Just got home last night (10th Oct), so I thought I'd do an update on the tour so far - FANTASTIC!!!!!!
I had to fly out to Hamburg a couple of days before the other guys in order to sort out my kit and new rack system. We then had a few days rehearsal in Rendsburg before the first gig in Hamburg - that was a real baptism of fire!!! I hadn't played a full set for seven years and, what with the heat, I was worried!!! However, the audience were just incredible and carried me through!
All the gigs so far have been amazing - thanks to all of you who have been to this first run of shows - and thanks for giving me such a great reception, and for the kind words after the concerts. I want to thank Django, my tech, for doing such a great job, and the whole crew in general. Special thanks must go to Nibbs, Biff, Doug and Paul for making me feel I've come home!! I honestly feel I'm playing better than ever and I shall strive to improve even more! So now's the time to chill-out before the next run of gigs starting in Antwerp on saturday. We're still trying to sort out the US visa situation, but, as Biff has said on the Saxon site, it's out of our hands.