[Photo by Henri Séguin @ Le Forum - Vaureal, France]
Southern ℜevelation Tour † Update - Colchester, UK:
My apologies for this post being so late but we had some important issues to sort once we arrived home and needed to catch our collective breathe after the wild ride we have just been on. We're still coming down from the high and looking back I feel blessed that my voice stayed so strong every night even when I felt stressed under certain circumstances behind the scenes. Thank you to everyone who came out to the beautiful deconsecrated Church turned rock venue known as the Arts Centre to share our final night of the tour with us last week. What an amazing show and memory that will last forever in our hearts and minds.
First and foremost we would like to say thank you to Mick Wood of STC Touring for all his hard work and everything he put into making the tour a success behind the scenes along with our press officer Mona Miluski of Platinum PR who we had the pleasure of having join us on stage in London for a hot rocking duet of "Money Shot . A moment we will always remember fondly.
Thank you to our 3 awesome support bands who we truly enjoyed having on the tour with us....Glen, Gav, Neil & Dan of Godsized - Ritchie, Steve, Mark & John of Long Day Fear and most of all our family and brothers Aaron, Matt & Al of Sanctorum who kindly doubled as our crew and looked after us nightly on and off stage. We love you guys.
We would also like to thank the lovely Miss Tor Burrows for taking the time off to join us on the road and capture the moments that surrounded our shows in videos and photos for her first rock documentary film. It was wonderful to have another woman on the tour and I can still feel her fierce female energy. A true friend, artist and inspiration.
Thank you to our new "Merch King" and my darling Jack Osborne for simply being himself. Between selling our merch, teasing my hair and screaming with me on stage during "Stick It To Me" nightly.....he helped make this tour so very special for me and I adore him. A true star and friend.
A very special thank you to our tour manager Mr Terry Sly who without, none of this would have been possible. We have known this man for 5 years which has included 3 tours together and I can honestly say that he is one of the most professional, loyal, honest and unselfish people we have ever met. We have nothing but respect and admiration for him. Thank you for taking such great care of us. We love ya "Superfly"!
Thank you to Luciano Ferrea [who was with us in spirit during the tour] for suggesting Eddie Brnabic to fill in for bass duties keeping the low end warm when he was unable to join us. We couldn't have asked for a nicer and more down to earth guy. Eddie is a talented musician who was a pleasure to be around and we have nothing but good things to say about him and the way he conducted himself as a part of our band and extended family.
Unfortunately things did not work out the way we had hoped they would with Isaac Lee. After careful consideration and reflection of the tour over the past few days, it’s clear to Mick and me that the relationship between Isaac and My Ruin just isn’t the right fit so we have asked him to leave our band as it has become painfully obvious that he is not the drummer for us. We have worked too hard to watch someone thoughtlessly disrespect all which we have built and stand for and too many things were said and done that we simply cannot forget. That being said, we wish Isaac all the best in his future endeavors.
Last but not least, a heartfelt thank you to all our friends and fans both new and old who came out to the shows. We had a blast in the UK and France! Now it's time to sort through our massive amounts of photos and edit all the video footage we have collected. Lots to be posted soon and for those of you who have still not heard our new 7th album "A Southern ℜevelation" please click the top of our blog and download your free copy today, share the link with your friends and if the mood strikes, make a donation to support do-it-yourself ethos and help keep the spirit of independence alive!
THE LAST SHOT
[ My Ruin - Godsized - Sanctorum - Long Day Fear, Mick Wood, Jack Osborne , Tor Burrows & Terry Sly]