I was afraid this might get lost, and thought it important enough to re-post. Soundgenerator.com is announcing that Gary Moore will tour with B.B. King on B.B.'s (don't cry folks)'Farewell UK Tour'.
March 29th: Sheffield Arena,
March 31st: Manchester MEN Arena,
April 1st: Birmingham NEC Arena,
April 2nd: Bournemouth BIC,
April 4th: London Wembley Arena
GO, GO, GO, SEE THAT SHOW ROB, AS YOU SAID ONE DOESN,T KNOW IF B.B. WILL BE BACK AGAIN. HE WAS HERE A FEW MONTHS BACK AND WE MADE IT A POINT TO SEE HIM AND AT 80 SITTING IN A CHAIR WE WERE VERY IMPRESSED ROB WITH THE SHOW B.B. DOES SOME TALKING AND TELLS SOME VERY INTRESTING STORIES THAT YOU JUST CAN,T HEAR ANY WHERE ELSE, AND IT WAS VERY FUN AND SAD AT THE SAME TIME KNOWING THAT MAY VERY WELL BE THE LAST TIME YOU SEE THE LEGEND B.B.KING. WHEN YOU THROW IN GARY MOORE ROB, THATS A MUST SEE PEACE PAUL
Well, I GUESS we can forgive that Pieter . And you're right Paul, he's very inspirational. I've seen him 3 times, the last time being 2004. He was in a chair then also, but you'd only have to close your eyes and you'd never know it. I'm lucky enough living near Cincinnati that I can catch him here, Dayton, or even Chicago. But I guess a tour of any large proportions (especially over-seas) is pretty hectic for an 80 year old man. But he's a man who at one time, for a 40+ year stretch, was playing 350 days a year or better . He's definitely earned his rest. Check him out while you can!!!
I have seen B.B. many times - every show was fabulous. I remember one show however, many years ago when his emcee said and "And now ladies and gentleman (Beeeem - that unmistakable vibrato and tone from off-stage) the King of the Blue (Beeeem) Mr. B. (Beeeem) B. (Beeeem) King! and he walked out playing "Everyday I have the Blues" on Lucille.
Amazing how you could tell who was playing just from the wonderful and unique tone and vibrato of the Master!