Day 1- Manchester
"We woke up this morning to a snow covered environment. Because we LA boys aren't accustomed to such cold, we layered up and headed to the venue.
First days of tour are always a bit interesting. The good thing is that we got to see our friends in Lacuna again. It's great to be re-united and we are so grateful to be on their tour. But the tricky part comes when trying to get familiar with new gear I have never played on. The guitars are mine but the amps are rented. And being the first band, you don't get too much of an opportunity to soundcheck before the doors to the venue open and people come rushing in. But it all seemed to sound okay. I certainly need to get back into touring shape. After two months off, I wasn't surprised that I felt winded after the first song. But we all made it to the end alright."
Day 2 - Birmingham
"We hit the stage at 7:30, and while I felt like I was much more "on" tonight with my energy, my voice and guitar playing, the crowd was a bit subdued...a bit luke warm. It was a surprise from what we were told a day earlier. Manchester seemed much more receptive. But in the end, I think we won them over and proved ourselves once again.
It's a long way too Glasgow tomorrow so we will need to be up early. I took one more opportunity to blast my excitement about the album release before I left the conscious world. Tomorrow is a busy day. We have an acoustic performance that I hope we are prepared for. I fall asleep listening to Konstantine tap away on his keyboard with his headphones on as he freshens up on the acoustic versions of the songs....and I'm out."
"It was a 6 hour rainy drive from Birmingham to Glasgow. On the way up, we stopped at a gas station where I saw a very cool feature in Rocksound magazine. Right next to it was Metal Hammer Magazine that had one our songs on their CD sampler. Its a bit weird but very very cool.
When we arrived in Glasgow, the sun came out and Konstantine and I split from the band to do an intimate acoustic performance for 30 or so radio contest winners from 96.3, the rock station there. Apparently they had been playing us for a while which is awesome to receive such support."To read the full road report for each day, check out dommin.com. And if you haven't gotten your copy of Love Is Gone yet, go here and get it now.