I've been swamped with tour preparations these last two weeks (and months). Here's what I got done:
- finished booking the first half of the E.I.Y. Tour (dates listed below)
- printed two new t-shirt designs for the tour, both of which are ill
- bought a mini van and got it serviced, registered, and am considering insurance. Tentative name for the vehicle: "Brett Michaels"
- finished production on a new EP to be released by Five One in the beginning of October. 3 tracks: Scared Scared Scared (acoustic mix), Shell 2: Nephew of Shell (produced by Zach Lipkins), and Hope is a Drug (produced by Overclock Inc.)
- finished production on a commissioned wedding song for a lovely couple in So. Cal
- recorded Director's Commentary for Home (available soon)
- shaved Lumas' face
This tour with Gardening, Not Architecture is going to be make or break, take no prisoners, knock down drag out, guns blazing, from the hip, no holds barred. I'll be bringing my son, as well as a very able drummer and bass player. We will be performing a magical set of modified songs from Home. We will be sleeping on your floor, bathing in your sink.
After this tour, there is a good chance I will go to the mountains and never return, so if we're playing within 2 hours of you, for heaven's sake, make the trip. For more details for any of these shows, go here. IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP US PROMOTE A SHOW IN YOUR TOWN, PLEEEEEEASE send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know where you are!!
Here is the first half of the tour - the second half will cover the midwest, new england, and more.
Wed Sep 9th Hell's Kitchen in Tacoma, WA w/ Madison Drive, At Night
Thu Sep 10th Mr. Spot's Chai House in Seattle, WA (early show 6:45pm, donations, all ages)
Fri Sep 11th Mississippi Pizza in Portland, OR w/ Blue Cranes
Sat Sep 12th Black Forest in Eugene, OR
Sun Sep 13th Downtown Eatery & Libations in Redding, CA w/ Ninja Academy & Ben Henderson
Mon Sep 14th Plea For Peace Center in Stockton, CA w/ Reggie Ginn & Ben Henderson
Tue Sep 15th Red Devil Lounge in San Francisco, CA w/ Ben Henderson & HorseWolf
Wed Sep 16th The Fire Escape Bar & Grill in Citrus Heights, CA w/ Hero's Last Mission
Thu Sep 17th Mojo Lounge in Fremont, CA
Fri Sep 18th LaFayette Community Center in LaFayette, CA w/ Via Coma
Sat Sep 19th Gallery A.D. in San Jose, CA w/ Ben Henderson
Sun Sep 20th Club Fred in Fresno, CA
Mon Sep 21st We are available to play So. Cal
Tue Sep 22nd We are available to play So. Cal
Wed Sep 23rd Party in Hollywood, CA
Thu Sep 24th Viento y Agua Coffee House in Long Beach, CA w/ Lauren Coleman
Fri Sep 25th Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles, CA
Sat Sep 26th Downtown Brew in San Luis Obispo, CA w/ Rx Bandits, Wild Orchid Children
Sun Sep 27th Karma in Victorville, CA w/ Rx Bandits, Wild Orchid Children
Mon Sep 28th Trunk Space in Phoenix, AZ w/ Tugboat
Tue Sep 29th Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV w/ Danger Mic
Wed Sep 30th Liquid Joe's in Salt Lake City, UT
Thu Oct 1st Velour in Provo, UT w/ Return To Sender
Fri Oct 2nd Flying M Coffeegarage in Nampa, ID
Sat Oct 3rd Rise Festival in Corvallis, OR
Sun Oct 4th Rontoms in Portland, OR
Wed Oct 7th Mirkwood in Arlington, WA
Thu Oct 8th The Blvd in Spokane, WA
pray for me.