a few weeks ago, i announced the upcoming release of my new album ‘Ctrl’ and the accompanying SQUARE tour. as i mentioned in the announcement, the SQUARE tour is easily the most ambitious tour production i’ve ever attempted. the last two years have been a remarkable season of creativity for me, for which i’m very grateful. but the nature of what i’ve been working on has kept me (and inevitably, my management and booking teams) working very close to the wire in terms of schedules.
it is primarily for this reason that i’m sorry to announce that we’re pushing the SQUARE tour shows to early next year, giving us more time to find the right spaces for the shows and sufficiently spread the word. i’m so proud of and grateful for all of the folks with whom i work on the business side who always do such an incredible job facilitating my sometimes wild ideas, this being no exception.
i consider it part of my job to guard and trust a certain amount of creative ambition and risk, to not let the realities of the market dictate what i make and how i make it. i want to reach just beyond what i believe is possible, into the spiritual discipline of getting in over my head. and while i mostly get away with this, in this case it was too much in too little time. but i’ve had several moments in my career when my team and i have had to come up with creative solutions for difficult situations, so here’s what we’re going to do:
i’m still hitting the road in support of ‘Ctrl’ this year, but we’re delaying the shows somewhat (now starting the weekend of september 27). the shows will be intimate, living room style shows, and will still feature ‘page cxvi’ opening and backing me for my set. all tickets will be $20, and we’ll be announcing those cities & dates in two weeks (on august 21). i’ll still be performing the entire ‘Ctrl’ album at these shows, along with requests.
there’s part of me that truly believes these shows will be even more suited to connect you to the music of ‘Ctrl’, and when you hear the record i’ll think you’ll agree.
but why take my word for it? as both a thanks for your patience as we sort out the tour situation and hopefully a motivation to catch one of the rescheduled shows, we’ve decided to push up the direct sale of ‘Ctrl’ to, well, NOW. as of this writing, ‘Ctrl’ is available for purchase (including several package options featuring exclusive t-shirts, limited edition posters, and more) at http://www.derekwebb.com. this is a full month before the retail release date, and in plenty of time to get familiar with the new songs before i arrive in your city.
as always, i’m so grateful to all of you who have supported and trusted me thus far. i can’t wait for you to hear ‘Ctrl’, so head to http://www.derekwebb.com and grab it now.
**if you purchased tickets for the SQUARE tour and didn’t receive an email regarding your ticket, please drop a line to jami: email@example.com