Saturday, August 11, 2007

They're getting closer every time

Last night's show at Milly's Tavern was a glimpse into the future, presumably. A meager crowd, a foreign place, but a lot of good times. That's what I'm thinking this tour is going to be like. Hey, that's what we should expect. After last night's set list with Max G & The Spots, I'll tell you why...
SET LIST: She's A Bright Light / Six Hours / You'll Be Crying Soon / Golden Fleece / It's Gonna Take Time / St. Anthony / Trouble From the Start / Lightning In A Bottle / On The Lam / Shotgun Wedding / Loose Lips / Devil's Arms / Shine A Light

So, the tour is on track, somewhat. That doesn't mean I have more dates to add necessarily, but the foundation is there. A lot of people have chipped in with advice and routes, and it's all sort of coming together. Here's what I wrote in an email yesterday, and where it's headed. Note that the middle of the month could be thrown depending on whether CMJ or a festival in Delaware comes through...

oct 7- boston (CONFIRMED -- harper's w/ earlimart)
oct 8-10 - at this point we're going to stay nearby, hitting philly (almost done), providence (probably jake's), and probably the space in hamden, conn.
oct 11 - NYC (CONFIRMED -- kenny's castaways)
oct 12 - we may do providence on this date if not earlier in the week
oct 13 - hull, mass (we're coming back to do a special show with andy wallace)
oct 14 - DC (we got an offer, but we're looking for another one, justin's on this)
oct 15 - baltimore (we have a few good leads, but nothing definite)
oct 16- virginia beach (i have family here and have tried to land a show, unsuccessfully so far, we've been told to go to atlanta instead)
oct 17- NC (we have leads in asheville and raleigh, martin is helping a lot in this region)
oct 18-19 - tennessee (we have friends here and have sought a show, to no avail in nashville, memphis, and murfreesboro -- good lead in knoxville)
oct 20 - lexington (we know a booker here who is helping us out, but he hasnt set anything up yet)
oct 21- indiana (most likely, havent tried anything here yet)
oct 22- chicago (we have a friend who says hes close to getting us a show at 1 of 5 places, but we'll see -- maybe a schuba's date?)
oct 23- detroit (havent worked on this yet, though we did send a couple press kits to interested parties in michigan, like the blind pig pub, and we may hit milwaukee instead and push this back)
oct 24- ohio (our tour buddies girls guns & glory say they have something in the works)
oct 25- buffalo (it's not a mandate, but i'd like to play upstate NY, though we may stretch out the ohio dates)
oct 26- vermont (i havent tried to book this yet, but i imagine we can get something going here)
oct 27- rochester, NH (CONFIRMED -- big heads)

Before the tour we've loaded up September with tons of gigs to get in playing shape for the tour. Sept. 1, 5, 7, 8, 11, 21, 22, and 28. That last show is a real special appearance at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, thanks to a good connection, and it's going to be fun. The thing is, it's about a 14-hour drive, so I'd like to play 1-2 shows on both sides of the gig to get us going and break up the drive time. Can we? We'll see. But we could use it to hit the cities I'd like to play but that aren't in our tour plan, or can't be done. Problem is, it's in a month, so most places are booked. But we can try!

The other thing is that we must have the van road-ready in a month. Mike is getting a headlight fixed now, but I think he said that it's going to take two weeks. Then, I believe, he said it needs inspection. Oh man, I hope this works!

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Blogger Chris said...

I have a friend who is interning at Space in Portland this summer. Need to talk to him about getting a possible date, if interested.

Still think you should pursue Portsmouth in there as far as New England is considered, so much better than Rochester. There's noooothing there. Except for Ally Potvin.

11 August, 2007 16:58  
Blogger Chris said...

Also, in Portsmouth, the Press Room!

11 August, 2007 16:58  
Anonymous glenn said...

well, man, lets try to set it up. i trust GGG though. i bet that rochester show will be so swizz. hey, man, you didnt show last night, what gives? eh? huh? pppssss.

11 August, 2007 17:26  

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