As you've probably realised, it's been a while since I last wrote a blog, so I figured I'd put pen to paper (or finger to iPad) and bring you up to speed with the latest news.
Production rehearsals began a couple of weeks ago in our beloved Johnstown, Pennsylvania, kicking off our 2015 "Space And Time" tour. Incidentally, by the time you read this, we will be at least 15 shows into our 101-date North American leg.
North America wasn't the only continent to get a Floyd fix over the past few weeks. Our tour technically started in South America, taking in Buenos Aires and São Paulo. We then flew up to Mexico City for a third date before entering the USA. Argentina, Brazil and Mexico are all new territories for Brit Floyd and the crowds were phenomenal. We played last year's Discovery set, since we felt we should treat a new audience to a very polished, tried and tested show. It was a great way to close last year's set before rehearsing this year's material.
If you haven't yet caught one of our North American shows, I don't want to reveal too many spoilers when it comes to the set list, but I can tell you that we will once again be tackling several numbers that we haven't played on previous tours, as well as putting the odd spin on some classics. Our current arrangement of "Money", for example, sees us grabbing elements of Pink Floyd's Pulse-era live version.
"Pigs" gives way to "Sheep" this year and is fast becoming a crowd favourite. I won't ruin many more surprises, but I will say this: Don't get up to leave after we play "Comfortably Numb" this year, since we'll be playing an extended encore, providing you clap loud enough.
I hope you enjoy this year's show. There are many more gigs to go, so we're looking forward to seeing you on the road.
We're due on stage in under 10 minutes, so I'll sign off now and wish you all the best.