Big news here at Earful Tower HQ: Thanks to the incredible generosity of 461 Kickstarter supporters, I can confirm that I will do a tour of the US.
Yes, we crossed the stretch goal of €15,000 via pre-sales of my new memoir, Paris On Air. And, as promised, that means I’m US-bound.
I discussed the plan in depth in an emergency podcast episode today with my wife and trusty sidekick Lina, aka Lovely Lina. Listen here:
One thing we didn’t discuss in the podcast is my outrageous clothes from the last time I went exploring in the US, but the picture above sums it up pretty well.
Let me stress this and stress it very clearly. The only thing that is confirmed is that we will come to the US. Nothing else is confirmed. But here are the main ideas.
It’ll be a book tour, so I’ll be reading from the book and signing copies of it. But it’ll also be a Paris-themed soirée. I’ll share some tips and talk about life as a podcaster in Paris.
From the start of May in Seattle to mid-June in Miami, 2020.
Preliminary signs suggest that this will roughly be the route. I am open to change. We will travel west to east.
As I said in the podcast episode, it’s looking likely that the tour will start at The Barrel Thief wine bar in Seattle. Quite likely indeed 🙂
Seattle: May 3, Portland: May 4, San Francisco: May 6, Paso Robles: May , Los Angeles: May 10, San Diego: May 12, Phoenix: May 13, Dallas: May 16, Oklahoma City: May 17, Kansas City: May 18, Omaha: May 19, Chicago: May 21, Cleveland: May 23, Boston: May 27, New York: May 30th, Philadelphia: June 2, Washington DC: June 4, Raleigh: June 5, Atlanta: June 7, Orlando: June 9, Miami: June 11.
Did I mention there’s talk of a soirée at this amazing rooftop, Offshore, in Chicago?
How can I get involved?
Now, everything (and I mean everything) depends on where the crowds will be and where there are available venues. If someone can provide a great spot in Saint Louis but not Omaha, for example, then I’d change the route.
That’s where you guys come in. If you have access to a cool place that’s ripe for a Paris soirée, especially a bar or wine cellar or something where the owner can make some sales too, then please get in touch.
If you can’t do that, please buy a copy of the book which will make a huge difference 🙂
Lastly, Google Maps suggested that our route is 98 hours of driving and 6,528 miles. This is fine. Lina and I once did a 7,000 mile trip in the US and a 3,000 mile trip in France on a scooter!! All this is in the book, so hopefully you’ll know the stories before I arrive.