10th July 2019 - Newsletter from Leo
It’s been a while but here’s the news.
This year is busy. We’ve already played shows in Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Thanks to all of you who came along to see us.
Throughout the summer we’re playing festivals in Belgium, Holland, Germany and even one in the UK. The year will end with a long thirty-date tour of Germany, Belgium, Austria, The Czech Republic, Denmark and Norway. All gigs are shown on the web site.
We wanted to tour in more countries but for various reasons it’s not been possible. We’ll keep on trying.
2019 is the fifty-years anniversary of Woodstock, so to celebrate Hundred Seventy Split are playing the 1969 TYA Woodstock song setlist on all our shows. We’ve recorded the set live on the recent March Tour and ‘Woodstock 1969’ will be released on July 19th on CD and Vinyl.
It’s our interpretation of that historic 1969 Woodstock set. What you will hear is exactly how the songs went down with no overdubs.
The CD includes three extra TYA classics from that period and two Hundred Seventy Split bonus encore songs ‘The Smoke’ and ‘Do You Wish You Were At Woodstock’, the first written about my move to London in 1960 with Alvin Lee and our band The Jaybirds, and the second about TYA’s performance at Woodstock in 1969.
The vinyl version has the long Woodstock set of five songs but the extra five tracks are on the included download card.
The new CD and vinyl is available in hard copy from www.hundredseventysplit.com or from the usual stores and download sites.
Currently we’re working on a new studio album, so far untitled. Seven songs have been written so far and we expect the release to be early 2020.
That’s all for now!
See you out there on the road.