Wednesday, august 12, 1992 arrival Bruxelles | Skatalites, Euro Tour 1992

Skatalites European 92 Tour Itinerary

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Today is the 25th anniversary of that first ever Skatalites Euro Tour from 1992. This blog will publish day by day,  what happened 25 years ago.

The Skatalites Euro Tour 1992 t-shirt

After the tour, I brought 10 of these shirts back to Switzerland as presents to some friends and family.

Vin of worldBEAT gave me the tour rider after the tour. Maybe not everything in the rider really happened that way. But it’s not that easy to find out more details. Maybe it’s helpful when I post this blog. Maybe someone have some pictures or straight informations. I will post them as comments at the end of each event. Or you can try yourself 🙂

One little info I’ve found here:
8/11/1992 – ALPHONSO & MCCOOK INTVW BELGIUM – 45 minutes – FM
(info from
but now, I’m not sure if Rolando and Tommy arrived in Belgium one day before the rider stated.

The day The Skatalites started to took over the European continent for the very first time, I was still at home. Vin told me to come to Saint-Nazaire on 21 of august, because there will be three days to meet The Skatalites. What a great chance. And I took it. This is my story behind how I met The Skatalites and became close friends until today. Keep on reading the story until 24 of august.

Wednesday, August 12, 1992 arrival Bruxelles

While the Skatalites arrived at the airport in Brussels, I have no idea what I did at that moment. After landing, there was a short travel to the hotel in Brasschaat in Belgium.

They probably slept at the Motel Dennenhof in Brasschaat

Great, the Motel is still there:

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