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Fires at the London Palladium
Saturday April 13th 2024
Hello Dear Reader
And now for some good news.
If you read this newsletter on a regular basis, you will remember that earlier this year I floated the idea of A BIG NIGHT OUT for us both. I even made you a little poll and everything. What I learnt is that you lot love a poll - absolutely love ‘em, you do -and the results convinced me to say yes to something that quite frankly terrifies me.
Over the years, I’ve read about eleventy hundred million self-help books and always stop at the bit where they tell you to do something that scares the bejesus out of you and shut the book immediately never to open it again. But recently I read a new one (actually, no, more than that, there are four in the series and I got them all because that’s how committed I am to self improvement, can’t you tell, it’s working out so well for me) and I really like the lady author - I mean, I don’t know her, she definitely doesn’t know me, but I think I love her, not in a stalkery way but in a maybe she could adopt me and be my big sister way, and this lady - Jen Sincero - says that in order to be a badass you have to do things that scare you. I have been useless at being a badass thus far, but if I don’t manage it at least once in my life I will feel really bad for letting Jen, you, and myself down.
So, to celebrate both the forthcoming re-issue of Fires on vinyl and my impending 50th birthday in spring 2024, on Saturday April 13th 2024 I will be doing a show at the London Palladium. Playing Fires in its entirety and a fair few other songs you know and love with a full band and string section, it will be unlike any show I have done before (IN A GOOD WAY) and promises to be a night to remember. (IN A GOOD WAY, not for the kebab you have afterwards.)
I know those of you reading live all over the UK and much further afield, and I wish I were able to bring this show to you wherever you are but economics and logistics make it impossible. But I want so much for you to hear this album in its full sonic glory; the record brought to life with the added magic of live performance. I want you to take your seat, watch the lights go down and the curtain go up and for you to get lost in the music you love, knowing that your feet will not stick to the floor and that there will be ice cream in the interval. And that you helped me finally realise my dream of being a badass, albeit a very polite one.
Come and join me, and let’s be badasses together.
With much love as ever,
P.S. In my last newsletter I apologised for the departure from cats, bins and gigs. Re bins: I could have four if the local council would ever give me the garden waste one I’ve been longing for but I have to content myself with three, and alternate weekly collections for which one needs a Phd in civil engineering or psychic ability to divine exactly when the council plans on collecting what. As for cats, here’s a picture of my editor.