(Manchester, England – September 10th, 2015)
I’m writing this from Manchester, where I’m performing tonight, for the 2nd concert of the British tour. Last night we were in Birmingham, where I must say that the first show of the tour went down great! I’m blessed to be back with my wonderful English band: Ronnie Johnson: guitars, Rob Taggart: keyboards, Elliott Henshaw: drums, and Dave Troke: bass. We are all feeling ‘match fit’, and it’s wonderful to have this opportunity to perform concerts in my native country again.
My new album ‘Restless Years’ has just been released here too and this, co-ordinated with the tour, is getting a great reception from everyone who’s heard it. So, I’m a happy chappie….!
You can order the album in CD format on Amazon UK, and iTunes UK have the download version, which features 3 extra ‘bonus’ tracks, not on the CD. We’ve produced a limited edition Vinyl version too, and you can buy this at the UK tour concerts, along with his and hers T Shirts, Key Rings, Tea Towels, a special Tour Brochure, the ‘Just A Box’ compilation CD box set,and a ‘Just A Bag’ satchel – to put all this in (!)
You can view the list of gigs on the ‘LIVE NEWS’ page, but if you want to come and see me, I’d advise you to book now – ‘cos the tickets are selling out fast!
I can’t wait to meet up with all my UK fans again, it’s going to be a lot of fun!
Also we will be in Dublin again at the end of the tour, for one concert at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on the 18th October, just before I return to Australia. It’ll be great to see all those wonderful Irish fans again!
After that, yes there’s more…. I’m happy to announce that I’m going to be playing my first concerts for 30 years in Japan! This will be 4 shows over two nights with my Australian band. The venue is The Billboard Club, in Tokyo, on October 27th and October 29th.
So it’s all go, busy times. Life in Australia is still great, and I love my new home in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales (about 125 kms south of Sydney). The climate there is fresh, and the air is clean. There are beautiful parrots to feed and there’s a big garden to tend. It’s all very relaxing, quiet and peaceful. And I’m building a large studio there, so watch out for new music in the future…
Well that’s about it for now. Thanks for all your correspondence to the website, and for all your reactions and reviews of my live shows, and particularly for your kind mentions regarding ‘Restless Years’. I really hope you are all enjoying listening to it as much as I had fun creating it.
So here’s wishing all of you a very ‘Beautiful Year’. For me it’s already proving to be very “Restless Year”, and that can’t be bad…..!
See you soon!
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