Stacie Collins @ Poppodium Iduna
Details at https://iduna.nl/event/stacie-collins/
What a crazy world we are ALL living in. I know this is a difficult and scary moment in time but hopefully, it will be over soon. Until then, we’ve gotta keep on keeping on.
I just wanted to check-in and let ya know what’s been going on in “Collinsville”. As some of you know, Al & I were in Germany in the middle of our European tour with my band when we got ripped out of our lives and had to abandon everything. We left home on 14 Feb. to rehearse in Germany, played a festival in Switzerland and then had 2 awesome weeks of shows in Spain. We were having the BEST time but then… we saw things quickly coming unwound. We had 16 shows canceled and the last few we played were not well attended or restricted to less than 100 people. Fortunately, we have good friends and a hella good travel agent that helped us all get home safe. Upon our arrival in the US, the CDC came on board the plane to screen everyone for Covid 19. It basically consisted of asking questions and taking temperatures if you had any symptoms. Al has had a cough for more than 5 weeks but was checked out and we were cleared to go home. Since we had been in such high-risk areas, we were told to self-quarantine for 2 weeks.
Now we are at home trying to wrap our heads around our fate. Just like many of my friends, we spent a lot of money getting ready for our tour and now have lost money we would have earned from the tour. In addition, Al & I have both lost our ‘day jobs' due to the nature of our work in the hospitality, event and food industry. It's weird that some people are still living as if nothing has changed for them while we eat rice and beans. ;)
In an effort to generate income, I’ve updated my website store with downloads of the NEW album along with all my previous releases. Unfortunately, we have suspended the sale of all items that require shipping until we can fulfill the orders currently waiting to ship. THANK YOU to everyone that has offered to send us money, downloaded my music and contributed to the TIP JAR. We feel the love and it’s good to know we are not alone when the proverbial ‘shit hits the fan'. We appreciate ya more than you know! Big HUGs to you someday.
On a side note, to every one of you that went ALL-IN during our record pre-sale, we were intending to fulfill all your orders and release our new album “Damn Girl” on CD & Vinyl to the world when we got home from the tour but considering the situation we are in, we are unable to do anything due to the lock-down and our financial chaos. I apologize to each of you for not being able to meet our end of the deal at this time and hope that you will understand. Thank you for your continued patience. It is our intention to send you your packages once we are able and we’ll keep you posted via email and on our ALL-IN Facebook group page. For now, you should have received a download of the record and will have something to look forward to when this is all over. If you still have not received your download of DAMN GIRL! please send an email to email@example.com and we’ll get it to ya asap.
I guess that bout covers everything for now. We are grateful for what and who we have in our lives and will continue to follow the guidelines and rules to help us all get through this unprecedented time. In the meantime, I’ll be making the best of our situation at home enjoying my sweet husband, cooking, cleaning and tackling all my 'To Do' lists and projects that I never had the time to do before. I hope you all stay safe and well and look forward to seeing everyone on the other side.
Much love to y'all. We are all in this together.
25 March 2020
Stacie Collins @ Poppodium Iduna
Stacie Collins @ Café 't Zwaantje
Stacie Collins @ Muziekcentrum De Bosuil
Stacie Collins @ The Cave
Stacie Collins @ Youth and Freizeittreff Altes Kino
Stacie Collins @ Rockland
Stacie Collins @ Kulturbolaget
Stacie Collins @ Randrock
Stacie Collins @ Tidaholm Blues Festival
Stacie Collins @ Hard Rock Cafe
We also have some tour shirts and signed CDs and LPs available at www.value-merch.de
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE - All orders that need to be shipped from the USA have been put on hold due to the corona virus. No new orders will be taken and no previous orders will ship until further notice. We appreciate your patience and hope you all are safe and well.