Alex Band, former singer of The Calling, checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace (@alexbandmusic) on Wednesday (June 18). Alex writes:
I’m off to Brazil! It’s been way too long and I am so excited to be coming back! Thank you all for supporting this tour and helping promote it! I wanted to let you all know that I’ve made a NEW EP CD that I will be selling at all the Brazil shows (you can also buy it at alexmaxband.com). This new EP has one new song in place of “Coming Home” called “Here With You I’m Found”. It’s a beautiful acoustic ballad that I think you will all enjoy. And remember all you Brazilian fans, I am going to do my best and stay after each show I play there to sign for everyone who buys an EP. And of course if you already have one just bring it to the show and I will do the same for you:) Also, we will be having a free giveaway of a signed EP and photo with me for one person per show. Just write your email address when you come in and you’ll be automatically entered in the drawing! The band and I have prepared a really awesome show for you all with lots of Calling favorites and many new songs…the longest set I have ever played! AND…I am bringing my friend and video director Jethro with me to video the ENTIRE tour. We will also be professionally recording one of the shows with the help of a local production team to create a LIVE DVD! The DVD will have a full live show, interviews, fan participation, crazy backstage footage, life on the road and more! I’m hoping to have it all done and ready for you guys by the Holidays!
Besides getting ready for this Brazilian tour, I have also been working hard to put together my very own record label and figure out all the intricacies involved with releasing my first solo album without the direct help (or hindrance!) of a major label. Everything is coming along great and I’m doing my best to speed up the process as much as I can. I did pass the first major hurdle which took quite some time which has allowed me to now say that I am 100% officially free of Universal Records/Geffen and I OWN my whole album (this was not an easy task!). Many exciting things in the works! I’ll be checking in with you all again soon. But for now, I’m off to Brazil for a wild ride! And I will return with the first Tour Diary entry in many years!!! All the love..