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North America Tour – Update

October 8, 2018

NORTH AMERICA – I can’t believe that the tour starts in just under a week !!!

A couple off things to tell you about first ….

I have two absolutely fantastic opening acts – Eddie Berman will be supporting the first two shows in ATLANTA and NASHVILLE and then for the rest of the tour we have Ken Yates . I can’t wait to see these guys live !!!

Also , if you haven’t got your tickets yet – Bandsintown are running a sweet little competition where they’ll be giving away two tickets to every show . Head over to bnds.us/0u7h53 and RSVP to the event your interested in going to

Very much looking forward to seeing you all soon .

Mike xx

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Ghost Town | (Behind The Scenes)

October 5, 2018

Hello everyone !

Here is a look behind the scenes of the “ghost town” video . Two bitterly cold days spent filming amongst the derelict neighbourhoods of Detroit . An experience that I will never forget .

Massive thanks to Richard for taking the time to give us his insight and for being a phenomenal guide .

Thanks so much for watching guys .

Mike xx

Europe & USA – Tour Update

October 2, 2018

EUROPE – just home from the most phenomenal month of shows . what a dream to be able to travel through so many beautiful countries and play my music to such welcoming and appreciative crowds !! I genuinely loved every gig . thank you all so much .
I’m sorry if we didn’t get close to where you are this time around …. we’re hoping to do more European touring next year so we’ll keep you all posted on that . for now though , a few days off before ‘MERICA !!!!!!
loads of love .
mike xx

photo by WIM

Ghost Town (Acoustic Live from Michigan Theatre)

September 28, 2018

Hey everyone !

How are you all ??

We’ve been having the most fantastic time touring around Europe !!! Can’t believe its almost over ….. thanks a million to all of you for coming along and making this tour so special . It really has been amazing !!!

Here is the live acoustic version of “ghost town” for you . It was filmed in what is left of the beautiful old “Michigan theatre” which nowadays seems to mainly operate as a car park …. I remember it being so cold that it was actually a real struggle to perform it . Looking and listening back to it now I think it actually really adds to it and is in keeping with the feel and mood of the song .

Thank you for the fantastic support and please do keep sharing if you can !!

Loads of love .

Mike x

Ghost Town – Official Video

September 21, 2018

Hello everyone , hope you’re all really good !

Here is the seventh video from our “runaway” roadtrip series . This one was shot in Detroit and is called “GHOST TOWN” .

I have only ever played once in Detroit – a few years ago at a beautiful old venue called the filmore and it was definitely one of the stand out shows of the tour .

I have to be honest , before that evening I was quite unaware of what the city had been through . We had a few beers and a chat with some locals after the show and they gave me a brief history lesson ….

The birth place of Motown and once the thriving home to much of the American motor industry (General Motors , ford etc ) the city then fell on hard times as cars became cheaper to make over seas .

Many of the factories and plants closed down leaving thousands of workers unemployed and with few prospects .

Over the years more and more people left Detroit in search of opportunity and as a result houses and in some cases entire neighbourhoods were completely abandoned .

I remember this idea really sticking with me . The thought of a real life ghost town was so sad and bizarre .

A few years later I wrote this song .

We spent two days filming there on our trip and it was quite an overwhelming experience . Driving through silent streets that would have once been bustling neighbourhoods and walking in to abandoned houses still full of peoples discarded possessions and old lives . it was deeply sad and honestly quite a difficult couple of days .

I hope we’ve captured some of the mood and atmosphere with this video .

Massive thanks as always to jarrad seng for nearly freezing his fingers off during the making of this and also to stu larsen and chris vallejo.

Please share it around if you can .

Loads of love and many thanks .

Mike xx

Ps I need to say that this is only the situation in a few areas and Detroit for the most part seems like a really cool town . The last thing I want to do with this song is to paint an unfair picture of the place or offend anyone !!!

 

Survivors – Behind the Scenes

September 14, 2018

Hello and happy Friday everyone 

Seems like forever ago since we posted up the official video for SURVIVORS . Thanks a million for all of the lovely comments and sharing 

The video was a really challenging one to make …. It basically involved us trying to find the busiest and most obnoxious corners of New York and then filming in them . It also included a fairly traumatic 3:30am wake up call in an attempt to capture Times Square looking empty / appocalyptic …. Turns out there are always a few people milling about and quite interesting characters at that haha .

really looking forward to heading back to the states and Canada in a few weeks !! Quite a few of the shows are now sold out or getting close so head over to passengermusic.com/live to grab tickets 

Lots of love .

Mike xx

 

U.K. and Ireland Shows

September 12, 2018

UK and IRELAND – we’ve had an absolute blast over the last two weeks . i want to thank all of you for coming along and for making the shows so special . I am so so lucky to be able to play such lovely venues to such respectful and supportive crowds …. THANK YOU !!!!!!!xxx

On a slightly sadder note , due to unforeseen circumstances Lucy Rose is no longer able to be our opening act for the rest of the tour . Its been absolutely fantastic having her along and hopefully we can play more gigs together in the future ….

The wonderful Chris Simmons and Stephanie Grace will now be supporting in Europe and we will keep you posted on the North American , Aussie and New Zealand dates as soon as we have people locked in .

Sorry for the change of plans and thank you for your understanding .

Loads of love .

Mike x

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Survivors (Acoustic Live from Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park)

September 6, 2018

Hey guys ,

Thought we’d chuck this one at you a day early …. Its the acoustic version of “survivors” filmed amongst the majestic redwoods of Northern California .

This was one of my favourite moments of the road trip . We got up super early ( which is why I look a bit knackered ….) and when we arrived at this sensational location we had the whole place to ourselves .

The sun was rising and shining down through these gigantic and magnificent trees and there was an amazing stillness and calm about the place (apart from the incredibly loud woodpecker that wouldn’t be quiet during recording …. So inconsiderate )

It was a morning that I will never forget and I feel privileged to have been able to play one of my songs in such a magical place .

As always , a huge thank you to Jarrad Seng Photography, Chris Vallejo and Stu Larsen for making this project possible .

Please share it around if you like it .

Thank you .

Mike xx