So, after a full week off in Minneapolis, Minnesota we are BACK on the road! The second van of this tour got out of the shop Wednesday morning with a brand new radiator and we made it without problems to Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Lifest. We FINALLY met up with the rest of the tour package and shared the stage last night with Nine Lashes, Icon For Hire, and Write This Down. It was a quick hour and a half of music but we had a blast. We are so pumped to be back out on the road and playing some fun festivals on the way.
We are so happy to have had a great place to stay with good friends all of last week, without them we might have had a pretty rough time. We spent the week working on other things for the band like our upcoming fall tour, some videos (to be posted soon), and more so we definitely did not waste our time off!
As I write this, we are sitting in a Starbucks on a nice Wisconsin morning, just outside of Lifest where we'll be hanging out again today with Children 18:3, Spoken, Icon For Hire, and Emery. We spent the night in the van (6 people, 4 benches...you do the math!) and I think I have a hundred mosquito bites! But it's nice to be relaxing with some AC, coffee, and good tunes to get me movin'.
Hopefully we can find a better place to stay tonight, outside of the mosquito ridden van! The updates will be coming in faster now (hopefully!) so let's have an awesome July together!
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