Anvil Tour 2005
- I don't know where to begin!!!! Believe it or not I tried writing
this when I was in Greece but for some reason I wasn't able to post
what I had writen. It was a long tour and quite an experience. We
toured using camper vans which is way we used to tour in the USA in
the mid eighties. I was fantastic for sight seeing, because in a
tour bus you don't really get to see things the same way and you
don't get to stop when or where ever you want. When we were in Italy
we played in Rome , so right after we finished packing up we went
and drove to the Colliseum. It nwas about 4 in the morning but I did
get to see where the gldiators would fight to the death. Much like
all museum things it was quite weird in a sence seeing in real life
how large this structure really is. We did this kind of thing on a
tight crazy schedule. At one point we took the Chunnel to get to
England...really cool train that you kind of drive into. I should
mention the actual name for this tour was Pitch your Gitch Tour. We
tied all our dirty socks and underwear onto the back of the camper
on the bike rack and bumper. It was quite amusing for the camper
rental company when the campers where returned. Men never grow up or
should I says boys never grow up. Ivan Tyler and Peter played with
one of those mechanical plush toy grabbing machines at a truck stop
in England, they one at least 30 stuffed toys. Tyler, Robbs son and
Peter (Metal Pounder) Swenson from Sweden. It was cool to have Peter
hang out for a few days. He didn't want to leave to go back to work.
The gigs where great for the most part, other than England were the
gig was completely unadvertised , it was still fun for the few who
saw us. We did an extended 8 days in Greece which was like the icing
on the cake..... But more like the tziki on the souvlaki. nonstop
eating. Greg our man in Greece was really a pleasure to work with. I
know I will return to Greece for sure in the future. We have many
dedicated Anvil fans there. Another place that blew us away was this
small club called Negosonic, in Belgium. It was really a lot of fun
to play a small place because the people were right there in your
face. On the sad side I must report the the Czec Republic gig ripped
us for 300 Euro because the support band didn't have enough time to
play because we arrived late. But hey we were coming from Sweden!!!!
over 16 hours drive. We still made it in time to play and the people
were great!!! It was a cool show, too bad the promoter was a thief.
All in all it was one of the best if not THE best tour I've ever
done, certainly the most amount of continuous shows without a lot
of cancellations. We lost 2 shows because of the riots in France,
one show in France and the other in Spain because you must go
through France to get to Spain. I made up for at least one of these
shows by doing a show at the Negosonic club in Aalst Belgium. The
days off as a result of this was spent in Holland....weed I say
more? The mood of the troops was good through out this tour of
duty.We are now on a short holiday and will be back writing at
rehersal after the new year. The movie is continuing, plans for home
shots are Christmas morning? oh GREAT!!!Transylvania was legendary!!!
the movie tells all
- I've just read your latest post to the Anvil Group and I was wondering
if you could elaborate on the following selection from said post.
--- anvilips2000 wrote:
> The movie is continuing, plans for home
> shots are Christmas morning? oh GREAT!!!Transylvania was legendary!!!
> the movie tells all
- Anvil is working on a DVD movie. It will feature real life stuff as
well as live footage shot on the recent European tour.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, zygons_rule <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> I've just read your latest post to the Anvil Group and I was wondering
> if you could elaborate on the following selection from said post.
> --- anvilips2000 wrote:
> > The movie is continuing, plans for home
> > shots are Christmas morning? oh GREAT!!!Transylvania was legendary!!!
> > the movie tells all
- Thank you for sharing all that wonderful trip with us! I was wondering
why we didn't have any news and I hoped that everything was ok for
Anvil. Then, Tony posted a few pictures on the website and when I saw
them, I knew that the tour was kind of awesome! You all deserved that
and about the bad promoter...well, the whole world isn't perfect.
Metalpounder was there! Isn't great? Dirty underwears and socks in the
camper; the good old Anvil! Thank you again for the update and I can't
wait to watch that movie. Shots on Christmas, you can't have a bigger
- --- In tgalloca wrote:
>> Anvil is working on a DVD movie. It will feature real life stuffVery cool. If the band is interested I'd like to offer my
>as well as live footage shot on the recent European tour.
services to help make this project a success. I've worked in the
film and television industry for over 10 years now, and have
produced a number of successful projects (including documentaries).
If they are interested I'd be more than happy to help out (depending
upon their needs and situation). You can contact me privately and
off list if you wish. I'm not sure what company is behind this
project, or the experience level of those involved. Perhaps I can
help take it to the next level? A quick conversation wouldn't hurt.
I think it's great that a DVD is being produced. And I look
forward to it's release. I've been a fan for many, many years, and
have been lurking on this group for a couple as well. :)