This is BIG news! … and BIG FUN!
On Friday, August 25th (that’s next week), Orleans will be performing in Pittsfield, Mass at First United Methodist Church (a wonderful venue, I hear). This is a multi-faceted gig that you really don’t want to miss if you can possibly make it.
1) First of all, the proceeds for the show will benefit The Jimmy Fund for cancer victims and their families.
2) Secondly, we will be doing a full-blown, top-notch, 4-camera video shoot, the purpose of which is the production and release of our first-ever DVD!
3) Opening the show (and joining us later) will be both Artie Traum (long-time friend and Woodstock neighbor) and Jon Pousette-Dart, also a long-time friend and home-state favorite son.
4) Because of all of the above, we will be playing an exceptionally long show — about 2 hours+ of Orleans favorites. We want to be sure to capture the entire essential musical “book” of Orleans tunes for the DVD!
The last time anything like this happened was in 1990 at The Bearsville Theatre. That 2-night weekend was recorded and became the Orleans Live Volumes 1 & 2 CDs. But that was just audio — it’s 2006 and this is DVD-land now!
You can bet that, with all those cameras and tape machines running, we will ALL be intent on doing our absolute best performance ever! Kinda makes you wanna be there, don’t it?
You can get all the details by visiting the Touring page here on the site, as well as info on the string of dates that follow this show … 5 gigs in 9 days. Hey … that’s almost a real tour!
We hope to see you all at one or more of these shows … or somewhere else down the road.