"Not Only a Currency"

Tour 2020 - Europe

introduction

After an epic coast-to-coast tour across Canada in 2017 of 6.034 km, TOZ is ready for a new challenge. Alone with just a bike and a trailer he will face all kinds of challenges crossing Europe.

The singer & songwriter TOZ Antonio Piretti will be biking for about 5.050 km across 16 countries throughout Europe, playing concerts along the way presenting his new album “Three” and strengthening the spirit of unity and collaboration. 


“Not Only A Currency” is not a political message, it is a personal vision:
“19 countries are using the same currency, but are we really united? Common roots, a past of fights but of relationships too, I feel that we could collaborate better together with a stronger European sense of belonging. Being abroad for a long period, I had the opportunity to live and experience that as Europeans we have deeper roots than we think. Respecting and enhancing the individual differences we should have a more collaborative and constructive mutual approach, seeking true brotherhood for a brighter future for all of us. Should we wait to see on a TV screen an Official European soccer team to feel us as Europeans, or can we just start before that day?”

Why a music tour by bicycle? 
“I feel this is a wonderful way to present my new album, ‘cause music & sport are fundamental parts of my way of life”

TOZ‘s approach as a songwriter is natural and down-to-earth. Not only how he is presenting his music, voice & guitar but how he is travelling and connecting with people, playing concerts along the way in all kind of places and exploring the regions and their diversity in a more profound way, in a natural human pace, on a bike.

Tour Details & Events Schedule


Name: Not Only a Currency - Type: music tour on a bike - Time: June to October 2020
Tour: Starting from Germany touching each European mainland's country using €uro as a currency
Schedule: a total of 16 countries; Germany (15 - 21 June), Netherlands (22 June), Belgium (23 - 27 June), Luxembourg (28 - 29 June), France (30 June - 16 July), Spain (17 - 27 July), Portugal (28 July - 5 August), Finland (21 - 23 August), Estonia (24 - 27 August), Latvia (28 - 31 August), Lithuania (1 - 5 September), Slovakia (6 - 7 September), Austria (8 - 12 September), Slovenia (13 - 15 September), Italy (16 - 23 September), Greece (24 - 29 September), Italy (2 - 4 October)
Music: the new album “Three”  consists of eight songs written by Toz in English, with pop-rock vibes
Concerts:  the live events will be planned according to the rules restrictions of each country caused by the recent virus pandemic. There will be public events, house events, and street events. Where it will be possible to play in public places, it will be done, but there will be also many house concerts and sometimes street concerts along the way. His intention is to share his music & messages however and wherever it will possible, with public or private concerts

Biking: indicatively an average of 100 km per day with 1 day of break per week.
Travel: In the original "Plan A" his wife and little daughter should have accompanied him with a camper, but since a new son is expected for the middle of August, in the new "Plan B" (that took place since the pandemic virus and the consequent postponement of the original tour planned for April to July) he has to go alone with his bike and a trailer in which to carry all his musical equipment and belongings 
Team:  his wife Maybritt will manage and coordinate the schedule of the concerts and the overnight hospitality
cool@antoniopirettitoz.com  +39.330.258663   +49 152 23643934

Tour Diary
strava stats link in each riding day

Articles & Press
(in progress)

TOUR ' 20 - "Not Only A Currency"

June - October - Europe
The former calendar of concerts has to be substituted since the pandemic limitations.
The new schedule, composed by public gigs & house concerts, is in progress. Everyday we will update the program.
 
Starting in Seedorf (Ratzeburg) to Hamburg - Germany - 14 - June
* Horneburg - Germany - 15 June
* Ottersberg - Germany - 16 June

Wildeshausen - Germany - 17 June
La Puglia Restaurant - Osnabruck - Germany - 18 June

* Emsdetten - Germany - 19 June
* Bochum - Germany - 20/21 June
Venlo - Netherlands - 22 June
* Genk - Belgium - 23 June
Brussels - Belgium - 24/25 June
* Serinchamps - Belgium - 26 June
* Neufchateau - Belgium - 27 June

 * Luxembourg - Luxembourg - 28/29 June
Verdun - France - 30 June
* La Chaussee sur Marne - France - 1 July
Troyes - France - 2 July
* Courtenay - France - 3 July
Orleans - France - 4/5/6 July
* Amboise - France - 7 July
Châtellerault - France - 8 July
Romagne, Chateau Garnier - France - 9 July
Angouleme - France - 10 July
Étauliers - France - 11. July
Bordeaux - France - 12/13 July
Parentis-en-Born - France - 14 July
Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains - France - 15 July
Biarritz - France - 16 July
San Sebastian - Spain - 17/18 July
Zegama - Spain - 19 July
Vitoria-Gasteiz - Spain - 20 July
Valdazo - Spain - 21 July
Santa María del Campo - Spain - 22 July
Valladolid - Spain - 23/24 July
El Carpio - Spain - 25 July
Salamanca - Spain - 26 July
Ciudad Rodrigo - Spain - 27 July
Belmonte - Portugal - 28 July
Vila Velha de Ródão - Portugal - 29 July
Torres Novas - Portugal - 30/31 July
Lisbon - Portugal - 1/4 August
from Lisbon train to Seedorf - Germany - 5 August


Travemunde - Germany - 20 August
from Travemunde ferry to Helsinki - Finland - 21/22/23 August
    from Helsinki ferry to Tallinn - 24 August 
Tallinn - Estonia - 25 August 
Märjamaa - Estonia - 26 August
Häädemeeste - Estonia - 27 August
Liepupe - Lithuania - 28 August
Riga - Lithuania - 29/30 August
Bauska - Lithuania - 31 August
Panevėžys - Latvia - 1 September
Ukmerge - Latvia - 2 September
Vilnius - Latvia - 3/4 September
Vilnius-Bratislava - Latvia - 5 September
Bratislava - Slovakia - 6/7 September
Wien - Austria - 8/9 September
Krumbach - Austria - 10 September
Gleisdorf - Austria - 11 September
Spielfeld - Austria - 12 September
Celje - Slovenia - 13 September
Ljubljana - Slovenia - 14/15 September
Gorizia - Italy - 16 September
San Donà di Piave - Italy - 17 September
Padova - Italy - 18 September
Bologna - Italy - 19/20 September
Rimini - Italy - 21 September
Ancona - Italy - 22 September
from Ancona fery to Patras - Greece - 23 September
Patras - Greece - 24 September
Aigeira - Greece - 25 September
Korinth - Greece - 26 September
Kineta - Greece - 27 September
Athens - Greece
 - 28/29 September
from Patras ferry to Ancona - Italy

MEI - Faenza - Italy - 2/3/4 October 

* = House Concert 

Partners
Provide a service for the realization of the tour (updating)  

Sponsors  (1 €  =>  1 km  cycled)
Provide an economic contribution at will, connected to the mileage cycled in one or more countries.
The visibility delivered by our communication (see the tour presentation for details) will be in accordance with that
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At the bottom
2 charts of the route split by km for each crossed country. 

Supporters   (1 €  =>  1 km  cycled)
Everyone can offer support in different ways from buying CDs, USBs, MP3s, gadgets, to sharing info on social media or with a small donation.
 As a funny action, if you provide a contribution related to the mileage cycled in a specific country, your name will appear in that country on our route map (this won't happen for those wishing to remain anonymous). Below 2 charts of the route divided by km for each crossed country.

©  2020  by  TOZ Antonio Piretti