|Subject: [Hazeldine] Here
Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2001 21:12:23 -0000
Below find the most recent tourdates available. They are very much like Hans' last post, but there is an added date in Amsterdam with the Lazy Sunday Dreamers and more info on our opening acts.
One big piece of news:
We tried to keep it a secret for a while, but it is officially out now. We are so lucky to have him, as he JUST got off tour with Lucinda Williams, and because "Anytime Tomorrow" was my favorite record of last year. To be able to play with him is such an honor. We are also bringing John Hummel to play drums, Neal's touring guy. For those of you that have seen Neal play live, you understand that this touring band is the strongest we've ever had! We are also bringing a keyboards with us this time for depth and atmostphere...our first time ever. We are so excited about this band, you guys.
Another piece of news: Tonya will be five months pregnant when we get there, and six and half months by the time we finish, so she will need some extra support. We are bringing a friend with us from Raliegh to help her carry her gear, bring her water to the stage (with ice cubes!!), and soundcheck for her. As a special consideration for her condition we are asking that all the
fans that smoke please do so at the BACK of the club.
I know this is a lot to ask, but she is unbelievably sensitive to cigarettes now and we need to try to make it bearable for her. This tour might end up being really difficult for her and there might be a night or two that she will have to stay in the hotel. Neal, Anne and I are preparing to do her songs for her on those nights.
We are playing the Orange Blossom Fest on Saturday night, but will be back on Sunday after our early show at Pfingsten to catch the rest of the fest. This is truly the best festival on earth and we hope to see LOTS of you there!!
I just sent off our new t-shirt design and it's way cool....a black t-shirt with red/orange writing. We will also have shirts for the girls this time, and as a special bonus we are HAND-DRAWING each of them....a real collector's item!! We will also have "Double Back" and "Orphans" cds, and our extremely cool poster.
I have promised to keep a tour diary this time (so many people have asked!), so if you see me scribbling in a notebook you'll know what I'm writing. You can look for the diary on our website after we return at www.morebarn.com/hazeldine.
I leave for New York tomorrow for a week, then I'm down to Raliegh for a week of rehearsals with the band. I believe we are flying into the UK on the 29th to begin.
We promise to bring the rock, and we hope that each and every one of you can come and help us celebrate love and music and babies and all those things that make life worth living. Don't be afraid to come and say hello to me at any of the shows, okay?
--Hans, could you please post this
on your fabulous website? Especially the part about Tonya and cigarettes?
thanks so much.
Love from the ladies,
hazeldine in 2001