Well, here we are in Toronto for a couple days off on the tour. Things are going amazingly well so far. The shows are practically all sold out and our audiences have been extremely enthusiastic. Smaller theaters are nice for keeping the band close and being a little more intimate with the audience but the larger venues (2,000 – 4,000 seats) are proving especially great to show off our wares with the staging, not to mention offering a larger palette for George, our lighting wizard, to really work his magic. The shows not only sound great but they also look fantastic. We are stoked!
Today was the day for us guys in the band and crew to take a journey to Niagara Falls (the Canadian side). Terri graciously gave us the tour bus for the day so we got our bus driver to take us on the hour + trip to Niagara Falls for some down time. Kinda felt like a school field trip! Props to Dave for putting up with all of us. To top it all off, the weather couldn’t have been nicer.
Days off are going to be few and far between from here on out. We are cooking with gas now, so to speak, and we’ll be rocking through more dates in Ontario and a couple shows in Winnipeg, MB, where we plan to visit the manufacturing facility of Levy’s Leathers, the makers of high quality leather and nylon guitar straps, gig bags and other music accessories. (They also make gun and knife cases and belts.) From there we head into Saskatchewan, British Columbia, finishing up with a string of dates in Terri’s home province of Alberta.
See you later on the road…