Let’s Get This Party Started

Reporting to you, live, from sunny London.

We had our first group rehearsal tonight and it was stonkin’, to use an old TPE phrase.

I’m jet lagged as hell and just found out that for some reason people care if Michael Jackson is alive or dead. Maybe it’s the jet lag, but I find this puzzling.

Anyhow, let me get a good night’s rest and then we’ve got a ton of news to post. Television, radio… all sorts of good stuff, and mostly because of YOU, our fans.

<yawn> Sorry – I really have to sleep now.

tour publicity

people we need your help here if poss

do you live near a venue where we will be playing on our july tour?

can you let us know if there is much/any publicity for the shows?

lemme know the good and the not so good

can’t wait! nearly there!

R.

Time to get excited.

Remember when I got the Daves mixed up awhile back? I never did post Dave Walsh’s photos from the Electric Picnic. Well, In some ways that’s kind of good, because looking at these I’m getting really excited again. See you all very soon.


That Petrol Emotion Live at Electric Picnic – Images by Dave Walsh

By the way, that little button in the lower right corner makes this play back full screen, for maximum TPE visualization!

JULY TPE tour dates announced for UK /IRELAND !

01/07/2009 Birmingham – Academy 2
02/07/2009 Portsmouth – Wedgewood Rooms
03/07/2009 London – Bloomsbury Ballroom
05/07/2009 Kent – Hop Farm Festival
06/07/2009 Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
07/07/2009 Manchester – Academy 3
09/07/2009 Leeds – Cockpit
10/07/2009 Newcastle – Academy 2
11/07/2009 Kinross, Scotland – T In The Park
12/07/2009 Dublin – Oxegen Festival

FINALLY ! Petrol’s UK/Ireland dates in July 09

After the massive success of last year’s reunion dates and fresh from whipping up a storm at SXSW in Austin, Texas the band will finally be playing a tour and some festivals in the UK during the first two weeks of july with other dates/festivals in Ireland and Europe to follow.

First date to be definitely confirmed is at the Hop Farm Festival in Kent on July 5 – check this link to the official website:

http://www.hopfarmfestival.com/home.aspx#/line-up.aspx

More news as it happens!

Rhapsody Session is open to the public!

So it turns out we *can* have people at our Rhapsody session. It’s just a studio, and we’re only going to play five songs, but hey, if you’ve got nothing else to do at 2PM, please come join us!

Green Screen Studios, 500 San Marcos, #109, Austin TX. Having problems? Call or text me at 206.601.6225.

Then, and only then, we can finally RELAX and see some other bands. BTW, Blue Aeroplanes and Ed Harcourt were both fantastic last night at our gig. This job does have some perks, and seeng those guys last night was definitely one of them.

SxSW slot – see you on Thursday.

We’ve been notified about our SxSW slot – it’s Thursday, March 19th at the Elysium.

We don’t know when we’re playing yet, as the lineup and bill haven’t been finalized. We do know a few of the bands we’re playing with, and couldn’t be happier. Let’s just say it’s a *really* strong bill, and I suspect a large number of people will be arriving early and staying all night.

The Elysium is on Red River, which is pretty much the center of SxSW festivities. It’s a goth club outside of SxSW, but don’t let that fool you. They’ve got a great PA system, so we’ll be able to be good & loud, heh heh heh.

All the arrangements are proceeding apace. Starting to get pretty excited…

2009 – Here we come!

Okay, I’ve been slacking off. Well, actually I haven’t, since I’m back in school and I have a million and one things to do. But I have been neglecting this site, and that’s not good. Time to get active again!

We’re working out the details for our trip to Austin in six weeks. Six weeks! Holy moly that’s not far away. Is anyone out there planning on coming to SxSW? We’ll let you know when we’re playing, which we should find out in the next week. We’re also trying to see if we can play anywhere else while we’re there, like a party or a radio station or record store – whatever.

If anyone out there has any ideas or offers, we’re all ears! Hook us up!