Swiss Rock Cruise today announced the first band for the October 2020 sailing. The first band revealed is Gotus featuring Mandy Meyer. Many may recognize Meyer‘s name from bands such as Krokus or Gotthard. With six more bands to announce in the coming weeks, ticket sales for Swiss Rock Cruise began at the time of the announcement. More information below.

Announcement from Swiss Cruise:


KROKUS guitarist Mandy Meyer is certainly one of the most successful and talented Swiss musicians. After the end of KROKUS, who said goodbye to their farewell concert at the Hallenstadion, but then announced further concerts abroad, which many considered a fool, after all, a farewell concert should also be one, Mandy Meyer has now launched a new project.

GOTUS consists of Mandy, Tony Castell (bass, ex-KROKUS/CRYSTAL BALL), Alain Guy (keyboards), Pat Aeby (drums, ex-KROKUS) and Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE/TRANS SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA/DIRTY SHIRLEY), who is guest singer accompanies the band.

“When I was on stage in December 2019 with my colleagues from Krokus at the indoor stadium in front of 15.000 enthusiastic fans, I realized how lucky I was in my life. As a teenager, I had the dream of being a professional travelling musician around the world and being able to live on it. Today I can after more than 40 years as a musician say I didn’t do that bad”, summarizes Mandy Meyer.

Now he wants to give something back. GOTUS is not just a band that unites the best musicians in the CH scene with one of the best rock voices in the present. It’s also an association designed to support talented young artists in their careers.

GOTUS is a rock show that includes the greatest hits Mandy has written for bands like Cobra, Katmandu, Gotthard and Krokus.


The cruise features a total of seven bands for the two-day sail on October 10 and 11, 2020. It takes place on Lake Constance (Bodensee) in Switzerland and is limited to 300 passengers. More information on the cruise is available at these links below, including their COVID-19 precautions.