Archive for June, 2010

UNITED IN ROCK TOUR

Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

I JUST GOT HOME YESTERDAY FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OFF FROM OUR TOUR WITH FOREIGNER AND STYX. THE TOUR HAS BEEN GOING GREAT AND FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, WE ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME. WE ARE PLAYING A 40 MINUTE SET EACH NIGHT. SO, IT’S WHAM, BAM, IT’S MILLER TIME! WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY “RED ROCK” AMPHITHEATER, JUST OUTSIDE OF DENVER. WHAT AN INCREDIBLE VENUE. IF YOU EVER HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AN EVENT THERE, BY ALL MEANS, DO IT. IF NOTHING ELSE, CHECK IT OUT ONLINE. IT IS TRULY ONE THE MOST MEMORABLE GIGS WE HAVE EVER PLAYED!
WE HAVE BEEN TRAVELING ON A TOUR BUS FOR THIS TOUR. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE HAVE BEEN ON A TOUR BUS HERE IN THE U.S. IN QUITE A FEW YEARS. NORMALLY WE FLY COMMERCIALLY AND RENT CARS. HOWEVER, PLAYING 4 OR FIVE GIGS A WEEKS, THIS IS THE ONLY OPTION. SLEEPING ON A TOUR BUS TAKES SOME GETTING USED TO BUT ONCE YOU GET THE HANG OF IT, IT’S HARD TO SLEEP IN A HOTEL BED. SOMETHING ABOUT THE HUM OF THE ENGINE AND THE SWAY OF THE BUS IS LIKE A SLEEPING PILL.
WE HAVE A ABOUT A DOZEN SHOW LEFT BEFORE WE PART COMPANY WITH THIS TOUR, SO, IF YOU GET A COME SEE THIS TOUR. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT.
I HAVE BEEN WRITING LYRICS FOR THE NEW SEVENTH KEY CD DURING OFF DAYS ON THE ROAD. THIS IS USUALLY THE HARDEST PART OF THE PROCESS FOR ME. SOMETIMES, SONGS SEEM TO WRITE THEMSELVES, OTHER TIMES, I REALLY HAVE TO WORK FOR THEM! ANYWAY, ALL FOR NOW. AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.