The tour is going great so far. Thanks to all the fans attending the shows–they’ve been a lot of fun. Because we had so many new songs and a bunch of new technology (new to us, at least) on stage, we started the tour with one set list, with the intention of switching it up as we got comfortable with it. A few shows later, we began improvising a few parts, swapping songs in and out, and jamming a bit on some things. (For live audio collectors: we made up our current Bleed It Out / APFMH jam a couple days ago in Hamburg, live on the spot. I was pretty excited when it all fell into place, and I think you can hear that on the audio.) If you want to grab mp3s of the songs, go here.
Chester posted about a couple things recently. Firstly, he was really moved about the announcement from Ron Artest (GO LAKERS!) that he was auctioning off his championship ring to fund mental and emotional health services for youths who can afford them. When Chester told me about this, I thought it was awesome…go to ronartest.com (his link is currently down, but I’m sure info will be coming soon).
In more big Chester news, not only did he have a #1 album in the country with “A Thousand Suns,” he’s also in the #1 movie in America this week: Saw 3D opened at the top of the box office charts. Congrats to Chester and the SAW team.
And finally, the LPU Summit is almost here! It’s shaping up to be a great event. If you want to meet the band, play our instruments, tour the backstage, see a tour bus, win signed stuff, and have generally have an awesome time, sign up today. Get an annual LPU member pass, and you’ll get into the Summit for free (not to mention all the awesome stuff you get with annual membership).
Before I go, here was the Bleed It Out / A Place For My Head performance from Hamburg…see you at the show!