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Hi, it's Rob here...

Published: 16 July 2013
Written by Rob Stringer

Brit Floyd - Rob StringerWith around three weeks to go before our big Red Rocks show, I thought I'd fill you in on our upcoming USA trip. We have had some time at home to charge the batteries after our recent mammoth 65 show North America tour, and we are raring to go again.

Everyone in the band and crew are buzzing about this summer run of shows - really excited.

We have been invited to play the California Mid State Fair on July 25th, joining a bill featuring Huey Lewis and the News, John Mayer and Van Halen. We will be arriving in Paso Robles in time to see David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen in action, and Bobby and myself in particular are big fans of the band so we are looking forward to that. I might as well JUMP!

Next up we travel across to Las Vegas for a performance at the luxurious Mandalay Bay Resort. We are performing on the 'Beach' stage where the audience can actually stand in the pool all around the stage to watch the show, so there will be hopefully be some time for a swim and some sunshine there.

After that we are back in beautiful Aspen Colorado at the very cool Belly Up club, which we played last year too. It's a funky little club, pretty intimate and different to our normal type of show, and the setting is wonderful with the Aspen mountains in the background. Aspen is 8,000 ft above sea level so you find yourself quite short of breath sometimes...


And then to cap it all off, a return to Red Rocks, one of our very favourite venues to play. If you don't know the venue, it's an open air amphitheatre that can hold around 10,000 people; Here's what the venue website says about it...

'Red Rocks is a geologically formed, open-air Amphitheatre that is not duplicated anywhere in the world. With Mother Nature as the architect, the design of the Amphitheatre consists of two, three hundred-foot monoliths (Ship Rock and Creation Rock) that provide acoustic perfection for any performance. The dramatic sandstone monoliths serve as a history book of animal and plant life in the area for the past 250 million years. As spectators gaze at the towering red sandstone rocks, they view the ancient tales of prehistoric times.'

So there you go...

Last year was a sell out, and apparently it will be the same again this year so we are expecting a very noisy and brilliant crowd. Almost everyone who's anyone has played there (I say almost, because strangely Pink Floyd didn't actually played there!), so we are very privileged to join the list.

The show last year had everything for us, a great setting perfect for a Floyd show, a great audience and even a full moon! This year we are planning an even bigger production, with a few surprises....

We will be dedicating that show to our friend and colleague Gavin Taylor who passed away last month. Gavin directed the famous 'U2 live at Red Rocks' show, this year in it's 30th anniversary, and worked with us on our Liverpool DVD filmed at the Echo Arena in 2011.

So we're busy brushing up on songs, with some really big Floyd tunes in the set list from Dark Side, Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals and The Division Bell. I am particularly enjoying playing Dogs this year, the classic seventies Pink Floyd sound, with its sprawling architectural landscape, lots of different sections, and some great keyboard bits. Moog-tastic!

But soon we need to bring back some more Syd Barrett tunes! I love that early Floyd repertoire.

The Autumn has us venturing all across Europe from Portugal to Russia, around 60 shows in total. We are really looking forward to playing some new places like Moscow and Helsinki.

But more on that later...

See you on the road!