If this marathon U.K. tour showed us anything, it was that our fan base was eager to get back into live music. That has been so heartwarming. Pauline and I had a day or two upon arrival back home here in the States, to prepare a huge Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday for some of our family. It’s only now on the weekend that I’m able to finally take stock and write this blog, taking the time to reflect upon it all.
We were fortunate to work with Mike, along with Mike Sturgis and Windsor McGilvray, on the most recent U.K. tour. I’m now happy to announce that he’ll be joining us on future shows, starting this month with the band’s mammoth 43 date USA tour.
It’s been a while but I’m sensing a kind of reawakening. The phone is ringing, emails are coming in and people are talking, albeit tentatively about live shows starting in October. We have some months to go, and possibly some unforeseen rocky roads, but I think that working towards that goal feels right.
We are happy to be able to offer the following giclée print by Pete Marsh. Pete, as many of you know, has been a familiar face at recent AshCon events where he has displayed his skills for all to see. You now have the opportunity to own one of these limited edition prints, all signed by Andy.
Apologies for the delay in updating you all. So here goes. This won’t be a warm and fuzzy post unfortunately. We’re living in strange times. I’ve been holding off from writing this blog for as long as possible, but now it’s fully apparent that the autumn/fall tour dates will not happen as planned in the UK and USA.
I recently sat down (virtually) with Peter Pardo of the progressive rock website Sea Of Tranquility. We had a great chat about the new album Coat of Arms, present and past band members, recording – among other topics.