As you can see, this is called the Killer World Tour 81, but we're not sure
who it's going to kill – probably us! One hundred and twenty five concerts
in six months in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland,
Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Australia, USA and Canada. And all this only
10 months after releasing our first album! It's you the fans that made this possible,
so we'd like to thank all of you over the world, and hope to survive the 'Killer Tour' to see you
again in late '81 or early '82.
A great deal happened last year, but I think the high points were the tour of Europe
with Kiss, the Rainbow gig in June, Reading Festival, being voted No.1 New Band
In The World in Japan, the album going straight into the British charts at No.4,....
and returning to the Ruskin Arms in East Ham to do a charity gig. The Kiss tour
was exceptional for two reasons – firstly Kiss being so co-operative and friendly
and secondly for the fantastic receptions we got all over Europe. We certainly didn't expect
to be so well know and to get such reactions on our first tour of the continent. The Rainbow
was special as it was our first London concert hall sell-out and the atmosphere was like
a club. It's great to do well at home. Reading was unforgettable when we put the lights on
the audience – 35,000 people; fists raised singing along to 'Drifter'.
Incredible feeling – like playing to a huge number of friends.
We've just finished recording the new album 'Killers' which will probably be out
when you read this. It was produced by Martin Birch who did a great job. We're
very happy with it and hope you agree with us.
But, despite the fact that we like recording, playing live is what we're really about
and we can't wait to get back on stage as soon as possible. We just hope that you
enjoy the concerts as much as we do. See you soon... if we survive!