I just got back to London from Heidelberg. The “England Keep My Bones” world tour is officially done – 79 shows in 14 countries since September – bringing my total number of shows for 2011 to 184. Considering I recorded and released a studio album (and released a compilation record too), I’d say that’s not bad going. Tomorrow I head to Colorado for Christmas, so this is basically me signing off for the year. Thanks again to everyone at the shows, the Sleeping Souls, and my crew.
In news, there have been a few more Social D shows added (Flagstaff AZ, an extra show in Tempe AZ, check the gigs list); there’s a blog with more details about my forthcoming signature guitar right here. The world, as I’m sure you know, lost two titans of anti-authoritarian thought (and heroes of mine) – Christopher Hitchens and Vaclav Havel – a great shame; but we can rejoice in the fact that they seem to have taken that shithead from North Korea with them.