Sep ’18-Dec ’18 – Touring UK & North America with KT Tunstall

GARBAGE UK TOUR

At the start of September I jumped on a quick UK Honeyblood Tour supporting Garbage. I’ve been a fan of Garbage since I was a kid so it was a total honour to be able to share the stage with Shirley & the legend that is Butch Vig every night!

KT TUNSTALL – UK PROMO/TV/RADIO

Right after that I began rehearsals with KT Tunstall in London for her mini UK Tour. It was an awesome line-up with Charlotte Hatherly on guitar, Hinako Omori on keys & Cheryl Pinero on Bass. We played 4 shows along with a Jo Whiley session on BBC Radio 2 & a live TV performance on Channel 4’s ‘Sunday Brunch’.

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KT US TOUR

The morning after Sunday Brunch I hopped on a flight to NYC to spend the next month & a half touring the US as a two piece with KT! First up we had a TV appearance live on Kelly & Ryan & were joined by ‘Jack white’s bassist’ Cat Popper.

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After polishing off some more promo in NYC we flew to LA & had 2 days of rehearsals at Roland HQ where I got kitted out with my brand new dream kit – a DW Acrylic beast. I also got a whole load of tech from Roland to enable me to trigger a lot more than usual. Gotta make this 2 piece sound like a 5 piece! That involves an SPD-SX, a kick trigger, snare trigger and 2 KT-10 external pedals (one for each foot). On top of that I’m using a Boss DB-90 with a foot trigger for click to keep in time with those longer samples (& KT’s delays/loops) & a Roland RTmicS which works independently of the SPDSX. So all in all – I’m rocking a very hybrid set up for this tour! Not forgetting my amazing Sabian Cymbals which I brought with me from the UK.

HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ROLAND-US, SABIAN-UK & DW DRUMS FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

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KT’s 6 WEEK US TOUR –

After our 2 days of rehearsals at Roland HQ we jumped on the tour bus & set out on the US Tour;

16th Oct – Portland

17th Oct – Seattle

19th Oct – San Fran

21st Oct – Solana Beach

22nd Oct – LA

23rd Oct – Tucson AZ

26th Oct – Houston

27th Oct – Austin

28th Oct – Dallas

30th Oct – Kansas

1st Nov – Chicago

2nd Nov – Minneapolis

4th Nov – Milwaukee

6th Nov – Nashville

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Unfortunately KT lost her hearing in one ear over the course of a few days. She was still able to play a couple of shows (Milwaukee & Nashville) using only one ear but due to the sudden loss of hearing her balance also went making it dangerous to play. The only option was to cancel the remaining dates & reschedule them for May:

6th May – Vancouver, Canada

8th May – Detroit

10th May – Cleveland

11th May – Washington DC

12th May – Buffalo

13th May – Toronto, Canada

17th May – Philadelphia

18th May – New York

19th May – Boston

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