California Dreaming

Ah, the studio, the place where dreams go to sit around quite a lot while Rich and Nigel discuss drum fills. We are entering week three out here, and it’s going to plan, which is great, but the plan does involve a quite titanically anal degree of attention to detail, which isn’t quite as exciting. Nevertheless, great things are afoot. Huzzah!

There have been some dribs and drabs of news coming through this last week so I thought I’d update everyone in a round-up blog. Which brings us here. Let’s get started.

Firstly, I am really quite astonishingly excited (and indeed astonished) to announce that I will be opening for The Pogues at London’s O2 Arena on 20th December for their Christmas show. It’s a huge honour to be part of this, and a huge venue, so come on down and have a yuletide party. Tickets are on sale now.

Secondly, I’ll be kicking off my 2013 with a tour in Europe opening for my friends the Dropkick Murphys. Tickets go on sale today. We are hitting many countries and playing many shows and I am stoked. The details are here.

Thirdly, I was the proud recipient recently of the 2012 Vanguard Award at the ASCAP Awards. It’s a pretty technical thing, but I’m flattered and chuffed and all the other things you’d imagine me to be. Thanks ASCAP.

Finally, I used some of my time in between drum fill discussions and Tarrant’s endless bass-slapping practice to tab out the songs from my second album, which means I’ve done two records now. You can see them here. Go forth and play them better than me!

Right, it’s actually bed time here in Burbank, so I’m off to sleep. Adios.

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