Tour de Blitzen

LiveBillieJean 5/5/23
Anyone going to Boise, Baker City or Hood River shows? I’m hitting all 3. I’m hoping Erik, Marty and Michael are back this summer but either way it will be a blast. 
J Lurve 6/5/23
Hmm. Not seen much about this - all seems very low key. Anyone anything to report ?
Lubenow 13 days ago
It's pretty apparent the current live line up is in for the long haul (studio albums are essentially Early solo affairs since he plays everything but the occasional drums). I suppose we can blame the pandemic for the demise of the old BT. Hopefully, someday, this version will gel like Erik, Marty, and Michael did. Last show I saw wasn't in the same hemisphere. Bitter disappointment TBH... 
J Love 3 days ago
But the last album and the new tracks aren't the same vibe so don't suit that 6 piece soundscape.

I miss the rock out bangers of previous albums mind you - however there is always "Live in Portland" - don't be sad its over , be glad it happened.

munkymufin1 1 day ago
For what it's worth, I was lucky enough to be at the show in St Louis this past October (along with forum friend Fabarmadillo!) and absolutely loved it.  This was maybe the 14th show I've been to since 2009, and it was a different experience but mainly in the way that every show is unique. The band felt really tight to me, and they stirred up a powerful spirit.  There was one jammy moment that stood out where I noticed each of the four members had their eyes closed, as they were feeling their way to the next round of solos.  It was a magical night, and I can't wait for the next show!

Of course I'll always love and miss Marty, Mike, and Erik, and I'm so grateful to have seen them over the years. I hope to hear more from them down the road (and I still spin "Skookum Sound" quite a bit in the meantime).

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