Home again after over 5 weeks on the road.
On Saturday morning we arrived in Santa Fe from Chicago.
This was undoubtably one of the harder tours…it seems that we were constantly following disaster….when we were in Pompano Beach they had just found Anthrax in nearby Palm Beach….when we stayed in Trenton, NJ for a day, we heard on the news that the Anthrax letters had been sent from the Trenton Post Office….and the night before we were to roll into Manhattan our drivers heard a rumor that cannisters of anthrax had been found on Brooklyn Bridge that day – I was up very early in the morning and watched CNN for an hour to find out whether there was any truth to the rumor, which proved to be totally false of course…..we left at 9 am and took the bridge to Manhattan figuring that it would be prudent to have 3 hours to get to B.B.Kings in Times Square with all of the road blocks and searches….instead we arrived in Manhattan at 10am already and had to search for a spot to park the one bus we had brought….at least we were smart enough to leave the other bus in NewJersey for the day…..
When we were in Detroit the sirens started blaring as we started our show to indicate that a tornado was near. The wind became so strong in fact that it rained onstage- and this was an indoor theater!!! We had to stop for about 15 minutes because my guitars were getting wet and we wanted to make sure that Jon Gagan would NOT get electrocuted by his electric bass.
That’s why we jokingly refer to this latest tour as the disaster tour……
The band sounded great during these last weeks and I am hopeful that the live recording for the Echoes radioshow in Harrisburg turned out beautiful.
During the tour I started sketching out ideas for the next show, whenever that might happen…..it will be quite different from the shows of the last few years and I am quite excited about this brand new concept…..