BossHoss rock the IAA Commercial Vehicles show with the new Mercedes-Benz Antos and Actros
It was back in 2006 that the BossHoss enjoyed a rousing reception from 30,000 truckers at the Truck Grand Prix at the Nürburgring. Such enthusiasm prompted the band and Mercedes-Benz Trucks to dedicate the hymn "Truck'n'Roll Rules" to the drivers. The appurtenant video was shot by director Detlev Buck ("Männerpension"). Further trucker hits duly followed in the guise of a version of Elvis Presley's classic "Flaming Star" and the number "Rock On Rock".
BossHoss's music embodies the trucker's lifestyle to perfection. Truckers enjoy listening to their music and celebrate the band enthusiastically at the major truck festivals. The drivers appreciate the esteem demonstrated for the highway cowboys – particularly as they and the band share a similar way of life: the band members are often apart from their families for weeks on end while on tour, cruising along unfamiliar motorways with their tour bus and the Actros equipment convoy in the midnight hour and forever discovering new places and people. And absolute punctuality is also a prime necessity both for truckers at the loading ramp and a band when it's time to hit the stage. This calls for reliable trucks on tour – no wonder, then, that this year's "Liberty Tour" has been supported by Mercedes-Benz in the shape of 5 new Actros articulated vehicles.
Curtains up for the "Liberty Tour"
On ten evenings in the spring, the asphalt cowboys fronted by "Boss" Völkel and Sascha "Hoss" Vollmer presented their current top ten album, "Liberty of Action", along with numerous older hits.
The tour took the Berlin band around Germany, Austria and Switzerland. These dates were followed in April by five club shows under the banner "Liberty of Europe" in England, Denmark and the Netherlands. Mid-June saw The BossHoss launch the "Summer of Action": eight open-air appearances in Germany and Austria, including the legendary Wacken Open Air festival.
Only right, then, that the equipment for the lavish stage show should be transported from city to city on a truck bearing the Mercedes star - the new Actros, to which The BossHoss recently dedicated the number "My Way".
The tour convoy comprises no less than five new Actros lowliners in white.
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