Jun 2008

Down Under - The Tour Continues
by adg on Sun Jun 01, 2008 10:12 am
So far, so good. First little series of shows went well. Yesterday, flew in to Perth from Adelaide. The Dropkick Murphys were on the flight with me and we got to have a few laughs together. The flight was interesting as we found ourselves circling Perth while storms raged below. Lightning hit the plane in mid air - don't remember having had that happen before. They had played Adelaide the same night as us, and we were also playing on the same night in Perth. Our show went well, although it would have been fun to catch their show, we obviously couldn't make that happen. But it was great sharing a few good times with some guys from home.

The St. Kilda gig was a little under-attended, but was a good show. Grabbed a pic of the sun setting from the balcony of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. This is the same town where Abe got the pictures that would end up being the cover for the "Live In Sydney" CD.

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by adg on Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:24 pm
With only a few gigs left on the other side of the world, I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the year-long SOLO TOUR tunnel. It's been great down here with good friends and adventures. Not really looking forward to the trek home so much as arriving there. Talk about long flights, this is gonna be a seriously challenging series of seemingly never-ending planes and terminals.

On the other hand, it ain't like the old days when it took months to sail around, so I'm not complaining too much :) Maybe I'll just sleep thru the whole thing...

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In addition I find some of the signs down under somewhat misleading...

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by adg on Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:58 pm
It's OVER! The ARLO GUTHRIE SOLO REUNION TOUR - TOGETHER AT LAST (with the original band) has come to an end after a year long trek that literally took me around the world. It ended at the Seymour Centre in Sydney, Australia (where "Live in Sydney" was recorded almost four years ago to the day).

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I walked out into the Sydney night through a backstage tunnel, and looked up with thanks and gratitude for all the people I'd met and the places I'd been during the last year. In all likelihood, there won't be another tour like that. I made a lot of new friends, and got to visit some old ones. Lots of younger people showed up at all the gigs - Haven't seen that in a while!

Thanks to all who made this last year possible! Onward!
Arlo On XM's Artist Confidential
by Dave on Fri Jun 27, 2008 9:19 am
On Thursday, July 10, 2008 (Arlo's Birthday) XM radio's The Village (XM15) will be airing a special Artist Confidential featuring our beloved Folkslinger!

This is the highest level and most prestigious interview we have at XM Satellite Radio – so glad Arlo could do this! - Mary Sue (XM15 The Village)

For Immediate Release:
Happy Birthday Arlo Guthrie! The Master storyteller: Arlo Guthrie. Unplugged and unbridled, Arlo tells tales of his rich musical life. From answering the door when Bob Dylan pops by to meet his legendary Dad to just being who he is, and where he’s been, Arlo is positively engaging in a wonderful mix of songs and conversation that defines the Artist Confidential experience

Show time: Thursday, July 10th at 6PM eastern, 3PM pacific on XM15 - The Village

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Don't have XM radio? You can also pick up The Village (XM15) on DirecTV channel 813, or click on The Village (XM15) link above to get a free 14 day XM Radio online trial for Arlo Guthrie Artist Confidential and listen right over the Internet!
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