PRETTY MAIDS – one of the most loved and well-respected rock bands in both Denmark and internationally – are together again after a five-year hiatus. Today, they announce their first 2024 concerts at the Danish rock and metal festivals COPENHELL in Copenhagen and JAILBREAK in Horsens.
Spearheaded by original members Ronnie Atkins and Ken Hammer, the Danish music phenomenon PRETTY MAIDS is back on the heavy rock frontline and ready to hit the stages again with their energetic performances and unforgettable songs. The Danish music veterans will play their third COPENHELL concert and make their debut at JAILBREAK in their hometown of Horsens in 2024, which is the 40-year anniversary of the release of the band’s fiery debut album ‘Red, Hot and Heavy’ from 1984.
Due to various circumstances, PRETTY MAIDS ended up taking a break towards the end of 2019. ”We would have preferred to have decided that on our own terms and not because of the things that hit us, but it has nevertheless been good for us,” says guitarist Ken Hammer.
”Ronnie and I have been together 200 days a year in more than 40 years and we don’t exactly spare each other, so it can be tough. I have never been together with another person as intensely and as much as I have been with him, and that can take a toll when we are both going full speed all the time. Getting a little distance can work wonders.”
”Today, 4-5 years later, we really feel that our batteries have been recharged and are ready to be discharged in the most awesome way. We may have become older in the meantime, but rock’n’roll keeps people almost eternally young, and we will come to next year’s concerts firing on all cylinders.”