After the long Latin-American Tour we had some weeks off but had to get back together for a couple of days, just to make sure we know all the songs from Ecliptica. We did rehearse most of them during soundcheck on the tour but didn’t manage to get all of them in shape. So, for the first time since January 2014 we gathered in Kemi to rehearse together ;-) The songs that we didn’t have the time and/or the energy to practise on the road where Blank File and Destruction Preventer. Our first day went by really quickly, just playing through the stuff and planning the setlist for the show etc. The next day was a bit longer, and we were joined by the preacher, Jaakko as well….
..and no, sadly he won’t be going out on the road with us. We got all the songs down rather quickly since everyone had done their homework….and now we’re ready to head out. It felt really weird playing the Ecliptica songs in the same order that they’re on the album but I’m sure we’ll get used to it by the end of this run. On Wednesday we’re flying out and the tour starts on Thursday in Lille, France. We only play 14 shows in Europe and then we go straight to Japan for 5 more shows so in the end it’ll be a good run of around 3,5 weeks…after that we only have the summer festivals before the tour will be over…I think it’ll be around 160 shows total for this tourcycle, which is a decent enough number for us. Anyways, see you in a few days when we get back on the road.