the NMFT vol 3 draft continues...
I love NATSUMEN and a spot on the tour still belongs to them but the sheer size of the group may pose too big a problem.I may have no choice but to replace them with another band. So today I emailed Rin Toshite Shigure, nisennenmondai, Usotsuki Barbie and Mowmow Lulu Gyaban. I am guaranteeing spots for hyacca and チーナ as the "lesser known" bands on the tour and I plan to invite 2 more bands that are "higher profile" So the tour in October will look like:
1. hyacca 2. チーナ 3 & 4. Whichever two I can get of Rin Toshite Shigure, nisennenmondai, Usotsuki Barbie and Mowmow Lulu Gyaban. Natsumen still remain in the picture. 385 is a consideration and I'll ask my contact/friend and see if ミドリ/Shibaraku Yoshino is a possibility (longshot). For what it's worth I'll try asking Shingo of the Mornings again if they can make it in October. Oh and I finally found Chatmonchy's manager's business card (which I thought i had lost) and I plan on emailing Chatmonchy, toe and Clammbon with invitations for October or next year as well.
Also, I am looking to change the tour dates to either: Oct 5-13 or Oct 12-20. (Availability of "higher profile" bands, airfare costs and live house availiability will determine the exact schedule).