Well, 2011. Twenty eleven? Two thousand and eleven? Who knows. We still don’t even have a plausible name for the decade yet, dammit. Anyway, I digress. Last year was ace. We finished off with a shindig in Darlington, from which I am still recovering. Come Monday the band and I are heading into the rehearsal studio for a week to finalize arrangements for the new album, and the following week we’ll be starting to lay stuff down. I’m excited and confident, it really feels like things are coming together and the time is right. Watch this space for updates. For now, here’s the final part of the US tour diary. Enjoy.