It was a sad day at the Musick office when we heard that Leon Jackson had been dropped by his record label after only one album and three singles. We can’t help but feel that he wasn’t really given the chance to grow as an artist and that the label expected too much too soon. It’s not as if he’d been exposed to an average of 8million viewers every week for Christ’s sake.
Then, just as we were drying our eyes and mentally re-grouping, Same Difference go and get the old heave ho too leaving us to plunge further into a deep depression. In fact, it’s a place we’ve not been to since Gareth Gates and the Jordan fiasco, or since Alex Parks ditched music for the quiet life.
But fear not! If there’s one thing our plucky threesome have learnt in their brief careers it’s never to give up. OK, so Jackson always seems to have a hang-dog expression, as if someone just shat in his lemonade, but with Same Difference around no frown is left, erm, not turned upside down. With that in mind, the three of them have decided to embark on a tour together, which is nothing if not optimistic.
We have christened it the ‘Closing the stable door after the horse has bolted’ Tour 2009. Next year, Eoghan Quigg and JLS will be touring leisure centres together.
Tickets for all the dates are still available. Rumours that the tour is to be sponsored by Woolworths were unconfirmed at time of writing.