posted on August 10, 2015 at 7:20 am
dressing roomed

dressing roomed

sitting backstage at the fillmore in baltimore

waiting for a soundcheck

spoke to white widow made me see the light

the p.furs are lovely people and their crew

they are a great live band too and richard is still very cool

first gig in toronto

(no davey rundelle that aint the toronto just outside newcastle nsw)

we do blurred crusade plus another mixed bag like in australia

wow they liked it although the gig was far from full

a lovely part of toronto the gig was in

cool bohemian and leafy with a perfect summer temp of about 75

buffalo is a weird place

but the gig and audience response were incredibly good

we are certainly a muscular rock band as well as all the other stuff we can do

its fun to flex that muscle thats for sure and the people in buffalo really responded

it was a perfect venue too

i was quite delighted

it all seemed good and the whole band is playing like a machine

theres a lot of love and expertise there

anyway I’ve had enough of this

its very warm and humid here

we drove on the bus overnight to maryland

silver springs in fact

the gig is impressive its big and feels like an important gig

a gig where punters get their tiny minds blown by seeing the best bands

in the world do their thingy  live

like tonight

a pairing of 2 classic bands of a certain ilk

we certainly loved the furs in the church and held them in highest regard

its great to be part of a package delivering this kind of quality blah blah blah

thats it

the church honed by much gigging are alive and slaying em wherever

i never woulda put my money on this turnaround but there ya go

you knever know your luck in the rocknroll lottery

snakes n fucking ladders my confidantes reading this wherever you are

we are on the much talked about road

yeah rock on its better to burn out cos rust never sleeps

we hurtle headlong into a thousand possible futures

and any slight motion might send us off into some unknown unmapped places



21 Responses to “on tour in the usa part one”

  1. avatar
    Stefisclou | 10 August 2015 at 8:02 am #

    Looking forward to seeing the band in Detroit (Royal Oak) in a couple of weeks! Glad to hear the band is at the top of their game!

  2. avatar
    plumlady | 10 August 2015 at 8:29 am #

    So glad to hear that you feel like a fine tuned machine; that’s the way you all present yourselves also. I feel very lucky that I will get to see you in Minneapolis again after a fairly short absence. You’re luck in rocknroll is running high right now…ride it for all its worth!

  3. etta
    etta | 10 August 2015 at 8:34 am #

    Looking forward to my/our trip/s too…’you can always return here. You know thats a gibbon’.

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    Janet | 10 August 2015 at 9:35 am #

    I am thrilled about this tour. Don’t know how the dynamics work between bands touring together, but I hope the personalities on this journey complement each other, much as does the music. See you in PDX!

  5. avatar
    David and Monica | 10 August 2015 at 9:45 am #

    What a pleasure it was meeting you and the band. It was the experience of a lifetime!

  6. avatar
    Across the Water | 10 August 2015 at 10:26 am #

    Hi Steve, I’ve loved every incarnation of the church and haven’t missed a North American tour since 98. I rarely comment but the Toronto show was such a transcendental experience that I had to let you know just how incredible and tight you guys sounded that night. It is without a word of hyperbole when I tell you that the people around me, some of whom had never seen you live, all walked away at the end of the show uttering “that was amazing!”. Truly, it was.
    Thank you and the band for an unforgettable evening of music and musicianship. All the best on the rest of the tour.
    Still walking on air long after the fact,

  7. etta
    etta | 10 August 2015 at 12:15 pm #

    Dear steven, scuse my pertinence but sometimes i wonder… do you like to laugh at your own jokes? Half seriously i guess.

  8. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 10 August 2015 at 10:15 pm #

    Looking forward to seeing you Steve, last tour no Detroit so we went to see you in Cleveland at the Grog Sop, interesting night that was. This time you are coming to Detroit and I will be away on vacation. As luck would have it I will be in Kansas City for week the following week and guess who’s favorite band is playing in KC that week. This guys, so the gods are smiling down on me and I will see you in KC.

    Take care,


  9. Pictish
    Pictish | 11 August 2015 at 6:40 am #

    That’s cool you’re playing with the Furs. I had ‘Forever Now’ on vinyl back back in the 80s. President Gas! You’re definitely brave playing the east coast over the Dog Days of Summer. Muggy and buggy. Hope your bus has fans (the whirly type). Have fun!

  10. avatar
    Cath | 11 August 2015 at 8:49 pm #

    Fantastci Steve, many blessings and much abundance, I told ya I had a feeling about Further Deeper , hope the abundance rolls in and a kitty builds to keep your future days warm, all 4 of you band of brothers, the world is forever enriched by the majestic music of the Church love to you , xxx Cath

  11. avatar
    Steven Krut | 12 August 2015 at 3:16 am #

    “i never woulda put my money on this turnaround but there ya go”

    It’s not so surprising. The cream always rises.

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