I Say It's My Birthday/Tour Announcement
Happy Birthday to us! My Mother says "Happy Birthday to me." And of course, I got a B-Day call from Dad in Atlanta. My brother Nate is working the Coretta Scott King funeral. And thanks to Doug for checking in (really early, ha ha). It's been a really pleasant day so far. Coffee on the house at Marie et Cie. (merci, Charles) this a.m. And normally, I do not advertise my birthday at all. But today is an exception, because (drum roll)...
Our big news? Here it is. We are taking our act overseas for a tour. Rush Hour Soul is going across the pond to the United Kingdom! First, we've been invited to perform at the International Pop Overthrow Music Festival in Liverpool in May. There will be two performances in Liverpool. One of our dates will be at the world famous Cavern Club (of Beatles fame). Second, we will follow that up by booking independent shows in other cities. Times and dates to be confirmed. Special thanks to IPO 2006 and founder David Bash.
If any of you know bookers or clubs to recommend in the UK that would be interested in having us, please tell us. If you are in a British band and would like to trade shows with us here in Los Angeles, also, let us know. All assistance is greatly appreciated. We are very excited about touring overseas and hope that all of our fans in Great Britain will make it to the shows.
We will be raising funds here in the US and it should be fun. There will be lots of expenses involved. We want all of you to "participate" in the tour. Many details are to follow. Your support will be crucial. We have some peers who have gone to the UK recently with great success and we want to trample their footsteps. We hope that you are as ecstatic as we are!
And for all you haters out there: the Rolling Stones kicked butt last night at the Super Bowl half-time show. They ripped it up with their new song "Rough Justice" which was one of my 10 favorite songs on 2005.
Love, Power, Peace