• Martin Bullard

If touring is easy you’re probably doing it wrong

Smokie are very fortunate to be able to attract a crowd in every corner of Norway, including the most remote and difficult to reach places. This has partly to do with our best selling album, “Smokie’s Greatest Hits” and partly to do with the fact that we included the whole of Norway in our tour schedule right from the start. We tested the water and found it to be warm and inviting, like the Norwegians themselves. Had we only played the major cities we would have missed out on the sort of experiences that look good in the autobiography. If touring is easy you are probably doing it wrong. In my experience it’s a catalogue of flight delays, missing luggage and onstage technical problems that still wind up in a great show regardless of the obstacles. Next year we will see plenty of Norway, as well as the rest of Scandinavia, and I think people are going to need their entertainment more than ever just to take their attention away from the worries of the world.

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