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Tour Diary – Hamilton to Syracuse

At one point, it looked as though our set in Hamilton, Ohio was going to be rained off. As we arrived at the festival site, the sun was shining but some very ominous clouds loomed on the horizon. As our set time drew nearer, so did the clouds and loud claps of thunder announced the arrival of rain and lightning. Not ideal weather for an outdoor stage with just a token gesture of a roof. As people scrambled for cover, we devised an alternativeplan to perform some acoustic tunes in the hotel lobby next to the site. It panned out eventually however that the storm passed and the stage was mopped up sufficiently to set up and play some music.

A few tunes into the set, we had to temporarily abort as, what began as a small plume of smoke quickly became a thick grey cloud belching from somewhere behind us, completely engulfing Damon. Like Kurt Russell in Backdraft, our heroic backline tech, Spidros (no – not his real name) came charging onstage, waving his arms frantically to evacuate the stage. Turns out, it was just an over enthusiastic smoke machine that had unwittingly been covered over by a tarpaulin but thanks Spidros, nice to know you’ve got our backs!

All in all, it was a short but great set and we we’re thankful that we got to play. The festival is organised by Dave Shaw – singer of the Revivalists whom we are currently supporting. Hamilton is his home town and only in its third year, the festival has become a well attended and much loved event. It’s inspiring to see musicians being pro-active and making things happen. Nice one Dave and thanks for having us.
After saying goodbye to Hamilton, we actually got to say “Hello Cleveland”. We didn’t have a show on our first night there so, after a couple of tacos and a good strong margarita, I took myself off to the cinema with Spidros (pronounced speed-ross) comfortable in the knowledge that, in the event of a fire, I’d be in safe hands.

So after a thoroughly enjoyable show last night at the Beach Ballroom in Cleveland we’ll shortly be arriving in Syracuse to play the Westcott theatre. Look forward to seeing all you sexy Syracusians later.
Thanks, by the way, to the kind souls who helped us load out after the show last night – it’s a shit job but made a lot less shit by your help!

– Nick

2016-09-14T12:47:26+00:00September 14th, 2016|

Tour Diary – First show Buffalo

Loved that gig last night at Town Ballroom. The Revivalist boys are cool. Their live show has a lot of country swagger. They’ve got brass and pedal steel. Man. There’s seven of them on stage. Good people. It’s good to be back on tour.

Our show last night started in sound check. Everybody ran out of time before doors and we had no choice. Helped us relax though. First show. Always a bit weird. Love that venue. Played there last year with Blackberry Smoke.

Matt White wanted to go to Woodstock while we were in upstate New York but we’re going the other way to Detroit. He wanted to see Levon’s studio space there. HERE is a great link of The Band rehearsing King Harvest:

It’s one of my favourite pieces of footage ever, their whole detached-cool aesthetic one of the main influences on the Temp’ when we were getting together. Their greatest legacy is attitude. It’s a timeless thing.

Lot of Bob Dylan on this run. He breezed in late one night in Philadelphia last time we were over few months back. It was around 2am and we’d all just eaten out first Philly cheese steaks and we were tired at which point ‘Boots if Spanish Leather’ breaks the silence sending us to that twilight place where you know everything’s going to be alright.

Shout out to Detroit… We’re heading your way now. Can’t wait

Phil xx

Tour Blog

2016-09-09T11:53:07+00:00September 9th, 2016|

We’re heading back on tour

As we make our way to the airport for our upcoming North American tour with good friends The Revivalists and The Sheepdogs, we thought we might reflect on this session we played at the City Winery in New York last time out – full session here: http://bit.ly/2bUEtsM. Can’t wait to be back in USA and Canada and to see you all.

All dates and tickets HERE.

2016-09-06T17:38:24+00:00September 6th, 2016|

Classic Rock Awards Nomination

Wow! What an accolade! Classic Rock Magazine Album of the Year! We’re thrilled to be in the running for this award and honoured to have made the cut considering the legendary acts in the list. If you consider White Bear to be “Album of the Year”, get voting now HERE!
White Bear
2016-08-12T17:14:16+00:00August 12th, 2016|

Ticket To Ride

TICKET TO RIDE! 4 flights and 32 hours to make it from T in the Park in the UK to RIDE Festival in Telluride, Colorado to celebrate the release of ‘White Bear’ and our first headline tour in the US. Did we make it?

2016-08-05T16:55:33+00:00August 5th, 2016|

New dates added

DETROIT & TORONTO, you were awesome this weekend!!…so much so we’ve plotted our return THIS FALL. All dates and tickets HERE.

8 Sep – St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI w/ The Revivalists
1 Oct – Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON

2016-07-26T14:54:38+00:00July 26th, 2016|

North American Tour On Sale

TODAY IS ON SALE DAY! Tickets to our North American headline tour with great friends The Sheepdogs (US dates only) are now available HERE.

North American Tour

2016-07-22T17:19:08+00:00July 22nd, 2016|

US headline tour

Having a ball in the USA right now and very pleased to be able to announce added headline shows to our Fall run. Check out the dates here and get ready for Friday’s general sale at 10am EDT.

Photo by Life Feeling Photography

17 Portland House of Music and Events, Portland, Maine
19 Brooklyn Bowl, Brooklyn, New York
21 Chameleon Club, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
24 Wonder Bar, Asbury Park, New Jersey
25 Baltimore Soundstage, Baltimore
27 Club Absinthe, Hamilton, Ontario
28 Le Cercle, Quebec City, Quebec
29 Petit Campus, Montreal, Quebec

4 London Music Hall, London, Ontario
6 The Castle Theatre, Bloomington, Illinois
7 Turf Club, St Paul, Minnesota
8 Fubar Saint Louis, St Louis, Missouri
9 Headliners Music Hall, Louisville, Kentucky
11 The Masquerade – Hell, Atlanta, Georgia
12 The Underground, Charlotte, North Carolina
14 Parish @ House of Blues New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
16 Bronze Peacock @ House of Blues Houston, Houston, Texas
18 Club L.A., Destin, Florida

US Tour

2016-07-20T18:00:28+00:00July 20th, 2016|

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