During my stay in nearby Clinton Township, MI my tour manager, Jack Stephens, and I took a trip to Detroit. Last year when we were in Detroit, Jack stuck up a friendship Bob who runs an incredible website called Detroit-ish.com. Bob is seasoned urban explorer and was kind enough to show us some the spots he […]Read more "Abandoned Detroit"
City: Grand Rapids, MI Distance travelled: 114 miles Total distance: 9,674 miles Theatre: DeVos Performance Hall I was actually only in Grand Rapids for 1 night! I had left the tour in Flint to go stay with some friends for a couple of nights then joined again a couple of days later. We played 2 sold […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2016 – Grand Rapids, MI"
City: Flint, MI Distance travelled: 55 miles Total distance: 9,560 miles Theatre: Whiting Auditorium Flint is in trouble. The federal government recently declared a state of emergency due to the terrible management of their water. Due to the fact that the city switched its water supply from the clean Lake Huron to the unclean Flint River and […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2016 – Flint, MI"
City: Clinton Township, MI Distance travelled: 663 miles Total distance: 9,505 miles Theatre: Macomb Center We were lucky to be playing to sold out shows again in Clinton Township and Flint. I didn’t venture to far from the hotel in either city other than a trip to Detroit, more of that later. It was cold […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2016 – Clinton Township, MI"
Well, that is it. Its all finished. 20 States, 33 Cities nearly 17,000 miles and hundreds of shows. What a treat. What an honour. I have got to play some of the most historic and beautiful theatres in the United States, I have incredible natural beauty all across the country and I got to work […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – The End"
City: Detroit, MI Distance travelled: 384 miles Total distance: 16,951miles Theatre: Fisher Theater We travelled the 7 hours to Detroit by day on board an pretty sweet bus with couches a chairs. Most of us sleep for much of the journey. I had been looking forward to our stop in Detroit for the entire contract as it […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – Detroit, MI"
City: Kalamazoo, MI Distance travelled: 260 miles Total distance: 13, 424 miles Theatre: Miller Auditorium It felt good to get back to The States after being in Canada, all our phones worked so we were suddenly back in touch with the rest of the world. We didn’t get much trouble at the border. We had to stop and get […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – Kalamazoo, MI"
City: East Lansing, MI Distance travelled: 190 miles Total distance: 937 miles Theatre: Wharton Center Great Hall Seats: 2420 Again, it was only a short ride to our next city, 3-4 hours. Again, I tried to stay away on the bus until we got there but I didn’t last! This time our hotel had a full kitchen so it […]Read more "Blue Man Group Tour 2015 – East Lansing, MI"
[Contd. from ‘Motown’] I left the studios and decided to get straight on the road again. After seeing the place where they were recorded I spent the next few hours listening to all my favourite Motown tunes. I had around 300 miles to cover today before I reached my friends’ place in Upstate New York […]Read more "‘Beer and Back Again’ – Motown to Batavia"
[contd from ‘Prologue‘] I was up and on the road early to make the hour-long journey East to Detroit. I have always heard a lot about the city from my friends that once lived there or had been there and I have to say that it has not always been that complimentary. On this trip I […]Read more "‘Beer and Back Again’ – Motown"