PS & SC announce with great sadness the death from
cancer of our dear friend and promoter Enrico “Enni” Hagen, who passed away in
Dresden on the 23rd of June.
Enni was a lifelong music fan, an
old-school maverick with a rock and roll heart, who also happened to be a
fantastic promoter – both independently and through his beloved club “Skullcrusher”.
We have great memories of playing there with Sigue Sigue Sputnik a few years
ago, and he also promoted excellent concerts at other Dresden clubs, such as Alte
Feuerwache and Tante Ju. The “New York Night” concerts he promoted for PS &
SC, New York Junk, Deadbeat Poets and Lorraine Leckie in 2012 and 2013 were
exceptional. Enni was out of the promoting business for a while due to ill
health, but made a triumphant return in November 2018 with two Phil Shoenfelt
solo concerts at Alte Feuerwache and Red Rooster, both of which were sold out.
As well as being a talented and caring promoter, Enni looked like a wild rock
and roller himself. But he was also a gentleman with old school manners who
respected the people he worked with. His love and enthusiasm for rock music
transmitted itself to everyone he met, and his passing will leave an unfillable
void, not only in the Dresden music scene for which he did so much, but also in
the hearts of his devastated friends and admirers.
We send our condolences to
all Enni’s friends and colleagues, and in particular to his wife Manuela, the
woman he loved so long and so deeply.
Phil Shoenfelt, July 2020