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10th March 2004
Today we start the journey Downunder for the tour of Australia and New Zealand. Flying via Hong Kong and onto Melbourne it will be a very long start to a very exciting journey. From now until getting back at the end of April Davide will be travelling thousands of miles, performing at over 20 venues throughout Australia and New Zealand,
 plus TV and radio appearances along the way!  It will include some very intimate performances to some huge festivals, and there will be performances in amphitheatres in the rainforest, to some in the middle of the Red Centre. Check out the dates page to see where Davide will be, and come along if you can, otherwise maybe drop by online for someof the live webcast performances. More news from along the road soon... (L.B.)

12th March 2004
After the long flight to Oz, Melbourne was a welcome starting point
for Davide's Tour Downunder. (L.B.)

17/18th March 2004
It was a pleasure to be invited into the studios of 3MDR and PBSfm, both great radio stations in the Melbourne area. As well as chat about Davide and the tour, it gave him a chance to play some tunes live on air as previews to The Boite and BAD Folk gigs. (L.B.)

20th March 2004
Davide was invited to start his day at the Frankston Guitar Festival off by being on a panel of judges for 'The Young Guitarist of the Year'. Later in the day he performed as part of the 'Up Close and Personal' concerts, and thoroughly enjoyed being in guitarist paradise at the expo, with all the various guitarists, guitars,and equipment from around the world. 'Sortie 20' also featured on a special CD on the front cover of Australian 'Guitarist' Magazine to tie in with the Frankston Guitar Festival. (L.B.)

23rd March 2004
After the journey along the Great Ocean Road taking in wonderful sights along the way such as the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, and Loch Ard Gorge it made perfect sense for the Cape Nelson Lightstation to be included in the tour dates. Davide having the chance to play 'Beyond the Rock of Gibraltar' at the top of the Lightstation on the morning of the gig made the visit all the more special, and his audience in the evening were captured by the suitable surrounds for such songs too. (L.B.)

28th March 2004
After watching the sun go down at Uluru the gig at 'Sails in the Desert' at the Ayers Rock Resort was a perfect finish to a very special day. (L.B.)

2nd April 2004
A few days in Tropical Northern Queensland exploring the reef and rainforest made a great introduction to the area for Davide's ABC Radio Interview in Cairns, and his performance at The Kuranda Amphitheatre. (L.B.)

7th April 2004
Visitors to Melbourne Rialto Tower were certainly excited by the presence of the live radio broadcast from the top of the city last night. Davide soaked up the birds eye view of the city and leased the audience by playing a couple of tracks from the album. Next stop Sydney for the show at The Boatshed in Manly. (L.B.)

11th April 2004
Never Never Creek in the Promised Land in Queensland Australia was a great spot to warm up for the Cool Creek Cafe show yesterday. What better place to get into the mood for a fantastic show than at the rivers edge in the middle of a rainforest surrounded by nature and all it's wonderful sounds. (L.B.)

18th April 2004
The first show of the New Zealand leg of the tour Downunder was at The Bunker in Devonport, Auckland. It was a great venue - a real bunker half way up Mount Victoria.  (L.B.)

22nd April 2004
The audience at the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton, Christchurch, NZ were delighted with Davide's performance last night. Then came the long drive up to the top of the South Island taking in some amazing scenery before the show at the Mussel Inn in Takaka this evening. (L.B.)

23rd April 2004

After an early morning flight across from the South Island, Davide appeared on NZ1's TV show 'Good Morning'. (L.B.)

26th April 2004
Last night's gig at The Upstairs Room in Taranaki, NZ was a great show to finish a great tour. (L.B.)

28th April 2004

Davide returned from his successful debut Australasian tour today, tired from the flight, but excited on how the tour went and ready to get back in the studio and start recording the next album! (L.B.)

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