I can hardly believe it’s almost 2013. What a busy year it has been once again, crazy !
The first leg of the tour has gone very well. On the road, I have had to spend a lot of time finalizing projects related to production and composition, working wherever I can, in planes, vans, hotel rooms… and you know what, I love it !
Just to give you an exemple of what 2012 was like :
Performance at C2 Montreal opening for Moby, having done a show the night before in New York and attending a high school reunion the following day, to then take off for Europe the day after that. I arrived from Europe on June 7th. My pregnant wife Audrey finds out on June 8th that an induced delivery is necessary, 3 weeks earlier that the supposed due date. We check into the hospital on the night of the 8th. Our beautiful little boy Charli is born the following morning. The day after was the biggest show of the tour at Montreal’s Francofolies. I leave the hospital, arriving just in time for our performance, and then return after to be with my family.It’s a funny feeling going from a big noisy stage to our quiet little hospital room. The same thing had happened 3 years prior, when my girlfriend gave birth to our daughter Louna, the day before a Beast show. I wonder if the same scenario will be reproduced if ever we decide to add a third member to our family !
Recap of the MA tour with Arianne Moffat:
3 trips to the states for shows, including a performance at South by South West in Texas and one at CMJ in New York. South by South West is definity my favorite festival.
3 trips to France to record Taratata and give a series of concerts in Europe (Belgium,France,Switzerland).
Many shows In Quebec, including a two of surrealistic performances in churches.
Apparently we did 52 shows and over 15 radio and television appearances. Thanks for the count Pat !
A big thanks as well to to incredible team we are working with for this tour.
For the new year, Germany, Canada, England, Australia, the USA and France.
To be continued !..