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The first Tour...!

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Well, it has been a really long time between updates! We have been extremely busy this last two months with touring with Third Day - we have now done 10 shows with them from hollywood CA, all the way to Orlando, Florida!

The first 4 shows we did were on the West Coast of the USA - Hollywood, San Diego, Anaheim(Disneyland!) and then Las Vegas.

It was really awesome to see all the places that I had heard of before!

Check out a video of the trip:

Here's a little video I took of one of the shows while playing my bass!:

So - pretty much THE MOST AMAZING thing happened to us on our way to the Las Vegas show. We had met a representative from Fender guitars (his name was Dave and he was an awesome Christian guy) after the Anaheim show and he said he would like to show us around the Fender factory the next day - on our way to Vegas. We were really keen and thought it may be a good opportunity to build relations.

So, we get there and check out the factory:

It was really cool. He then took us back to his office and he had about 50 awesome guitars that famous people had used at some stage (like in movies/award shows etc). He let us play them - any one we wanted!

I picked up this beautiful Fender 5-string Jazz bass (it was played by Ricky Martin's bass player at the Grammys!) and started playing it. Dave came over to me, looked sternly into my eyes and said: 'Merry Christmas' He gave me the bass! He then proceeded to give Ty 2 (awesome) custom Fender guitars and Dave 2 (awesome) guitars. Nothing for Mike.

Here is a reenactment:

The other shows have been going great too - Mac from Third Day has been giving us HUGE plugs from the stage in his set. He gets Dave up every night to sing a Third Day song with them. It's pretty darn amazing. I still have to pinch myself every now and then.

Nicky is doing well - she is extremely busy with looking after the Revive accounts and Merch. She is slowly getting used to life on the bus/van. Typical Nicky, she sleeps well on the bus - even when we go over bumps and get airborne in our bunks, she'll still sleep.

Please keep praying for us. There hasn't been a week here yet when one of the 8 of us hasn't been ill. It's a bit of a killer, so please pray for that and for love!

The album will be released in like 2 weeks! You can hear 2 of our new songs on the myspace page: www.myspace.com/reviveband

I'll leave you with some photos from Mrytle Beach, SC - the closest thing we've found to Sydney yet.
Love you all!

Rich and Nic

Posted by richandnic 07:42 Archived in USA

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