So here we are... our final gig of the year, which will be at our oldest and most loyal venue, the Tropic At Ruislip. It's been a year with many memorable highlights - headlining the Legends Of Rock festival on Gordon's 'significant' birthday in March, closing the main stage at Cyprus Rocks in October, discovering the Lake District when we played in Ulverston and Workington, the fab theatres in towns such as Buxton, Wellingborough and Bridgwater and, above all, the wonderful reception that you all gave our Wall Around The Moon show. In fact, people liked this year's tour so much that we can now confirm that we'll be recreating it at selected venues in 2020, as well as introducing the Dark Side Of Reason, so we're looking forward to another exciting year ahead. But before then, why not join us in Ruislip? It should be lots of fun!
With 2019 drawing to a close, this will be almost the last chance to see The Wall Around The Moon, although there are rumours that there may be some Wall-based concerts next year in addition to our new Dark Side Of Reason show. OK... we admit it, with just nine tickets left for the Bridgwater concert and the Ruislip gig already sold out we've been asked to play The Wall Around The Moon a few more times in addition to the new show! We'll see what's possible. In the meantime, if you're still looking for tickets for either of the remaining 2019 concerts, please contact their respective box offices. With a few tickets remaining in Bridgwater and the usual wait list in Ruislip (which can often bear fruit) you should be able to join us.
Well... we made it through the rain and the floods as we travelled up the A1 for our concert in Castleford last Saturday, and we would like to thank everyone who also battled through the weather to join us; you were small but beautiful. Our next stop is a return to the Majestic Theatre in Retford - a wonderful old Variety venue that has hosted panto, dance, comedy and even psychic shows at various times in its history. But on Saturday it will host our Wall Around The Moon show, which we think features some of the best music ever written. As always, we very much hope that you'll be able to join us to enjoy it.
Thank you Fleet... The Harlington is far from the largest venue on the tour but you were terrific and we had a great time playing for you. We hope to see you again soon. Next, we're off to Bedford for a rare Friday-night concert at what (for us) is a fairly local venue. When we played there last year it was pretty much a sell-out, but there are tickets available this time, so you should still be able to join us. With just five dates remaining in 2019, it may be your last chance to hear and see the Wall Around The Moon which, it's fair to say, has exceeded all of our expectations thanks to Pink Floyd's amazing music and Mark's and the crew's superb projections and lighting. Does that imply that we're now working on a new show for 2020? Of course it does, but we're not ready to tell you what it will be just yet. Watch this space...!
After a short break to facilitate Gordon's USA shenanigans (he says that he's working, but you can never be sure) we'll be back on the road on Saturday, heading toward Fleet in Hampshire. We played at The Harlington last year and, despite the unexpected configuration of tables and seating, the sell-out audience created a terrific atmosphere and we had a great time so we're delighted to be returning. Tickets for this year's concert have again been sold out for many weeks, but we understand that the venue may have added some more seats at the last moment, so it could be worth contacting the box office if you don't already have one. So, if you want to see whether keyboard players can perform with massive jet-lag and very little sleep, why not join us? As always, we'll look forward to seeing you there.
Some people have been calling last Saturday's concert in Buxton our best gig ever! It was certainly one of the most enjoyable, and we would like to thank everyone who came and who wrote to us and on social media for all of their kind comments. On Friday, we'll be donning our flip flops and budgie smugglers as we head over to Cyprus to close the proceedings on the main stage of Cyprus Rocks 19. Obviously, we'd love you to join us but, if that's not possible, our next UK gig will be a return to the famous Tavistock Wharf. Although Pink Floyd's PA designer, Stephen Court, is no longer with us, we hope that he'll be looking down approvingly. He was intimately involved in the live production of The Wall in 1980, and we''ll be using his amazing system to reproduce much of this for our Wall Around The Moon show.
Thank you Wellingborough for a fab night! You were a great audience, the technical staff at The Castle were top class, and their stage is a joy to perform upon, so everyone in the band had a great gig. Next Saturday we'll be taking The Wall Around The Moon to our favourite destination - the wonderful Opera House in Buxton. This is a venue steeped in history, with four tiers of seating reaching right up to a Gallery that looks down from what feels like an amazing vantage point above the theatre. Ticketing is now shown as Limited on the theatre's website, which means that there are just a handful of seats left. So don't delay if you want to join us - this show will probably sell out.