There are no fights, differences over musical policy, or general skulduggery, we remain as good
friends as when we first played together. We just have a simple wish to finish up at the top our
game after 25 years of relentless touring and, as always, on our own terms. The last gig we played
at the South Buffalo Irish Festival was as good as any we've ever performed. Our goal now is to play
another full year plus and dedicate all of those gigs to you who've supported us through thick and thin.
Rather than just running out the clock we will be recording "Last Call," an album of new songs in November
and as usual will be working out the material onstage. We would like to say goodbye to you all personally
and will make every effort to come play in your city, town, college, pub, club, performing arts center and
should you wish to alert your local promoter you can download booking particulars
Black 47 has always been more than a band, we've spoken out for the nationalist population in the North of Ireland,
against the war but for the troops in Iraq, for our gay brothers & sisters, immigrants, legal and undocumented,
as well as for the voiceless of 1845-47; but in the end it all comes down to the music, the songs, and the desire
to give audiences the time of their lives and send them home smiling and, perhaps, with a question on their lips.
We look forward to seeing you all at the upcoming gigs. Thanks for the support and the memories -
lets make many more over the next year.