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- Posted on Sep 27th 2010 6:08PM by Dead Confederate
Dead Confederate have just released their new album, 'Sugar,' and recently wrapped their run with Futurebirds. The Georgia natives are now on a co-headlining tour with Alberta Cross, and will be checking in along the way with a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, complete with personal photos and commentary.
In their third entry, frontman Hardy Morris talks about heading back to Vintage Vinyl for a third time and experiencing more memorable shows on their way to West Chester, Pa., where they hoped to see Bam Margera like they did when they last played The Note. Find out what happened after the jump.
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ST LOUIS, MO
Longest.......drive....ever........Boulder, CO to St. Loo. We had to get there early to play a radio spot and an in-store at Vintage Vinyl. This was our third time doing an in-store at VV. Tony and Jim have always been very sweet to us, and this time there was FREE PBR! It almost felt like home for a second. We played at the Firebird with Alberta Cross and Flaming Death Trap (who were really really good!)
We've played Chicago several times and we never get to hang out there long at all...and this time was no exception. We had to leave right after we played, because we had an acoustic radio thingy in Columbus, OH. So sad. The show was good though, and the Double Door is a pretty awesome venue. We got interviewed before the show by some girl that had won a contest to interview bands...she was asking us a bunch of questions about fashion (!). Yea, us. Fashion. Right :)
After stopping off in Columbus, we were obviously very late to our Akron show. Oops. This was our first show with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band who are gonna be playing a few more shows with us as the tour winds down. For some strange reason we have always had really good shows in Akron. This night's crowd was awesome and we ended up essentially taking requests for the last half of the set. Musica (the venue) has the world's nicest bartender by the way. He shakes everyone's hand and remembers your name for the night and what you're drinking, I think he does it just as like a personal brain challenge to see how much he can remember -- it's pretty amazing...if not a little creepy.
Yet again we played a nice venue that was absolutely HUGE! The Rex Theater is nice and the bands we played with were great, but Jesus, U2 couldn't fill that room! Yes they could, but we didn't. Played with a young band called Chalk Dinosaur that I really liked. They had like a surf/Weezer/Richie Valens vibe..good stuff.
WEST CHESTER, PA
Back with Alberta Cross tonight. The bar we played (the Note) is apparently owned by Bam Margera, he was there last time we played in West Chester and I was hoping he'd be there this time so I could stay at his mansion or at least ride in his Lambo, but he didn't show. Lame. Flash and I found a rooftop bar nearby with killer margaritas though and that's almost as cool. On the drive today, we are drawing the Alberta Cross guys as animals and they are drawing us... We'll see how it turns out...