There was a phenomenal response to our Mermaid Theatre competition. Thanks to all who entered and made us laugh. Rather worryingly, we are still receiving entries, even though the competition has now been closed since midnight Tuesday. If you’re still trying, please, give up.
Could Nick Page and Don Thompson please let us know their full postal addresses immediately? If you cannot get this information to us by midnight tonight (UK time), then I’m afraid these tickets will be offered to someone else. We have people on standby whom we will notify first thing tomorrow morning if we do not hear from you.
As we have been told by many different people, you can still win tickets to see David at the Mermaid Theatre here. The competition closes at 2PM on Monday. The best of luck to those who missed out previously (third time lucky?) and thanks again to all who wrote to tell us about this final opportunity.
We should apologise to anyone outside the UK, for whom this past week’s blog posts must have seemed just a little cruel. We do hope that the extensive US radio play, which we have informed you of over on the Latest News page, goes some small way to compensate.
From tomorrow, Mainstream and AAA stations will be playing a one-hour special (please check with your local station for full details). Do let us know what you hear and where you hear it.
Just to put the Mermaid Theatre issue to bed once and for all (at least, until our lucky competition winners tell us all about it on Wednesday), please be aware that the BBC Radio 2 website will not only be playing, but showing, exclusive footage of the gig, which you can view regardless of where in the world you happen to find yourself.
There will be an hour-long broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Saturday 11 March at 8:30PM (UK time). You will then be able to listen to this whenever you get the urge thanks to their handy ‘Listen Again’ feature, which allows you to replay any programme a week after it is first broadcast.
Thanks to the wonders of digital television, you can see half an hour of the gig at 9:30PM – and you can keep replaying it until 14 March if you want to.
If half an hour just isn’t enough, then fans all over the world can see a full hour on the BBC Radio 2 website if their internet speed will allow them to.
This will be the first taste of what you can expect from David’s tour, so be sure to tuck in.
More tomorrow, but for now, here’s Phil Manzanera at rehearsals.
Needless to say, there are plenty more of Polly’s photographs to follow, not to mention video clips.
Keep telling us what you think. We love to hear from you.