As you all may know, we’re currently on the road for a looooong haul until early December and we have some great things coming up around the bend.
First off, we want to apologize to everyone in the Gainesville area. We were supposed to play the Farm to Family Halloween Festival on Oct.31st, but the entire festival was cancelled last minute and we did not have time to organize and put something else together. Our plan is to return in the Spring and do and big production full ensemble show. We’ll keep you all informed of course.
The tour is going GREAT so far and we’ve been having a grand time on our ‘days off’ including going to see U2’s 360 Tour in Tampa. This is apparently the biggest rock show in history. It is definitely huge and as you’ll see, the stage was higher than the actual football stadium. Somehow though amidst the grandiose over the top nature of the whole thing, Bono and the boys were able to still communicate a sense of intimacy and he consistently brought it to the audiences attention that what we were experiencing was still small in the grand scheme a things. This, I feel, was the big feat of the show and tour. The ‘Message’ still came across beyond all the bells and whistles and the technology actually served the ’cause’. From a critical standpoint, I’ve seen better U2 shows (PopMart in 97 was epic as was Joshua Tree in 87). They did play the title track from ‘The Unforgettable Fire’ which is an all time U2 fav, so I really can’t complain at all.
As we write, we are currently in Austin, Texas preparing for a show this evening. Dallas/Arlington treated us very kind! The Levitt Pavilion is a BEAUTIFUL venue and has a lovely team and crew to boot! We were joined by percussionist/perceptionist Mike Meadows from the Austin based Porter Davis.
Another great event that we have coming up is our headlining slot at WMNF’s World Fusion Fest at Skipper’s Smoke House in Tampa, Florida on November 01. WMNF is perhaps the grooviest station on the planet. The link to the event is here: http://www.wmnf.org/events/482
HuDost is also doing a ‘mini-tour’ with LA based Incendio. These shows are ALWAYS great fun and basically an excuse for us all to be able to hang out, jam and tell bad jokes. The Albuquerque, New Mexico show at Kosmos (which will also include Megan Martyn dancing) is limited to a capacity of 140. For that reason we have set up a pre-sale ticket page.
The Facebook Invite Event page can be found HERE. Please RSVP and pass it onward….
We are going to really work on posting more stuff here over the coming months as the tour rolls along. We’ve also been working on a bunch of new songs and will be sharing demos and ideas with those on our mailing list, so stay tuned!