August 20, 2012

Gig postponements


Who makes these changes
I shoot an arrow right.
It lands left.
I ride after a deer and find myself chased by a hog.
I plot to get what I want
And end up in prison.
I dig pits to trap others
And fall in.
I should be suspicious of what I want!’

Rumi – translated by Coleman Barks.

Dear Friends,

It comes with great disappointment And a heavy heart as I am writing to you as I have had to make the very difficult decision of postponing my UK & IRELAND tour in October – which so many of you have already bought tickets for.

The new show dates are ( and a few more thrown in )

Mon 11th March: Brighton
Komedia (Buy tickets)

Tue 12th March: Portsmouth
Wedgwood Rooms (Buy Tickets)

Thu 14th March: London
Dingwalls (Buy tickets)

Fri 15th March: Bristol
Tunnels (Buy tickets)

Sat 16th March: Glasgow
(Buy Tickets)

Mon 18th March: Birmingham
Birmingham HMV (Buy tickets)

Tue 19th March: York
Fibbers (Buy Tickets)

Wed 20th March: Manchester
Ruby Lounge (Buy tickets)

Fri 22th March: Dublin
Academy (Buy tickets)

Sat 23th March: Galway
Roisin Dubh (Buy tickets)

Sun 24th March: Cork
Pavillion (Buy tickets)

Mon 25th March: Limerick
Dolans (Buy tickets)

On my return to London from Los Angeles, myself , Oli Langford (string arranger) & Jimi Lundie (Co producer) set up our studio in Oli’s North London house – ‘ Manic Mansions’ . We have been working as hard as we can to finish off the record but for whatever reasons it still has someway to go before I feel comfortable putting the music out into the world.

It is sometimes hard to reconcile why things go the way they go and particularly why this album has been such a journey of expansive open highways to then rather sudden random roadblocks…

But ultimately it is all taking the music on the path it is meant to go on and I feel very confident I have to go with my heart so I can be sure that the end result speaks for itself.

I am really excited about finishing this album and the few people who have heard it are excited about the direction it is going in.

I couldn’t think of anything better than to be on tour right now as I feel like I have been the studio forever !

Please except my sincerest apologies for any inconvenience I may have caused you or your friends and I can only hope that the eventual completion of the album and rescheduled tour will make up for any dissapointments.

Your tickets will of course be valid… If you can’t make it, you can get a refund.

Thank you for your understanding, and until then, best wishes – Tom.