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Justice C. Bigler:
On January 26th, I head back to New York City to start shop prep for the next North American tour of Blue Man Group.

When I walk into the shop on the 27th, it will have been 684 days since we got shut down and I flew home. It seems like an eternity now. What we all though would be a short 2 week lay off quickly turned into a month, then 3 months, and then a year and now nearly two years. Hell, I was only on that tour for 8 months to begin with anyway.

We'll be at Sound Associates in Yonkers for 2 weeks, and then at the Landmark Theatre in Syracuse, New York for another 2 1/2 weeks for tech and rehearsals where we will open on February 24th. Then we launch out on a 50 city tour and play more than 140 shows between February and July. We're mostly going to be on the east coast and the rust belt, with a short run through the southern plains of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. I'm contracted through May of 2023 and the dates for the fall and next spring should be posted later this year. (I haven't been told anything about what that leg of the route is).

PA is L-Acoustics Karas and SB18 subs, with a Digico SD10T, redundant QLab systems, and tons of MIDI and timecode automation. It's supposed to be the same show as the last tour, but I expect a few changes regarding the audience participation segments.

I wish I could offer some back stage tours, or the chance to sit at FOH with me. However, because of "reasons", the company is being super strict about non company members back stage or in the FOH locations. But if you happen to come to a show, give me a shout from across the plexiglass and we can do air fives from 2 1/2 meters away. And maybe we can grab a drink or burger afterwards.

https://www.blueman.com/tour/buy-tickets

dave briar:
Congrats Justice!  Long haul youíve had.

Dave Pluke:

--- Quote from: Justice C. Bigler on January 15, 2022, 12:16:27 PM ---What we all though would be a short 2 week lay off quickly turned into a month, then 3 months, and then a year and now nearly two years.

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Congrats on getting back up on the horse, Justice!

Oh man, all those one-nighters - pace yourself.

Dave

Mac Kerr:
If I get out early from work while youíre at SA Iíll stop in on my way home. I pass every day I work. Say hi to everyone for me.

Mac

Justice C. Bigler:

--- Quote from: Mac Kerr on January 15, 2022, 06:04:20 PM ---If I get out early from work while youíre at SA Iíll stop in on my way home. I pass every day I work. Say hi to everyone for me.

Mac

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Henry and I were talking about hunting down some barbecue. I'll have both weekends off, January 29 and 30 and February 5 and 6.


ETA: We'll probably be at the shop until about 4:30 or so during the week days.

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