After a 15 year break from touring, Thomas Dolby is going back out on to the road. The tour is called the "Sole Inhabitant Tour 2006". From the looks of the info on his web site and blog, this is one man show driven by a Mac G5 running Logic Pro. He’s sporting a cool new look that still stays true to his "Flat Earth" image. Click the image on the left to see a bigger version of the poster for the tour.
In the 80’s, I had the good fortune of seeing tours supporting the albums "The Golden Age of Wireless" and "Aliens Ate My Buick". The shows were fantastic on many levels so I highly recommend you catch one of the upcoming shows if you can.
Thomas has a great web site, http://www.thomasdolby.com, which is filled with audio, videos, photos, tour dates, and more. He also has a new blog, http://blog.thomasdolby.com, which is a must read for both fans, and those interested in performing digital music live.
Use this link – http://version.thomasdolby.com/projection/live2006.html to see a video of him playing his first solo performance of the new tour which was recorded at the House of Blues Anaheim, CA. January 28th, 2006. I want to point out that this video illustrates his approach on this tour to interact with technology live, not simply use it as a static backing track. In the video, he builds up tracks live as the song starts – very cool!!!!
One more thing – Thomas – if you happen to read this blog entry, please schedule a show for Boulder Colorado :^).
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician & Multimedia Artist | Sr. Systems Analyst | Founder of the Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup