BASITOURS is an international booking agency representing artists in the field of music and entertainment.
Founded 1981 in Zofingen/Switzerland, BASITOURS represents artists organising their live events.
We cover all concerns for music live events, such as routing tours, negotiating fees and contractual obligations.
BASITOURS/ Peter Basler started as a local promoter in Zofingen, Switzerland. Commencing in 1981 he promoted shows for the like of Billy Cobham, Konstantin Wecker, Joe Cocker, Polo Hofer, Alice, Jango Edwards, Weather Report and many others.
In 1986 the business expanded and the headquarters were moved to Austria. The booking list of BASITOURS now included the musicians Sam Rivers, Archie Shepp, Abdullah Ibrahim and Don Cherry.
1987 was the beginning of the successful collaboration between BASITOURS and Billy Cobham. Once set the partnership kept going strong for 11 years.
The other main act being Joe Zawinul and the Joe Zawinul Syndicate who kept their bookings with BASITOURS for a full 17 years.
The growing success led to gigs with many musicians such as: Kris Kristofferson, Joe Felicano and The Original Blues Brothers Band, the legendary master of Tango Astor Piazolla, Salif Keita, Miles Davis, Vasco Rossi and Dave Brubeck. BASITOURS also held subagent contracts with Manhatten Transfers, Ray Charles, Wishbone Ash, Jethro Tull, Ian Gillan Band, Mink de Ville, Lionel Hampton Big Bnd, Maynard Ferguson, Al Di Meola, Miles Davis and many others.
As of 1993 BASITOURS conducted many joint venture cooperations in Benelux, Hungary and Austria. While at the same upholding the European tour booking for Billy Cobham Band, the Joe Zawinul Syndicate, Kris Kristofferson, Jose Feliciano, John McLaughlin, Jojo Mayer Nerve, Trilok Gurtu, Hugh Masekela a.o.
In 2000 BASITOURS established a partner relationship with Eastern Promotions Ltd. in Tiblis/Georgia. Now also acting as authorized talent booker and consultant for the annual Black Sea Festival in Batumi and the Tiblisi Jazz Festival featuring Quincy Jones, Natalie Cole, Erykah Badu, Sergio Mendes, Lisa Stansfield, Bootsy Collins, The Prodigy a.o.
Currently BASITOURS holds the exclusive booking rights for some of the finest international artists, booking gigs and stages worldwide.
With a stronghold of 35 years industry experience and a proven track history, BASITOURS now presents itself as one of the most reliable and well established booking agencies in the world.
Joe Zawinul 1932 - 2007 (17 years booking)
Victor Bailey 1960 - 2016 (16 years booking)