Tour Diary – Minneapolis, MN (April 15, 2012)

We didn’t come across any tornados on our drive last night, but the rain was of biblical proportions. It was an odd day today. The sky above the city swirled with clouds heading in all directions at once and the temperature plummeted. Jeff had to leave the tour for the day to attend to some matters at home and Margo’s illness got worse. The Penguins and Flyers series devolved into a WWE meets AHL event, sort of like a No-Holds-Barred cage-match on ice. There was weird juju in the air.
We had two shows tonight and the first one was as peculiar as the day. We struggled a little bit with the hole left in our sound by Jeff’s absence. Margo’s illness reared up and she had to leave the stage in the middle of Miles From Our Home, so Pete, Al and I played on (Jeff’s words of advice spurring us on, “never stop!”). A verse or two in to our instrumental version of Walking After Midnight and Margo returned and soldiered on. For the second show we reassessed and refocused and played with and around the empty space created by Jeff’s absence rather than trying to fill it and the result was a very different and magical show. We need a day off.

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4 Responses to “Tour Diary – Minneapolis, MN (April 15, 2012)”

  1. Les Says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 10:16 am

    The show (my first) was wonderful! I hope that Margo is starting to feel better. I cannot wait to catch you all again next time you are in the state.

  2. Joe Says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Did you record these shows, and will they be made available to the public? I was at the first show, and you guys sounded great!

  3. Bob from NB Says:

    April 18th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Feel better, Margo!

  4. Barry Says:

    April 19th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    Hey Mike- sounds like you need a break and I would hope that fans would understand a “cancelled show” if necessary. You all have done so much in such a short period of time w the Nomad release, continued touring, special appearances, ect. that I couldn’t wrap my head around such demands let alone meet them. I remember several yrs ago you played at Kent then were scheduled to play Cain Park in Ohio and Cain was cancelled- never new why.
    I just wanted to express that we all need time off once in a while- Hope Margo is feeling better- and I as a fan would completely understand a cancelled show- got to take care of ourselves/families first. Best of health to you all- Peace.