Diamond Head Tour Diary

DIAMOND HEAD OFFICIAL 2016 US TOUR DIARY

Diamond Head are about to set off on the longest North American tour in their illustrious and lengthy history. The first gig is on 2nd November in San Francisco and the last...

TO THE DEVIL HIS DUE AND THE DIAMOND HEAD ROCKBOX PROMOTER TOO

The second day off on the tour was mostly spent driving and we stayed over in Fort Stockton. The next morning we made our way to San Antonio where the band would...

IT’S ELECTRIC IN SAN FRANCISCO FOR DIAMOND HEAD

I've now added another three hours sleep to the four I got on the first night, which brings my total shut-eye since Tuesday morning to an insomnia inducing seven hours.To be honest...

DIAMOND HEAD ARRIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO READY FOR TONIGHT

So, with my neurotransmitters fully functioning at 100% I arrived at Heathrow almost four hours before our flight with dangerous levels of dopamine and serotonin bouncing between my cerebral hemispheres. Yes, you...

NO TIME TO BORROW FOR DIAMOND HEAD IN PENNSYLVANIA

We left Nashville for two gigs in Pennsylvania, tonight in Pittsburgh and tomorrow in the outpost of Sellersville. I say outpost because the staff at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh had never...

DIAMOND HEAD WILD ON THE STREETS OF NEW MEXICO

So today is a day off, well actually there are no days off, just days without gigs!With this in mind, some of the guys took advantage of the hotel's laundry service to...

DIAMOND HEAD START BIG SIXTEEN IN MEMPHIS

So we managed to navigate the Alamo without getting arrested and set off for an eight hour drive to Arkansas en-route to tomorrow night's gig in Nashville, with a visit to Memphis...

DIAMOND HEAD SET THEIR SOULS ON FIRE IN LAS VEGAS

I had a great chat with Karl over breakfast in LA which gave me an insight into the logistics of setting up a big tour like this. From organising the actual gigs...

IT’S ALL GO-GO IN LA FOR DIAMOND HEAD

So after travelling out of San Francisco for a couple of hours after the gig, it left us with about a four hour drive the following morning to LA for that night's...

DIAMOND HEAD MAKIN’ MUSIC IN DETROIT ROCK CITY

In Abbz' absence I've been sharing a room with Brian which means I generally make the breakfast call now as Brian doesn't miss one. Another plus of this is the conversations before...

DIAMOND HEAD TOUR DIARY: DIAMOND LIGHTS AND MEDALS IN CANADA

The next morning we left for the Canadian border and although there was plenty of snow about and the temperature was below freezing at least the snow storm had stopped.We got through...

DIAMOND HEAD TOUR DIARY: THE FINAL INSTALMENT

The unexpected day off was mostly spent driving and after an evening meal, a few drinks were imbibed in the hotel bar with Brian trying as best he could to get a...

DIAMOND HEAD LIVE SET TWEAKED FOR US TOUR: TWELVE EXTRA SONGS ADDED TO REPERTOIRE

It's Diamond Head's last weekend on home shores before they set off for their biggest North American tour ever. The band fly to the States on Tuesday and play their first gig...

ARIZONA WELCOMES DIAMOND HEAD: “THANKS FOR GETTING ME THROUGH MY PRISON YEARS”

We left Las Cruces, New Mexico at 11:00 for another long haul drive for tonight's gig in Scottsdale, Arizona. Along the way we stopped at a 'ranch style' store to freshen up.The...

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