Email 23rd October 1999

Subject: Fish 99 - US tour

Dear Fishheads, Freaks, fans and the Company!
The US idea looks like it is moving forward fast. Thanks for the response to the suggestion and sorry I couldn't answer you all.
Dates most likely now are:-
Thursday 13th Atlanta
Friday 14th day off on the road
Saturday 15th Washington
Sunday 16th Philly
Monday 17th New York City
Tuesday 18th Day off on the Road
Wednesday 20th St Pete's Florida and Stag party! :-)
Thursday and Friday recover and then Saturday 22nd Wes get's hitched and the Scots show Florida how to empty a bar!! :-)

This is the sketch we are working on.
I know many of you have said "Why not Toronto or Cleveland or even some West Coast dates?"
Sorry but I don't want to get into a big organised tour for a couple of reasons:
1. I have no record company support
2. I have to start rehearsing for the movie in early February
3. Wes can't play after the wedding and any earlier we run into the New Year rush
These are the maximum number of dates we can effectively go for with minimum risk. The band are doing this for fun as the costs pinned down to just 5 shows are horrendous and mean that there will be hardly any wages even if we sell these gigs out! I will need all the support I can get with this.
I'd like to get Philly on the Saturday and will be talking to Larry about this in order to make it a convention of sorts!
The film company have ok'd me for going and there is no reason that this cannot be made to happen.

Someone grabbed the wrong end of the fantasy stick on the Freaks list! When I talk about the Band I mean my band!
I have no idea if the Marillo's will be at Wes' wedding, it has never been discussed. I'm sure that if anyone does come over it will be for the wedding and if they are at St Pete's on the gig day then I'm sure they would come along for the party. Apart from that this tour will be a Fishy one!
Let's make it happen!

all the best
love
Onkel Fish x
 

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