Golden Earring earned a unique place in Dutch music history. The band scored international single hits with the classics Radar Love and Twilight Zone. During the sixties, seventies and eighties the band toured ten times in North America. After a debut single and album in 1965 the band continued to release new material in every decade that followed, with the Dutch number one album Tits ‘n Ass from 2012 as its most recent achievement. The classic line-up of the band came together in 1970 and is still going strong today. Golden Earring continues to perform monthly, performing electric and acoustic shows. No other band in Holland comes near these statistics.
In 2011 Golden Earring books a few weeks in the State Of The Ark studio in London and records a brand new studio album with veteran producer Chris Kimsey, known for his work with the Rolling Stones. A release party is held in a packed Paradiso club in Amsterdam. While Golden Earring typically chooses to largely ignore its 50th anniversary, it blows the loyal fan base away with a vibrant and muscular album. And the bold title Tits ‘n Ass even causes some old-fashioned commotion. The positive response is unanimous. Tits’ n Ass, released both digitally and on vinyl, eventually climbs to the first place of the Dutch album charts. New tracks like Identical and Still Got the Keys to My First Cadillac find their way to the current set list.
No time for nostalgia, always focused on the future. It is the secret of the bands’ ongoing success. By now the concerts draw various generations of Golden Earring fans. The concerts and the albums are a testament of Golden Earring’s status as Holland’s major rock band. And Barry Hay, George Kooymans, Rinus Gerritsen and Cesar Zuiderwijk don’t seem to have the intention to say goodbye anytime soon.