Next month, the final book in the Sinners on Tour series will be released! While I'm super excited any time a book is released, I'm a little sad about this one. No more Sinners? No more books about the crazy, sexy antics of my quirky, big-hearted rock stars? Say it ain't so!
Coming in August...
I guess all good things must come to an end. But what a ride!
Sinners won't be completely gone from the fictional world of rock and roll. They're sure to make an appearance in the Exodus End series, which is next on my agenda. While Sinners toured the US and Canada, Exodus End is a more famous band and they're doing a world tour. ...which means... I need to do research. Lots and lots of research!
But first, I need to pick the tour schedule. I will admit that I cheat a little bit when I do tour schedules. I use real band tour schedules and have my fake bands travel in the real bands' tour bus tire tracks. Or in the case of Exodus End, follow on their private jet.
I'm going to try to visit the tour date locations in person--to get the feel for the locales, have a good excuse to travel the world, and accumulate a lot of lovely tax deductions.
So here are some places Exodus End might go on tour, because these are places that Metallica has toured in the past two years, and well, Exodus End is the fictional equivalent of Metallica. At least in fame and notoriety.
Potential Tour Date 1
I have always, always wanted to go to Australia. FINALLY, I have the perfect excuse.
Potential Tour Date 2
New Zealand (Auckland)
I don't know much about New Zealand (except that it's gorgeous), which is why I should definitely take a trip there. Right? Right.
Potential Tour Date 3
Another place I've always wanted to visit. Thanks, Metallica for having such a diverse tour schedule.
Potential Tour Date 4
I actually visited Nurnberg as a child. I should revisit and see if it's as charming as I remember.
Potential Tour Date 5
My favorite great grandmother was from Sweden. I need to go see the homeland! Oh and check out the concert venue.
Potential Tour Date 6
Sigh... I think I need a month or two to explore Italy. I really want to get a feel for the concert venue there and Rome. Surely they have rock concerts in the coliseum.
Potential Tour Date 7
Oh yes, must visit England. I don't believe Metallica was in London--they were in some other English city--but I think Exodus End would tour in London. Don't you?
Potential Tour Date 8
So romantic. We all know I have a thing for the fake Eiffel Tower in Vegas (see Rock Hard for details). Imagine the love scenes the REAL Eiffel Tower will inspire!
Potential Tour Date 9
No tour of Europe is complete without a visit to Portugal.
Potential Tour Date 10
Potential Tour Date 11
Mexico (Mexico City)
Any guesses on how many shows Metallica did in Mexico City in 2012? Eight! And I believe all eight concerts sold out. Those people must know how to rock!
Potential Tour Date 12
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
I'm afraid if I visit Brazil, I might have to stay there as a permanent resident. I guess it's a risk I'll have to take.
So where would you like to see me travel for research? I mean, where would you like Exodus End to take their world tour? I'm open to suggestions!