Sometimes I feel a little geographically incontinent. I’m sat here in Amsterdam, getting ready for the first date of the European tour, and I’m writing blog posts about more shows in the USA (where we just were). The mind boggles. Anyways, we have a whole bunch of shows announced now at the start of next year, in the west with old friends Social Distortion and much of the rest of the country with new friends Dropkick Murphys. Check the dates out here.
Some thoughts on the shows, incidentally. The Sleeping Souls will be on all of them. Contrary to what was announced in some places, we will not be playing in Milwaukee or Toronto with the Dropkicks. Sorry about that, but it’s just the way it worked out. The good news is that there are a bunch more shows to be added to the run, both extra shows with those bands and headline shows of our own on days off, so keep your eyes peeled. I also have extensive Canadian plans for next year as well.
Looking closer to home, I’m pleased to say that my buddy and photographer Greg Nolan will be joining us in Europe and the UK. He’s documenting the tour, and I want him to get more involved with people at the shows! So, he’ll be filming interviews in the queue before the show, and in the crowd during and afterwards. The pictures will be posted on my Facebook page, and you should also follow Greg’s Twitter feed for updates on his whereabouts. Get involved!
Finally, for the UK, as many of you will know, we have the wonderful Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo opening the shows. You should get down early and check them out, here’s a taster!