It’s such a pleasure to play in Hemsedal. This place does not only hold one of the wiildest afterskis in the world, but it’s also home to the best promoter and host, Calle. I love doing gigs in collaboration with him. He’s such a pro and great guy. Make sure you stop by Stavkroa or Hemsedal Café if you’re in the area!
Today we’ve spent some time getting ready for tonights show, which means drinking prosecco in the slopes, without actually getting any skiing done. Even though we’re avid skiers, we forgot to take our skis with us. Maybe thankfully so, as there was an avalanche in the slopes today (nobody was hurt), and with our luck we’d probably be the ones who got the blame for it.
I’m hitting the road again this weekend. Saturday I’m heading for the mountains to play a show at what is supposed to be one of the best after-skis in the world, Hemsedal. I’ve been coming to Stavkroa in Hemsedal for years and it’s tons of fun every time. Calle, the man in charge up there, is also one of the greatest people to work with, and we always come up with a great show together. If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by!
Talking about my first gig of 2017 had me thinking of my 2016 gigs. I love touring, so almost every gig is the best. But the best gig of 2016 has to be the I did in Tønsberg, a small Norwegian city which really comes to life during summer. My friend Andreas had come all the way to Norway from LA and sailed his boat down the coast to attend the concert, I had loads of friends coming and the place was packed to the brim. Check out a video from the night below. 🙂
I didn’t have a lot of negative experiences last year, luckily. But I did have a “sound technician” trying to blow my ear drums out in a different small Norwegian city. For me, with tinnitus and everything, bad sound technicians can be fatal to my hearing but I managed to save my ears this time as well. But I don’t think I’ll go back there, and hopefully, I won’t have to work with this technician again either.
My first gig of 2017 is coming up next weekend, and I’m really anxious to get back on the road.
In 2016, I made quite a few changes to CLMDs foundation. I had to make sure that, with Carl gone, I was backed up by people that understood and respected my vision for the CLMD brands future. This meant saying goodbye to a lot of great people I’ve worked with for a long time, both in management and booking. It’s been a tough year, with endless hard work and painful decisions. I’m so ready to start back up with the hard work again, and continue on the CLMD journey with new people, new inspiration and hopefully plenty of new adventures.
Tomorrow, I’m doing a little unofficial warm-up for the coming year by playing at a friends birthday/fare well party, and next weekend you’ll see me at Kick in Kristiansand!