Mando Diao Release New Single Ahead Of Their 11th Album 11th studio album “Boblikov’s Magical World” on 26th May

Mando Diao Release New Single Ahead Of Their 11th Album 11th studio album “Boblikov’s Magical World” on 26th May

10th May 2023 0 By John Deaux

Mando Diao has always been free spirits. They have always gone their own way, resisted authority, and enjoyed the hedonistic side of life, elements which have contributed to the band’s successful and musically extensive career which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

The character Boblikov, the symbol of Mando Diao’s new studio album “Boblikov’s Magical World”, represents the persona we all carry inside of us that likes to turn things upside down – the little devil on our shoulders. He isn’t evil; he’s simply looking for advantages and to manipulate things in his own favor. As the mastermind behind his enterprise, he is not usually in the spotlight. This anonymity gives him a sense of security and respectability even though he is involved in some shady business.

After a long and triumphant Swedish tour following the release of the #1 bestselling, gold-record awarded album “I solnedgången”, Mando Diao regrouped in the studio together with producer Charlie Storm with the goal of creating an unpretentious rock album. The songs – heavy with riffs, messy guitars, powerful drums, and bucketloads of energy – have been released in portions in the form of EPs, and now, the two first volumes will be completed with a third EP and a compilation album. Songs like “Frustration” and “Fire in the Hall” have enjoyed major success on international and Swedish rock radio, and the band has been seen on the stages of the biggest European rock festivals.


“Boblikov’s Magical World” invites the listener into a fictional world where the schemer protagonist rules over a group of agents spread out across the world, agents who receive instructions from Boblikov himself to carry out evil deeds. The overarching theme is further amplified by both the cartoon covers and the visualizers. Mando Diao invites you into this parallel universe.

“Boblikov’s Magical World” will be released on May 26th through Playground Music Scandinavia worldwide.


01 Wake Up

02 Frustration

03 Stop the Train

04 Get It On

05 More More More

06 Primal Call

07 Fire in the Hall

08 Animal

09 Rabadam Ching

10 Loner


This summer, Mando Diao will be playing several big and selected festivals and shows, including Lollapalooza in Stockholm as well as Dalhalla, Gothenburg, and Malmö together with The Hives and The Sounds, as well as festivals in Switzerland and some selected headline shows in Germany.


19.07. – (DE) Tuttlingen, Burg Honberg

20.07. – (DE) Erlangen, Kulturinsel Wöhmühle

23.08. – (DE) Bochum, Zeltfestival Ruhr

25.08. – (CH) Arbon, Summerdays Festival

26.08. – (CH) Spiez, Seaside Festival


The European live-tour kick-starts Nov 24th in Warsaw, Poland and will take the band through to 8 countries and 17 cities up to Dec 16th when it ends in Paris, France.


24.11. – (PL) Warsaw, Proxima

25.11. – (PL) Krakow, Kwadrat

16.11. – (CZ) Prague, Lucerna Music Bar

28.11. – (DE) Berlin, Columbiahalle

29.11. – (DE) Hamburg, Sporthalle

01.12. – (DE) Dresden, Alter Schlachthof

02.12. – (DE) Munich, TonHalle

04.12. – (AT) Vienna, Arena Wien

05.12. – (CH) Zurich, Komplex 457

06.12. – (DE) Wiesbaden, Schlachthof

08.12. – (DE) Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn

09.12. – (DE) Cologne, Palladium

10.12. – (LU) Luxembourg, Den Atelier

12.12. – (NL) Amsterdam, Paradiso

13.12. – (NL) Nijmegen, Doornroosje

15.12. – (UK) London, O2 Academy Islington

16.12. – (FR) Paris, Le Trabendo


See all the tour dates + links for tickets on Mando Diao’s website:



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