It’s time to go home! After three weeks on the road, we had our final shows in California – Los Angeles and San Francisco. Before heading to the venue, I took a moment to spend some quality time with my wife Cassandra and 1 year old Beck.
We arrived at the venue and it hit me, I was going to perform at the iconic Hollywood Bowl that night. A dream come true! Having my family and friends in the audience made it even more special and meaningful.
The next day, we had our last show in San Francisco. It was bittersweet, but I was excited for two weeks at home before the European leg of the tour.
It’s been incredible, sharing music, connecting with fans and creating lifelong memories. Thank you to everyone who made it out to support, to my amazing team and a special thanks 2Cellos for having me. See you all soon!
In Denver, the day started off with a few BRICKS as we decided play basketball in the arena. Even though we didn’t make a lot of shots, it was a great way to get pumped up before a great show.
Afterwards, we made our way to a hotel in Denver to spend the night. The next day, I got up real early to be on a local TV show. It was exciting to have the opportunity to talk about the tour and my most recent album: “Identity Crisis.”
With the rest of the day free, we took the opportunity to relax. We hopped back on the bus in the evening and embarked on an overnight drive to our next destination—Las Vegas.
Once we arrived in Las Vegas, we wasted no time and went straight to lunch and did a bit of sightseeing on the strip. Soon enough, it was time for soundcheck and to get ready for the performance, and just a bit of post show gambling (everyone lost money except for our sound engineer Ricky).
These past few days have been nothing short of amazing!
Next stop: My current & previous hometowns
New York! We’re back in the city I lived for over 10 years. Crazy to be returning on a tour bus and playing the Barclays Center.
My tour manager decided that I had to be on the wall of fame in the Barclays center right next to one of my all time favorite artists.
The next morning we arrived in Virginia at our guitarist Chris Ayer’s childhood home. It’s so nice to finaly be in a house after spending so many days in a tour bus. We spent the day doing lots of promo, tried to relax for a bit and later played the Eaglebank Arena. Nice show, nice crowd. What more could we ask for?!
The next day we did some goofing around in the dressing room of the DPAC in Durham, North Carolina. Fun times were had!
Next stop: Nashville, yee-haw!
We’re in Boston! After a great show, we hung out with the team and got back on the bus to get some sleep and drive to our next destination, Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. Unfortunately, my drummer, Rodney, was busy and couldn’t be there. So it was only my guitarist, Chris, and I playing duo which was quite different for an arena show!
The next day, we arrived in Philadelphia. I must say that having so many show days in a row was pretty intense, but it also gives me so much energy. Every show is full of surprises, but this one in Philadelphia was extra special. During “Not Falling Apart” someone in the audience proposed! And she said yes!! What a beautiful moment it was. Big congrats again to the happy couple.
Next stop: Dallas!
So cool you’re here to join us on our tour adventure through the US supporting 2Cellos. In this very first episode, my team picked me up in Chicago, where I was to spend time with my in-laws. We played our first show in the Rosemont Allstate Arena. I was pretty nervous to play in these huge arenas, but luckily the warm welcome by the amazing 2Cellos crew and wonderful 2Cellos fans put me at ease right away. The next morning we drove to Detroit, a city I had never been to before. Seeing new cities is one of the things that I love most about touring! We had so much fun in the bus and the show was once again great! Next stop: Boston.
See you there!