Luxembourgish Neo Folk Artist ROME Announces New Two Track 7” Releases Ahead Of New Album!

Luxembourgish Neo Folk artist ROME have announced that their new two track single ‘Yellow And Blue’ will be released today (June 23rd, 2023) via Trisol Music Group on both digital and as a strictly limited edition 7” in tandem with a further strictly limited edition 7” only release of the two track single ‘Our Lady Of The Legion’, which will receive a digital release later this summer. Both tracks are set to feature on the band’s latest album “Gates Of Europe”, which is set for release, both on digital and 7”, on August 25th, 2023.
‘Yellow And Blue’ can be purchased here.

‘Our Lady Of The Legion’ (digital version) can be pre-ordered here.

New album, “Gates Of Europe”, can be pre-ordered here.

Whoever has attended one of ROME’s 2022/23 shows on their European tour will remember this new banger ‘Yellow And Blue’ as one of the breath taking encores Jerome Reuter would deliver towards the end of the set. As it was about time to let people hear the studio version of this anthem in all its glory, ‘Yellow And Blue’ is now released as a strictly limited edition 7” vinyl single, a teaser to the upcoming full-length album “Gates Of Europe”. The B-Side features the song in its live version, recorded at their legendary appearance in war-time Kyiv in February 2023.

ROME has never been overtly political, but since Russia has dragged Europe into a war, Jerome Reuter, ROME’s mastermind who founded the project in Luxembourg back in 2005, has taken sides and visited Ukraine several times since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, given performances and delivered humanitarian aid. ‘Yellow And Blue’ was written on the road in Ukraine on such a trip.

The slogan “courage has two colours” being used as part of an early war-time campaign by Ukraine’s armed forces, Reuter expanded the sentiment:

We don’t run on dollars

The green won’t do

For strength has two colours

Yellow and blue

ROME will also be hitting the road throughout the remainder of 2023. Dates include:

24.06.2023 IL-Tel Aviv / The Zone (solo)

28.06.2023 LU-Mamer / Kinneksbond

01.07.2023 NL-Elsloo / Coninx Pop

29.07.2023 UA-Lviv / Faine Misto Festival

25.08.2023 UA-Lviv / !FESTrepublic

26.08.2023 UA-Kyiv / Volume Club

01.09.2023 DE-Deutzen / NCN Festival

08.09.2023 PL-Aleksandrów Ł. / Summer Dying Loud Festival (solo)

16.09.2023 IE-Dublin / Wheelans (solo)

28.09.2023 FI-Helsinki / TBA (solo)

29.09.2023 SE-Stockholm / Bar Brooklyn (solo)

30.09.2023 NO-Oslo / Revolver (solo)

01.10.2023 SE-Gothenburg / The Abyss (solo)

06.10.2023 CH-Aargau / Musigburg

07.10.2023 DE-Frankfurt / Nachtleben

08.10.2023 DE-Cologne / Yard Club

10.10.2023 DE-Münster / Gleis 22

11.10.2023 DE-Hamburg / Nochtwache

12.10.2023 DE-Berlin / Frannz Club

13.10.2023 PL-Gdansk / Dizzly Grizzly

14.10.2023 PL-Krakow / Poczta Glówna

26.10.2023 DE-Dresden / Bunker

27.10.2023 DE-Nuremberg / Stereo

29.10.2023 DE-Munich / Backstage

01.11.2023 HU-Budapest / Dürer Kert

02.11.2023 RO-Cluj Napoca / Form Space

03.11.2023 RO-Bucharest / Fabrica

04.11.2023 BG-Sofia / Live & Loud

05.11.2023 RS-Belgrade / TBA

07.11.2023 AT-Vienna / Viper Room

08.11.2023 SI-Ljubljana / Orto Bar

09.11.2023 IT-Milano / Arci Bellezza

10.11.2023 DE-Freiburg / TBA

11.11.2023 BE-Aarschot / Porta Nigra Festival

18.11.2023 NL-Utrecht / Tivoli Vredenburg

Tickets can be purchased here.

ROME has a long-standing history with its Ukrainian fanbase. The band have been visiting Ukraine regularly since 2015, shortly after hostilities began in the country’s east. As it happened, ROME was touring Ukraine as well, a mere few days before the invasion in February 2022, performing in Kyiv and Odesa. After charity concerts inside and outside of Ukraine in 2022, Reuter brought the whole band back as promised to perform two now already legendary shows in February to commemorate the anniversary of the invasion with shows in Lviv and Kyiv. The B-Side was recorded at the sold-out show in Kyiv and demonstrates ROME’s passionate fervor to not be intimidated by anyone or anything and to forge its own path…

…To life!