Monday, January 9, 2017

SA:On the road:The 9th Hour World Tour: Pics from North-America 2016

Random pics in random order from the North-American Tour we did at the end of last year !!

Let's start off with the typical food I ate on the bus....not really "quality food ".

Driving part 1, on our way to Colorado I think.

Driving part 2, Kansas City maybe ?

Driving part idea where.

Driving part 4, somewhere in Canada, I'd guess. As you can see I started taking pics from
the bus window instead of the usual plane pics ;-)...and this is of course outside the bus so
....well, forget about it.

Driving part 5 , no idea where.

Driving part 6, maybe somewhere in California...I guess..

I have no idea what this is supposed to be. Seemed important at the time.Probably.

In Austin, on our way to the eardoctor to take new imprints for our in-ear monitors.

Tero opened up my Kronos so that we could fix the broken keys. Scary stuff since I
didn't have any backup system.

Walked around in Lake Buena Vista, FL before the last show.

My typical view from the stage, just some audience and bandmates missing at the moment.

Strolling around in Niagara Falls.....

...the actual falls...

...and some more Christmas stuff.

As you can see, my off-day sandwiches are a bit better than the ones in the bus ;-)

Our home for the 6+ week tour we did.

Philadelphia, and some really important building.

...more from Philly...

...and a church...

...and something else...still from Philly...

...and finally we got tired of walking around Philly so we went back to
the bus at the parking lot, where I took this pic.

I think this was the last meal I ate before leaving the US from Atlanta.

Getting ready for the Alcatraz tour in San Francisco..

Pics from the boat...

The Rock...

...getting closer...

I can't imagine what it would be like to live in a cell like this.

Selfie time !

..and one without the dude blocking the view.

...more tourist pics...

I think Pasi took this one, still at Alcatraz.

San Francisco !!

Walking around in Washington D.C. looking for The White House.'s not this either..

..but here it is , too bad we couldn't get closer.

Then we found this thing...

...and this one...

...more of the same..

...and more, these pics look sloppy and dark btw.

..and another pile of stones ;-)

...oh here is this guy again...and a statue of Abe.

From here you could also see the Forrest Gump-pool...and the lightsaber ;-)

...and finally, at some point we went to dinner and I met a bear. 

Allrighty, next up is 9 shows in Finland before our 7 week/ 40+ shows in Europe and our 5 week Latin-American Tour. After that we still have the summer festivals and then we'll see what we can
come up with in the fall. Anyways, we'll be touring the whole year of 2017 so there'll be plenty more updates from the road. Next week we start our Finnish Tour in Jyväskylä, see you there !!


Thursday, January 5, 2017

SA:On the Road: The 9th Hour World Tour: North-America 2016 part 3

Try to remember what the hell happend on the last shows, when you’ve been
home for a few weeks…shit I’m getting lazy. As far as I can remember we did
finish the tour without too many problems. The show in McAllen, TX was cancelled
and unfortunately I’m not in the liberty of telling why but it was totally beyond our control and sucked ass big time. Here are the last shows we did:

The Last Part:
6.12. El Paso, USA
8.12. Englewood, USA
9.12. Kansas City, USA
10.12. Dallas, USA
11.12. McAllen, USA
13.12. San Antonio, USA
14.12. Houston, USA
16.12. Lake Buena Vista, USA
17.12. Atlanta, USA

…I’ll upload some pics in a separate post as soon as I get around to it. We have around 70 shows before the summer so there’ll be plenty more to write about….and yeah, Happy New Year everyone !!!

Thank you US & Canada, Leave’s  Eyes and Omnium Gatherum, it was a great tour, hope to see you all again very soon !!