A heartfelt THANK YOU to all of you who came out to show your love and support to Amy and the band during this run of Lead Me On 20th Anniversary dates. I can assure you that Amy, band, crew and management enjoyed every single aspect of these shows. Seeing fans, young and old, show up every night ready to make the night one for the memory books is something that a manager like me can only hope and pray for. I was so proud of Amy and this band…. and I was so touched by the loyalty and enthusiasm so many of you displayed every night. This was the most fun I've ever seen Amy have on stage and that is in large part due to those of you who showed up night after night ready to "dip and sway" and let the music regenerate the parts of you that perhaps had grown a bit jaded or numb by the passage of years. I hope and pray that this tour helped all of us get in touch with that younger, more passionate part of ourselves and inspired us to look forward with purpose and joy….
So the tour ended last night in Upper Darby, PA. I had hoped to attend the show but due to traveling to California to see my ailing grandmother early this week, I had to stay home and get my ducks in a row this weekend. I hated missing the end of the tour but I received numerous reports from the road that this weekend was extra special.
For those of you who have asked – we did record the show and hope to be able to release a live recording in 2009. For all of you who hoped that we caught it on video – we didn't. But — we are looking at the possibility of maybe filming it in the spring as a special project. Of course, if we had to gear up everything to do a filming of the show, it might make sense to add another few shows….. you never know….
An extra special THANK YOU to those of you who traveled to NUMEROUS cities, night after night, to support this show and Amy. As a die-hard Springsteen fan who has followed his tour and bought tickets to countless shows, I recognize the time, energy, and commitment (esp. financial) to go to such lengths to support an artist you love and respect — and in this dreaded economy it did not go unnoticed by Amy or me.
Next up – Christmas. I think this is going to be a really special and intimate celebration of holiday music. I hope to see many of you on the road. Tickets are still available in every city (except Nashville) so make your plans now to come celebrate with us.
We will begin recording Amy's new record in early 09. She is more energized and passionate about making new music than I have seen in a lot of years. I know it might sound cliche, but I really and truly believe that the best is yet to come….. and I am honored to be sharing this ride with so many of you.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe and count your blessings….