02004-08-28 | Uncategorized | 6 comments

Well, it looks like my plans for next year have changed completely. I thought I would take some time off, travel a bit, finish 1001 Christmas Nights, and start thinking about the follow up for La Semana, but now 2005 shapes up to look something like this:

January-February: work on 1001 Christmas Nights and start PR for the Australia tour. (Next month I am having a talk with the man who single-handedly made NF go platinum in Australia. I am hoping that he will license and manufacture La Semana for Australia and New Zealand.)

March: 2- 3 weeks in Australia and New Zealand, a week in Japan and two or three shows in Hawaii.

April-May: finish 1001 Christmas Nights and start on the design of the album.

June-July: We might open for a European Band on their American tour. It’s been 8 years since we opened for Santana and this Summer tour should be fun. I will reveal the headliner at a later date, but I am pretty excited about this. Do not email me about this, my friends – all will be revealed in due time.

October: Release of 1001 Christmas Nights

November – December: 1001 Christmas Nights tour… an idea Jon and I hatched during this last Summer tour. What if we were to go out and play mostly mellow pieces from our catalog – like Bombay, or some stuff from Opium like Buleria de las Golondrinas, plus Christmas songs from 1001 Christmas Nights, and the other two Christmas albums we have… I can imagine a pretty good version of Little Drummerboy with Ron and Robby… that would be pretty cool, but what if Jon were to write arrangements for a string quartet to perform together with our band… hm, we should bring back the candle-cars for this one… there is not enough time to do a full tour in the three weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so we will be limited in where we can go. We already have offers from Texas and Florida.

Just remember, any and all of this may change – that is the way of the music biz.


  1. Carol

    That leaves me breathless. So much…so wonderful I’m so glad you’re going to let some of the rest of the world hear you in person. It’s been a couple years, and the whole world is filled with those waiting for you. I know how they love you in Australia and New Zealand, and always you are creating new sounds. a string quartet…oh yes…I hope you’ll add the “Winding Road” to your list of songs..

  2. Borya

    I’m moved to tears, even by Carol’s comment (“some” of the rest of the world :-)). Ah, I don’t read Europe in there and I’m getting older…….. Anyway, it means that the Christmas album is due a year later but will be a blast! The plans sound fantastic, I hope you can make them come true. I’m touched by the idea of the Christmas tour and am calling for a fanmenco gathering in advance. Enough time to think about it, folks! Enough time for me to put money aside to finally make it to the US… Kiyomi?! What a nice schedule, people will love it… a Christmas tour, Dios mio….

  3. Kiyomi

    In March in Japan!?!?!?!? I call my Mom that I’m coming home!!!!! And this time, join me, Borya!

  4. Victor

    After seeing you live for the first time this year I was already looking forward to next year’s tour! But the Christmas show sounds like a great idea! Hey, Christmas in Colorado can be very pretty. If not then I like Borya’s idea to have the Fanmenco’s try to meet at one of the venues. Will definitely be waiting for news!

  5. Adam Solomon

    Yeah, a Fanmenco gathering sounds great! Looking forward to seeing exactly which band you’re touring with (excuse me, I meant which band I’ll be seeing next summer…lol), and if you do that mini-tour in December, NY should be a stop! The “mellow tour” sounds like a really cool idea, especially since those songs don’t much get played anymore, except for “Morning Arrival”…

  6. Carolynn

    This all sounds so exciting. I will be anxiously awaiting details as they become more solid. : )


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