It is always an experience to watch Roland Kaiser. How the man, who is now seventy years old, easily performs over 30 songs in one evening, flirts unrestrainedly with the audience and apparently enjoys his pranks the most.
And so it was no different on Sunday in Düsseldorf. It was the third to last stage of his “Perspectives” tour for 2022 and Kaiser was in a good mood to play. He started promptly at 7 p.m. When the PSD Bank Dome was shrouded in darkness and only the blue-lit stage provided a last spark of brightness, the Imperial Festival began.
Roland Kaiser celebrates with his fans in Düsseldorf
He stood there in a shroud of fog. Almost like a statue of himself. A first impression that could hardly be misleading. Because not once did Roland Kaiser stand still during this three-hour evening. The 70-year-old opened with the songs “It’s everything okay”, “Everything you want” and “You can’t beat love”. Showed his winning smile again and again in between, sent kisses to the audience. Yes, that’s how he is, the emperor. Always charming, always approachable. A man who would not show his age if he hadn’t mentioned it himself on his birthday tour.
“I would like to take you on a trip to the 80s. I’ve sung many songs in this decade that some of you may still recognize. The young ones among you will say: What is that man doing to me now,” joked Roland Kaiser, before singing a compilation of his classics “Haut an Haut”, “Here it all started” and “Fly with me to the stars”. . A medley that sometimes worries him, as the singer openly admitted.
“I find every night singing this medley that a lot of young people who couldn’t possibly have been in the world back then can sing it all. lip sync. That scares me. So I can’t afford to forget my text,” Kaiser laughed, visibly impressed. Luckily he was spared this fate.
Incidentally, also with the other songs. Whether “Tell me when”, Love can save us”, “Schmachmatt” or “I think it’s starting again” – Roland Kaiser knows what his Düsseldorf fans want and he offered it to them.
The atmosphere then reached boiling point when he unpacked “Joana” shortly before the last encore. After all, the song – from 1984 by the way – in which the dirty passages bring the greatest joy, was all 16 again anyway. Ohhhh Joana …