Friday, April 18, 2008

¡Saludos de México!

We played for 80,000 peeps at a festival @ Estadio Azteca in Mexico on Wednesday. That's slightly more people than citizens of Rhode Island.

I'm currently writing to you in the dark from my hotel in Mexico City. I'm not sure why but the power keeps going out throughout the entire hotel. Last night Jack and I were inches away from getting on the elevator when we experienced our first blackout. My father actually suggested i bring a flashlight with me and i laughed at him. Now it's dark and i'm scared and alone.
Playing for 80,000 people was really no big deal. It was just like playing for one of your friends in your backyard...and then inviting 79,999 other people who don't understand what you're saying. We've been playing more concerts around here throughout the week. I just wish i paid more attention in Spanish class:
Hola hermosa chica. Me llamo Gregorio. Juego la guitarra como un león violento. En América yo soy un rey. ¿Querría usted comer cereal conmigo?
We spent last week in London and I did all sorts of obvious touristy stuff (pictured) but the highlight for sure was seeing Abbey Road Studios as well as the famous street crossing. Other activities included: (1) eating a cheeseburger with ham, pineapple, and egg on it. (2) paying way too much for everything...the dollar is worthless over there. (3) hearing "JONAS" chanted by fans with proper British accents.
One other observation about London; there are fauxhawks everywhere. from infants to old men. i don't get it either.
Only 5,000 pounds to call home!

Large Ben

Buckingham Palace. Our tour guide said there are 78 bathrooms in there...someone has a digestive problem.

April 10, 2008
London, UK

That's Just the Way We Roll
Just Friends
Goodnight and Goodbye
Hello Beautiful
Take A Breath
Take On Me
Still In Love
Burnin' Up
Look Me in the Eyes
Hold On
SOS (again)

Friday, April 11, 2008


Fri 04/18/08 Distrito Federal, MEX Vive Cuervo Salon

Sat 05/10/08 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Sat 05/17/08 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center

Mon 05/26/08 Glasgow, UK Carling Academy Glasgow

Tue 05/27/08 Glasgow, UK Carling Academy Glasgow

Thu 05/29/08 Manchester, UK Manchester Evening News Arena

Fri 05/30/08 Birmingham, UK The NEC Arena

Sat 05/31/08 Cardiff, UK Cardiff International Arena

Sun 06/01/08 Plymouth, UK Plymouth Pavilions

Tue 06/03/08 Bournemouth, UK Bournemouth International Centre

Wed 06/04/08 London, UK O2 Arena

Fri 06/06/08 Dublin, IRE RDS Arena

Sat 06/07/08 Belfast, UK Odyssey Arena

Mon 06/09/08 Luxembourg, LUX Rockhal

Tue 06/10/08 Paris, FRA Zenith Paris

Thu 06/12/08 Bolzano, ITA Palaonda

Fri 06/13/08 Assago, ITA DatchForum

Tue 06/17/08 Munich, GER Zenith

Wed 06/18/08 Dusseldorf, GER Philipshalle

Fri 06/20/08 Amsterdam, NET Heineken Music Hall

Sat 06/21/08 Brussels, BEL Forest National

Sun 06/22/08 Mannheim, GER Rosengarten Amusensaal

Mon 06/23/08 Dresden, GER Junge Garde

Tue 06/24/08 Berlin, GER Columbiahalle

Thu 06/26/08 Frederiksberg, DEN KB Hallen

Sat 06/28/08 Stockholm, SWE Annexet

Fri 07/04/08 Toronto, ON The Molson Amphitheatre

Sat 07/05/08 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

Sun 07/06/08 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheater

Tue 07/08/08 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center

Wed 07/09/08 Dallas, TX Centre

Fri 07/11/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Sat 07/12/08 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Tue 07/15/08 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Wed 07/16/08 Marysville, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Thu 07/17/08 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion At Concord

Sat 07/19/08 Englewood, CO Coors Amphitheatre

Mon 07/21/08 Omaha, NE Qwest Center Omaha

Tue 07/22/08 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amph. St. Louis

Wed 07/23/08 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center

Fri 07/25/08 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium

Sat 07/26/08 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center

Mon 07/28/08 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center

Tue 07/29/08 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Wed 07/30/08 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion

Fri 08/01/08 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion At Montage Mountain

Sat 08/02/08 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

Thu 08/07/08 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center For The Perf. Arts

Fri 08/08/08 Wantagh, NY Nikon At Jones Beach Theater

Sun 08/10/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Mon 08/11/08 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena

Thu 08/14/08 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

Fri 08/15/08 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

Sat 08/16/08 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center

Mon 08/18/08 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion At Stone Ridge

Tue 08/19/08 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater

Wed 08/20/08 Atlanta, GA Lakewood Amphitheatre

Fri 08/22/08 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center

Sat 08/23/08 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

Sun 08/24/08 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tue 08/26/08 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion

Wed 08/27/08 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

Fri 08/29/08 Syracuse, NY New York State Fair Grandstand

Sat 08/30/08 Allentown, PA The Great Allentown Fair

Sun 08/31/08 Essex Junction, VT Champlain Valley Exposition

Monday, April 7, 2008


Being home this past week has been the perfect vacation after 6 months of touring to refresh myself not only physically, but spiritually also. I got to play bass in church with my sister, who is a drummer, and my father, who is a percussionist. Afterwards we drove to Pennsylvania (yuck...take that john taylor) to meet our newest addition to the family, Gracie, and celebrate her first birthday. She was left at an orphanage in China when she was only one day old. My uncle and aunt flew out there 6 weeks ago to bring her home. She's a tremendous blessing in all of our lives and a reminder of just how great God is.
I'm a proud cousin, so excuse me while i indulge myself and show off a couple pictures. The photos were taken by my cousin Nikki who i just realized is an extremely talented photographer (i think she just realized it too.)

is she peeing on me?

i took this last one with my phone. notice the awesome pink ladybug cake.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sorry for the miscommunication

I'm not a huge fan of iChat. i guess you could say i'm old school; i like to hear the other person when i talk to them. iChat is usually just an application reserved for old men preying on naive young boys and girls, but every once in a while, it brings together two complete strangers for magical moments like these. At approx. 6:30pm yesterday i got a random instant message from a screen name i've never seen before. Apparently there was an awesome party monday night somewhere in america. The names have been changed to protect the innocent, but the conversation is all true. i want to be friends with this kid for real. he sounds like totally stoked on life, bro.

some kid i dont know (6:31:08 PM): STEVEEE.
some kid i dont know (6:31:14 PM): DUDE HOW SICK WAS THE PARTY LAST NIGHT!?
this is greg not steve (6:31:46 PM): it was totally sick bro
some kid i dont know (6:31:57 PM): DUDE.
this is greg not steve (6:32:03 PM): did you hook up with that girl you were talking to?
some kid i dont know (6:32:11 PM): ohmygod.
some kid i dont know (6:32:11 PM): dude yes.
some kid i dont know (6:32:14 PM): she was crazy.
this is greg not steve (6:32:23 PM): what happened?
some kid i dont know (6:32:26 PM): we only made out
some kid i dont know (6:32:32 PM): i ended up dropping her off
some kid i dont know (6:32:35 PM): she was a horrible kisser.
this is greg not steve (6:32:43 PM): ah that sucks
some kid i dont know (6:32:48 PM): yeaaah.
some kid i dont know (6:32:56 PM): what about you and Tracey?
this is greg not steve (6:33:06 PM): next time dude
some kid i dont know (6:33:16 PM): ahh.
some kid i dont know (6:33:27 PM): are you going to Jason's saturday?
this is greg not steve (6:33:34 PM): yea i'll be there
this is greg not steve (6:33:42 PM): what do you think about tracey anyway?
some kid i dont know (6:33:51 PM): eh, she's pretty cool.
some kid i dont know (6:33:59 PM): i heard about all the drama between her and kelly.
this is greg not steve (6:34:32 PM): yeah, look i cant do this anymore. i dont know you man. i think you got the wrong screen name. but i'm glad at least one of us made out with a girl last night
some kid i dont know (6:35:00 PM): oh dude.
some kid i dont know (6:35:01 PM): sorry.
some kid i dont know (6:35:03 PM): bahaha.
some kid i dont know (6:35:06 PM): yeah thats pretty great.
some kid i dont know (6:35:11 PM): later.

i guess if there's a moral to this story it'd be that the internet is a scary place to hang out so be careful with how you use it. ...and that tracey is, eh, pretty cool.