(Sydney – May 20th)
Well, how quickly a year goes by! Only 12 months ago, I was singing Paul McCartney’s “When I’m Sixty Four”, and tomorrow….
I’ve been thinking how much I’m behind the 8 ball (or lazy, as they say) this year, and although I’ve been busy, and some of you may have seen me recently performing various shows across Australia, even in Papua New Guinea (would you believe!), and other places, I’ve got to finish up my new set of recordings, and turn that into a new album (amongst other things). I have all the songs, but I’m being very perfectionist about the recording, so…
After my big birthday tomorrow, I’m very excited about an upcoming concert in Chengdu, China. It’ll be the first time I’ve performed on the mainland, and it’s a big event. It’s the Night of Fortune Grammy Superstars Concert in Chengdu. It’s the closing party for the 2013 Fortune Global Forum, and the lineup includes Jody Watley, Shawn Colvin, Richard Marx, Yolanda Adams, Patti Austin, Diane Schuur, Michael Bolton, and me. Chinese artists including Lang Lang will also be performing. It really looks like fun! Also see: “http://www.chinamusicradar.com/asian-news/grammys-in-chengdu/”
I’m currently getting myself fit and losing pounds (or kilos if you like) in preparation for a UK tour in November. I think one or two dates have already hit the press, but really they’ve jumped the gun a bit. As soon as I have all the dates I’ll post ‘em up on the ‘live news’ page, of course. We will also be playing Dublin and one other Irish date, but unfortunately the proposed European dates will not now be happening, well, not this year anyway. But it’ll be great to see all my UK fans again, I can’t wait.
That’s about it for now. Gotta make up my birthday present wish list. Don’t worry it’s only virtual! I’m loving being my age and still feeling so young and energised, and the voice is still as strong as ever too. But mainly I’m thankful to all of you, you make an old man feel very, very happy, and I thank you for sticking by me, still listening to, and enjoying my music, and being patient with me.
So…. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! Okay, that’s enough, Leo…
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I think a website is like a virtual “world”, an entirely new home, an exhibition in the ether, and a different (and maybe fresh) way of looking at a life or career – well anyway, that’s the theory behind ‘leo’s room”.