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On April 21st, 2009, David will open for the McFly band as their “Special Guest” in the “Up Close…And This Time It’s Personal Tour” at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, kicking off a 20-day tour at 14 venues in England and Scotland. Well accustomed to huge audiences in arenas around the world, McFly is touring this time in smaller venues to thank the band’s most loyal fans. Ticket price is about US$33.
They describe who they are and a little about their pop-rock, pop-punk band (named after Marty McFly from the Back to the Future movie trilogy in the 1980s) on their MySpace page:
Hi and welcome to our MySpace. For all you newcomers, we are Danny, Dougie, Tom & Harry and together we are the band MCFLY.
We’re from the U.K. and have been together for over five years, released three studio albums on Universal Records and are about to release our fourth and best album, Radio:ACTIVE. So far we’ve had seven number ones, broke a few records, attempted to act and had some pretty awesome experiences, but now are the most excited we have ever been as we enter the next chapter in our career.
At the start of 2008 we set up our own record label called Super Records, giving ourselves complete creative control over our band. So from now on, everything you see and hear comes straight from our brains to yours.
Anyways, thanks for checking us out. Please feel free to message us and post comments. We run this ourselves and we’ll try to respond to as many messages as we can.
As of December 2008, McFly has had 16 consecutive top-20 singles, seven of which reached #1 on the U.K. Singles Chart and 15 of which were consecutive top-10 singles.
McFly’s debut album, Room on the 3rd Floor, debuted at #1 on the U.K. album chart and is certified as double platinum. With this auspicious debut, McFly supplanted The Beatles as the youngest band ever to have an album debut at #1.
This is a great pairing for David. McFly has awards, credibility and a broad reaching fan base. David’s music is sweeter pop, albeit more R&B and youthful. His vocal prowess will shine through at every venue.
What a fabulous adventure for David at this point in his budding career. As he is developing his stage performance skills, and since he appears to be a sponge when around other creative performing artists, it will be interesting to see what he absorbs from this 20-day tour and reinterprets for future tours.
And, it will also be fascinating to see how the U.K. crowds respond to David’s music, the international media reviews, and the overall impact David will have on those around him.
The world is becoming his playground! Rock on David….
….where do we go from here, which is the way that’s clear…
Rock and roll,
(lyrics from “Rock On” by David Essex 1973 – a stroll down memory lane from my college days)