Had a quick monitor level check on Monday just to make sure everything works for our rehearsals that begin next week..Good to see the whole band under one roof.. Also Getting a new racking system for my on the road drum kit next week..Should make things a little easier for my drumtech on the Deep Purple tour...Hurrah!!!...
Off to rehearse with Mr So and So for my guest appearance with them at the Citadel in St Helens on Friday. Also preparing for the launch of my British Guitar Academy at the Guitar Nation show next month (see www.britishguitaracademy.com for details).
Looking forward to the first of my H Natural shows in Dublin next week. My Liverpool show in December has sold out so I'm going to add another one - details coming soon on the Marillion website. In the meantime there are still tickets left for the shows in Milan, Holland and London so I hope to catch up with you there.
Halloween is just around the corner. The kids want me to dress up as Uncle Fester ...AGAIN!
Spent the last two mornings doing some recording with My good friend Robin Boult. A very enjoyable time was had indeed. Also you might have noticed that the long awaited Transatlantic live DVD is finally on pre order from us. We are only doing the European versions although they are identical in content to the U.S. Versions. All relevant info is on the website. www.marillion.com/shop/dvd/ta-whirltour2010-mediabook.htm
See you on tour somewhere.
News from Racket Records.
There are under 100 tickets remaining for the UK Marillion Weekend next May - www.marillionweekend.com. Holland in March has been sold out for months and there are some tickets available for Montreal in April - but after that - all will be sold out - so even though it's months away, please don't miss out - head over and check out the weekend website now.
If you missed our email last week about what's happening in the studio with the new album, check out the news item here http://www.marillion.com/news/newsitem.htm?id=231
In Other News.
Marillion fan Jon Epstein has requested help from fellow Marillion fans with a small survey.
This questionnaire is meant to gather information regarding fans of Marillion, and is part of a larger research project being carried out in the area of popular music studies by Dr Jon Epstein, a university researcher at High Point University in North Carolina. This research is sponsored and supported by High Point University. As such each person who chooses to fill out the questionnaire must be 18 years of age or older.
Additionally, all participants in this research need to be aware that by completing this survey you are providing informed consent as a participant. Your consent is assumed upon submission of your completed questionnaire.
Further information regarding this project can be obtained from
Dr Jon Epstein: