Some things have changed since our last US tour. A new president, economic crisis, the Steelers won the Super Bowl. Our record was just out then, back in September. When we come over in July we'll hopefully have our new 45 available. Here are the dates so far:
Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby
Tues July 7 Club Cafe Pittsburgh PA
Wed July 8 Southgate House Newport, KY (that's just outside Cincinnati)
Thu July 9 Barley's Taproom Knoxville, TN (w/Tim Lee 3)
Fri July 10 Star Bar Atlanta, GA
Sun July 12 house concert Raleigh, NC (email me for info)
Wed July 15 Black Cat Washington, DC
Thu July 16 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ
Sat July 18 Bop Fest Rochester, NY
Tues July 21 TT the Bears Cambridge, MA (Jimmy Ryan opens!)
Wed July 22 Lakeside Lounge New York, NY
Thu July 23 Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
Sat July 25 Record Collector Bordentown, NJ
Sun July 26 XPNonential Fest Camden, NJ
Tues July 28 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH
It's looking like we still have a day or two open for house concerts - Friday July 17 somewhere in upstate NY would be ideal, and Fri July 24 in NJ, NY or eastern PA. Maybe you've been thinking of throwing a party? All you have to do is invite your pals, hire or borrow a small PA, lay on the food and drinks and we'll do the rest...
And just to remember the good times from last tour, here are a few photos.
We were at WXPN in Philadelphia and met up with Chrissie Hynde and her amazing guitar player James. Like a little kid in a rock n roll theme park, I am grinning like an idiot.
Eric had his first Sonic drive-in experience in Virginia. This kid loved Eric's accent and was thrilled to meet someone from England. He wants to make films. When Eric said we lived in France, he said "I bet you'd like a `royale with cheese'".
We tried to pass ourselves off as a married brother/sister act. It was Alabama, after all, where that kind of thing is legal.
We formed a new group at 3 AM in Austin with Robbie & Jamie: Gordon and the Chocolate Fireguards.
We stayed in some damn swanky places...
And visited the old neighborhood.
Now we get to do it again. We're older now. But I think we can still have fun.