By John Angus MacDonald
From Australia we went straight to the UK and to say we kind of ran out of luck would be an understatement. The whole thing felt a little hexed. We went through no fewer than four electric guitar amps (all of which went down on stage during performances), 2 splitter van tour buses (one breakdown caused us to make it to the gig by the skin of our teeth) and a set of vocal chords that just so happen to belong to our lead singer. Barring these minor set backs (and I guess they are all minor in the grand scheme of things) the tour went well. We had three nights opening for Southside Johnny that brought us into some big rooms with big crowds and all the headline stuff was great – I really feel like our music is getting out there in some of these other countries. The people that show up are fans that have definitely done their homework. One show in particular – Leceister – was an all audience request set list, I gotta say, as the groups lone set list writer, I love it when this happens!
Source: official Trews website, Dec. 1/11.