Hey Shizz-types, as many of you already I know, I've been involved in a big arena scale Rock Band since 2011 (many of you probably remember the original thread), of which I will continue to use pseudonyms and code names, since I really shouldn't be talking about any of this anywhere until it's official, but I want to let all y'all know ahead of time, if you're interested in coming to see me play bass in front of gratuitous lasers, fog, and 2000 degree blasts of pyro.
Yesterday I got the job offer to be the full time Bass player on their East band. Many of you guys probably heard about the former Bass player getting killed in one of the most awful Rock 'n' Roll road accidents I've ever heard about in my life, so the circumstances of me getting this gig... are not ideal. He was a friend of mine, a really good guy and made the world a better place for being in it. Additionally, former band leader/producer/lyricist code-name Malt O'Meal died back in April, but the band is pressing on. But still, this probably couldn't be a worse year to join the full band, so I have a lot of work cut out for me and big shoes to fill. I am excited about it, but maybe as not as much as I could be, considering the difficult circumstances. First year will certainly be the hardest.
But anyway, if you want to come see me, I will be playing with the East band, which plays these following dates:
11/16 - Erie, PA @ Erie Insurance Arena 4 & 8pm
11/17 - Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena 8pm
11/18 - Allentown, PA @ PPL Center 3 & 8pm
11/19 - Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza 2:30pm & 7pm
11/22 - Rochester, NY @ Blue Cross Arena 7:30pm
11/24 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center 3 & 8pm
11/25 - Manchester, NH @ SNHU Arena 3 & 8pm
11/26 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena 3 & 8pm
11/29 - Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen Country War Memorial Coliseum 7:30pm
11/30 - Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena 7:30pm
12/1 - Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center 3:30pm & 8pm
12/2 - Dayton, OH @ Nutter Center 3 & 8pm
12/3 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena 3 & 7:30pm
12/6 - Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum 7:30pm
12/7 - Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center 7:30pm
12/8 - Greenville, SC @ Bon Secours Wellness Arena 4pm & 8pm
12/9 - Duluth, GA @ Infinite Energy Center 3 & 8pm
12/10 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum 3pm & 7:30pm
12/13 - Raleigh, NC @ PNC Arena 7:30pm
12/14 - Washington, DC @ Capitol One Arena 7:30pm
12/15 - Hershey, PA @ Giant Center 3:30pm & 8pm
12/16 - Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Center 3pm & 8pm
12/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center 3pm & 7:30pm
12/20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse 7:30pm
12/21 - Cincinnati, OH @ US Bank Arena 4pm & 8pm
12/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena 3 & 8pm
12/23 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena 3 & 8pm
12/26 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center 3 & 8pm
12/27 - Albany, NY @ Times Union Center 3 & 8pm
12/29 - Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena 3 & 8pm
12/30 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena 3 & 8pm
Rest of the dates are covered by the West band.
The bad news is that my involvement in MAGfest and DoD will probably grind to a halt (at least for those couple months and a couple preceeding), but I still intend on trying to make it out.
So yeah, hope to see you guys on the road! And PLEASE KEEP THIS OFF SOCIAL MEDIA until it's official. It will probably be announced sometime early November.