Wednesday, July 05, 2006

another one bites the dust

We left denver at 8am bound for our show tonight in Lawrence, Kansas. At 9:30 our van overheated, sprung leaks and the headgasket blew just outside of limon colorado. So after getting it into a shop and realizing that it would take 2 days and at least a grand to bring the green limousine back from the dead we decided to bury the unfaithful bitch right here in this one horse town. This meant that we have to find a rental of some sort and that we have 4 potential shows left on this Louis, detroit, erie PA, and Auburn NY. Considering the 12 hour drive back to iowa/missouri...the 10 hour drive to detroit..*nd then ended up back on the east coast(where we started this tour) only to drive all the way back to Iowa.....we did the only rational thing and cancelled the rest of tour. We are very sorry to all the kids that were looking forward to seeing us and we hope you understand.

So marks the death of 3 modern life is war vans.

I am now in the back of a u-haul cargo trailer with no windows for the next 12 hours. There is a sign that says what we are doing can lead to serious injury and death so keep your fingers crossed and we will keep ours crossed cause we really want to make another record and have more good times with friends and loved ones.

Playing in an independent touring band is a fucking struggle and anyone who thinks it is easy and glamorous has never done it and had their lives and bills riding on it. Don't get me wrong, even today I had a good time but we are some broke stranded dudes because of what we do and we would do it all over again and again.

If you want to help us buy a new van go to and click on us and buy a t-shirt or ten. Or come to marshallfest sunday july 16 at the midnight ballroom and pick up shirts, hoodies, records, cds, posters, buttons, etc.

Wind, rattling trailer, rubber on pavement, etc.


Anonymous Insanity is a Virtue said...

Man, I'm really sorry to hear about the van. I was looking forward to seeing you at the Lawrence show, but obviously, that can't be helped.

good luck with the new van. I look forward to seeing you the next time you swing through Kansas or KC.

1:18 AM  
Blogger Hannah Love said...

Worst news
I was going to drive 3 hours from Toronto area to Erie to see you guys.
Well hopefully you guys get a van soon!!

6:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wish the best of luck to you guys. I hope you still do the tour in Sept with Strike Anywhere and Ignite. That is going to be a tour not to miss. I was also going to be driving 3 hours from Toronto to see you guys. Now I can't make the show because of other reasons too..

9:33 AM  
Anonymous Ro said...

come to europe man. you can get my crappy volo there

9:34 AM  
Anonymous Fríða said...

dang guys, that's so not cool, your van beeing broken and all. been checking out a couple of updates since iceland, never seem to remember this url.. but that's ok. I hope you guys tour europe again soon, and that you'll think of iceland when you do so ! I'dd be more than happy to put up a show with you guys, and I still have that extra room :)

-Fríða, tussucrew.

11:01 AM  
Anonymous brandon said...

so you're kind of like Henry Rollins when he rode in the back with the equipment in the dark for part of a tour or however long that was. i don't think you're quite as insane, though. good luck with everything!... the word verification for this is "mksacmaw"...

12:59 PM  

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