Happy Birthday to The Walrus
POSTED: October 8, 2010

Greetings from Liverpool!

I’m here in Liverpool this weekend to sing John Lennon songs with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Ochestra on a great day of remembrance and celebration: John Lennon’s 70th birthday. I can’t begin to express the thrill that I feel being here for such a momentous occasion. The shows have been sold out for ages, so I won’t bore you with trying to sell you tickets, but if you have a moment this Saturday, October 9th, and feel so inclined, raise a glass and toast the memory and legacy of one of the great human beings of the 20th century. John Lennon was not just a brilliant songwriter and musician, he was champion for peace and justice in a time when he could have just been sitting back and counting his money and resting on his laurels. Cheers, John! Here’s to you, Walrus. Happy Birthday. Goo Goo G’joob…

Next weekend I’ll be in China with the Liverpool Philharmonic (and Claire Martin and Mark McGann) to perform the same Lennon program, so if you happen to be in Shanghai on October 17, or Beijing on October 19, come on out and see the show. I’ll also be celebrating my birthday while I’m there, so I’ll be raising a glass or two myself. I’ll need it to numb the pain in my arms from all the vaccine jabs I had to get to visit China for the first time. But, I’m safe from Typhoid and Hepatitis now, so I’ve got that going for me…

My next couple of shows after China are in the USA, a nation in which I perform far too infrequently these days:

My band and I will be at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts in Bloomington, Illinois on November 13

Then, on November 15, we’ll be back in my beloved hometown, Boise, Idaho, right there on Main Street at the historic Egyptian Theatre. Tickets are on sale now on my website. Get ‘em while they’re hot! My Boise shows usually sell out quickly.

After that I’ll be heading back to the UK for a tour of the Celebration Of MGM Musicals that I was part of last summer at The Proms at Royal Albert Hall.

You can find out about all of this on my website, curtisstigers.com

I hope to see you soon at a show! As always, I’m grateful for your continued support and interest.

Curtis