DI-RECT DI-RECT The Hague DI-RECT is an alternative rock band from the Netherlands, founded in 1999. They've played over 2000 shows, recorded 7 studio albums and topped the charts numerous times. With its explosive, energetic live shows and melodic songs, DI-RECT is a highly appreciated act in and outside the Netherlands. In 2009 Marcel Veenendaal joined the band as the new lead singer. The first single in this new line-up was ‘Times are Changing’, which became the band’s first number 1 hit. A dream start which unleashed a whole new era of creativity. Over the years DIRECT is praised for the capability of frequently reinventing themselves musically, while maintaining a distinctive sound. In 2015 DI-RECT celebrated their 15 year anniversary with a hometown gig on the beach in The Hague for 12.500 people. Recently the band released their new album "Rolling with the Punches". An exciting new record on which DI-RECT expresses themselves with a completely new sound. Contagious grooves, hot riffs, well crafted songs and a lot of energy. In the fall of 2017 DI-RECT presented this new album during their biggest club show to date at the AFAS Live (Former Heineken Music Hall). Recently DI-RECT received an Edison (Dutch Grammy) award for their latest record "Rolling with the Punches".