Man oh man! Europe was full of ups and downs, great memories and new friends! Would we do it again? Hell yes we would..and likely will from the sounds of it.
First off big thank you to Kurt De Bont at Rootstown booking for filling every single day of an 18 day run with good paying shows. We made money and even after paying for flights, tour manager and drum rental, we came home with more american dollars than could fit in our wallets!
Raut Oak fest was definitely the highlight of the whole run and easily the best show. So many killer bands, including Left lane cruiser, James Leg, Radio Moscow, The Pack A.D., The Maness Bros., damn! I wish we couldv’e stayed for both days.
Orange Amplifiers and Gretsch guitars were a huge help and backlined us for the tour. Both amazing companies with amazing support!
Between the food, the scenery, the history and the people, we were very pleased with the tour. Vinyl sold out in a week and shirts were almost gone at the end of the run. Merch sales were fantastic as you’d expect. We heard alot about how much people over there love music and they were right!
My gallbladder surgery being so fresh (3 weeks before we got on the plane) made things a little less enjoyable for me and at one point I thought I may have had a hernia (good news is i do not!) And we had some bad reviews by two bloggers (one called me fat and said I probably ruined my gallbladder with cheeseburgers, the other said Mitch was “disrespectful” to his cymbals! Both said we were “too loud”. But I guess you can’t please everyone.
The majority of people we met and bands we played with were all very nice and the promoters and staff at all the venues and festivals were mostly all great.
All in all it was a very cool experience and we hope to do it again soon with some minor tweaks and changes. Thanks everyone for all the support! We couldn’t have done Europe without all of our tour family!
Love and kisses,
Mitch & Tom
Well, the tour is almost over and tonight we play Raut Oak festival in Reigsee, Germany. This show tonight will be the biggest of this tour and it is the reason we are over here. The bill is unbelieveable and has some HEAVY hitters like: Radio Moscow, Left lane cruiser, James Leg, The Pack A.D., The Maness Bros., Freight Train Rabit Killer, Earth Tongue, and a whole lot more.
It is also Mitch’s Birthday tomorrow, so we plan on celebrating it at Raut Oak!
See you there!
-Tom and Mitch
Just wrapped up our fifth show of the tour and things are going well so far. Our tour manager Ozzy van der loo is a baller! Stoked to be meeting so many awesome new people! It’s crazy how many people have told us they knew of us before we played over this way. Very humbling! Roughly two more weeks. Tell your friends!
Today we are leaving for Europe!
Tour starts June 13 and will send us through Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, France and Switzerland! We were lucky enough to get Ozzy Van der Loo of Chulahoma music tour management as our Tour manager for this one! Stoked to work with someone we have heard about for years!
Check out the Europe dates on Bandsintown HERE
See you soon!
Hugs and kisses,
Tom and Mitch ❤
Whats new? Well… 2018 was a crazy year. Alot of amazing things happened. We put 203 shows on the books and we are exhausted! We decided to take some time off to regroup ,write, and spend time with family.
2019 looks to be an amazing year for us as well. In late march we head west for a short run with young rock band Filthy Sweet, hitting South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. First show kicks off at the Plus in Eau Claire,WI.
In June we head to Europe for our first European tour. We will hit Germany, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Switzerland. We are beyond excited!
For more info on these shows visit our schedule.
A Very Krampus Texas.
So, in keeping with how we like to live on the road and play as much as we can, we will be coming home from our current tour Nov. 19th and then leaving again on Dec. 7th and heading to Nebraska, Colorado, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Spend the days counting up to Christmas with us!
Click here to see bandsintown schedule!
Fall is upon us! In Wisconsin that means cooler temperatures, and of course the beautiful fall colors! It’s also time for us to hit the road again! This time we have chosen to bring along our good friends from St. Louis,MO The Maness Brothers! Oct. 12 through Nov. 17th come see us out on the road. See the full schedule here on bandsintown.
Well, The snow seems to be melting here in Wisconsin and the days of 40 below weather seem to be behind us for now, and what better way to celebrate than coming to a 20 Watt show!
We have some dates in Texas, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma coming up, as well as a tour starting May 18th, that will put us in TN, FL, NC, SC, MS, AL, LA, WV and more!
For full Schedule click HERE. Make sure to follow us on BANDSINTOWN and SONGKICK for show info in your area!
We will see you soon!
Got some very exciting stuff happening this fall. October 19 we leave for tour and will be out til Thanksgiving. See our tour schedule HERE on Bandsintown.
We also have some new merch coming from our artist Dan Biesel, three new T-shirt designs, new hats, and skatedecks will be back too! We will even have a few limited old school shape decks as well as the popsicle shapes we had before.
Also, vinyl for “Death blues vs. The dirty spliff is available in our merch store on Blue and red starburst LP! Get yours HERE.
See you out there!
Well, spring is here and its a whopping 45 degrees here in Wisconsin! That means its almost time for another tour!
We will be leaving end of April and heading down south again for a few weeks. We will be hitting Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, and a whole lot more. Make sure to check out our BANDSINTOWN schedule and subscribe for updates on where you can see us.
The Big news is we will be back at Steel in Motion Hotrods and Guitars festival! They had us 2 years ago and it was a blast! We will see you out on the road!! 2017 is going to be a great year!