Tuesday in Vienna

So after the fiasco of delayed flights , more delayed flights and even more delayed flights finally got to Vienna

Have been there before with touring but in the summer so was lovely to see all the Christmas market etc

So we have two dates left and that’ll be the end of touring for 2017 , off for 4 weeks and then it all starts again

Also means heading home to sort out Christmas apparently all the snow has melted back in the U.K. why it couldn’t have hung around till Xmas then just appeared for the day I don’t know πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ

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Dornbirn Austria πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή

Day off from the tour as it draws to an end , the boys decided to stay put a while longer so as friend of mine was in Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ visiting his parents so what do we do decided to go skiing

I’ve been skiing since I was 14 following the yearly high school trip but with touring hadn’t managed to go for a few years and as they say it’s like riding a bike 🏍

Only downside was I wasn’t there long enough !!! Definitely need to get in the habit of skiing β›· at least once a year again

24 hours in Paris πŸ‡«πŸ‡·

So the tour reached the French capital playing at the one venue I’d been dreading after losing my best friend there in an attack 2 years ago

Even had a chat with a sad pigeon and gave it both my pastries as it had lost a foot

There hasn’t been a day like yesterday when I’ve cried that much in decades everything suddenly hit me like a steam train πŸš‚ just how much I miss him but I came and did what I had to do and said my goodbyes

Today was a day off (Saturday) so what else to do Christmas shopping Parisian style

So we hit the champs elysees with gusto lol πŸ˜†

Louis Vuitton. Tiffany’s Stopping to see some Christmas πŸŽ„ horses 🐴 as well as lunch at Paul’s followed by a trip up the Eiffel tour

Back to the hotel for a quick change and back out to see the lights So all in all it’s been a great day

Tour rolls on and we got the U.K. on Tuesday

Berlin to London to Brussels πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ

So after a sold out show in Berlin it was straight to bed πŸ› for an early flight to London the following morning

over the years St Pancras has had really prettt Christmas πŸŽ„ trees 🌳 this year yuk looks half dead !!

Nip down the road to UCLH for a CT scan and then lunch with an old friend before back to St Pancras to catch Eurostar to Brussels

Much rather travel by train I can get more done work wise and don’t have a ton of messages when my phone goes on the other end

So we’re leaving for The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± and then Paris on Friday which is going to be the hardest show of my career

Day off in Oslo Norway πŸ‡³πŸ‡΄

So after 3 sold out gigs we’ve finally got a day off before heading off to Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Very impressed with the tree at the airport reminded me of the one in Trafalgar Square

View from the hotel was fantastic but really a rabbit beer bottle opener in the toilet wtf

Not much that I wanted to see so it was off to the mall with a stop at Hard Rock Cafe

So we leave for a night travelling by tour bus in 1/2 an hour – 14 hours on the road to Frankfurt lol

Moscow and Minsk

So this morning was spent doing just a little retail therapy have to say the Russians know how to decorate for Christmas

Headed off to Belarus and so far haven’t seen much apart from an Irish pub and the mall , show time tomorrow night then home for a few days

Moscow πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί

The first time I came to Russia πŸ‡·πŸ‡Ί few years ago always said I’d love to return and finally with the band we have to be greeted with a bit of snow too !!

The amazing hotel

Red square

The beautiful metro

Bit of retail therapy later (as it’s already Saturday here ) then onto Belarus

Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½ CityΒ 

Well it’s fair enough to say they like their skulls and odd art 


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Paseo de la reforma 


View from the hotel 

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And if you like your honey 


So now it’s a week and a half off and touring all starts again in Europe and the U.K. 

Pyramid of the sun ⛅️ Mexico πŸ‡²πŸ‡½Β 

So it’s back on the road after a few weeks off for recouperation after the knee op 

Literally just a flying visit ahead of the U.K. and Europe dates in November 

So what is the best cure for jet lag ?? Sightseeing !!!!! πŸ“· 

Pyramid of the sun ⛅️ is an hour from Mexico City 

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Quite interesting place to see and not as busy as the Inca trail which made a surprise 

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But if City exploring in the morning ahead of the festival and then back to the U.K. 

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