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America …

September 29, 2014
so here it is – the final video from our north american tour series .
ridiculously it is another paul simon song – i don’t feel too bad about it though as i think if i had to choose my favourite song writer of all time it would be this guy .
this particular gem conjurs such strong imagery and seems to be the perfect way to end this set of videos and also our time in north america .
i can say with out doubt that this has been the most amazing passenger tour to date . warning …. this shit is about to get gushy so look away now if thats not your thing 🙂
firstly – the shows ,venues and crowds have been absolutely phenomenal . i think all but three gigs were sold out and every single one was fantastic in its own way .
i never dreamed that my music would allow me to get on a tour bus and travel around america for the best part of two months , playing concerts . let alone big ones . id like to say an enormous and genuine thank you to everybody who came to a show . none of this would be possible without you and i will never forget that . i owe you so much !
secondly – i am so so grateful to the team of people around me and my music
(some of whom you will see being total idiots in this video ….)
stu larsen and the once –
its a dream to make music with such talented and lovely people . i hope we can continue to do so for a long time to come !
thomas , simon , russ , james and alex – i couldn’t ask for a more committed , hard working and hilarious team . thank you for caring so much and for working your tails off !!
dan , hannah ,rebekah and everybody at  i.e. music  – you are unsung hero’s . thank you for putting in so many hours of hard work and planning and for making it all so easy .
bryan dos reis – thank you for your vision and amazing work ethic . i can’t believe that you were able to shoot and edit these video’s to such a high standard in such limited time . beyond that you are a fantastic human . thank you !!!
to paradigm for booking these wonderful gigs and nettwerk records for being one of , if not the best record labels that we’ve ever worked with . and to terry for driving the bus and keeping us safe ….
and finally – thank you all for watching , listening , liking , commenting , sharing and getting behind this idea in such a big way .  your support means the world to me .
as always (and this is the last time i will bully you about this ;-)) if you’ve enjoyed this series of videos and want to help us out then please share this as much as you can . some of the other ones are up to 3 or 400,000 views on youtube now which is just insane and all down to you lot .
thats all from me for now 🙂 i’m gonna have a few days off in brighton before it all gets crazy again . for those of you in europe there are still a few tickets left for the october / november shows but they are starting to go pretty quickly …. head over to passengermusic.com for details and tickets and i look forward to seeing you all very soon .
so much love and thanks .
mike xxx
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San Francisco

September 22, 2014
hey guys , here is the 7th and penultimate video from our north american tour series .
this one is quite different in a few ways . firstly , its not a classic (yet) secondly its not by an american and thirdly my good mate stu larsen takes the lead vocal …. as its his song 🙂
it felt wrong not to do a version of this as its so beautiful and SAN FRANCISCO is such an important spot for stu .
this i think is my favourite from his new album VAGABOND .
i remember hearing it for the first time and feeling like i’d heard it a million times before . straight away it had an incredibly classic feel and even after hearing it night after night i still absolutely love it .  i hope that it will eventually get to the much wider audience that it deserves . in the meantime , please feel free to share it if you can !!
stu is a phenomenal musician and one of my dearest friends .
he’s playing shows through north america over the next couple of weeks and then a few in europe towards the end of the year so please do yourself a huge favour and get out to one of them if you can … all details at www.stularsen.com
thanks to the usual suspects – bryan , chris , dan , thomas , the once , simon and russ and a big thank you to alex for stepping in with the lighting !!
thank you so much for watching and listening .
mike x
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L.A

September 16, 2014

L.A – we had an absolute blast with you yesterday . amazing to play at The Wiltern again after such a long time . you guys were perfect – lets do it again soon ?!?! can’t believe its the last show of the tour tonight …. lets make it a good one SAN DIEGO .ps yesterday we shot the last video and said goodbye to bryan . an amazingly talented and humble human being . thank you so much mate !!

pps this is the last gig i’ll be playing with old mate Stu Larsen for a little while …. thank god !!! 

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