New Instrumental Album out September 27th

Dear friends of Il Tempo Gigante,
I’m very happy to announce that I finally have a new album coming out on 27th of September 2019.
The album – which is called Elektrisk Guitar – will be released under my own name, Rolf Hansen, and not Il Tempo Gigante. It’s an exploration of the electric guitar as a solo instrument and contains 13 pieces wich are a kind of songs without words. Half of the album is arranged for one guitar only, and the other half for respectively 2, 3, and 4 guitars. I’ve been given the chance to be able to release this material on the Berlin label Karaoke Kalk for which I feel very grateful. I’m very happy with – and proud of – these new recordings and I’m so looking forward to sharing them with all of you in September.
It’s possible to preorder the Vinyl here:

Winter tour cancelled

Dear friends, we are so sorry, but we have to cancel the Winter tour in December due to health problems, and we are trying to reschedule for April. We will try our best to reach all the cities we are now missing. All the best, and hopefully see you soon!

Winter tour with band

Dear friends, I’m very happy to announce the ITG Winter-tour with band.
The band is:
Peter Bruun Drums/keyboard
Jonas Westergård Bas/keyboard
Rolf Hansen Vocal/guitar
I hope to see a lot of you out there, bis hoffentlich bald!
25.11. DK-Klaverfabrikken Hillerød (Buddhas Jazzklub)

30.11. DE-Hamburg, Astra Stube
01.12. DE-Bochum, Goldkante
02.12. DE-Wuppertal, Utopiastadt
03.12. DE-Mainz, Kulturclub Schon Schön
04.12. DE-Bielefeld, Falkendom
06.12. DE-Grevenbroich, Kultus
08.12. DE-München, Glockenbachwerkstatt
09.12. DE-Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
10.12. DE-Memmingen, Kulturwerkstatt
14.12. DE-Chemnitz, Atomino


Alles Liebe,



Spring tour 2016

Dear Friends,
I am so happy to announce the ITG spring tour; this time I’ll be going to Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Portugal. Looking so much forward to playing again; greetings here from the rehearsal room, and hopefully – see you soon! Here are the dates…
06.4. DE-Berlin, Ä Neukölln
07.4. DE-Cottbus, Galerie Fango
08.4. DE-Hannover, raufrunterkunst
09.4. DE-Magdeburg, Moritzhof
12.4. DE-Düsseldorf, Brause
13.4. DE-Köln, Die Wohngemeinschaft
14.4. DE-Grevenbroich, Cafe Kultus
16.4. DE-Stuttgart, Galao
18.4. CH-Winterthur, Monomontag @ Portier
22.4. CH-Zürich, kafi fürDich
23.4. IT-Monzambano, DiNotte Records
24.4. IT-Padova, En Plein Air Festival
25.4. AT-Graz, Scherbe
26.4. DE-München, Heppel & Ettlich
27.4. DE-Traunstein, Festung
28.4. AT-Wien, Clash
29.4. DE-Erlangen, Unter einem Dach-Festival
02.5. DE-Darmstadt, Gute Stube
03.5. DE-Bremen, Karton
04.5. DE-Kiel, Prinz Willy Open Air @ Forstbaumschule
05.5. DE-Oldenburg, Polyestival
18.5. PT-Fafe, Teatro Cinema
19.5. PT-Oporto, O meu Mercedes é maior que o teu
20.5. PT-Coimbra, Galeria Santa Clara
21.5. PT-Faro, Associação Ar Quente
22.5. PT-Lisbon, Lusitano Clube

Two new Festival concerts confirmed

There’s a bigger April Europe-tour coming up, and we will publish the dates here very soon (we just need a few more confirmations to complete the list – so please keep posted) but first, here’s two festival dates confirmed:
29.4. Erlangen, Unter einem Dach-Festival
20.8. Bielefeld, Slowing Down Time-Festival



On the May-tour in Europe some people asked where to get hold of Watch It Watch on vinyl. It is now for sale via UK based Norman Records. Here’s what they say about it:


“Yet to perform in the UK, Il Tempo Gigante has gained a reputation for putting on an impressive live show. Shying away from traditional song structures, ‘Watch It Watch’ is an intricately handmade, understated and utterly engaging album of hypnotic compositions which draw the listener into it’s unusual world through various, compelling movements that have an instinctive, spontaneous feel to them.”


Here’s the link:


May tour dates

Dear friends, it’s time to hit the road again, here’s the dates for May, this time the trip goes all the way down to Italy. I’m looking very much forward, see you soon!

08.5. D-München, fünf iar.e-Festival
09.5. CH-Zürich, Lauter Festival @ El Lokal
11.5. A-Graz, Scherbe
13.5. I-Gorizia, L’Alchimista
16.5. I-Venezia, Gatarigole Festival @ Puntocroce
17.5. I-Varese, Twiggy
18.5. I-Roma, Klamm Club
22.5. CH-Vevey, Le Bout du Monde
23.5. CH-Basel, Cafébar Salon
24.5. D-Augsburg, Grandhotel Exil
25.5. D-Tübingen, Café Haag
26.5. D-Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
27.5. D-Bochum, Goldkante
28.5. D-Göttingen, Stilbrvch
29.5. D-Bremen, Kulturbunker
30.5. D-Kiel, Prinz Willy

Thank you

Dear friends, I want to thank YOU the amazing audiences I’ve had up until now on this tour through the German spring. Hamburg, Greifswald, Dresden, Leipzig, Giessen, Hildesheim und gestern Grevenbroich. I feel immensely grateful to be able to continue this adventure.

Ps Tonight I’m playing at Kasette in Düsseldorf – I’ve been looking forward to this since last year.
Oh, and hey, I just got a mail yesterday from a British music magazine. They did a very nice review of the record; look here:!Il-Tempo-Gigante-%2339Watch-it-Watch%2339/cmbz/55096f7a0cf292acc4a7cfa7





Spring tour 2015

Hello friends!

Good news.

We are very happy to announce the German spring tour of 2015.

Here are the shows:

10.3. D-Hamburg, Hasenschaukel
11.3. D-Greifswald, Sotano
12.3. D-Dresden, Thalia Theater
13.3. D-Leipzig, Wärmehalle Süd
14.3. D-Gießen, Alte Kupferschmiede
17.3. D-Hildesheim, Wohnzimmer-Bar
18.3. D-Grevenbroich, Kultus
19.3. D-Düsseldorf, Micro Pop Week @ Kassette
20.3. D-Wuppertal, Hutmacher
21.3. D-Oldenburg, Polyester


-Hope to see many happy faces down there; bis bald!