Hungary, Poland, Holland, France, England and most recently, to Scandinavia and the Baltics.
The current show of Max Raabe & Palast Orchester is “Guten Tag, Liebes Glück,” again named after a popular Max Raabe song. Here, a mixture of well known and newly discovered ’20s and ’30s originals are interspersed with Max Raabe compositions.
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