Day 1, complete. (mostly)
Today was definitely the first day of tour. Woke up in a hot, smelly van in the middle of I-5 in California, drove from sunup til 3 pm when we finally arrived in Las Vegas, and met up with the guy who was putting us up for the night. Now, so far, this sounds like a good day. What I left out, is when we got to Vegas, our air conditioning hose sprung a leak and began spewing steam from the back of our van. This led us to over an hour of driving around Las Vegas searching for the In-N-Out burger in 107 degree weather with no ac...we were quite a sweaty bunch as we walked in the doors of In-N-Out but were beyond grateful to the awesome people who bought is burgers!
While we were relaxing at the apartment we decided to make a little video blog for all of you, sort of an "I Am Empire: Cribs" type deal. Check it out HERE!
Overall, it was a successful day, playing a rad show in a record store with some cool bands (including great friends From Indian Lakes) and then exploring the old Las Vegas strip with a friend from home.
Tomorrow has another trip to the mechanic and a drive to the next show in St. George, Utah. More good times to come!
Since we last heard from alternative rockers I Am Empire with 2011’s highly heralded Tooth & Nail debut Kings, the San Jose-based band logged endless miles of sweat equity on the road, supporting the likes of Emery, Brian “Head” Welch and Project 86, alongside its own headlining outing, plus a pair of performances at Germany’s enormous Christmas Rock Night festival. The results have not only found the foursome cementing their already apparent chemistry to indestructible degrees, but has also renewed their zeal for constant creativity that manifested itself throughout its second long player Anchors.
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Austin Lyons - vocals
Andrew Stanton - guitar
Joshua Case - bass
Eric Martin - drums