So, little did I know when I ran screaming from my “music business” life, and now back to playing full time that I would have such a full plate. No rest for the wicked it seems…
First off: Touch is re-uniting once again with ALL of the original members for a live performance at FIREFEST 2024, October 12th, 2024 at Academy 1 in Manchester, UK.
Yes, this is of course a bit of an advance notice (just a bit…), but this is actually a pretty big deal in that it is the first time Touch, with all of the original members will have set foot on a stage together in over 40 years. And we have begun planning now.
You can expect a solid selection of the expected classics, along with new material from our recent reunion album, “Tomorrow Never Comes”…and we truly cannot wait to deliver them to you. I am told that this show will also be taped for a live release, and filmed for eventual streaming. More info as they decide whether or not they want to tell me…. or just surprise me.
And as if THAT were not enough… there’s “A Nodd To Todd.” An evening of “unplugged” live performances of songs by, of, affiliated with, and/or heretofore/theretofore/where’s-the-door… relative to Todd Rundgren.
I am currently assembling an acoustic show focusing on some of the songs that I was fortunate to have co-written with Todd, along with many which I simply performed with him over time… along with the stories behind them! This show promises to be a lot of great memories and laughs (yes, I will probably tell the cannon story…).
Annnnd… JUST to be certain that I was in the clear here, I thought it not a bad idea to actually ask Todd directly if he was good with this… and, indeed he is. He gave me an enthusiastic “Nodd.” (notice the clever thing that I did with the “d’s” there? I am a constant source of self amusement).
Anyway… with that Papal blessing in hand, I’m looking forward to taking this show around to a variety of venues in between bouts of rehearsals with Touch, and spending some time with you all sharing songs and a plethora of Onion-headed Tales from the “Who The Heck Is That Guy?” from Utopia.
Look for one or two soft launch shows before the end of the year, with a full launch in 2024. Itinerary to follow.
All my good juju,