UK/Ireland Tour Dates 2002
Volume 6, Issue 1 - February 25, 2002
And you thought all I did was sit around playing guitar in my treehouse!
I'm happy to announce tour dates for my upcoming UK/Ireland Tour. It runs from May 2 to July 6 and covers 42 concert dates including an appearance at the Orange WOW Festival. Tickets are on sale today and you can ORDER TICKETS ONLINE thru TicketWeb via the DeanFriedman.com website or by phone by calling TicketWeb at 08700-600-100.
Meanwhile, when I haven't been busy furiously faxing gig contracts to venues, designing posters and dealing with the Inland Revenue's Foreign Entertainers Tax Unit (oodles of fun, that) I've been working non-stop in the studio working on the new CD. And, if all goes according to plan, I hope to wrap up 'The Treehouse Journals' in time for a mid-tour release.
I'm also very pleased to report that I have three terrific sponsors that have helped to make the whole tour possible. And because I lied and told them I had 3,500,000 people on my email list, I need for each of you to visit their websites 1000 times a piece, over the next few months, so they don't get suspicious! ( I knew you wouldn't mind.)
I didn't really tell them that, and - can you believe it? - they're sponsoring the tour anyway, which I think is pretty cool, so indulge me for a few minutes while I do a quick infomercial for them.
UKSounds.com is an online music download company with a select catalogue of both free and for-pay audio files in the WMA (Windows Media Audio) format. Their music runs the gamut of styles with a strong emphasis on talented independent artists, that are often ignored by mainstream media (sounds familiar). One amazing aspect of their online music e-commerce model is that they actually pay the musicians directly for their music. What a concept!!! Check out their site and try a few downloads to get your feet wet. (or is it your ears?) You can even try typing my name into their Artist search engine and download a bunch of my tunes to listen to off of your harddrive. Try it!
PearTreehouse.com A few months back after writing about Sam and my treehouse project, one of you thoughtfully sent me a newspaper clipping about a treehouse company in the UK named PearTreehouse.com, the worlds largest custom designers and builders of treehouses. I checked out their cool website and was really impressed with their beautiful work and treehouse philosophy. Pay a visit to their lovely site and take a look at some of their elegant treehouses. They're currently running a competition with the Daily Telegraph asking kids (under 16 years old) to submit treehouse designs. The best treehouse design will then be built and I've been invited to be one of the contest judges to be held at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, May 20th. If you want to learn more about treehouses, drop by!
Brewin Dolphin Securities Brewin Dolphin Securities is one of the leading private client investment managers and stockbrokers in the United Kingdom, and dates back to the mid 18th Century. They employ 1 ,300 staff in 32 offices and manage total client funds in excess of £16.5 billion. When they found out that I financed my Next CD 'The Treehouse Journals' directly through my fanbase, they realized that this new funding model represented a revolutionary new paradigm in global economics as well as a severe threat to the existing financial infrastructure of the multibillion dollar entertainment industry. So, they decided they'd better figure out what the heck I'm up to! Actually, their Cardiff office happens to have impeccable taste in music and has generously underwritten a portion of this tour. Thanks guys. Oh, and if anyone out there happens to have a few billion laying around, these guys can show you better places to keep it then under your mattress!
But, don't forget folks, even with the generous support of my tour sponsors, the most important tool for promoting the dates on this tour is still 'word-of-mouth'. So, send an email to everyone on your email list, put a link on your website, tell everyone you know (or even people you don't know) - friends, family, co-workers, the postman, your dentist, strangers on the street - about the upcoming concert tour. If they look at you funny and say, 'Dean who?', start singing a chorus of S&M - at least then, they'll have good reason to look at you funny.
Be well, drive safely and I look forward to seeing you at one of the shows.
All the best,
Dean Friedman In Concert
UK/Ireland Tour - May/June/July 2002: 42 Dates!
2-May Swindon Arts Centre 3-May Birmingham Conservatoire - ABH 4-May Leeds City Varieties Music Hall 5-May Halifax Victoria Theatre 7-May Dundee Caird Hall 8-May Aberdeen Music Hall 10-May Edenburgh Queens Hall 11-May Glasgow Mitchell Theatre 12-May Glenfarg Bein Inn 14-May Chester Telfords Warehouse 15-May Beverley Picture Playhouse 18-May Carlisle Folk & Blues Club 22-May Sheffield City Hall 24-May Manchester Lowry 25-May Liverpool Neptune Theatre 26-May Cardiff Coal Exchange Theatre 28-May Bournemouth Tregonwell Hall 29-May Norwich UEA Norwich 31-May Blackpool Pavilion 1-Jun Newcastle Live! Theatre 3-Jun Orange WOW Festival 2002 5-Jun Anglesey Bulkeley Hotel 7-Jun Dundalk Spirit Store 8-Jun Dublin Vicar St. 9-Jun Waterford The Forum 12-Jun Bristol Fiddler 13-Jun St. Albans Arena 14-Jun Cambridge Arts Theatre 15-Jun Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre 16-Jun Worcester Huntingdon Hall 18-Jun Leamington Spa Royal Spa Centre 19-Jun Maidstone Exchange Theatre 21-Jun Truro Hall for Cornwall 22-Jun London Lyric Theatre - Hammersmith 25-Jun High Wycombe Town Hall 28-Jun Brighton Hove Centre 29-Jun Leicester The "Y" Theatre 30-Jun Bath Pump Rooms 3-Jul Isle of White Medina Theatre 4-Jul Milton Keynes Stables 5-Jul Eastbourne Royal Hippodrome 6-Jul Torquay Babbacombe Theatre
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