Greetings everyone and sorry for the downtime – The site domain was renewed on an expired credit card, so we have rectified that and are back in business, haha… Things have been in turmoil over the past couple of months, but they are slowly beginning to come around again. Unfortunately, recovery from vocal surgery is unpredictable (as are most injury recoveries), and on my Dr’s orders, I’ve cleared our schedule through the end of May to allow for 100% healing before Frontiers performs again. We will not be performing our March and April scheduled gigs, but we are rescheduling them for another time. I appreciate all of the positive thoughts, prayers, and support throughout this rough time. I remain positive and continue to get stronger each day, and have focused all of my energy on getting well. Our summer schedule will be updated later this afternoon and continues to be updated as we add new dates.
I want to take a moment to make a very strong point. Frontiers has become the top touring Journey tribute in the US for a number of factors. Be it my experience working with the band Journey, the calibre of our performances, the rapport we share with our audience and fans, or the countless days and weeks spent full time on the road taking the financial risks of a full time touring band – All the members of Frontiers past and present have been professionally dedicated to the band’s success. One key element to our success over the past 4 years, as the “business owner” of the band and primary investor, is that at every turn I have sacrificed financially in ways no sane person would ever have done in order to allow the show to go on. In 2008, I personally invested my life savings into the band, leaving me no option but to continue moving forward at all costs. On many occasions over the past four years I have made the painful decision of paying for gas for the tour, or paying my family/household bills. If it meant going without water for 2 days so the band could make money in Shreveport LA, for example, that’s what had to be done. As a business owner in the heat of a 4 year long full time tour, I wasn’t always able to make the right decisions, and I eventually found myself in a position where I had to continue working at all costs to maintain cash flow. This is what got me into my current circumstance/voice issues.
At this time, Frontiers has been off of the road for 2 months. I’ve seen amazing support from friends, family, and fans for the band and my personal situation. I have also undergone two surgeries and, being uninsured, put myself in debt for over $30,000 in medical bills – For one reason. For the express purpose of getting back in my van, driving to your town, and performing these songs again. I tell you this to drive home one very important point. There is no way myself, Frontiers, my bandmates, are going to go away. I’ve given every single thing I have to make this work, and when we return to your town, this band is going to be better than we’ve ever been. There are so many people waiting to see us again. There are some who hope we never return. Unfortunately for the latter group, that’s just not an option. I say this only to drive home my commitment to you, our fans, to the venues that have supported us over the years, and my bandmates and family that have stood by during this bump in the road. There’s a reason why Frontiers has persevered over the years. You’ve all been patient and faithful, and we’re not going to let you down.