Just added a new gallery to PHOTOS of ‘out-takes’ from the shoot we did with Stephen DiRado while recording King.
Gail working out bass for a new tune…
A second show at the Bowery Ballroom is definitely being added! Which night it will be is still being determined, but we’ll know in the next day or two, and tickets will go on sale early next week. We hope this second show means everyone in the area who would like to see Belly now has the chance to. And we really hope it drives down the prices being asked for tickets on the likes of Stubhub (or just outright denies the speculators/scalpers their ridiculous markups…).
We’re expecting to be able to announce the UK/Ireland shows for July early next week. A couple of the shows will have ticket ‘pre-sales’ and we’ll post links and send out an email to list subscribers with that info when we have it. If you’re not on the mailing list, you can sign up here. The location fields are optional, but in cases like this it does help us make sure location-specific information goes to people for whom its relevant (and doesn’t clutter up the in-boxes of those for whom it is not)!
First, we must express again how overwhelmed we all are by the response and support Belly has received since announcing we would be reuniting to play some shows- it has been quite beyond anything we’d imagined. We’ve been very frustrated by what has apparently happened with ticket-buying ‘bots’ and the ‘secondary market’ scalping sales- until yesterday we’d never even heard about this situation (scam……)! It has nothing to do with making music, playing music, seeing music, and is so incredibly lame. But aside from the ticket-bots skewing the sales, the huge interest and enthusiasm is fantastic, and its become obvious that a second show for NYC is warranted- and that’s exactly what we are working to make happen right now. We’ll post details as soon as we have ’em- in the meantime, please don’t go paying an outrageous sum on the scalper market for tickets!
We’ve had some inquiries about t-shirts, etc. in the UK and Europe (and expressions of dismay over the shipping charges from the US…) and we’re happy to say we’ve lined up a UK merch partner and the shop should be up next week- the link will appear in the header menu under ‘SHOP’. And of course, we’ll have t-shirts and stickers and other goodies at the shows this summer.