Well oh well…
I and we have been in many different places and situations in the last years, but this beginning of this tour has been something else. Of course we saw the “sold out” notes next to the tour dates online, but we didn’t really expect it to be this cool.
In Helsinki we were doing the stuff with the new album’s songs for the first time and we were like little rabbits on approaching car’s headlights. Our brains were working over power through the whole set and actually Osmo said after the show it was pretty funny how focused we were since nobody barely looked at each other during the whole show. However, the evening in Helsinki was just awesome and it seems as if the audience quality in Finland is becoming as great as it’s anywhere else. No more shy Finns. It’s always scary playing in front of your parents, family, friends, neighbors and all the other folks we know, but we enjoyed the night like nothing before. Already then after the Helsinki show I had this funny feeling the tour would work better than ever.
Before Zurich we spent a few days in Ludwigsburg in Germany checking out the new stage system we have on tour with us. Out show producer Stephan had created a very great setup for us and a Berlin based Pfadfinderei visual team had finally made all the videos and stuff ready for us to have the secret look at an empty arena. Was actually super cool looking at our own show just listening and enjoying the moment. It’s cool to have the whole arena for us and for the first time we were “in the crowd”. I felt like singing along. I met Stephan for the first time in December in Berlin and it’s superb we we reable to create all this together in such short time.
The show in Zurich was just amazing. You could probably tell that we were still getting used to the bigger production and all the show details but the packed Hallen Stadion was an experience we will never forget. We also got Gold awards for “Lifesaver” single and “Unholy Ground” album from Switzerland. A nice start for the European run. I remember watching a Lenny Kravitz performance at that same stadium a few years ago and back then I thought to myself that it would be cool to play in a place like this someday. Big Box ticked. WOW!
Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Stuttgart. The hometown of Porsche and Mercedes has always treated us well, but tonight was something else. We added one more song to the set and overall the show felt already way more relaxed. Felt like we knew what we were doing. And all the technical things work better and better every night. And just like the three other cities so far, what a crowd!!!!
It’s great to do all kinds of other projects and TV shows but DAMN it feels great being back singing these songs with these guys and for you amazing people.
I’m sitting in the lower lounge of the bus now with a diet coke writing this blog alone. What the hell happened to red wine…? Maybe I’ll have a glass before I sink into my bus bed in my tiny bedroom. We are just the band in this bus and actually it’s great. Just five guys and our driver Dieter, who is a cool dude. It’s very peaceful here. I bet the MyFirstBand boys are enjoying their night as well. I just love having them here with us and I must try to see one of their performances. I want to. First row is always just so booked when they play. Also Mr. Ryan Keen seems like a nice guy. I love this kind of singer-song-writer stuff. Feels like we have the best line-up with us ever.
I have no words to thank you all for the moments you have given us these three nights. Tonight as I waved to the crowd for the last time on stage at the end of the show, I felt like the happiest and the luckiest guy on the planet. And that I truly am. I could cry happy tears right now because of you pelple.
Big hug to all of you and se you soon. Tomorrow in Frankfurt.
Not just a little bit love,
Samu & the Gang
PS: Ok, I’ll have the wine glass. Old dog – old habits. Woof woof ;)rbeiten hier klicken .