Welcome to a new year, a new (short) newsletter, and a new album!
This is a succinct message to highlight three things;
1. TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW
Tickets are on sale now for all the upcoming shows between Feb and May. PLEASE can I implore you, if you are planning on coming, that you book sooner rather than later. I appreciate that these are difficult and uncertain times, but none more so than for performers and promoters. Too many shows have been cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic, it is vital that nothing else, such as low advance ticket sales, stops new ones going ahead.
Too many performers, and venues have given up due to the lack of work these past 2 years. Hopefully they will return as things get better but we need your support, now, more than ever, in coming out to see the shows.
Rest assured we do appreciate it, and that is why, we hope, you have never seen a bad MDC performance.
2. A NEW ALBUM
During lockdown, but when able to travel, I spent some weeks in a remote studio in rural Mid Wales, making a ‘solo’ album. Yes, I know, many of you have been asking “when is the new MDC album coming out, an album with new MDC songs?” It will, it will, we just need to have the right songs first, and both Lou and I felt this new batch were suited to one voice, not two.
The songs also are very personal and the process of writing and recording them has proved a cathartic experience for which I am grateful.
The opportunity to escape the house, to get away, to be creative certainly helped, to some extent, make up for the missed months of touring and playing live.
Called The Struggle, it will be released on April 1st by Cherry Red Records (and yes, that is Ronnie Lane’s birthday. It is no coincidence).
Those of you who follow both myself and MDC on Facebook will have noticed there has been a lack of activity on there recently. Sadly both our Facebook and Instagram accounts were hacked at the end of November. We are trying to resolve this as soon as possible. At the time of writing it looks like Instagram is back to normal but we are still working on re-establishing the Facebook pages.
OK, that’s all for now. Told you it was brief.
Lou and I wish you all the very best for 2022, and look forward to seeing you at a show soon.