..Temple Records Newsletter 20th Oct 2011
Bringing you the best in Scottish Music since 1978..


Battlefield Band are four dates into their US/Canadian tour and they're playing tonight in Charlotte NC, with concerts coming up in Vienna VA, Portland ME, Denver CO, Olympia WA, N.Vancouver BC, Eastsound WA, Friday Harbor WA, Santa Monica CA, Felton, CA, Berkeley CA, Phoenix AZ & San Diego CA. You can find a full list of these tour dates at the bottom of this email.

Here's a message from the band, posted on facebook today in reponse to lots of enquiries from people asking them to come and play in their towns:

"It’s great that people are keen for us to come to/come back to their neck of the woods: it’s really nice to hear – thank you all. We like to go where we’re wanted, so it’s always worth mentioning to your local venue that you’d like to see the band, and get your friends to do the same. If the venue can be persuaded/reminded that there’s an audience there and they get in touch with our agent (details on the BB website) then there’s a fair chance that it’ll get things moving and we’ll be back before too long.

While we’re on the subject of venues, here are a few words in praise of them and their staff. We all know these are hard times for everyone, and venues are feeling the pinch too. The people at these venues are the ones who work incredibly hard to put on gigs and keep music live in our communities, and they’re very often overlooked. We all have to help them to support the music by continuing to attend regular shows and encouraging others to join us as often as possible.

By keeping up the numbers at concerts now, and helping the venues stay afloat, you’ll make it possible for them to continue bringing you all sorts of great music in the future. If you’ve enjoyed a concert recently (and not just a Battlefield Band one!), please do let the venue know that you’ve enjoyed it as well – it’s rare that they get direct feedback and they will certainly appreciate it.

Venues are hurting, musicians are hurting and live music is hurting, but we can’t just sit back and blame the bankers: we all need to help preserve the live music that we value by doing something positive ourselves, so pick up a programme from your local theatre today and get out there!

From a personal/band perspective, then if you’re a Battlefield Band fan and we’re in your area over the next few weeks, please do make the effort to come along to a show and bring your friends. It’ll help to ensure that your local venue will able to continue bringing us, and many, many other musicians, back again in the future."
Battlefield Band, Oct 20th 2011

So if you're in the vicinity of a concert, head along for a great night, but please also take the time to spread the word and mention the tour to any friends who'll be near a show by clicking the 'forward to a friend' link at the top of this email. Thank you!

The tour dates are listed in full below, and you can find more details on any concert at:

Battlefield Band - Tour Dates in USA & Canada Oct 2011
20th Oct 2011 Charlotte NC McGlohon Theatre at Spirit Square, 7.30pm
704 372 1000
21st Oct 2011 Vienna VA

Wolf Trap, The Barns

(703) 255-1900
22nd Oct 2011 Portland ME One Longfellow Square
(207) 761-1757
23rd Oct 2011 Denver CO Swallow Hill
Private Show
25th Oct 2011 Olympia, WA Traditions Cafe - extra show added due to demand
360 705-2819
26th Oct 2011 N. Vancouver BC

Capilano University
Performing Arts Theatre

box office: 604.990.7810
ticketmaster: 604 280-3311
27th Oct 2011 Olympia, WA Traditions Cafe -
360 705-2819
28th Oct 2011 Eastsound WA Orcas Center
(360) 376-2281 x1
29th Oct 2011 Friday Harbor WA San Juan Community Theatre
and Arts Center
(360) 378-3210
30th Oct 2011 Santa Monica CA McCabe's
(310) 828-4497
Battlefield Band - Tour Dates in USA Nov 2011
02nd Nov 2011 Felton, CA
Don Quixote's International Music Hall
831 603-2294
purchase tickets online: brownpapertickets.com
03rd Nov 2011 Berkeley CA Freight & Salvage
(510) 644-2020
04th Nov 2011 Phoenix AZ Musical Instrument Museum
05th Nov 2011 San Diego CA AMSDconcerts
(formerly Acoustic Music San Diego)
4650 Mansfield Street, San Diego, CA 92116
(619) 303-8176