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eric sardinas black pearls north american tour underway

North America, my loss is your gain. Eric Sardinas and company have quitted Southern California and are now on the road. They are all set to hopscotch the continent, starting in Lincoln, Nebraska on Tuesday (September 2). Lincoln, are you ready to rock? You'd better be! (I'd tell you to lock up your daughters, but your daughters would never forgive me, and I don't need any additional bad karma.) So, if the boys are playing your town, or you're within road-tripping distance of their scheduled gigs, do yourself a favor and catch any and all shows you can. (Trust me on this one. You'll thank me later!) And, hey... Why not take some pictures and/or write up reviews of the shows you go to, and send them in so I can live vicariously through you?


CURRENT TOUR DATES - INTERNAL | OFFICIAL SITE TOUR DATES

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SITE Update - Inexcusably Tardy, but Hopefully Worth the Wait

I admit it. I got busy with other things, and was feeling a little blue about the seven-week drought that the North American tour represents for my selfish self... so I procrastinated writing this update. New content has been going online all along, but actually sitting down and writing it up? Well, that I put off, so this is going to be a long update. Grab a beverage, and settle in for the duration. Here's what's new:


WIN BLACK PEARLS! klewmedia black pearls cd giveaway contest

KLEWmedia has been kind enough to partner with RespectPerfection.com for their Black Pearls CD Contest.  Since this site is only a month old today, there'll probably be a fairly limited number of entries in this particular contest... the upshot being that you have a pretty good chance of winning a free Black Pearls CD! Enter the contest here, and make sure to do it before September 30th, 2003. (If you already own the CD, go ahead and enter anyway. If you win, you can use that extra CD to do a good deed: Turn some deserving music fan on to Eric Sardinas!)


The Band

HOT! A transcript of Eric Sardinas: Black Pearls (the freakin' awesome bonus video available for online viewing via the enhanced Black Pearls CD) has been added HERE.


An oldie but a goodie, Guitarist magazine's pre-Treat Me Right interview with Eric Sardinas, "Dobro Through a Marshall Stack, Anyone?" has been mirrored HERE.


The Live Show

Current tour dates for the North American Black Pearls tour have been updated HERE.


HOT! Markus Hagner of Home of Rock has sent in a great picture of 'the Dobro of fire' from one of Eric Sardinas' past German concerts. (I've never seen TDOF, but I've certainly heard a lot of good things about it.) Markus isn't sure of the date the picture was taken, but I'm sure it was one hell of a night! See the full-size picture HERE.


The Sounds

I've transcribed (to the best of my limited ability) the lyrics for the new album Black Pearls. You can find the song lyrics linked HERE.


Extracurricular discographies for former drummers Chris Frazier and Scott Palacios have been added HERE.


The Sights

HOT! I've finally found a professional studio photograph of the three current band members together -- the inside picture from the new Black Pearls CD. It's on The Sights page, and available as wallpaper HERE.


I've also added 12 professional studio photos of drummer Mike Dupke, taken while he was a member of Hair of The Dog. You can see them HERE.


The Fans

HOT! The Virtual Telegram Project is now up and running. It is a guestbook, not for the site, but for the band. It's a kind of informal and unofficial fan mail exercise. Do you have something you'd like to say to the band? You can say it loud, and say it proud, HERE.


The Goods

Now that Black Pearls has been released, you can order it online through Favored Nations' eStore... so I've added the FN Black Pearls banner HERE.


Site Tools

HOT! The site Guestbook is open, and ready for business. Make my day: Drop by and sign it HERE.



SEPTEMBER 1, 2003 - They Keep Rollin' & Rollin'... Right for You, Baby

  1 NASHVILLE, TN

  2 WINDER, GA

  3 CHARLOTTE, NC

  6 ANNAPOLIS, MD

  7 SYRACUSE, NY

  8 ROCHESTER, NY

  9 NEW YORK, NY

14 QUEBEC, QC

15 MONTREAL, QC

16 OTTAWA, ON

17 TORONTO, ON

18 DEARBORN, MI


BB KINGS
CHIPS
DOUBLE DOOR
RAM'S HEAD
DINOSAUR BBQ
DINOSAUR BBQ
A & M ROADHOUSE

L'AUTRE CASERN
CAF… CAMPUS
THE RAINBOW
HEALEY'S
GEORGE & HARRY'S

David Lee Roth

from the Official Eric Sardinas Mailing List:


Eric Sardinas has been confirmed to open for David Lee Roth on several shows. As a result, we have had to rearrange the September tour schedule a bit. Below is the new tour itinerary. We are trying to reschedule the dates we've had to take off of the schedule. Please check www.ericsardinas.com for updates.


** indicates supporting David Lee Roth


SEPTEMBER


OCTOBER

  2 LINCOLN, NE

  3 DES MOINES, IA

  4 MINNEAPOLIS, MN

  5 CHICAGO, IL

  6 MUNDELEIN, IL

  9 BATTLECREEK, MI

10 WAPAKONETA, OH

13 NEW YORK, NY

15 LOUISVILLE, KY

17 GLENSIDE, PA

19 PINEBLUFF, AR

20 BATESVILLE, AR

22 TAMPA, FL

24 FORT MEYERS, FL

26 LK BUENA VISTA, FL

27 POMPANO BEACH, FL

ZOO BAR
BLUES ON GRAND
FAMOUS DAVE'S
HOUSE OF BLUES
WASHBURN GUITAR FEST.
PLANET ROCK
ROUTE 33 RHYTHM & BLUES
BEACON THEATRE **
STEVIE RAYS
KESWICK THEATRE **
LAKEVIEW AMPHITHEATRE
BLUES IN THE PARK FEST.
TAMPA THEATRE **
BARBARA B. MANN HALL **
HOUSE OF BLUES **
PB AMPHITHEATRE **

SEPTEMBER 3 - Eric Sardinas to Open for Diamond Dave!

Also, for the first 500 people who pre-ordered Eric's new album "Black Pearls," you will be receiving your autographed posters in the near future!



PREVIOUS UPDATES

August, 2003

vicenÁ's with the band

From the get-go, I've been asking you fans to send your stuff to me for publication here on the site. Boy howdy, did I have a windfall today! VicenÁ Rius is a HUGE Sardinas fan, and his pictures with Eric and Paul are super-sized to match! A big 'thank you' to his girlfriend Carmen, who sent the pictures in as a surprise for her beloved.


Would you look at these maniacs? I wanna party with these guys! --->

VicenÁ Rius with Paul Loranger

justin crafton's internal gallery - june 6, 2003 - roadhouse blues - wichita, kansas

Justin Crafton, founder of the Dobro of Fire YahooGroup, has allowed me to create an internal mirror gallery for his Wichita pictures. Justin is sending in the high-res versions of these pictures to replace the low-res versions. Also, check out Justin and Rosanna (his wife) with Mike Dupke HERE.

For up-to-the-minute updates, follow this developing story live online, HERE [2]! (And please feel free to join in the fun. The more the merrier!)



SEPTEMBER 4 - Now Them's What I Call Pictures!

As you may already know, I am an Aerosmith fan... seriously hardcore. I even have an Aerosmith bulletin board. (Told ya I was a nerd!) So, anyway, Aerosmith fans have great taste in music (obviously), and I've turned many internet AeroFriends on to the magic that is Eric Sardinas.  Last night, I posted a shout-out on my board, looking for fans in the Minneapolis area, to give them a heads-up about the pending Famous Dave's show... and to see if I couldn't get something (and someone) going.


I did!  (Read about it HERE [1].)


Rick Cheeseman dropped everything, and hit the road at the last minute, to catch what he could of the show.  And boy, is he a good catcher! He returned bearing photos, a new autographed CD, and praise for the band!  (Read about it HERE [2].)  Tonight, Rick will flesh out his account of the show... and who knows?  Maybe there are some more photos that he hasn't posted yet!

Photo by Rick Cheeseman
Follow this breaking story online HERE.

SEPTEMBER 5 BREAKING NEWS REPORT! - Minneapolis Show at Famous Dave's


Hey-Ho, Let's Go! I'm gonna start a riot! You don't wanna fight it!  (attribution)