Justin Sullivan and Friends
Tales of the Road
The Justin, Michael and Dean live album is finished and the first copies are now available for purchase in The Shop. It will be in all good high street shops next month.
The DVD, recorded in Darmstadt last year will be released early next month.
North American Update
As with last year it is the final pieces that take the longest.
Justin & Dean plus Michael playing percussion are returning for a lengthy trip in April. Bringing Michael allows for a greater breadth of material and brings us one step closer to the full band - still our ambition before the end of the year!!
The tour as it stands now is
17 - Boston MA, Mid East
18 - Albany NY, Valentines
19 - Off
20 - Rochester NY, Bug Jar
21 - Buffalo NY, Mohawk Palace
22 - Pittsburgh PA, Rex Theater
23 - Indianapolis IN, Radio Radio
24 - Chicago IL, Bottom Lounge
25 - Cinncinnatti OH
26 - Louisville KY
27 - Off
28 - Nashville TN
29 - Athens GA
30 - Atlanta GA, Star Bar
1 - Charlotte NC
2 - Chapel Hill NC
3 - Off
4 - Richmond VA, Nancy Raygun
5 - Baltimore WA, Otto Bar
6 - New York NY, Knitting Factory
7 - Brooklyn NY, Southpaw
8 - Providence RI, Living Room
9 - Off
10 - TBA CA
11 - San Juan Capistrano CA
12 - San Diego CA, Brick by Brick
13 - Tucson AZ, Plush
14 - Albuquerque NM,
15 - Denver CO,
16 - Off
17 - Salt Lake City UT
18 - Off
19 - San Francisco CA, DNA
20 - Los Angeles CA, Spaceland
21 - Seattle WA, Tractor Tavern
22 - Vancouver BC
23 - Victoria BC, Lucky Bar
Sound has been mixed by the band with producer Chris Tsangarides and the results are sad to be outstanding.
Work is underway on the visuals and we hope to have a lot more to report (such as what it will be called) when we get to the April newsletter
New Studio Album
Since last month work has progressed significantly towards the ever-so-long-awaited-new-New-Model-Army-full-band-studio-album. The song writing and demos now have "real substance" according to our sources and we will continue to let you know how things develop.
We are planning a few short excursions this summer. We hope to announce a welcome return to a beloved outdoor venue in Germany later this month for a show in early summer. We are also confirmed to play at this years Beautiful Days festival near Exeter on the week-end of 21st and 22nd of August.
Red Sky Coven Volumes 1 & 1?
Did you buy RSC Vols 1 & 2 (blue 2 disc set) on the recent tour, only to get home and find Vols 1 & 1? We know there are at least 25 copies (one box) like that and have only had 12 back so far. If you have one please return it to the address below for immediate exchange (we will even refund your postage)
c/o NMA Online
PO Box 2736
We are delighted to be able to report that in addition to the two full band shows on 19th & 20th March in Johannesburg there will be a third show in JHB. On Wednesday 17th at Doors Nightclub Justin and Dean will perform an exclusive acoustic set as a warm up and to announce our arrival in South Africa.
In response to incredible demand, Justin will be performing an additional solo show in Cape Town on Saturday 3rd April. As this newsletter was being prepared we were still awaiting confirmed details but will update this space as soon as we know more.
Details for these shows can be found at the website of the promoters in South Africa - www.alter-ego.co.za
South Africa tour CD
Another reminder that to coincide with the dates in March a limited edition compilation CD is being produced for the South African market. Entitled "Original 20" it is a collection along the lines of Great Expectations but featuring a slightly different listing:
It has been produced by the organizers of the tour to help offset the high cost of bringing us to SA and will be limited to 2000 copies. It will only be available at the shows and at branches of Look & Listen - a chain of CD stores in SA who are helping to promote the dates and are also selling tickets, although that said, we are bound to smuggle a few copies home and hope to able to offer limited quantities through The Shop!
Attack Attack Records
The label set up by the band to release new material by NMA has just releases it's first non NMA product. We are proud to be producing our friend Rev Hammer's new studio CD "Spitting Feathers". It is currently available in The Shop and will be on general release soon.
We will be following this up with the new album from Dave Blomberg's excellent side project Nozzle. The album, entitled "Twisted Vision" will be released in the early summer to coincide with a European tour which is currently being put together.