Our winter tour finished up at the Hard Rock Cafe Live in Las Vegas where we played to an unexpectedly enthusiastic Monday night crowd. Big thanks to everyone who came out to see us in Jackson Hole, Arcata, Chico, Sacramento, Mill Valley, Petaluma, Tahoe, SLC, Boulder, Frisco, Aspen, Durango and the Gem & Jam Festival in Tucson. Thanks also to The Heard, who opened for us on most of those shows, and who gained a lot of new fans in the process. We're spending the next couple of months apart - time with families, a new album to mix & design, side projects to work on, etc... Eddie has some exciting gigs coming up in Denver - check his Facebook Page for details. The next NMS live shows will be at the Joy Theater in New Orleans for the second weekend of Jazzfest with more May USA dates TBA here soon.
Just arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah, where we play at the State Room tomorrow (Tuesday) night. We've had some great shows so far, notably in Jackson Hole, Mill Valley & Petaluma - which all sold out - and in Tahoe, which almost did. The Heard from Chicago have been doing a fine job opening the shows, and/or playing a rocking after-party set. We've been skiing twice (without Pete) and are planning to go again tomorrow in Park City, UT. Next stop will be Colorado (Boulder, Frisco, Aspen, Durango), then the big bus takes us to Tucson, AZ for Gem & Jam Festival. We finish the tour a week from today at Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas. See tour page for all dates.
Our Wild West Winter Tour starts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming this Friday January 23rd and ends in Las Vegas on February 9th. In between we stop to perform in Arcata, Chico, Sacramento, Mill Valley, Petaluma, Crystal Bay (Tahoe), Salt Lake City, Boulder, Frisco, Aspen, Durango, and the Gem & Jam Festival in Tucson, AZ. You may have spotted something of a winter sports resort theme: this is because Eddie has developed a mid-life crisis ski obsession, and the tour was his idea (not Pete's, who hates the cold and will be hibernating when not on stage.)
We just finished a week's recording at a great studio in NOLA called The Living Room. We were joined by some amazing musical guests and have pretty much got a new album out of the process. Hurrah. More details to follow in coming weeks and months...
Just got back to New Orleans after an intense weekend in Miami playing interlocking / overlapping sets with Dopapod from midnight to 4am both nights. Which took place just after we had recovered from a super-fun New Year's Eve set at NOLA's Joy Theater (thanks for having us two years in a row, btw!) We're all having an early night tonight in preparation for this week's recording studio adventure.