Back with a summary
Last modified: 02 Mar 2006

Unfortunately I never quite got around to writing in the blog during February, so my apologies once again for the silence. There is much going on in d: world at the moment, so I thought I'd blog a little summary of d: news.

Delirious? on stageThe UK Tour is about to get underway, starting next week in Swansea (7th March). The five-date tour looks like being a complete sell-out, with Derby and Norwich already completely sold-out and Swansea, Bath and Folkestone likely to follow suit before long. It may only be a mini tour in terms of venues being played and number of gigs but it will no doubt be unmissable. There may not be a big video screen to entertain you this time, but you're likely to hear some superb Mission Bell songs and incredible passion.

The big piece of news that I announced on the site recently is to finally be able to confirm the Live DVD that Delirious? have talked about for so long. It will be recorded at Willow Creek Community Church, Chicago, in June. There have been a few negative comments about the choice of venue, but the simple truth is that Willow Creek have the in-house facilities needed to shoot a DVD without the need to hire in expensive equipment. I've spoken to a few people who will be involved with making the DVD, and I'm certain that it will be absolutely superb.

Sam Gibson, The Mission Bell ProducerI also recently added another exclusive interview to the site. Sam Gibson, the guy who was the producer for The Mission Bell, agreed to answer my questions about the band and the album. Some of you may remember that I did a similar interview with the guy who produced World Service (Julian Kindred). The Sam Gibson interview is probably not the most informative of interviews, mainly due to the fact that it's almost impossible to get a straight answer from him without his excellent sense of humour cracking a joke or two! But I think it's entertaining anyway.

A whole host of tour dates have now been confirmed for the first half of 2006, including a 13-city US Tour and numerous other American dates. So it looks like the band are going to be very busy for the next few months - even appearing at the venue of the World Cup final just 6 days after the football match takes place, as part of the Calling All Nations worship event at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.

Subtle hints about what to expect for this autumn's UK Tour are also starting to filter through. The big screen video is going to be taking a prominent position, with a new backing-video in the making for History Maker, consisting of photos of fans. And the band have even been shooting some green-screen footage (where the background is added in later by computer) for some exciting visual effects to be seen on tour later in the year.

Hopefully I'll be back to posting on this blog a little more regularly this month, and will no doubt be back with stories from the UK Tour next week.