Odd Soul Introduction Tour

Well, our intro tour was ‘great success!’  And much good came along with our 30+ shows.  We figured out how to fit more GPSi (gear per square-inch) onto some very, lets say, cozy stages.  Quite a few nights found people jammed in so tight that they were less than a foot from me, and just as close on sidestage to my right.  I came much too close to whacking several folks with my headstock.  And it was kind of an honor system of me trusting the lovely fans not to fiddle with my pedals, which they were more or less on top of.  (I only remember one over-zealous fan getting carried away at one point, and trying to help me create crazy delay sounds by turning a few dials.)  It actually worked out to my advantage numerous times, when I would get assistance from them fixing my setlist or untangling a cord or two, so thanks to those helpful folks.  I know that at several shows, Paul accidentally crowd surfed, just because he started to lose his balance and fall, and so the crowd just swept him right off his feet and gave him the most graceful alternative possible to falling down.  So a huge thanks to all the wonderful crowds that came out and made our first Odd Soul tour a very satisfying one.

Other positives?  I learned how valuable our awesome crew is.  Totally saving us from danger, harm, embarrassment and any other pitfalls lurking at shows.  Seriously, they really are amazing at what they do and we couldn’t function the same without them.  The seductive hammond from the 1940s really tried hard to kill Paul, and me as well, numerous times through strong electric currents which feel like lightning bolts and leave you painfully confused and bewildered.  Between Nate taping up all metal on the organ, and specialists in several towns working on it, we eventually minimized the danger.

And I had ample time to learn the basics of my first iphone this tour, which will hopefully allow me to be able to blog a little more often.  In the meantime for those of you that are hooked on Instagram, feel free to follow me (grandepic) since many of my posts are often band related.  But I’ll still put a few pics here for kicks.  My favorite detail is from the Rolling Stone Japan shoot, where the writers didn’t even attempt my last name.  Or maybe in that country I’m just known simply as “Todd.”


6 thoughts on “Odd Soul Introduction Tour

  1. Chikako

    I think you guys definitely have good crew.

    Japanese fans knows of your last name :) 
    The Rolling Stone Japan’s photo is so cool!!!
    Y-3 is one of my favorite brand.

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  2. kyoko

    Hi Todd, congratulations on your success in Odd Soul Introduction Tour! 😉
    And thank you for coming back to Japan! Did you enjoy the tour? All shows in Japan (Osaka, Nagoya, Tokyo, and live streaming), were awesome! It was great time. I really enjoyed it. Which was your favorite show in Japan?
    I was very glad to see you again. I think that you were tired after a show. But you were so kind! Your members and your crew members were also kind. I am very happy. Thank you for being nice to us. But we miss you, after you left Japan. Please come back again!
    The photo in the Rolling Stone Japan is one of my favorite photos! Of course, Japanese fans know your last name! Probably, it would be the writer’s consideration for Japanese magazine readers. Because we are not good at English…sorry.
    I hope you will have a good time with your family after you return to your country. Please take care of yourself.

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  3. Yoshimi

    Hi, Todd.
    Thank you for coming to Japan. Did you enjoy?
    You guys were awesome!! I was sooooo excited.
    Unfortunately, I couldn’t get your pick(and set list)in tokyo…

    I hope you liked puzzle and lego. Did you make your guitar? haha.
    I hope you come back to Japan…see you next year!

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  4. Haruka

    Hi Todd,

    Thanks so much for coming back to Japan.
    I enjoyed your shows for 3 days. You were really cooool!!!!

    Hope you and your family are always happy♩
    Please come back to Japan soon!!!!

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  5. Jay Sellers

    Looking forward to catching you play in Orlando. Seen the band three times already and the show keeps getting better. How much Red Bull do you guys consume before hitting the stage?

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  6. Bill Hoy

    My son (he’s 6 and this was his first real show) and I caught the Poughkeepsie show and it was definitely tight in that venue, but a real privilege to take in MuteMath in such an intimate way. I hope the first full Gummerman influenced MM album is supported in the same manner. See you all in March!

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