A tremendous THANK YOU to everyone in the UK and Ireland that made the first leg of our reunion tour such a huge success. The incredible amount of love and enthusiasm quite literally brought tears to our eyes- it was all so, so far beyond expectations! And the irrepressible expressions of how much Belly’s music has meant to so many, even after twenty-plus years away, has left us with buzzing heads and swelling hearts. It was short, but very sweet, and has truly been a fantastic experience.
And an equally tremendous THANK YOU again to our great crew of Sergio Maschetzko, Petr Hlavacek and Chil Mott. You guys worked with grace under pressure, keeping everyone safe, sounding great and having fun!
Next stop, Boston….!
Tanya talks to Martin Aston about her career- Throwing Muses, Breeders, Belly and beyond….. read here!
Thank you Dublin for a glorious capping-off of our tour of ‘the Isles!’ We may have started last night a bit slowly, and with some technical quirks, but you all stayed with us and the full-house, full-throated participation on Full Moon, Empty Heart pushed us through to a second set that was full-steam! You were amazing! We did have another song for you, but alas we hit the venue’s hard curfew (something about a late-night ‘circus’ on Saturdays…?), so Dublin, we owe you one! Thank you, thank you so much!
Thank you LONDON! Back in the day there always seemed to be a bit of a curse on our London shows- lots of pressure, usually either the first or last show of the tour, suffering fatigue or jet-lagged, etc. etc., and we often felt things weren’t quite what we’d hoped they’d be. It sure seems like last night absolutely smashed that curse! Looking out at a sea of happy faces singing along to Super-Connected, or so many bodies bouncing to Feed the Tree….. It was stunning! Thank you, thank you!
Thank you Bristol! At risk of sounding like a broken record…. what a great gig! Every one of the shows thus far has been truly great, each in its own way, and so much of it has to do with the audiences. When we decided we were going to do this, we decided to keep it all as DIY as possible- just a band playing songs. It’s stripped to its essence, with very little crew*, no production, no lights…. It’s been hard work, there’ve been a couple technical hiccups, but its been absolutely the right way for us to do this. What we’re getting from all of you who have come to see us has been phenomenal and priceless. Thank you, thank you!
See you in London tonight!
*and what an ace crew it is- thank you Sergio, Petr and Chil!
Thanks to all for a great night at Rock City in Nottingham! We’re honestly running out of superlatives to describe these shows- the audiences are giving as much as we are and it’s been really, really fantastic!
photo: knob-twiddler & iPhone-jockey @sergiomas1
Thanks to everyone who came out to see us at the Waterfront in Norwich last night- really, really fun gig! Heck, these have all been so much fun (though no escaping that it is just a little bit harder now than it was ‘back in the day’- but you all are providing the vibes and energy that is making it very easy to keep it going!
The love and enthusiasm from the crowd at these shows has been amazing, and Manchester was no exception! To look out on a sea of faces radiating what seems pure joy is truly tear-inducing! Thank you!
photo: ian harris
Thank you Glasgow on Friday, and Leeds last night, for all of the love! We absolutely had as much fun on stage as the fantastic crowds in front of us appeared to be having both nights, and this tour is shaping up to be every bit as special as we hoped it would be!
And thanks Even the Stars for the great review of last night’s show- we’ll see you in Manchester tonight!
photo: sergio maschetzko
Tonight, Glasgow Garage- first ‘official’ show of the 2016 reunion.
tickets still available…