The Magic Band live on Swedish television – available worldwide

The Magic Band have been invited to broadcast live on Swedish TV4’s morning show on Tuesday 16th May. John French will be interviewed and the band will play two Captain Beefheart numbers. These will be made available on the net at TV4’s website shortly after the broadcast. The performance should be available there for several months.

This TV appearance completes the schedule for the sadly curtailed Magic Band tour. The Danish concert was cancelled today while the Norwegian concert was cancelled about three weeks ago.

Update: Tuesday 16th May

The clips of The Magic Band live on Swedish television this morning are now archived at TV4’s website. First up was ‘Steal Softly Thru Snow’ . An interview with John French and Mark Boston followed. Finally ‘Circumstances’ closed the programme. Click on the links to see and hear the clips.


  1. I’m confused; how does the TV broadcast conclude the Magic Band Tour??? …can you confirm this? I thought they were supposed to play at the Opera House in Umeå on the 19th and at Jazzclub Fasching in Stockholm on the 20th. Have these shows been cancelled!?
    …I’ve arranged and rearranged my weekend with airplane flights and tickets to Jazzclub Fashing, so I do NOT hope you can confirm that the TV appearance the 16th will end their tour……

  2. I wrote, “This TV appearance completes the schedule…” I meant only that the TV appearance was the last item to be added to the schedule.

    Umeå and Stockholm are still on the schedule. There is no reason to believe that they will be cancelled.

  3. Phiew, OK. I’d hope not… Thanks.

  4. Great fun – smiled so hard – I cracked my chin.

  5. I’d like to keep a permanent copy of these 3 recordings.
    Is there any way of saving these streaming videos to hard drive?

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