Tuesday, February 23, 2010
February 24, 2010
Got two emails from my friend Tony Curtis Hall. Last year his band went to China to take up residence at the House of Blues in Shanghai as the house band. They were booked from May to September playing six days a week. Evidently it was a success because they're still in China under contract until May. He's trying to figure out what to do next. Maybe I'll do an interview. He must have some great stories. Speaking of HOB, there's a front page article in today's Globe saying that the new House on Landsdowne Street (the largest franchise, capacity 2,400) sold more tickets last year, it's first after opening on February 19, 2009, than any other club in the world - a whopping 315,000 for 250 shows.
Just below is a video of the Greg Luttrell Band, with Tony on drums, at the HOB Shanghai with a selection of snippets from their stage show.