Notes from the road return
It was a great last week of rehearsals in London ending with two shows for contest winners at the facility where we rehearse. 200 lucky fans, 100 each night, got to see a sneak preview of some of the songs we'll be playing on this tour with Bob of North America.
I arrived home in Nashville the evening of September 27th, immediately had a large gin and tonic and off we went for a fab Indian dinner at our favourite spot, The Bombay Palace. The rest of the week home was like a holiday, visiting with our children, dinners out with friends and a couple of quiet evenings in. It was just enough time being back home that it made it difficult to leave again this morning. The car arrived at 9:20, Glenn Worf already in it, and off we went to the Nashville airport.
So, we are officially on tour. Well, sort of. Glenn and I flew into Chicago where we met the rest of the band and a private jet and flew to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Grand Forks? Yes. Turns out Bob Dylan and Co. have spent the last three or four days at a large arena/convention centre rehearsing and getting ready for the tour. They graciously vacated today so our crew could come in, set up and we could do a 'production rehearsal' to finalise the lights and sound in a gig setting. We played through a half dozen songs to everyone's satisfaction, went back to the airport and boarded the plane for a short 45 minute due north to Winnipeg where we will play our first show of the tour tomorrow night.
We're all ready to go and really looking forward to hitting the boards for this seven week run. I'll try to stay current with these notes from the road, so check in often.