The first two shows of the tour are in the bag
And after eleventy-hundred naps….I’m back on deck
I flew from Chicago to Hong Kong
Hong Kong to Perth
Handed the kids to Mum & Dad
Then hopped on a flight to Sydney
Had GPS, iPhone maps meltdown
Took 50 minutes to find the hotel that was only 12 minutes from the airport
Spent $40 on an old fashioned map BOOK at a seven-eleven (who knew they even still made those things?)
Got to hotel, showered
Drove 90 minutes to a gig that was only 20 minutes from hotel (those old-fashioned map books don’t talk to you like a GPS while you’re driving. Refund)
Got to gig at 7:50pm, show started at 8pm
Said a quick G’day to the sound guy I was working with for the first time
Chucked my sparkly pants on
Tried to rig a piece of rope to be a guitar strap (left mine at hotel)
Called my muso mate Rose (who was coming to the show) to get her to bring me a guitar strap
thankyoubabyjesus! thank you Rose!
Walked on stage at 8:05pm completely dazed and confused
And proceeded to have one of the best shows ever
The St Mary’s crowd were exactly what I needed
And then again on Saturday night in Davistown (standing ovation…WHAT?)
I’m not sure when I’ll be back in NSW again
But if they keep treating me like that
It’s going to be hard to keep me away
Thank you doesn’t even begin to cover it
The Sydney tour dates have been posted….huzzah….check ’em out HERE
I’m told there’s still more to be added, so keep checking back
We’re hitting some of my favourite places on this tour, THE FIRST OF THE FAREWELL TOURS for Dad
I know there’s more than a few of you out there that are getting a bit panic-y at the thought of Dad retiring.
He’s not stopping. He’s just slowing down.
This is a man that has averaged more that 120 shows a year for nearly 30 years
Added to that, he loves the shit out of what he does
More than that…IMHO, there’s nobody out there that does it better
And no matter what he’s doing, he’ll ALWAYS be writing and releasing new stuff
Fuckin’ A to that.
So fear not peeps
How cool is the tour poster?
GT (who does ALL our artwork) has done it again
And me lighting the rocket?
Sydney, I can’t wait to be in you!!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SYDNEY TOUR DATES!
The good news?
All the shows for this year are currently being confirmed
The really good news?
Sydney, you’re first!!
Yep, Dad and I are headed your way!
Tour starts 9th April in Hexham and runs for 4 weeks
Complete venue details will be up next week, with ticket info and all that exciting stuff
Also, SOLO shows in June
For those of you asking (& emailing me A LOT) about UK shows, we’re working on it (for later in the year) ….and will keep you posted, promise!
Melbourne & Perth Casinos in November with Dad
And lots of other fun stuff in between
Although, I reckon I’m excited enough for all of us
But that could just be the 4 cups of coffee and the fact that I’m having a great fucking hair day.
photo credit www.gigshot.com