touring VS family

And now, how do you balance your family life with touring, because the touring, you know, you’re in Mexico now, you’ve been in South America. How do you balance it ?

Oh, you just bring your family with you and if they can’t come they can’t come, and if they can come they can come. It also means that when I’m not touring I’m really flexible. And that’s not really—a lot of jobs don’t have that, you know ? So I toured with my young son at the age of twenty and I’ve always just been doing it with kids and people, and I guess I decided really early on that I’d just take it on. It’s got a lot of advantages and got a lot of disadvantages and you just try to even them up.

New Zealand Herald (Online) 19 November 2007