Mandy Moore checked in with fans on her blog at MySpace (@mandymoore) on Sunday (March 2) while touring in Australia. She writes:
Greetings from Dan Undah! Once again, I have to say this country blows me away in EVERY way. We just got to Adelaide after spending three full days in Perth. Amazing. We played two shows with Ben Lee opening for him before he took the stage in front of a 65-piece orchestra. Words can’t explain how brilliant he is and how genius the arrangements were of his songs. He had the crowds in the palm of his hands.
It was a bit awkward to step on stage here for the first time here in years – especially with my own music and (and no dancers that I’m sure a bulk of the audience might have been expecting!) We are touring barebones-style with just Loren on piano and Chaves on guitar. It’s actually really great sometimes to not have the pressure of the full band but I can’t wait to get back down here with the set-up we toured with in the States.
For the next week, we’ll be doing a short intimate set opening for Kelly Clarkson down here and then off to Manila to play one show there on the 12th.
Happy to come home after this trip and really dig into some film projects i’ve had my eyes on now that everything is back up in motion. I am so ready to get back to work in terms of writing my next record, recording some demos and hopefully locking in a compelling and challenging film project.
Hope you are all well and enjoying life. I’ll post some pics this week from down here. Hoping to see you all soon …
Advice From Mandy Moore
December 12, 2007 – Mandy dished out advice for users at flip.com, including how she found out what she wanted to do in life, how you know when a guy likes you, her personal makeup tips, eating guidelines to stay in good shape, and more. Her responses to eleven questions, apparently all from women, have since been removed.
Mandy Moore Visits ‘GMA’ Artist Confidential
November 18, 2007 – Mandy appeared on ‘Good Morning America’ Artist Confidential, where the 23-year-old discussed her latest album ‘Wild Hope’, avoiding the pitfalls of fame unlike some of her counterparts, maintaining a passion for music despite success in acting, advise she’d have for other young stars, and how the creative process is driven by pain. “I believe heartbreak is definitely part of the recipe,” said Moore, who has dated a string of Hollywood stars. “It’s sort of, you can’t have one without the other. I don’t believe anybody’s happy all of the time. So for me, this record was a great, kind journey and adventure, and sort of figuring out so much about myself.” Read more and watch the interview at abcnews.go.com.