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Blog 88 (09/20/05 - 10/02/05)
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Sunday 2nd October 2005
15.30 - It's always sad when a website which gave a great deal of support to Kasim Sulton closes and unfortunately ChicagoGigs.com fits that description. Mike O'Cull gave a great review of Kasim's appearance at The Abbey Pub on 16th February 2002 (his quote "Kasim is a songwriter of uncommon gifts. I cannot recommend this performer highly enough to anyone who is a fan of pop music or singer/songwriters in general. He was simply one of the best I've ever seen" is used on the front page of KasimInfo.com) and Beth Shandles took some great photos of Kasim that night. Click here to view them one last time before it disappears.
Kasim at GuitarFest'05
10.00 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with Kasim's set list at GuitarFest'05 yesterday (or click here for the direct link).
07.30 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with some comments about the Meat Loaf concert that Kasim Sulton played in Co. Kerry, Ireland on 2nd July plus some new photos of Kasim (or click here for the direct link).
Saturday 1st October 2005 - Kasim plays at GuitarFest'05 in New Berlin, WI at 4.00pm today
Kasim on ModernGuitars.com
21.00 - Kasim receives a brief mention on the front page of ModernGuitars.com in regards to his appearance at GuitarFest'05 earlier today (it's in the middle column near the bottom of the page).
Kasim's journal updated
10.30 - Kasim Sulton has updated his online journal about the end of the Meat Loaf tour. There are also photos posted of Kasim himself here, here, here, here, here and here.
Kasim at GuitarFest'05
06.45 - As previously mentioned on KasimInfo.com, this afternoon Kasim Sulton will be playing at GuitarFest'05 in New Berlin, WI. Kasim is expected to play about a 45 minute set and this may (sadly) be his only solo appearance on American soil of 2005 (other than 4 opening sets at Meat Loaf concerts). Click here for more info.
Meat Loaf US Tour mileage
06.30 - I was slightly unsure about where to finish the Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour mileage but as I started the calculation in New York City (the venue for the first concert of the tour), I thought I would finish it at the last venue of the tour (Kansas City), although of course Kasim had to travel to New York City and will have to (eventually) travel home from the tour but as he's not directly going home this will be the best place to end it. This is in no way 100% accurate as I can't calculate the miles that he was driven from venues to hotels and sometimes they flew (and Kasim probably walks a couple of miles on stage each night at the concerts!) but it does give a rough estimate.
Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog US Tour Total: 10,834 miles!
(Incidentally today Kasim travels from Kansas City, MO to New Berlin, WI which is another 552 miles!)
Friday 30th September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at the Star Pavilion, Kansas City, MO
11.00 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with comments by Kasim about the Meat Loaf concert that Kasim Sulton played in Hamburg, Germany on 28th June plus links to other websites with photos of Kasim (or click here for the direct link).
Kasim in Kansas City, MO
01.30 - Tonight Kasim Sulton plays the 47th and final concert of the Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour. This concert is at the Star Pavilion in Kansas City, MO. The concerts starts at 9.00pm tonight and seats are available in the Right Riser in the 37th row. More details about the venue were posted on this page yesterday (and thanks to everyone who has e-mailed to say that they enjoy reading info about the venues which Kasim has played on this tour).
As stated before this is the final concert of the tour which started on 3rd June in Hannover, Germany. There have been 47 concerts in total and Kasim has played an opening set at a few of the concerts. The tour covered Germany, Denmark, Holland, Northern Ireland, Ireland, England, Switzerland, US and Canada. Also during this tour Kasim has played his first international solo gig. This was Kasim's seventh tour with Meat Loaf and his fifth since he became Musical Director of the band. The next issue of the Kasim Sulton Magazine (which will be issued to all members of the Yahoo KasimSulton Mailing List early in October) will have a detailed article and photos of this tour.
Kasim Sulton October 2005 Calendar
Click here to download a copy to print
(Larger than calendar above)
Thursday 29th September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at the Star Pavilion, Kansas City, MO
Kasim on Wisconsin website
11.00 - Kasim currently receives two recent mentions on the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel website.
The first mention says "Archer Guitars USA of Milwaukee, has forged an affiliation with bass playing legend Kasim Sulton for the development of a new, artist series signature electric bass guitar. Archer Guitars is owned by Cascio Interstate Music".
The second mention says "Guitar Festival: Cascio Interstate Music, 13819 W. National Ave., New Berlin, will present Guitar Fest 2005 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The festival will feature Johnny Hiland (Fingerpicking Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Chris Poland (Electric Guitar), Kasim Sulton (Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar), Will Ray (Electric Guitar), Kim Stone (Electric Bass) and Artie Traum (Acoustic Guitar).
The event is free.".
09.15 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with comments by Kasim about the Meat Loaf concert that Kasim Sulton played in Mainz, Germany on 25th June plus links to other websites with photos of Kasim (or click here for the direct link).
Kasim in Kansas City
07.15 - Tonight Kasim Sulton plays the penultimate concert of the Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour. This concert is at the Star Pavilion in Kansas City, MO. This will be Kasim's first ever appearance at this venue (he last played in Kansas City during The Power Trio Tour in 2000.)
I've been unable to find out a great deal of info about this venue other than it's situated inside a casino. The spiel on the website says "There's no better place to see today's top performers than the stage of the Star Pavilion. Over the years, this 1,384-seat theater has hosted such legendary entertainers as B.B. King, The Righteous Brothers, Cheap Trick, Heart, and The Temptations. Recent performers include Randy Travis, Jeff Foxworthy, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban and Montgomery Gentry. The Pavilion also features regularly scheduled professional boxing matches and other special events."
The concert tonight is at 8.00pm and there is no opening act listed so it is possible that Kasim may open the concert!
This concert was only added a few weeks ago (when the concert that was originally scheduled for 17th September was moved to tomorrow) so seats in the Left Floor B (Rear) Row Q (row 15) are still available at $80 plus charges. Tickets for this concert vary from $95 to $70.
Wednesday 28th September 2005
19.00 - KSultonBass.com has been updated including the news that the raffle for a prototype of Kasim's Signature Bass raised about $1,500 and was won by a guy called Jonathon from Savannah. One nice quote from Kasim in the Travelogue section is "I love what I do and I thank my lucky stars each and every time I walk out on that stage.".
Photos of Kasim in Cleveland
14.45 - This thread has some great shots of Kasim playing his opening set in Cleveland, OH on 8th September.
Photos of Kasim in Atlantic City
01.45 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with the set list and some photos of the Meat Loaf concert that Kasim Sulton played in Atlantic City, NJ on Saturday night (or click here for the direct link).
01.30 - Clarkston, MI to Kansas City, MO - 806 miles
US Tour total - 10,834 miles
Tuesday 27th September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI (Detroit)
Kasim on Indian website
14.00 - The press release about Kasim opening the Meat Loaf concert for the victims of Hurricane Katrina has been added to KeralaNext.com - a website about Kerala (an area of India!).
Kasim's daughter on stage
08.15 - On Saturday 27th August Kasim's youngest daughter Kasandra joined the band on stage at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ for the encore Mercury Blues. Click here for photos of this song. Many thanks to Gary "Goat" Goveia for these photos.
(3 people I heard from about this concert all remarked on what a good voice Kasandra has!)
Kasim in Detroit
07.15 - Tonight Kasim Sulton plays another concert of the Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour. This concert is at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI (in the Detroit area). By coincidence the last time that Kasim played at this venue was exactly two years ago tonight (at another Meat Loaf concert)! On that occassion Kasim played an opening act but sadly JonnyLives is now listed to open at tonight's concert.
This concert starts at 7.30pm and is the anti-penultimate concert of this tour. Seats are available in the 20th row on the opposite side of the stage to where Kasim stands for $34.50 plus $3 building facility fee plus $8.85 booking fee plus $3 traffic control fee! General Admission lawn tickets are just $7 plus charges.
This venue allows:
* Picnic baskets with food in non-glass containers
* Coolers (small)
* Beach and sand chairs (short legs and back, 26 in. height maximum)
* Blankets, sleeping bags and tarps (although why you would want a sleeping bag when Kasim is on stage is not explained!)
* Umbrellas (patio/beach umbrellas that stick into the ground are prohibited)
* Seeing Eye dogs
The venue does not allow:
* Alcoholic Beverages
* Long-legged lawn chairs
* Bottles, cans or any liquid containers of any kind
* Glass containers of any kind (including mustard jars, salad dressing jars, olive jars, etc..)
* Patrons without shoes or shirts are not permitted to enter
* Video and sound recording devices
* Aerosol Cans
The camera policy varies from show to show. The venue does not have a policy prohibiting cameras; however, many artists do. When an artist requests a 'no camera' policy, it will be adhered to by the staff. Call 248-377-0100 on the day of the show to check the artist's policy.
The parking lots open at 4.30pm and guests are allowed to tailgate/picnic in the lots before the concert
Kasim Sulton with Kasandra at the PNC Bank Arts Center
(Many thanks to Gary "Goat" Govei for this photo)
Kasim Sulton in Atlantic City on Friday night
(Many thanks to Vicki Pearson for this photo)
Sunday 25th September 2005
Videoclip of Kasim
13.00 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with a 15 second video-clip of Kasim Sulton singing There Goes My Inspiration at the Meat Loaf benefit concert that Kasim played in Pooler, Georgia last Saturday (or click here for the direct link).
10.45 - Atlantic City, NJ to Clarkston, MI - 685 miles
US Tour total - 10,028 miles
Saturday 24th September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ
Kasim Sulton press release
10.15 - It's a week after the concert but PRNewsNow have a press release listed about Kasim Sulton opening at the Meat Loaf concert in Savannah, GA to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Kasim in Atlantic City, NJ
10.00 - Tonight Kasim Sulton plays another concert of the Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour. This concert is at The Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey. This venue holds 3,700 people and as this concert was only added two weeks ago, good tickets are still available. Seats are currently free in the fifth row at the front on Kasim's side of the stage.
Friday 23rd September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at The Borgata in Atlantic City, NJ
Kasim's Journal updated
23.45 - Kasim Sulton has updated his online journal about the concert he played in Orlando, Florida on Wednesday evening. There are photos posted of Kasim himself here and here.
Thursday 22nd September 2005
00.15 - Orlando, FL to Atlantic City, NJ - 1,049 miles
US Tour total - 9,343 miles
Kasim Sulton in Orlando last night
Wednesday 21st September 2005 - Kasim plays a Meat Loaf concert tonight at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida
Kasim in Orlando, Florida
08.00 - Tonight Kasim Sulton plays the 42nd concert of the 47 date Meat Loaf Hair Of The Dog Tour. This concert is at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center in Orlando, Florida. This will be Kasim's first concert at this venue.
This venue features continental style seating for 2518 and the interesting technical specifications are:
* Proscenium: height 34' 5" width 49' 10"
* Stage depth 36'
* Orchestra pit
* Control Booth 125' to stage
* Four star dressing rooms
* Two chorus dressing rooms
* Green room
* Catering services
* Disabled accessible
* Hearing impaired system
* Air controlled
Tickets for this concert are $45 to $67 (plus taxes) and seats are available in the 22nd row. Unfortunately an opening act has been announced for this concert so Kasim Sulton will not be opening.
Tuesday 20th September 2005
18.15 - The Gigs section of the site has been updated with the set list, photos and some comments about the Meat Loaf concert that Kasim Sulton played in Clearwater, Florida last night (or click here for the direct link).
15.00 - Clearwater, FL to Orlando, FL - 103 miles
US Tour total - 8,294 miles
Kasim Sulton with Patti Russo in Clearwater last night
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