While we’re on the subject of venues, here are a few words in praise of them and their staff. We all know these are hard times for everyone, and venues are feeling the pinch too. The people at these venues are the ones who work incredibly hard to put on gigs and keep music live in our communities, and they’re very often overlooked. We all have to help them to support the music by continuing to attend regular shows and encouraging others to join us as often as possible.
By keeping up the numbers at concerts now, and helping the venues stay afloat, you’ll make it possible for them to continue bringing you all sorts of great music in the future. If you’ve enjoyed a concert recently (and not just a Battlefield Band one!), please do let the venue know that you’ve enjoyed it as well – it’s rare that they get direct feedback and they will certainly appreciate it.
Venues are hurting, musicians are hurting and live music is hurting, but we can’t just sit back and blame the bankers: we all need to help preserve the live music that we value by doing something positive ourselves, so pick up a programme from your local theatre today and get out there!
From a personal/band perspective, then if you’re a Battlefield Band fan and we’re in your area over the next few weeks, please do make the effort to come along to a show and bring your friends. It’ll help to ensure that your local venue will able to continue bringing us, and many, many other musicians, back again in the future."
Battlefield Band, Oct 20th 2011
So if you're in the vicinity of a concert, head along for a great night, but please also take the time to spread the word and mention the tour to any friends who'll be near a show by clicking the 'forward to a friend' link at the top of this email. Thank you!
The tour dates are listed in full below, and you can find more details on any concert at: