2001 STP Tour (Guy's first tour diary)

70 - Kremlin Palace, Moscow

31st July 2001

  Tour Diary : Kremlin Palace, Moscow, Russia Tue 31 July  - Olimpisky And so here we are…..the final diary entry of the tour. Were done! We came off stage about an hour ago and every....

70 - Kremlin Palace, Moscow

69 - Octabrsky Concert Centre, St Petersburg

30th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Octabrsky Concert Centre, St Petersburg, Russia Mon 30 July  - rhythm section We arrived in St. Petersburg last night after the show in Helsinki. A marked difference in cultur....

69 - Octabrsky Concert Centre, St Petersburg

68 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

29th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, Finland Sun 29 July  - Bass Auction NEWS....The PyroMan Bass guitar is finally up on e-bay for auction. I had a few problems getting it there. It's u....

68 - Hartwall Arena, Helsinki

67 - Globe Theatre, Stockholm

27th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Globe Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden Fri 27 July  - Golf? The largest golf ball in the world…..is in fact a great venue. This picture was taken on our final approach into S....

67 - Globe Theatre, Stockholm

66 - Spektrum, Oslo

26th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Spektrum, Oslo, Norway Thu 26 July  - White Strat Hot news….Mark received his prototype signature Martin (HD-40MK) the other day. He is knocked out by the sound, the lo....

66 - Spektrum, Oslo

65 - Forum, Copenhagen

25th July 2001

  - Tour Diary : Forum, Copenhagen, Denmark Wed 25 July  - Devotion to duty Taken at RAF Northolt. This is the photo for the next Caption Competition. Send your captions to the usual address....

65 - Forum, Copenhagen

64 - KölnArena, Cologne

23rd July 2001

  Tour Diary : KölnArena, Cologne, Germany Mon 23 July  - 50 Richard did his best to keep this quiet, and nearly succeeded. It was Richard’s 50th birthday on the Sunday 22nd July.....

64 - KölnArena, Cologne

63 - City Hall, Newcastle

21st July 2001

  Tour Diary : City Hall, Newcastle, UK Sat 21 July  - Welcome home "Welcome home Mark" was the cry as we came onstage tonight at the City Hall. A welcoming atmosphere made the show very enj....

63 - City Hall, Newcastle

62 - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

20th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow, UK Fri 20 July  - Narrow bus The trip from Manchester this afternoon was thankfully uneventful, after the events yesterday. Mike, Chad and Richard p....

62 - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow

61 - MEN, Manchester

19th July 2001

  Tour Diary : MEN Arena, Manchester, UK Thu 19 July  - Blowout Today’s travel was a slight departure from our normal routine. I went home after the show in Brighton, and so did MK. Th....

61 - MEN, Manchester

60 - Brighton Centre, Brighton

18th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Brighton Centre, Brighton, UK Wed 18 July  - All these people worship BEER! Max drew this during the show and made sure we all signed it as soon as we came off stage tonight. ....

60 - Brighton Centre, Brighton

59 - NEC, Birmingham

17th July 2001

  Tour Diary : NEC, Birmingham, UK Tue 17 July  - Crocks is back OK, I’m back. After a welcome break of seven whole days off, we’re back on the road, literally. This morning in L....

59 - NEC, Birmingham

58 - Castello, Udine

9th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Castello, Udine, Italy Mon 09 July  - Competition No.4 update Competition now closed...I guess my hints were good the correct answers came flooding in! I'll announce the winne....

58 - Castello, Udine

57 - Rome

8th July 2001

  Tour Diary : To Be Announced, Rome, Italy Sun 08 July  - Competition No. 4 Same as before…for the big picture, go to my website at guyfletcher.co.uk and click on ‘Competition&....

57 - Rome

56 - Piazza San Martino, Lucca

7th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Piazza San Martino, Lucca, Italy Sat 07 July  - busking THIS JUST IN……. Tim Hook has been exposed. He’s actually a Hillbilly from east Tennessee who is mas....

56 - Piazza San Martino, Lucca

55 - Piazza Duomo, Brescia

6th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Piazza Duomo, Brescia, Italy Fri 06 July  - Piazza del Doumo Quite a day yesterday. Here’s the venue at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon. As you can see, the light....

55 - Piazza Duomo, Brescia

54 - Hallenstadion, Zurich

5th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland Thu 05 July  - Competition No. 3 The competition is going extremely well.30 entrants and NOBODY has got the correct answers yet! Check out m....

54 - Hallenstadion, Zurich

53 - Bullring, Bilbao

3rd July 2001

  Tour Diary : Bullring, Bilbao, Spain Tue 03 July  - Tim Bilbao, I’m writing this one before the show tonight as I know I won’t be inclined to do it after we fly back to Madrid ....

53 - Bullring, Bilbao

52 - Ventas Bullring, Madrid

2nd July 2001

  Tour Diary : Ventas Bullring, Madrid, Spain Mon 02 July  - Outside the Las Ventas This is the wonderful Las Ventas bullring in Madrid with the mobile recording trucks sitting outside. Thin....

52 - Ventas Bullring, Madrid

51 - Atlantico, Lisbon

1st July 2001

  Tour Diary : Atlantico, Lisbon, Portugal Sun 01 July  - Sad news I have a sad announcement to make. The great Chet Atkins died yesterday morning. Obviously we are all deeply saddened by th....

51 -  Atlantico, Lisbon

50 - Barcelona

29th July 2001

  Tour Diary : To Be Announced, Barcelona, Spain Fri 29 June  - It's the Olympic Pavillion Badalona Just realised, the venue is not specified.. even though it's been in the itinerary since w....

50 - Barcelona

49 - Les Arènes, Nimes

28th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Les Arènes, Nimes, France Thu 28 June  - guyfletcher.co.uk Today I can announce the birth of my new official website. guyfletcher.co.uk It is still in its infancy and i....

49 - Les Arènes, Nimes

48 - Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon

27th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon, France Wed 27 June  - TGV The travel today was particularly pleasant. Paris to Lyon, non-stop on the new high speed TGV service. It really does make ....

48 - Halle Tony Garnier, Lyon

47 - Le Zénith, Paris

26th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Le Zénith, Paris, France Mon 25 June and Tues 26 June  - Mike attire You can see by the way Mike is attired here how hot the show was last night at the Zenith in Paris.....

47 - Le Zénith, Paris

46 - Forest National, Brussels

24th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Forest National, Brussels, Belgium Sat 23 June and Sun 24 June - MK and amp What a show tonight in Brussels, it’s always great to return to the Forest National. The audience ....

46 - Forest National, Brussels

45 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

17th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Holland Sun 17 June, Mon 18 June and Tues 19th June  - Brendan Here’s our Brendan. From Cork, Ireland, Mr. Galvin joined us for the Europ....

45 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam

44 - Stadtpark, Hamburg

16th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Stadtpark, Hamburg, Germany Sat 16 June  - The gig from the air Taken from the plane, this picture shows the venue for this evening. I got this only because we had to do 'fly-....

44 - Stadtpark, Hamburg

43 - Arena, Oberhausen

15th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Arena, Oberhausen, Germany Fri 15 June  - Ginseng Mike Henderson checking out his Ginseng stockpile for ripeness COMPETITION Thanks to all of you who had a go at the contest......

43 - Arena, Oberhausen

42 - Massehalle, Erfurt

14th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Massehalle, Erfurt, Germany Thu 14 June  - Birthday Cake Chad presents his birthday cake to the camera on the plane to Erfurt today. (This pic uploaded from the production off....

42 - Massehalle, Erfurt

41 - Olympiahalle, Munich

13th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany Wed 13 June  - COMPETITION So you think you know the band! This is a tour diary competition. Can you recognise the 6 band members from the pictur....

41 - Olympiahalle, Munich

40 - ICC, Berlin

11th July 2001

  Tour Diary : ICC, Berlin, Germany Mon 11 June  - Rudiger This is the now famous Rudiger. The man who inspired the song. As always, he waits at the hall in Berlin. - ICC An empty hall durin....

40 - ICC, Berlin

39 - Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw

10th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw, Poland Sun 10 June  - The gig The Congress Hall was the venue for our show in Warsaw last night. Our driver described it as ‘Stalin’s gift....

39 - Sala Kongresowa, Warsaw

38 - Stadthalle, Vienna

9th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria Sat 09 June  - Austrian disc Another Gold disc presentation this time in Vienna from Universal. The first European GA (general admission ie, standi....

38 - Stadthalle, Vienna

37 - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart

8th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany Fri 08 June  - such concentration Mike, Mark and Glenn Worf caught concentrating during the Stuttgart sound check. The audience this evening ....

37 - Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart

36 - Festhalle, Frankfurt

7th July 2001

  Tour Diary : Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany Thu 07 June  - Us Lot a pre-show band and crew photo. more later...... - The new plane We flew in the new plane, a Dornier 328 Jet, for the first....

36 - Festhalle, Frankfurt

35 - Royal Albert Hall, London

3rd July 2001

  Tour Diary : Royal Albert Hall, London, UK Sun 03 June  - RAH OK, the European leg of the STP tour got under way last night with the first of three nights at the wonderful Albert Hall. We ....

35 - Royal Albert Hall, London

34 - The Ryman, Nashville

29th May 2001

Tour Diary : The Ryman - Nashville, Tenn Sun 27th May   Farewell show The Ryman Auditorium. It couldn't have been a better atmosphere for the final show of the US tour.  Emmylou Harris ....

34 - The Ryman, Nashville

33 - Chastain Park, Atlanta

26th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Chastain Park, Atlanta, USA Sat 26 May  - Chastain Park Amphitheatre Tonight’s show at the lovely Chastain Park in Atlanta proved to be a lot of fun. A fabulous venue wh....

33 - Chastain Park, Atlanta

32 - Alabama Theater, Birmingham

25th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Alabama Theater, Birmingham, USA Fri 25 May  - Warm-up Tonight’s events were brought to a close with a beautiful 36 minute flight from Birmingham AL to Atlanta GA. The s....

32 - Alabama Theater, Birmingham

31 - Saenger Theater, New Orleans

24th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Saenger Theater, New Orleans, USA Thu 24 May  - Another star guest appearance. Sonny Landreth thrilled us all by coming along to ‘help out’ on a few tunes. ‘....

31 - Saenger Theater, New Orleans

30 - Bronco Bowl, Dallas

23rd May 2001

  Tour Diary : Bronco Bowl, Dallas, USA Wed 23 May  - Eddie Butler and Chad relax during sound-check The show in Dallas tonight was a bit of a surprise. None of us have ever been to the &lsq....

30 - Bronco Bowl, Dallas

29 - Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego

21st May 2001

  Tour Diary : Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego, USA Mon 21 May  - new guitarist!! A brief word about the San Diego show. A truly wonderful crowd here. Hope you all enjoyed it! Pictured is ou....

29 - Copley Symphony Hall, San Diego

28 - The Greek Theater, Los Angeles

20th May 2001

  Tour Diary : The Greek Theater, Los Angeles, USA Sun 20 May  - The Greek It was fantastic to be back at the Greek theatre in Los Angeles. We last played here on the Brothers in arms tour. ....

28 - The Greek Theater, Los Angeles

27 - The Joint, Las Vegas

19th May 2001

  Tour Diary : The Joint, Las Vegas, USA Sat 19 May  - Viva! A blast of hot dry air hit us as we stepped down form the plane upon arrival in Las Vegas. Quite a temperature change from San Fr....

27 - The Joint, Las Vegas

26 - Berkeley Community Center, San Francisco

18th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Berkeley Community Center, San Francisco, USA Thu 17 May and Fri 18 May  - Wide shot San Francisco, what can you say. Pic - on the way to the gig in Berkeley. The show itself ....

26 - Berkeley Community Center, San Francisco

25 - Arlene Schnitzer, Portland

16th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Arlene Schnitzer, Portland, USA Wed 16 May  - Sushi @ 45,000ft Today was another one of those amazing travel days. Leaving Vancouver at 2:00pm, we had lunch on the plane. Sush....

25 - Arlene Schnitzer, Portland

24 - Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver

15th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver, Canada Tue 15 May  - Sultans of swing Vancouver We had a great time here. It’s nice to be back by the sea again even if it is a bit r....

24 - Queen Elizabeth Theater, Vancouver

23 - Benaroya Hall, Seattle

14th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Benaroya Hall, Seattle, USA Mon 14 May  - Questions, Questions Thanks for all your e-mails. It’s great to have the feedback from the diary both positive AND negative&hel....

23 - Benaroya Hall, Seattle

22 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver

12th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver, USA Sat 12 May  - Red Rocks View After four days off for band and crew, the prospect of an outdoor show at a venue as beautiful as Red Rocks wa....

22 - Red Rocks Amphitheater, Denver

21 - Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

7th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis, USA Mon 07 May  - Geraint A fine shot of the fabulous Geraint Watkins at his demon B3. - Geraint again Priceless!

21 - Orpheum Theater, Minneapolis

20 - Riverside Theater, Milwaukee

6th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, USA Sun 06 May  - Guy's rig Guy’s keyboard rig consists of an old beaten up Korg SG1D used purely as a master keyboard. A Korg Trinity Plus....

20 - Riverside Theater, Milwaukee

19 - Rosemont Theater, Chicago

5th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Rosemont Theater, Chicago, USA Sat 05 May  - The ball game The band had the opportunity to go and see a ball-game at the famous Wrigley field stadium, Chicago on Saturday 5th ....

19 - Rosemont Theater, Chicago

18 - Fox Theater, Detroit

4th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Fox Theater, Detroit, USA Fri 04 May  - MK's Amp Cabinets Info on this is currently being compiled by a keyboard player, hence the delay! I'll upload the lot in one future dia....

18 - Fox Theater, Detroit

17 - Massey Hall, Toronto

3rd May 2001

Tour Diary : Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada Thu 03 May  - The management Sir Paul Crockford, Mark’s new manager. Would you argue or buy a used car from this man? Paul also manages William Top....

17 - Massey Hall, Toronto

16 - Wordperfect Theater, Ottawa

2nd May 2001

  Tour Diary : Wordperfect Theater, Ottawa, Canada Wed 02 May  - plane RB pictured with Amy, our stewardess. Chad is sitting up in the jump seat today. How’s this for travelling&hellip....

16 - Wordperfect Theater, Ottawa

15 - Beacon Theater, New York

29th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Beacon Theater, New York, USA Sun 29 April and Monday 30th  - Richard Bennett on stage in NYC       -  Tour Diary : Beacon Theater, New York, USA Mon 30 Ap....

15 - Beacon Theater, New York

14 - Performing Arts Centre, Newark NJ

28th May 2001

Tour Diary : Performing Arts Centre, Newark NJ, USA Sat 28 April  - Newark New Jersey Performing Arts centre Don't forget, you can e-mail me with comments, queries etc.on tour at drfletch@btconne....

14 - Performing Arts Centre, Newark NJ

13 - Tower Theater, Philadelphia

26th May 2001

  - Tour Diary : Tower Theater, Philadelphia, USA Thu 26 April  - Glen's set list Friday 26th April Philadelphia The song Rudiger was missed out during the show because Glen Saggers (MK&rsqu....

13 - Tower Theater, Philadelphia

12 - Constitution Hall, Washington DC

25th May 2001

  - Tour Diary : Constitution Hall, Washington DC, USA Wed 25 April  - MK & Rory Mark and Rory Madden, our monitor man from Port Talbot, Wales having a laugh during sound check in DC. Ro....

12 - Constitution Hall, Washington DC

11 - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford

24th May 2001

  - Tour Diary : Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, USA Tue 24 April  - The plane This is currently our chosen mode of transportation. A Gulfstream G4. I'll try and get some better pics of this b....

11 - Oakdale Theater, Wallingford

10 - Orpheum, Boston

23rd May 2001

  Tour Diary : Orpheum, Boston, USA Mon 23 April  - Some of Richard's guitars GIBSON SOUTHERNER JUMBO (1954) The Southerner Jumbo, an old standby in the Gibson line, was for many years their....

10 - Orpheum, Boston

09 - Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo

7th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil Sat 07 April  - Sao Paulo view Here's a particularly boring shot of the view out of my hotel room window in Sau Paulo. You can see it is a p....

09 - Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo

08 - Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo

6th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo, Brazil Fri 06 April  - Chad & Angel Here's a pic of Chad with our bodyguard in Brasil, Angel. As you can tell we got on very well. It was tough....

08 - Creditcard Hall, Sao Paulo

07 - ATL Hall, Rio de Janeiro

5th May 2001

  Tour Diary : ATL Hall, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thu 05 April  - Caipirinhas..scene of the crime Caipirinhas Undoubtedly one of the talking points of the Brazilian leg was the rate at which t....

07 - ATL Hall, Rio de Janeiro

06 - Gigantinho, Porto Alegre

4th May 2001

  Tour Diary : Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil Wed 04 April  - Pre show rituals Pre show rituals Mike and Richard continue to do battle on the card table before each show. A card game calle....

06 - Gigantinho, Porto Alegre

05 - Teatro de Verano, Montevideo

2nd May 2001

  Tour Diary : Teatro de Verano, Montevideo, Uruguay Mon 02 April  - Robbie McGrath in Montivideo Hope it doesn't rain. Sound check in Montivideo, a hot and steamy day. - Band on a boat This....

05 - Teatro de Verano, Montevideo

04 - Luna Park, Buenos Aires

1st May 2001

  Tour Diary : Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sun 01 April  - Footy Football Buenos Aires, March 30th 2001. The eagerly awaited football match between the ‘MK Giant’s and the....

04 - Luna Park, Buenos Aires

03 - Luna Park, Buenos Aires

31st March 2001

  Tour Diary : Luna Park, Buenos Aires, Argentina Sat 31 March  - Tango Tango Mark’s tale of being one of the best dancers in England, was always going to get him into trouble. At near....

03 - Luna Park, Buenos Aires

02 - Wed 28th March 2001

28th March 2001

  Tour Diary : National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico Wed 28 March  - In ears The bold move to launch the band into the 21st century by switching to ‘In-Ear’ monitors has had i....

02 - Wed 28th March 2001

01 - Tuesday 27th March 2001

27th March 2001

  Tour Diary : National Auditorium, Mexico City, Mexico Tue 27 March  - Mexico Welcome to the first instalment of ‘tour notes’ compiled by Guy. Coming to you from a laptop somewh....

01 - Tuesday 27th March 2001


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