Wednesday, 13 March 2002

Bush Guitarist Becomes A Father, Band Continues Touring With Fill-In

03/13/2002 5:00 PM, Yahoo! Music
Jerry Armor

(3/13/02, 5 p.m. ET) -- Bush is on a tour of the United States that hits New York's Hammerstein Ballroom Thursday night (March 14), even as guitarist Nigel Pulsford has been home celebrating the birth of his new son. The band has hired former Helmet guitarist Chris Trainor to serve as Pulford's replacement for the tour.

Pulsford let fans know about his new son on the Bush website. "I just wanted y'all to be the first to know that Judith had a beautiful baby boy last Thursday afternoon (March 7)," wrote the guitarist. "Everything went well and mother and son are doing fine and back home making the world a safer place for me. His name is Oscar and like his father he is tall, lean, and extraordinarily handsome. The tour seems to be going well. It sounds like Chris is doing an incredible job bringing something special to the role and allowing [Bush bassist] Dave Parsons to beat him at Fifa 2002. Something I had to do for years."

Pulsford added, "I've got to say it feels strange being here and reading about the gigs, but now I'm thinking about our German shows in May which will, I think, be my first shows back unless anything else is slotted in before. I've just got to figure a way to see Neil Young who plays the night after us! It's nice to have the shows to look forward to, but until then it's the family life and even less sleep than on tour."

Bush's remaining U.S. dates (subject to change):

March 14 - New York, NY - Hammerstein Ballroom

March 16 - Philadelphia, PA - Ship Yards

March 18 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club

March 19 - Myrtle Beach, SC - House Of Blues

March 21 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle

March 22 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live

March 23 - Sunrise, FL - Sunrise Musical Theater

March 26 - Dallas, TX - Bronco Bowl

March 27 - Houston, TX - Verizon Wireless Theater

March 28 - San Antonio, TX - Sunken Garden Amphitheater

March 30 - Phoenix, AZ - Web Theater

April 1 - San Francisco, CA - The Warfield

April 2 - Anaheim, CA - The Grove of Anaheim

April 3 - Universal City, CA - Universal Amphitheater

-- Darren Davis, New York

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