The notheast has always been very loyal to PPL, and the band is well aware of it !!!
If they tour, they will always hit the northest, no doubt. They've got quite a few shows in the NE this year and I can't picture that changing next year.
Over the last 6-7 years, PPL has managed to spread the shows out all over the country in an effort to give everyone some chance to get to a show.
Considering the economic times, the state of the industry in general (venues, opportunities to play etc.) PPL has done very, very well.
The trick is also to find a venue that will do right by the band, make it worthwhile for them to lug their gear all over the country. I know I get exhausted just thinking about some of the trips they have made, the difficulties they have overcome just to get to the concerts.
But they do it, and it's obvious they still have a very faithful following ! That's what keeps them going. The last show I saw on 07/01/10 in CT, was a perfect example:not a seat to be had, fans of all ages, an enthusiasm from both the stage and the fans that left us feeling like it was still the 70's !!
Hopefully there will be even more shows this year. I would really personally love to get in a few more, I'm in for at least one more in Bayshore NY, but after the time my wife and I had at CT., we'd really like to see about getting on the road to a few others, hopefully we can make that happen. It's so enjoyable, so revitalizing, especially when our "kids" in their mid 20's take in a show. We couldn't take our granddaughter , 10 yrs old, to the casino, but she must be christened soon ! I'll have to make that happen. She already sings a few PPL tunes, including Amie. You can never start them too young.
All the best,
"I have seen the future of country music and it's name is Pure Prairie League."