|A Message from Steve:|
As many of you know, last June I got married to a wonderful young woman from Texas. Since that time we have been out on tour meeting all of you fabulous people. However, at this point we feel a need to begin a new chapter in our lives. So as of this January, I will be stepping away from the life of touring. I could write for days about all my experiences and over romanticize the entire thing…but right now it feels self-important. So maybe later…
To all of you who have known of Last Tuesday since I started the whole thing in 1999, and all of you who heard us for the first time last night: Thanks. I sincerely appreciate all of the encouraging words, emails, letters, blogs, and comments you have given this band. I am going to miss all of you. All of you have made this decision very difficult.
When I quit teaching in 2002 to tour full time, I did it because I knew that is what I must do to fulfill my convictions, and now I feel myself being pulled in another direction, and I in turn must also follow that desire.
As far as the band goes…Carl, Chris, Ben and someone to be named later, will do a final Last Tuesday tour in February. Unfortunately, because of another opportunity, I will not be able to join them. Please go out and support them…This will be terribly difficult for me to not be a part of, as I am the only original member, and the only one to have played every show from the very beginning 7 years ago. After that tour the band Last Tuesday will be no more. I am sure the guys will be informing you in the new year what they will be up to, and I wish them all the best.
Again, this decision is about my wife and I taking on a new challenge, and has nothing to do with any ill feelings towards anyone. I will miss the band immensely, as I will miss all of you. Please stay in touch on my personal myspace at myspace.com/stevetuesday.
P.S. If you are in the area I would love to see any of you at our last hometown show on December 9th at the championship.
These days...when I finally get around to quieting down for some time away, some
time in prayer.... thoughts of thanks keep reeling...for the chance we somehow
still have to be doing whatever the heck it is we do.
We couldn't be more stoked for the stretch of shows ahead of us. When we last
left "home" back in June we knew we wouldn't return till December. This is the
very reason we quit everything....and to see it happening, borders on the
The past month of shows has been bringing to life some of the new songs off the
new record: BECOME WHAT YOU BELIEVE (Aug 15). The many conversations that went
into the writing of it and my eagerness to share it with you....has me up late
on nites like this.
There is some sort of warm fire burning right now....inviting and welcoming us
into a new season of life. Where we take everything we've learned and have come
to BELIEVE....and we make it our own....we BECOME. The words BECOME WHAT YOU
BELIEVE cut me, personally....extremely deep. ....Here's the thing, I'm
wishy-washy like the worst of them. I'm constantly saying one thing and doing
another. I believe.....oh the good Lord knows I believe....but way too often
planet belief is light years from become. This new season is my struggle to
become what i believe.
I'd love to hear your stories....the things you've come to believe....the
struggles you have with becoming those things...the things you've grown away
from....your lack of belief in anything....your wandering desire to believe in
something. These conversations make it easier to know I'm not alone.
In the meantime I wish a blue-sky, 75 degree summer on all of you.
|so as promised, here are some more pictures from our tour in germany...|
steve and tank in a castle:
rock with spirit festival:
we got pulled over by customs because they thought we had drugs:
if you'd like to see all my pictures from the trip, GO HERE
TO ALL OF YOU STAYING TRUE TO XANGA....endless kudos.
in one minute i have to run and jump in the van...we are driving to OKC...and starting up a short little FL/TX/AR run with EDISON GLASS...we are pretty stinking stoked to see all our friends in FL. we will be swimming in the ocean and getting sun poison for sure...
oh yeah and ummm badger ben for pics and stories of GERMANY...he punched me for it.
|here are some pictures from our first day in germany.|
this is a space ship at the mcdonalds inside the frankfurt airport.
this is our german tour manager uncle tim.
gotta run. more pics soon.