Get ready for a crash-bang-wallop of a rock show with Die Roten Punkte’s (The Red Dots) Eurosmash!, a high-energy theatrical concert by brother and sister electro-pop-rockers Astrid and Otto Rot.
A year after they brought their hit show Kunst Rock (Art Rock) to the Metro Studio, these two squabbling German siblings are back with all-new material.
“We were so happy with the last album and we just thought with this one, we wanted to change direction a little. I really want to connect with people all over the world with our music, like Bono from U2 or Chris Martin from Coldplay …” says Otto.
But before he could finish, Astrid interrupts: “It’s not like that at all. No, we wanted to make really popular music that people could dance to and groove to. The music in the new show is really dancy, it’s really pop. We worked with a famous choreographer and she gave us all new dance moves.”
And that’s pretty much what you can expect: Catchy punk-rock and electro-pop complimented by hilarious sibling discord. And bananas — lots and lots of bananas.
“I’ve been eating a lot of fruit in my diet,” says Otto. “I eat 30 bananas a day but my record is 44 bananas.”
The Rots say that if the audience is having a good time, they might also break out some of their hits from previous albums, like “Bananenhaus” (Banana House) or “Burger Store Dinosaur.”
Catch Die Roten Punkte at the Metro Studio (1441 Quadra) Sept. 5 and 6 at 8pm. $20 at ticketrocket.org. M