Modena – Last year, on the Monday after we played Delamere Forest with Simple Minds, I remember seeing, that night they were playing this massive Italian square and thinking “One day I’d love to do that………and then there we were Modena. It was mobbed and from the point we took to the stage and said “Bueono Sera” to the final note of “Rise Again” it felt like home.
Amazing crowd made up of really genuine people. It was a real pleasure to play and a night I’ll never forget”
Roma Rocks – With news that Rowetta would join us on stage for The Prodigal, it always felt like Rome would be special…….and it was. When you see 12,000 hands in the air to Rise Again, it feels like the tribute to Marco had his very spirit in the air that night. I’d love to go back to Rome sometime soon and maybe this will happen sooner than we think. Roma Rocks…I couldn’t agree more.
Grado – Every Musician will tell you that there is nothing more inspiring that playing music and looking out to sea. Normally this is reserved to an acoustic guitar and a beach fire but not Grado. What an unbelievable setting for a concert. To play to 5,000 and be less than 50m from the sea was the stuff of dreams……so much so Steve Irlam and half the band, within five minutes of finishing the set, were literally swimming. A really unique gig but the same warmth of feeling from a packed out crowd, many wearing 58 on their t-shirts……left me feeling I cannot wait to get back to Italy