End of Extreme tour 

London! What a magical end to a year of DRN, Trio and Solo performances 🙂 First off I wish to thank our amazing management and crew for all your hard work and good energies making this last tour run so smooth and one for the books! Our love and gratitude to Dario Nikzad our Tour Manager and Co-Manager, Brollan Söderström our Front of House Soundman, Kerry Bechtol our Lighting Director, John Taylor our Monitor Man, Jamie 'The Vibologist' Dutton on Merch and crew, Pat Goodhand our trusted Bus Driver, and Anders Gustafsson who photo documented our tour with Extreme! Working beside you all has been a joy and honor... More to come! We would like to thank Kateřina Bláhová for booking all our travel and tour accounting, Martin Jarvis our agent for all your wonderful work, and Amanda Rose for your wonderful photos from the last show! My many thanks to Robby Hoffman, Nuno, Gary, Pat and Kevin for having us on this tour... Never has it felt more like family with another band and we certainly look forward to doing more work with you in the future! Your friendship and giving hearts will be forever cherished, and your performances each night were something to behold and learn from. To Frank, Mark, Martin, Ingrid, Carlos, Adam, Simon, and all the Extreme crew... Thank you for treating DRN with such respect, and for all your hard work each day. Our gratitude to Andy Copping and everyone at Live Nation and AEG for all your good work making this tour a success. Thank you to Graeme Purdy Bell and Peter Noble and Michaela for all your great efforts in getting the word out and making beautiful artwork for promoting this recent European Tour. Many thanks to our Backline Company, to Frontier's Records, to Paul Anthony and everyone at Planet Rock, Dave Ling and all the folks at Classic Rock, and all the reviewers and photographers that were at each Extreme Date! My apologies for jumping in to the pit and startling a few of you 🙂 Great hanging with Toni Medcalf and Joshua a couple of dates. Our love to Jules Carley for creating two DRN support groups who are quickly becoming an extended family 'The Caravan' and 'The Dan Reed Networkers! To Dan Pred, Brion James, Melvin Brannon Jr. And Rob Daiker... I could not be more blessed than to be on this musical journey with you four gentlemen. The laughter, inspiration, friendship and creative madness we all share is something that I will forever hold dear and I thank you for sharing this path beside me. Last but certainly not the least.. To all the good souls who welcomed us at the London show... Our sincere gratitude for the loving reception! Looking out and seeing so many friends and familiar faces was a beautiful thing, as was seeing many new curious and bewildered faces turn to smiles by the end of the set. Thank you all and we will shall return in 2018! Until then may you all have a heartwarming Christmas with your loved ones and a memorable ringing in of the New Year ❤  

I leave you all for the Holidays with a few photos from the London show by the talented Anders Gustafsson, and stay tuned for 2018 date announcements next week after Christmas! - Dan Reed

Glasgow  

Arrived in Glasgow this morning. We have played here before over 25 years ago. Looking forward to what should be a great show tonight. 

SHOW TIME

I had an extra good time playing tonight. I felt inspired from watching Extreme the night before. Nuno is a great guitarist! There were a lot of people that had seen us the last time we were here and played in kilts!! The night was cold but the love in the house was warm! The set was short but everyone loved it and we made a few new fans as well! Thank you Glasgow 

Newcastle  

What a great beginning to the tour with EXTREME last evening! The band and crew have been a joy to meet up with and work beside... And Extreme rocked our world big time... Ridiculously tight and full of passion for two hours straight! Thank you to everyone in the audience who welcomed us so warmly and all the positive comments online this day. We are beyond honored by this experience so far 🙂 See you tonight and come early... DRN hits the stage 30 minutes after doors! Thank you our hard working crew for a perfect first day of this run.   - Dan Reed

Photo by Anders Gustafsson

 

Planet RockStock 


Mist over the lake in Wales

Great show at the in Wales at Planet RockStock! Sold out show!! 2500 people

 

Hanging out with the “Electric Boys at the hotel bar. The boys play before us.

Studio session at Blueprint Studio  

Thank you to everyone who made yesterday's 'DRN Studio Session' such a wonderful gathering! I have been reading the posts of many of you who attended and want to say we in the band felt it was a one of a kind experience for us as well, and we truly enjoyed every single minute, saying to each other today it was a highlight of our entire musical history  Thank you all for supporting this idea, for surrounding the band with a pool of positivity that allowed us to feel free to create without distraction, for your good humor, and for singing your hearts out on 'Fade to Light' and 'Ritual'! We will be doing more of these gatherings in upstate NY  and Portland, Oregon in May and in Stockholm in July as we felt it was another level of connecting with those who support our music, and something we wish to continue doing... What a day! My sincere gratitude to Dario Nikzad for brainstorming this idea up and working so hard beside me this last year to bring this to fruition, to continually come up with solutions to the challenges an event like this presents and for marching DRN in to the future! Love to Jules Carley for all your good energies with the Caravan and the Networkers pages. It was an honor to have your presence for I know how much your efforts helped make this event a success as well. Many thanks to Paul Mortlock, Jan, and all your talented crew for filming the day, and doing all the great interview segments, to Gaz and Ian at 'Blue Print Studios' for busting your butts on every level, to Amanda Rose Photography for capturing the photos attached below, to John on sound, to the caterers who delivered some very tasty food, to Kelebek Wilcox for doing the merch, to the Eagle Inn for running the bar and the after party, to Mo and the door staff at the Studio, to Peter Noble for spreading the word, and finally to Adrian Hextall from Power Play Magazine for covering the story! The band and myself are eternally grateful to all those who traveled from Australia, America, Sweden, Finland, Spain and throughout the UK to be with us yesterday and who made it all possible. Hope you had great birthdays Nikki Parker and Lynne Watson, and after serving everyone their meals we are discussing opening our own deli, so look out... DRN Catering may be just around the corner 

- review by Dan Reed

 

 

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