8/18: BACK FROM BOGOTA, ACE, ACCEPT, DORO, SLASH, MORE
Just back from my latest stop on what has been an amazing Summer tour of sorts for me. This past weekend I visited Bogota Colombia for the first time. I was told so many times that I had a huge fan base there, and now I have seen it first hand! Simply amazing!! Fans at the airport, at the hotel, and jammed into a 500 capacity theater to hear me speak. Just incredible. The theater was so jammed there were people outside trying to get in and they did it as a live stream as well with a translator. I couldn’t believe the enthusiasm and love for this music and my shows and I am very thankful. I also found out TMS hasn’t even aired there since last October (I have no control over where and when the show airs anywhere) as their VH1 is now showing all videos. Hope that changes soon. What was really amazing however was the interest and awareness of my radio show. The FM show is available there as a stream and is super popular which I had no idea about. I also saw many of my books in the audience which people had purchased through Amazon. So cool! It was a short but amazing visit and I can’t thank everyone enough for coming out and all the love. I would have loved to have stayed and signed after my conference speech however security would not allow it. They needed to close the venue and asked that I did not go into the crowd. Not my decision but I understand. Huge thanks to Alejandro Bonilla for working so hard to make this happen and local radio host Andreas Duran, a true music fan and supporter locally based and the interviewer for my conference. Also thanks to La X Radio who had me on almost 2 hours on the AM show. So much fun! Thanks to all, hope to be back soon. Just amazing to me to see so much support in these countries outside the US that don’t even speak English for what I do. Thank you!
The road trips continue! This time with Don & Jim for live stand up shows this Thursday in Vegas at Vamp’d, Friday at The Whiskey in LA, Saturday at Ramona Main Stage in the San Diego area. Books for sale at all. Remember these are NOT TMS tapings but live stand up shows. Hope to see you this weekend.
Live SiriusXM show tonight 6-10P ET and it is packed with guests. Ace Frehley in studio at 6, Slash calls in at 8, Doro along with Mark and Wolf from Accept at 9. Channel 39 TRUNKNation 6-10P ET. Ace’s album out tomorrow FYI as is the Accept.
Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Joey Kramer of Aerosmith who had a heart procedure. Joey is not only a friend and a great guy but I think one of rocks most underrated rock solid drummers. All the best Joey!
This weeks all new podcast posting this Thursday on Itunes and at www.podcastone.com is with Tom Keifer. Thanks for all the amazing support for The Eddie Trunk Podcast. Very cool to hear from so many around the world who are listening!