Well, now I see you live in Cornwall...I don't know where I got the impression that you lived near Manchester....So yeah....it was kind of far, wasn't it? Especially since the shows were mostly festivals.
New album next year...but it will be really interesting to see what they do, in terms of a tour. They played only two shows in the US in 2011 - the two nights of PJ20, which WAS in the middle of nowhere - Bumfuck, Wisconson. And in 2012, they are playing exactly 4 shows in the US - 3 festival shows and only one 'real' show - also strategically located in the middle of nowhere - Missoula, Montana.
Needless to say, especially in light of the 20th anniversary and all that, American PJ fans are NOT happy. Especially since during that same period they played all across Canada, South America, Central America and Europe.
I mean, what is that? You are an American band and in the 2 years after your 20th anniversary, which you made a HUGE deal over, you play only 6 shows in the entire country - and not even ONE of them in Seattle?
Anyway...I expect that they will have to give the US a decent tour next year after the record drops...because they have to know that we feel pretty slighted with this 20th anniversary thing by a band that WE made famous.
We'll see though...
True, although traditionally their tours across the States are pretty mammoth, no PJ fan can say they have not had ample opportunity to see them in the last decade. I don't know why they chose now
to cycle down though, that does seem strange.
The number of shows they have done in the UK in the last 10 years is pitiful.
Cool that you are going to see Mark. He has such a great voice! I really liked Screaming Trees. And such a private venue at a great price! Can't beat that!!!
I know, it's weird, because where I live is really not the sort of place rock stars come to play, it's more the sort of place they go on holiday.
I can only assume that Eagles of Death Metal gave us the thumbs up, as they played here last year and Mark is very closely tied to Josh Homme's projects, and they are the only two big rock artists to play here in the last 5 years.