Sunday 14 April 2019


The Long Ryders were founded in 1981 on the west coast of Los Angeles, California. Here the foundation was laid for their typical 80’s Americana sound. The band signed with Island Records in 1985 and released the album ‘State Of Our Union’ that same year. Soon they were number one in the College Radio / Alternative list in the United States. Their single “Looking For Lewis & Clark” stormed in the charts and became their signature song. Afterwards they toured arround the world, including the support for U2 during the ‘Joshua Tree’ Tour.


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Since then, The Long Ryders have come up with various re-issues. For example ‘The Very Best Of The Long Ryders’, released in June 2004. In October 2008 ‘Live 2004: State Of Our Reunion’ appeared, a report of the legendary reunion tour of the Ryders. After a long time in 2014, they played their first L.A. show in 27 years, the ‘Earle Mankey Appreciation’ concert. In January 2016, Cherry Red Records released a four CD box set from The Long Ryders in London. And then there was a tour through Europe and a tour along the west coast of the USA.

On 15 February 2019, Cherry Red Records will release the first new Long Ryders album in London in more than thirty years, ‘Psychedelic Country Soul’, which means that the band will once again be entering the world for live performances! On April 14, 2019, they will perform live for the first time in Paard. A band with such a legendary past can not help but deliver a beautiful concert!

In the run-up to our 50-year anniversary in 2022, Paard chooses 50 iconic artists, out of the complete program, that we see as ‘Heroes’. With this label we put artists that have played an important role in pop history in the spotlights, and place them in music-historical perspective. Read the bizarre trivia, the anecdotes, the personal stories and why especially these artists plays in The Hague.

Everyone can collect them with the original Heroes-map! The only thing you need to do is purchase the Paard Heroes Map for €2,50. For more information please visit