Show one is in Atlanta's Variety Playhouse and we'll be travelling in to Atlanta from all over.
Adrian is driving in from Nashville - Robert Frazza (our sound engineer) is driving the Stick Men van down from Kingston NY - a 960 mile jaunt!
Pat will fly in from Texas, I'll fly in from Newark, and Markus from Innsbruck, Austria.
So, when we meet onstage for this first "soundcheck"... it'll be quite an intense couple of hours to set up both bands, get sounds right, and rehearse some of the
six piece Crimson material.
Pretty cool, isn't it!
That's just the early, first version -- Denis Rodier, the brilliant Quebecois artist, has turned from his dark comic book work to do the tour art for us, and this time, instead of keeping the
early ideas to ourselves, we're sharing them with you. It'll be fun to see how it progresses to the finished poster, oui?
(We're thinking it'll warrant a tour t-shirt too.)
Here are the tour dates: (mercifully leaving out the other detail on our band schedule... the miles between them!)
Sept 19 Atlanta, GA / Variety
Sept 20 Carrboro, NC / Arts Center
Sept 21 Knoxville, TN / Bijou
Sept 22 Annapolis, MD / Rams Head
Sept 23 Phoenixville, PA / Colonial Theater
Sept 24 Vienna, VA / Jammin Java
Sept 27 Boston, MA / Royale
Sept 28 New York, NY / Iridium
Sept 29 New York, NY / Iridium
Sept 30 Fairfield, CT / Stage One
Oct 1 Northhampton, MA / Iron Horse
Oct 2 Montreal, QC / Corona
Oct 4 Toronto, ON / Mod Club
Oct 5 Buffalo, NY / Tralf
Oct 6 Covington, KY / Southgate House
Oct 7 Detroit, MI / Magic Bag
Oct 8 Chicago, IL / Old Town School of Folk
Oct 9 Minneapolis, MN / Cedar Cultural Center
Oct 11 Boulder, CO / Boulder Theater
Oct 12 Salt Lake City, UT / The Depot
Oct 14 Portland, OR / Aladdin
Oct 15 Seattle, WA / Triple Door
Oct 17 Sacramento, CA / Harlows
Oct 18 San Francisco, CA / Regency
Oct 19 Solana Beach, CA / Belly Up
Oct 21 Agoura Hills, CA / Canyon Club
Oct 22 Santa Ana, CA / Galaxy
Oct 23 Phoenix, AZ / The Foundry
Oct 26 St Louis, MO / Old Rockhouse
Oct 27 Indianapolis, IN / Birdys
Oct 28 Nashville, TN / Belcourt
Oct 29 Ashville, NC / MoogFest
See your town in there? I hope so, because the only side excursions we'll be making are into a roadside Subway to get a quick tuna sandwich, hold the
onions cause they'll stink up the van, Pat can you grab me a coffee, come on guys let's get back in the van.
Street team will be a must for us, to help get the word out in each city, about the show.
We'll get some contact info up here soon, and if you're in one of the cities and would like to help out, please let us know.
More soon, as things progress toward the tour --- you could call this page
The road to... the road!
New: Poster is coming along ... here is another version, darkened in, without text:
And... let's get some names in there...
Almost there... and I'm loving how the audience has a demented look to them (so do the players, of course!)
Ready for the finished version?
Let's start another page...