Electric word life , that means forever - and that’s a mighty long time. But I’m here to tell you..there’s something else..." Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016)
A BABY! That’s right I’m taking time off for “life,” not as in forever, but as in a baby boy, whom I’ll be bringing into this world come September.
As many of you know, over the past 5 years I’ve been forced to cancel a lot of shows due to a series off losses that began years ago with my sister Donna and subsequently back to back deaths of my brother Don, followed by my father, followed by my brother Dan and just last month, my beloved mother. So here I am just losing a mother while becoming one. So deeply strange and beautiful.
I’m as shocked as probably some of you are. By now, I sort of figured I’d live a life without children and was feeling OK with that. Yet, as death came knocking again too soon for another dear loved one, life too, was fighting to prevail. To be honest, my first thought was “what awful timing” until my dear Italian friend and agent Luisa Parelli so beautifully wrote to me, “You could do nothing better than life to battle death, and having a kid is simply finding one of the reasons we come to this world which is not so clear often!!!!!” (Thanks for that Luisa).
That said, I’m absolutely terrified and now even more ready to come see so many of my dear friends and homes all over the world one more time before “the end of the world as I know it!” So, as I list the last shows of the year below, please consider coming to bless this new little life that’s tagging along in my belly, and to celebrate ALL LIFE, past, present and future together in our Rock and Roll Church of Love.
Fear not, I plan to spend the most likely sleepless, downtime this autumn and winter making a new body of music that’s been brewing in me all year. Then, I plan to bring this wee one all over the world (within healthy reason of course) to see the many beautiful places and meet the many incredible people I’ve been so very fortunate to have encountered.
Until then, I’ll look forward to seeing you all this June, July and August. My dear friend and clothing designer, Gayatri Jolly is making my big-belly shirts right now, while still devoting her time to the women in the slums of India teaching them to sew and be self-sufficient.
(What a Goddess!)
Thank you all for allowing me to share yet another of life’s twists & turns through sadness and joy with you.
I look forward to seeing you soon starting in the USA next weekend and then back to Europe starting with a “home” I haven’t been to in a while, which was my very first foreign country to ever visit and will now officially be the first foreign country for my baby boy, ITALY!!!
So here’s where to find me, Y’all…..I sure hope you will.
BAREFOOT AND PREGNANT TOUR 2016