TOURS, TOURS, TOURS!
WEST COAST VIDEOS, ANDII STYRON
AND, OF COURSE, THE SHAKE!
It's been a few months since I've been home from the West Coast Amtrak Tour - I've told SOME of the stories around -the naked guy in LA, the border issues getting into Canada - but there are some things that I've left for the Youtube videos!! Mitch Greer has taken over making my tour videos, and he's been doing a fantastic job, so I'm excited to see how they turn out. They'll be coming out on my Youtube channel AFTER we finish airing the Too Poor To Tour Documentary with The Shake on Live Music Community's Youtube channel! (Just search Too Poor To Tour!"
SPEAKING OF TOUR! I'm very excited to be taking my friend Andii Styron on her first ever tour! She came to me and expressed that she wanted to get on the road, and I told her I'd show her everything I know (however much, or little that may be.) This past year I've gotten that more and more often - bands or individuals asking me to either take them on tour, or show them how to do it. Unfortunately, I can't go on the road with everyone, as much as I'd like to, but contrary to popular belief, I do enjoy being home with my wife and cats. There are some things happening behind the scenes, where in the near future, hopefully I will be able to help other bands get into touring, and when that time comes, I'll be sure to announce it widely. But for Andii, she's just too talented to not take on the road. This will be a NORMAL tour in the sense that we'll be renting a vehicle and NOT taking Amtrak trains ( I'm not trying to kill her on her first go around!)
Then, my crazy, multitalented, long haired compadres - The Shake! It's a match made in heaven, really. The last tour we got to do together was the Florida run with Billy Doom Is Dead, and right now we're airing the episodes from our Too Poor To Tour last year. I absolutely love these guys, they really are family. Of course, Ricky Bolufe has been drumming for me the past couple of years, as well as being the lead singer and guitar player of The Shake. With Rocky Rucker joining on bass (and with production), we've become a full band to be reckoned with, and after a brief full band run on the first Amtrak Tour, and a bunch of crazy Florida shows, it's time for our first proper full band tour. This has been something I've always dreamed of. Don't get me wrong, I love touring solo. The solo tours I've done this year have been unbelievably amazing. BUT It does get lonely, and a solo show does seem to have it's limitations when it comes to circle pits.
To be out on the road, full band, with The Shake - It means a lot to me to be able to do this. We've already got a SOLD OUT show in Portland, Maine. Hopefully more on the way.
See you on the road.
ALRIGHT! WE ARE NOW ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY FROM THE SECOND AMTRAK TOUR! THIS TIME I'LL BE STARTING IN COMPLETELY NEW TERRITORY, LOS ANGELES! THIS TOUR PROMISES TO BE A NEW CHALLENGE BOTH PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY (MY FIRST TRAIN IS 17 HOURS LONG!)
I'M EXCITED, NERVOUS, AND READY! WE'RE ALSO WORKING ON A NEW FULL BAND SINGLE, THAT WILL COME WITH A BUNCH OF NEW MERCH! KEEP POSTED ON MY SOCIALS AND HERE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS!