Thursday, April 16, 2015

Oh The Dates, They Are A-Changing

I'm afraid the first thirteen shows of the next leg of the tour are going to have to be moved. I know how annoying some people will find it and I can only apologise and hope that you'll agree with me that it's for a very good reason.

I've only got myself to blame. I broke the first rule of showbiz which, as everyone knows, is to never have sex with your wife nine months before a bunch of tour dates. Sorry.

Or in other words. I'm going to be a Dad. Woo hoo! (Woo hoo always looks sarcastic. I don't mean it to be.)

Knowing exactly when a new human is going to announce themselves to the world is tricky. But there is no way on earth that I'm not being there. So the choice we were facing for the tour was to either
1)  carry on as planned and almost certainly have to cancel a show or two or more on the day or at very short notice.
2) make a decision now to move a few dates.

It seems to me that doing it at short notice would be far more chaotic. At that time, people would have booked trains and hotels and so on. Finding replacement dates that work would have been harder too. Rightly or wrongly this seemed like the less disruptive course of action as it gives everyone a sensible amount of notice.

The dates that are moving were for shows that fell between the 4th and 22nd of October. We were able to reschedule one of them to November but the rest are in January. I am of course very grateful to all the venues that have taken this so well and worked with us to find the best replacement dates they can.

The new tour dates for the tour extension, now look like this - the ones that have been moved are against a different background colour.
23 - JERSEY Opera House
25 - CHELTENHAM Everyman Theatre
28 - POOLE The Lighthouse
29 - SALISBURY City Hall
30 - WATFORD Colosseum
31 - READING Hexagon

1 - NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
5 - WIMBORNE Tivoli Theatre
6 - DURHAM Gala Theatre
7 - MOTHERWELL Concert Hall
8 - LANCASTER Grand Theatre
11 - CRAWLEY Hawth Theatre
12 - SWINDON Wyvern Theatre
13 - YEOVIL Octagon Theatre
14- COVENTRY Warwick Arts Centre
15 - SALFORD The Lowry
18 - CHELMSFORD Civic Theatre
19 - NOTTINGHAM Playhouse
20 - NORTHAMPTON Royal & Derngate Theatre
22 - DUNFERMLINE Alhambra Theatre
26 - BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall
27 - CAMARTHEN Lyric Theatre
28 - CARDIFF St David's Hall
29 - WOLVERHAMPTON  - Wulfrun Hall

18/19/20 - NORWICH The Playhouse
22 - HEREFORD - The Courtyard Theatre
23 - CORNWALL - Hall for Cornwall
24 - EXETER - Corn Exchange
26 - SHREWSBURY - Theatre Severn
27 - BROXBOURNE - Civic Theatre
28 - ALDERSHOT - Princes Theatre
29 - CHATHAM - Central Theatre
30 - CROYDON - Fairfield Halls
31 - HAYES - Beck Theatre

If you'd bought a ticket to one of the reorganised dates and still want to come along, the people to contact are whoever you bought your ticket from, whether that's the venue or an agency or... well no, that about covers it. Hopefully, they'll be in touch with you any way.

I really am sorry to be letting people down like this. But of course I'm also being absolutely head over heels about the reason behind it.


Ingrid said...

Bloody Brilliant! So pleased for you both! Look forward to your shows, and hope the pregnancy goes to plan.

Congratulations!!! x

Jamie said...

Congratulations Dave :)

Sumit Rahman said...

If its a boy, call him Dave Gorman. If it's a girl, call her Dave Gorman. And make the christening family and Dave Gormans only.

More seriously, congratulations!

Natalie Starling-Booth said...

Thanks for letting us know and "CONGRATULATIONS". See you on November at Wolverhampton

Gio said...

Congratulations to the pair of you! :^D

Delme Jones said...

Congratulations to you both from the parents of those baby Cornish twins, you know, one likes you the other not so much ��

Was going to see you in October in Truro, see you late January after your first Christmas with the newbie ��

welshfifi88 said...

What marvellous news for you and Mrs Gorman!! :-D Congratulations! Wishing Mrs Gorman a happy and healthy pregnancy!!

Karol said...

Congratulations. Xxx

Lorraine said...

Congratulations to you both :-) xx

Sue Thacker said...

Many congratulations Dave and Mrs Gorman, another Dave to add to your collection?

James Storer said...

Good luck with it all Mr. My only worry is that you've not left a big enough window. I know from personal experience that we can be tenuous buggers when it comes to showing a face to the big scary world... I'm guessing a 25th October birth is on the cards but I.m sure some other Dave Gorman can fill in. He might even be funny. Oh that came out badly. Refer to the good luck bit please.

Lewis Shedden said...

Congrats Dave, hope it all goes well.

Del Walker said...

Congrats Dave
Hope it all goes well
See you in Colchester in a couple of weeks

deborah cole said...

So happy for you and Mrs Gorman! x

ageing man said...

Fantastic news Dave ...... nooooo not the baby ..... we've all got em..... no it's about Colchester this coming Sunday Night.... it was all sold out .... but they've just rung me to say there's a ticket spare..... I'm coming to see ya mate... No idea where I'll be sitting yet .... but keep an eye out for me ....

Have a good one !

Unknown said...

Good news, congrats, just got 2 tickets for the Exeter show.