One of The Netherlands most successful alternative rock bands is without a doubt Bettie Serveert. The band who named theirselves after Dutch tennis player Bettie Stöve is currently celibrating their 15 year anniversary with a tour through Europe and the USA. The band kicked-off this tour officially in the Paradiso in Amsterdam on September 8 2006. This particular concert can be viewed for free via fabchannel.com and features special guests. In October 2006 the band returned from the USA and is currently touring the Netherlands before completing the tour in Münster, Germany on March 24 2007.
The last time I saw Bettie Serveert was at the after party of the memorable Pixies reunion tour on July 6 2004 at the HMH in Amsterdam. At that time I hoped to see them once again; perhaps in a smaller venue. And guess what? A little over two and a half years later it happened: Bettie Serveert live at the Metropool in Hengelo, Netherlands.