2005 Shangri-La Tour Diary

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SL 2005 Tour Diary 101 - Vancouver, BC

31st July 2005

Vancouver, BC - Queen Elizabeth Theatre - July 31st       Here we are then, the final installment. Show no. 105 is upon us, a day of mixed emotions and endless hugs amongst band and cre....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 101 - Vancouver, BC

SL 2005 Tour Diary 100 - Seattle, WA

30th July 2005

Seattle, WA - Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery - July 30th       Glorious weather, fantastic winery location, great crowd, well organised local crew, full house, delightful dressing rooms, ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 100 - Seattle, WA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 99 - Portland, OR

29th July 2005

Portland, OR - Schnitzer Concert Hall - July 29th       In all the times I've visited Portland Oregon, I've never managed to get myself out on the Columbia River, Gorge and experience t....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 99 - Portland, OR

SL 2005 Tour Diary 98 - Jacksonville, OR

28th July 2005

Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavillion - July 28th     The first thing that surprised me about this part of Southern Oregon was the heat. We stepped off the plane into 100 degrees. "Dry summers ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 98 - Jacksonville, OR

SL 2005 Tour Diary 97 - Saratoga, CA

27th July 2005

Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery - July 27th     pic - Roger van der Laan   After the end of tour beach party in LA on Monday, the extra day off was much needed as there were a few so....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 97 - Saratoga, CA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 96 - San Diego, CA

24th July 2005

San Diego, CA - Copley Symphony Hall - July 24th     Show number 100.. and all is well. The last two days off of the tour now in LA and a chance for band and crew to get together at the end ....

 SL 2005 Tour Diary 96 - San Diego, CA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 95 - Berkeley, CA

23rd July 2005

Berkeley, CA - The Greek Theatre - July 23rd     The fabulous 100 year old Greek theatre in Berkeley was opened on Sept. 24, 1903 and is clearly an awesome venue; William Randolph Hearst mak....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 95 - Berkeley, CA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 94 - Los Angeles, CA

22nd July 2005

Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre - July 22nd     Another one of the eagerly anticipated shows on the tour, the Greek in LA has always been a memorable experience for one reason or another....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 94 - Los Angeles, CA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 93 - Las Vegas, NV

21st July 2005

Las Vegas, NV - The Joint - July 21st     We find ourselves in Vegas once again, albeit for only about 5 hours. We flew from LA and landed in Vegas wherupon Laurie served us our dinner on th....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 93 - Las Vegas, NV

SL 2005 Tour Diary 92 - Salt Lake City, UT

20th July 2005

Salt Lake City, UT - Abravanel Hall - July 20th     As we've never played in Salt Lake city before, we weren't quite sure what to expect. One thing I did notice as we drove to the venue was ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 92 - Salt Lake City, UT

SL 2005 Tour Diary 91 - Morrison Denver, CO

19th July 2005

Morrison/Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - July 19th   Another day off yesterday, one could get used to this. It seemed everyone in the band was pretty knackered, one can only imagine how the....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 91 - Morrison Denver, CO

SL 2005 Tour Diary 90 - Minneapolis, MN

17th July 2005

Minneapolis, MN - Orpheum Theatre - July 17th   $$$   Local boy Glenn Worf - pic Tom Roberts   Quite an eventful day as it turned out. Got to the gig at about 6:45 and before we knew wh....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 90 - Minneapolis, MN

SL 2005 Tour Diary 89 - Milwaukee, WI

16th July 2005

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee Theatre - July 16th     No soundcheck today, so we left Chicago quite late and promptly got stuck in the traffic heading for Soldier Field for the world tour match ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 89 - Milwaukee, WI

SL 2005 Tour Diary 88 - Chicago , IL

15th July 2005

Chicago, IL - Auditorium Theatre - July 15th   Adrian Fitzpatrick - keeper of the Glengettie   Dan Scher joins us in the US as part of the lighting crew   We generally expect a show in ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 88 - Chicago , IL

SL 2005 Tour Diary 87 - Indianapolis , IN

14th July 2005

Indianapolis, IN - Murat Theatre - July 14th   Matt loses all sense of balance as the aerobatics begin   I think we were all quietly relieved to have the Nashville show behind us, especially....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 87 - Indianapolis , IN

SL 2005 Tour Diary 86 - Nashville , TN

13th July 2005

Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium - July 13th   Mark signs at the stage door whilst DC holds.   Well, here we are again at The Ryman Auditorium. One of the high points of the tour as this ven....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 86 - Nashville , TN

SL 2005 Tour Diary 85 - Atlanta , GA

12th July 2005

Atlanta , GA - Chastain Park Amphitheatre - July 12th   Two relaxing days off in Nashville which I spent driving Danny to and from my favourite haunts from all the time spent here recording Mark'....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 85 - Atlanta , GA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 84 - Kettering , OH

9th July 2005

Kettering , OH - Fraze Pavillion at Lincoln Park Centre - July 9th     ..doing a meet and greet in such a confined space, the band finds it difficult to look anyone in the eye. Mark joins us....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 84 - Kettering , OH

SL 2005 Tour Diary 83 - Auburn Hills , MI

8th July 2005

Auburn Hills , MI - Meadowbrook Amphitheatre - July 8th   you read it here!   Back into the US once again and a trouble free crossing as customs boarded the G4 to check passports and then le....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 83 - Auburn Hills , MI

SL 2005 Tour Diary 82 - London , ON

7th July 2005

London , ON - John Labatt Centre - July 7th   last night during speedway at Nazareth - pic Jerry Richard   I must offer my thanks to everyone who has e-mailed me and the band concerned for o....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 82 - London , ON

SL 2005 Tour Diary 81 - Toronto , ON

5th July 2005

Toronto , ON - Molson Amphitheatre - July 5th   I think we all knew this would be a good one; you only have to look at the venue and it's facilities to realise this. The fear of thunderstorms soo....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 81 - Toronto , ON

SL 2005 Tour Diary 80 - Ottawa , ON

3rd July 2005

Ottawa , ON - National Arts Centre - July 3 rd     Another one of those fly-in fly-out days where we started the day in Montreal and ended it in Toronto having played a show in Ottawa. The N....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 80 - Ottawa , ON

SL 2005 Tour Diary 79 - Montreal , QC

2nd July 2005

  Montreal , QC - SWP/Place des Arts - Juli 2nd           Montreal is buzzing at the moment being in the midst of their 26th annual Jazz festival. We found ourselves play....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 79 - Montreal , QC

SL 2005 Tour Diary 78 - Boston , MA

1st July 2005

Boston , MA - Fleet Pavilion - Juli 1st     It was great to play in a well designed, purpose built venue tonight. Situated right beside the water in the dock area of South Boston, the Pavili....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 78 - Boston , MA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 77 - Florence , MA

30th June 2005

Florence , Ma - Pines Theatre - June 30th   no backdrop tonight   Laurence Adams - arguably the world's greatest keyboard tech - captured   Trees, trees everywhere...and bugs. BIG bugs.....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 77 - Florence , MA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 76 - New York , NY

29th June 2005

New York , NY - Radio City - June 29th   Radio City music hall is one of the high points of the tour and I think we were all looking forward to it with a slight trepidation. An awesome venue, it ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 76 - New York , NY

SL 2005 Tour Diary 75 - Newark , NJ

28th June 2005

Newark NJ , NJPAC - June 28th   the new ukulele   if anyone at Digico would like to contact me, the hi-res image of this shot is for sale!! The beautiful Digico desk Robert Collins uses for ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 75 - Newark , NJ

SL 2005 Tour Diary 74 - Vienna , VA

26th June 2005

Vienna , VA - The Filene Center (aka Wolftrap) - June 26th   Another painless flight in and out of the gig from New York on the luxurious G4. Now as far as sheds go, this one must be the best. A ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 74 - Vienna , VA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 73 - Philadelphia , PA

25th June 2005

Philadelphia , PA - Mann Center - June 25th   The support act for this section of the US tour is Bap Kennedy from Ireland accompanied by James Walbourne on guitar. Well worth arriving early and c....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 73 - Philadelphia , PA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 72 - Portsmouth , VA

24th June 2005

Portsmouth , VA - NTELOS Pavillion Harbor Center - June 24th   So here we are again, back in America, after five glorious days at home with the family. I knew about the impending UK heatwave of c....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 72 - Portsmouth , VA

SL 2005 Tour Diary 71 - London

16th June 2005

Private Deutsche Bank gig - old Billingsgate Market - London June16th     Just time for a quick corporate gig in London before we head off to the US. We did a shortened set for the bankers, ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 71 - London

SL 2005 Tour Diary 70 - Reggio Calabria

15th June 2005

Reggio Calabria - Palapentimele - June 15th   Siggy and Mark   Ike, Stephan and Siggy   Today was one of those very long days which when looked back upon, seems like 3 days in one. It s....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 70 - Reggio Calabria

SL 2005 Tour Diary 69 - Naples

14th June 2005

Naples - Arena Flegrea - June 14th       Today, three of our drivers are in the spotlight. Bernie (above) drives the AMG S55 Mercedes which is a beast of a machine, to put it mildly! He....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 69 - Naples

SL 2005 Tour Diary 68 - Rome

13th June 2005

 Rome - Palalottomatica - June 13th   Ah yes, I remember this venue from '92 when the straits played here. A bit of a nightmare I recall, but I guess they've done some work on acoustics in t....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 68 - Rome

SL 2005 Tour Diary 67 - Florence

12th June 2005

Florence - Mandela Place - June 12th   Rob and Taj have been excellent pilots for the whole of the European leg (60 flights!) and apart from being great fun to be with, they have demonstrated ext....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 67 - Florence

SL 2005 Tour Diary 66 - Stra

11th June 2005

Stra - Villa Nazionale Pisani - June 11th   At the end of a very short flight from Milan, on approach into Venice airport.   After a 40 minute drive from Venice, we were greeted by of the mo....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 66 - Stra

SL 2005 Tour Diary 65 - Milan

10th June 2005

Milan - Filaforum - June 10th   This is Mark with his brand new Pensa Custom brought here from NYC by the man himself, Rudy Pensa. He and Mark of course have been good friends for a long time now....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 65 - Milan

SL 2005 Tour Diary 64 - Leipzig

8th June 2005

Leipzig - Arena - June 8th     Today we flew from Berlin to Leipzig and enjoyed being indoors again after the chilly experience last night. The final show of this run of eleven in a row, and....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 64 - Leipzig

SL 2005 Tour Diary 63 - Berlin

7th June 2005

Berlin - Waldbuhne - June 7th   The general theme for today is 'cold'. As you can see from all of these pictures today, the gig was unseasonably chilly. Outdoors in Berlin can be nice but tonight....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 63 - Berlin

SL 2005 Tour Diary 62 - Cologne

6th June 2005

Cologne - Arena - June 6th     I always like staying at this hotel in Koln. It must be the gym/pool and the magnificent cathedral on the other side of the Rhine. After a much needed gym work....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 62 - Cologne

SL 2005 Tour Diary 61 - Lille

5th June 2005

Lille - Zenith - June 5th     Back on the continent once again, and what a crowd. One of the best of the tour so far, we all agreed afterwards. Above left is Glenn Saggers' 'Stress-cymbal' w....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 61 - Lille

SL 2005 Tour Diary 60 - Birmingham

4th June 2005

Birmingham - NEC - June 4th     On to the final show in the UK for this tour. It was such a hectic week at the RAH, Birmingham NEC seemed SO quiet. I think we were all a bit tired after the ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary  60 - Birmingham

SL 2005 Tour Diary 59 - London

30th May 2005

London - Royal Albert Hall - Monday May 30th - Friday June 3rd   As this is a very busy week, I decided to condense these 5 RAH shows into one page. Like the rest of the band, I have my family wi....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 59 - London

SL 2005 Tour Diary 58 - Manchester

26th May 2005

Manchester - MEN - May 26th   A great gig to round off this run of shows before we go to London. The MEN is massive and it seems we did pretty well as it was configured for about 10,500. From the....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 58 - Manchester

SL 2005 Tour Diary 57 - Brighton

25th May 2005

Brighton - Brighton Center - May 25th   pick Dave Watson Firstly, thanks to everyone who has sent me birthday wishes etc. Much appreciated. As Brighton is classified as my local venue, I had a fe....

SL 2005 Tour Diary  57 - Brighton

SL 2005 Tour Diary 56 - Cardiff

24th May 2005

 Cardiff - CIA - May 24th   My birthday cake. . . which  in no way reflects my current drinking habits! On the plane to Cardiff today, Susi had laid on a splendid cake and balloons etc.....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 56 - Cardiff

SL 2005 Tour Diary 55 - Newcastle

23rd May 2005

Newcastle - City Hall - May 23rd     God only knows how our boys got four truck loads of gear into this place. As always it's the show they dread because of the load-in, and the one we cheri....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 55 - Newcastle

SL 2005 Tour Diary 54 - Edinburgh

22nd May 2005

 Edinburgh - Playhouse - May 22nd   From a band point of view it was great to be back in a good theatre again, especially this one with so much history etc. but from a crew perspective, it w....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 54 - Edinburgh

SL 2005 Tour Diary 53 - Belfast

21st May 2005

Belfast - Odessey - May 21st     I hope I didn't tempt fate for poor Colin Barton yesterday by writing about him because during the show in Dublin, he fell through a hole in the stage and cr....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 53 - Belfast

SL 2005 Tour Diary 52 - Dublin

20th May 2005

 Dublin - The Point - May 20th     It's great to be back on familiar ground and the Point is no exception as we played here many times in the past and always had a good time. I think it....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 52 - Dublin

SL 2005 Tour Diary 51 - Horsens

17th May 2005

Horsens - Arena - May 17th     Today we flew into Billund, also known as Legoland - the home of Lego, from Copenhagen and drove for about an hour to Horsens, a town of only 58,000 inhab....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 51 - Horsens

SL 2005 Tour Diary 50 - Copenhagen

16th May 2005

Copenhagen - Forum - May 16th That's fifty shows gone, fifty to go. Number fifty was a good one...great crowd, sound and once more, lots of fun onstage. Once again, a lot of people came to the front a....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 50 - Copenhagen

SL 2005 Tour Diary 49 - Gothenburg

15th May 2005

Gothenburg - Scandinavium - May 15th       Crocks got a birthday surprise as we boarded the plane after-show..football balloons (being a devout Arsenal fan) and a suitably tasteful shir....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 49 - Gothenburg

SL 2005 Tour Diary 48 - Bergen

14th May 2005

 Bergen - Haukelandschallen - May 14th OK, another map to let you know where we are geographically.   A great view above of Glenn's world during the show. What he does during the time we're ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 48 - Bergen

SL 2005 Tour Diary 47 - Oslo

13th May 2005

 Oslo - Spectrum - Friday May 13th   The 47th show of the tour and in my opinion, probably the best in terms of what came off the stage. Storming versions of Tupelo, Telegraph, Rudiger etc. ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 47 - Oslo

SL 2005 Tour Diary 46 - Stockholm

12th May 2005

Stockholm - Globe Arena - May 12th The giant golf ball that is the Globe-Stockholm. It really is massive inside here. Once again, great to be back onstage after a day off relaxing in Helsinki. A prett....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 46 - Stockholm

SL 2005 Tour Diary 45 - Helsinki

10th May 2005

Helsinki - Hartwall Arena - May 10th   After staying in Helsinki for a few days and playing the Baltic towns in Estonia and Latvia, we finished this stretch of eight in a row with the Helsinki sh....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 45 - Helsinki

SL 2005 Tour Diary 44 - Tallin

9th May 2005

Tallin - Saku Arena - May 9th Estonia, the smallest of the Baltic States, was ruled for many centuries by Danish, Swedish, German, and Russian factions. When the former Soviet Union collapsed in 1991,....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 44 - Tallin

SL 2005 Tour Diary 43 - Riga

8th May 2005

Riga - Kipsala Hall - May 8th   The crew had a hell of a journey across the Polish border last night, as if they don't have enough problems with the schedule as it is. Their journey was long and ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 43 - Riga

SL 2005 Tour Dairy 42 - Warsaw

7th May 2005

Warsaw - Torwar - May 7th     The crew were concerned that the trucks were too full, a problem made worse by me employing an extra Hammond and Leslie on the road....so Richard kindly offered....

SL 2005 Tour Dairy 42 - Warsaw

SL 2005 Tour Diary 41 - Katowice

6th May 2005

Katowice - Spodec - May 6th   'Landed' 'Spodek' from the Polish meaning saucer. It doesn't look that big but inside it's huge.   This is Elzbieta Wasilewska, our lovely wardrobe lady for the....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 41 - Katowice

SL 2005 Tour Diary 40 - Prague

5th May 2005

Prague - T-Mobile Arena - May 5th Here's a shot of Danny and Lance interrupted whilst heavily in discussion over something 'drums'. Matt continued his guitar lessons with Mark backstage before the sho....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 40 - Prague

SL 2005 Tour Diary 39 - Budapest

4th May 2005

Budapest - Arena - May 4th   As you can see, this place is new. It's definately one of the better new halls we've played on this tour both in terms of facility and sound. Everyone on the crew lov....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 39 - Budapest

SL 2005 Tour Diary 38 - Ljubljana

3rd May 2005

 Ljubljana - Hala Tivoli - May 3rd   It's been 20 years almost to the week since we last played here. It seems I'm one of the few who remembers this place from all that time ago. We came her....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 38 - Ljubljana

SL 2005 Tour Diary 37 - St. Petersburg

28th April 2005

St. Petersburg - New Ice Arena - April 28th The Ice Palace in St. Pete. is actually of Finnish design. It was built in 2000 at a cost of $84m. Today was another full on day which seemed to go by SO qu....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 37 - St. Petersburg

SL 2005 Tour Diary 36 - Moscow

27th April 2005

Moscow - Kremlin Palace - April 27th   This is our second time in Russia and this time we got to play the venue we were originally going to play back in 2001 on the STP tour - the Kremlin Palace.....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 36 - Moscow

SL 2005 Tour Diary 35 - Antwerp

25th April 2005

Antwerp - Sportpaleis - April 25th   The only show in Belgium on the tour always threatened to be a great one. Indeed, another seated audience just couldn't contain themselves after we played Sul....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 35 - Antwerp

SL 2005 Tour Diary 34 - Dortmund

24th April 2005

Dortmund - Westfalenhalle - April 24th Today was another '4 cities in one day' days. woke up in Hamburg, flew to Dortmund, played a show, drove to Cologne after-show because the airport at Dortmund cl....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 34 - Dortmund

SL 2005 Tour Diary 33 - Hamburg

23rd April 2005

Hamburg - Color Line Arena - April 23rd "...a trio I think they are"   'tea for two'   The encore drinks table. Steve Rayment, assistant tour manager sets up this table behind the stage ever....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 33 - Hamburg

SL 2005 Tour Diary 32 - Frankfurt

22nd April 2005

Frankfurt  - Festhalle - April 22nd     Quite a day once again. We woke up in Frankfurt in a hotel without a DSL/Broadband service. (this page uploaded on arrival into Hamburg) It's no ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 32 - Frankfurt

SL 2005 Tour Diary 31 - Erfurt

21st April 2005

Erfurt - Messenhalle - April 21st The delightful Erfurt Messehalle Soundcheck today was cut short rather abruptly as one of the security guards had a momentary lapse in concentration and decided to op....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 31 - Erfurt

SL 2005 Tour Diary 30 - Paris

19th April 2005

Paris - Bercy - April 19th   This show in Paris has been eagerly anticipated for a few reasons. Firstly, it sold out about three months ago (16,000) and secondly, DS played here in '91 a total of....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 30 - Paris

SL 2005 Tour Diary 29 - Rotterdam

18th April 2005

Rotterdam - Ahoy - April 18th     These pics sent in by Peter Hassing   Another fairly tiring day which started with eager anticipation as Mark, Tim and I had arranged to go out to a 'p....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 29 - Rotterdam

SL 2005 Tour Diary 28 - Rotterdam

17th April 2005

Rotterdam - Ahoy - April 17th   Ahoy , now here's a venue most of us remember with great affection . We played here many times with the straits and it was always a great night and last night was ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 28 - Rotterdam

SL 2005 Tour Diary 27 - Amsterdam

16th April 2005

Amsterdam - HMH - April 16th   The second show in Amsterdam .   Here's a still from the venue webcam pre-show. There's a bar either side of the hall, and I wondered during the show, why isn'....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 27 - Amsterdam

SL 2005 Tour Diary 26 - Amsterdam

15th April 2005

Hamsterjam – HMH – April15th   Great to be back in Amsterdam again, and in this particular venue which is a favourite of the crews'. Firstly, it's designed with music in mind and ther....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 26 - Amsterdam

SL 2005 Tour Diary 25 - Hannover

14th April 2005

Hannover - Pruessag Arena - April 14th        The cities really seem to be fizzing by now. Yesterday was a blur. Another four cities in one day starting with breakfast in Vienna, a....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 25 - Hannover

SL 2005 Tour Diary 24 - Vienna

12th April 2005

Vienna - Stadhalle - April 12th When we flew out of Munich yesterday, we crossed paths with Roman Abramovich arriving for the big game in his private 767! This is our nose. Great show last night (it's....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 24 - Vienna

SL 2005 Tour Diary 23 - Munich

11th April 2005

Munich - Olympiahalle - April 11th Matt took this snap of another meet & greet tonight before the show in Munich. Sushi for dinner    Here's a little bit of tech about our little jet The....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 23 - Munich

SL 2005 Tour Diary 22 - Stuttgart

10th April 2005

Stuttgart - Schleyerhalle - April 10th Woke up in Germany for the first time on this tour and remembered from the many times we've stayed here that there is a swimming pool in this hotel. On with the ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 22 - Stuttgart

SL 2005 Tour Diary 21 - Basel

9th April 2005

Basel - St. Jakobshalle - April 9th View from behind the out-front boys Mark, Danny and Glenn during a particularly splendid rendition of 'Sonny Liston' at the last show in Barca. After a much anticip....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 21 - Basel

SL 2005 Tour Diary 20 - Barcelona

7th April 2005

Barcelona - Palau Saint Jordi - April 7th This is Lance who looks after Danny's drums. He's done a great job since he took over from Harry who worked with Chad. Lance is from Maidstone which is where ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 20 - Barcelona

SL 2005 Tour Diary 19 - Marseilles

6th April 2005

Marseilles - Le Dome - April 6th Ah, le dome! Here we are in Marseilles... it looks like the dreaded bug claimed one or two more victims but I think the worst is over now. Most of us have felt its eff....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 19 - Marseilles

SL 2005 Tour Diary 18 - Lyon

5th April 2005

Lyon - Halle Tony Garnier - April 5th Just arrived at the Halle here in Lyon.....The crew (and some of the band entourage) had a very rough ride of it last night. As of this morning, eight crew member....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 18 - Lyon

SL 2005 Tour Diary 17 - Bordeaux

4th April 2005

Bordeaux - Le Patinoire - April 4th Matt celebrates the return of the B3 after the traumas of the previous show. Basically it couldn't deal with the fact that the voltage dropped substantially. Lawren....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 17 - Bordeaux

SL 2005 Tour Diary 16 - Zaragoza

3rd April 2005

Zaragoza - Pabellon Prin. Felipe - April 3rd Quite an eventful evening this turned out to be. Tonight, we flew from Barcelona and arrived at the hall at around 5:30. The crew were still setting up and....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 16 - Zaragoza

SL 2005 Tour Diary 15 - Madrid

2nd April 2005

Madrid - Palacio Deportes - April 2nd the avionics of the Embraer Legacy busy day.... the first thing to mention is the great start to the day I had at the Four seasons hotel spa in Lisbon. I had a re....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 15 - Madrid

SL 2005 Tour Diary 14 - Lisbon

1st April 2005

Lisbon - Pavilhao Atlantico - April 1st As you may have already read, Chad Cromwell will not be with us for a few weeks....his replacement on drums will be Danny Cummings! Chad wanted me to pass this ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 14 - Lisbon

SL 2005 Tour Diary 13 - Christchurch

21st March 2005

Christchurch - Westpac Theatre - March 21st It's quite incredible how quickly the last show of this leg of the tour has come. Tonight's show in Christchurch was probably our best to date. Despite work....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 13 - Christchurch

SL 2005 Tour Diary 12 - New Plymouth

19th March 2005

New Plymouth - TSB Bowl Brooklands -March 19th New Plymouth is very proud of this venue. Set in a beautiful natural amphitheatre it has a lake in front of the stage which is home to hundreds of ducks.....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 12 - New Plymouth

SL 2005 Tour Diary 11 - Brisbane

17th March 2005

Brisbane - Entertainment Thingy - March 17th - St. Patrick's day Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland, and another city we haven't been to in 14 years or so and wow, has this town grown up as wel....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 11 - Brisbane

SL 2005 Tour Diary 10 - Sydney

16th March 2005

page 10 - Sydney - Entertainment Theatre - March 16th It's been a long time since we were last here, too long. The Sydney Entertainment theatre was home to us for 23 nights in succession in 1985 on th....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 10 - Sydney

SL 2005 Tour Diary 9 - Sydney

15th March 2005

page 9 - Sydney - Enmore theatre - March 15th There's nothing quite like the sun setting on the opera house. tonight's gig The Enmore theatre was a late addition to the tour itinerary, thought of gene....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 9 - Sydney

SL 2005 Tour Diary 8 - Adeleaide

13th March 2005

page 8 - Adelaide - Entertainment Theatre - March 13th Looks like Richard is about to launch a missile with that Bazouki. here's a shot sent in of me and Richard during 'done with Bonaparte'. We had a....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 8 - Adeleaide

SL 2005 Tour Diary 7 - Melbourne

8th March 2005

page 7 - Melbourne - Rod Laver Arena - March 12th Just back from the show tonight in Melbourne. Great show tonight, really good crowd. It was nice to have a lot of people from the front few rows actua....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 7 - Melbourne

SL 2005 Tour Diary 6 - Perth

7th March 2005

page 6 - Perth - Burswood Dome - March 10th - It's great to be back in western Australia. Perth is always a bit of a shock as far as audiences are concerned. Very laid back and attentive. SO different....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 6 - Perth

SL 2005 Tour Diary 5 - Bangalore

6th March 2005

page 5 - Bangalore - Palace grounds - March 7th <iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-aJ1mnTN2YQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Mark myself and in....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 5 - Bangalore

SL 2005 Tour Diary 4 - Mumbai

5th March 2005

page 4 - Mumbai - MMRDA grounds - March 5th     On the left is a shot of Chad and Richard's taxi (no.7) overtaking Mark's 'putt putt' (no.35) on the straight leading down to the backstage tu....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 4 - Mumbai

SL 2005 Tour Diary 3 - Dubai

4th March 2005

page 3 - Dubai - Media City (outdoors)- March 3rd There can't be a city in the world that has been more intesively developed than Dubai. In the past 20 years it's grown from a small trading port at th....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 3 - Dubai

SL 2005 Tour Diary 2.5 - Johannesburg

3rd March 2005

page 2 and a half - The Big Top Arena, Carnival City, East Rand, Johannesburg - March 1st -   Beneath its dramatic skyline of towering marquees and laser shows, a wave of merry pandemonium besieg....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 2.5 - Johannesburg

SL 2005 Tour Diary 2 - Johannesburg

2nd March 2005

page 2 - The Big Top Arena, Carnival City, East Rand, Johannesburg - February 28th Well we finally did the first show. After a seemingly long rehearsal period and a bit of travelling, it feels really ....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 2 - Johannesburg

SL 2005 Tour Diary 1

1st March 2005

diary page 1 - rehearsals - UK - February 2005   - getting the position of the risers absolutely spot-on involves a large portion of the crew - Mark and Chad in production rehearsals, running one....

SL 2005 Tour Diary 1

SL 2005 Tour diary CAPTION CONTEST

1st March 2005

2005 TOUR **CAPTION CONTEST **NOW CLOSED ** And the winners were   1st - Meet 'n' Greet to Uke 'n' Puke? Richard and Mark have come to the conclusion that Guy has taken this word association game....

SL 2005 Tour diary CAPTION CONTEST


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