I write from a cafe in Camden Town. The album recording session in Burbank wrapped up just about in time for the deadline – I headed off to Gainesville for the Fest (you can see my set here) and the Sleeping Souls hung around for a day to finish off some bits and bobs. We’re all home now, which is nice, even if I am slightly frazzled. I’m very pleased with how recording went. Now for the mixing / mastering / promo part of the schedule. Release is still set for early next year. But a big part of it is now done. Yay.
Looming ahead in my diary is, of course, the UK tour. It’s the longest one I’ve done in many years, and probably the most number of people I’ve played to in my home islands in one tour. So it’s going to be ace. I also cannot wait to see Tim and Jim, not only to hang out but also to introduce all of you guys to their excellence.
Most of the dates are sold out (the list is here). This, of course, means that a lot of people are looking for tickets, and a few people have tickets they want to get rid of. Lots of people ask me to spread information about this on Twitter. Here’s the deal. If someone has tickets to offer, I will retweet; otherwise, I’ll hold off, so as not to clog up everyone’s feeds. If you are either buying or selling, use the hashtag #fthctickets and hopefully things will get sorted. It goes without saying, of course, that I won’t be helping out touts or people selling tickets for inflated prices. Face value only please.
Also, as I’ve mentioned before, I will be taking part in this year’s Movember campaign, raising money for and awareness about men’s health issues. Practically speaking, this means I’m shaving clean for the first time in many years on the 1st, and will be sporting a (hopefully) lush mo for the tour dates. You can donate or join my team here, and there will be donation buckets at the shows as well. I’ll be posting videos, photos and other updates as we go along.
Right, I’m going to try and convince my body that it is, in fact, mid afternoon. See you all soon.