From Edmonton to Regina!
After a wicked night of rocking out with Kemo Treats in Edmonton, the Disco Tiger Tour continued on towards Winnipeg!
The drive was quite peaceful and I really enjoyed getting a chance to travel through Saskatoon and camp out at Indian Head campgrounds near Regina. Interesting side note…this was where the CBC filmed the comedy “Little Mosque on the Prairie“.
After narrowly avoiding a speed trap, thank you speeding Red Ford Taurus in front of me, we arrived in Winnipeg to meet up with my cousin, wife and new baby girl! I was really happy to see her as this was my main reason for touring to Winnipeg.
I was really excited to perform at the Pyramid Cabaret. The Pyramid Cabaret is a venue with a long history of great bands gracing their stage! Artists I look up to like Sloan, the Tragically Hip, Buck 65, Big Sugar have all performed at the Pyramid! I was honored to have the opportunity to perform at the Pyramid!
Unfortunately, Monday summer nights in Winnipeg can be a little quiet. I performed a short set to a small crowd however, I was happy to just be in Winnipeg with my cousin there! Luckily, Dave the owner of the Pyramid arrived to watch the set! He really enjoys my music and he hopes that we will be able to work together again in the future. Hopefully it will be a Weekend Show instead of a weekday show as I would love to come back and perform plus visit my cousin again!
From Winnipeg, it was on to the USA! Unfortunately, I was unable to get my Visa paperwork in order to perform most of my booked U.S. Tour dates. However, we still decided to travel to the cities just for fun! Luckily, I did have one show still booked! My dream of performing in Los Angeles was still alive because it was a “Showcase” which was an unpaid performance but allowed because it was a “Showcase” for new musical talent.
From Winnipeg to Minneapolis, Minnesota. From Minnesota to Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota. From Mt. Rushmore to Denver, Colorado. From Denver to Albuquerque, New Mexico. From Albuquerque to Phoenix, Arizona. From Phoenix to San Diego, California. From San Diego to Los Angeles!
Even after hours of driving and sight seeing, I was still excited to perform and visit L.A.! The showcase was at the Airliner in Los Angeles. The venue has hosted big acts to the likes of Radiohead in the past.
The show was a huge success with a nice turnout! The crowd received me well. Laughing, clapping and dancing to my tunes! They even had my name up in lights! The Airliner is located on Broadway street in L.A. so I had my name in lights on Broadway!
Blank Tuesdays hosted a great night showcasing music from tons of other acts! One of the acts that stood out the most was a beat boxing master “The Musical Mammal” aka Gabriel Arguello! He wowed the crowd with only a mic in his hand. Electronica/Hip Hop and Dub step beat boxed to perfection! I hope to see and perform with the Musical Mammal again!
From L.A. it was off to San Francisco. From San Francisco it was to Portland. From Portland it was back home to Vancouver!
Overall, the Disco Tiger Tour 2012 covered over 10,000 kms and over 100 hours of driving! I loved every minute of this tour and I hope to visit all these cities again. Hopefully, I will be able to get my visa in time to officially perform to my fans in the U.S.A.!
Until the next Tour!
Thanks for all the great memories!
Chi Sun “The Asian Persuasion”