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- Posted on Oct 8th 2010 10:00AM by Dead Confederate
Dead Confederate have just released their new album, 'Sugar,' and recently wrapped their run with Futurebirds, as well as a co-headlining tour with Alberta Cross. The band has been checking in all along the way with their behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, complete with personal photos and commentary.
In their final entry, frontman Hardy Morris talks about their last night with Alberta Cross, and recounts the shows from their east coast routing back to home. All in all, the tour, he says, was "a blast." Read Dead Confederate's tour recap and check out their last batch of snapshots after the jump.
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Very glad to be back in Boston and in the Middle East/TT's compound. We played the downstairs of the Middle East for the first time. Our friends Mean Creek were on the bill and played a stellar set. Their new stuff sounded great and it's just always good to see them and hang. Our illusive friend Boda from parts unknown showed up to hang as well! He used to live in Athens, but then said he'd moved to California only to show up in Boston (?). Sadly, this was our last show with Alberta Cross...but all in all it was a good nigh for a Sunday show.
Our first time in Rhode Island. Well, our first time playing at least. We stayed here one night with our pals Deertick, but that doesn't really count I guess. We played an early show at Jerky's and it actually turned out really good for our first time in town. The local college radio station helped out with the show and couldn't have been nicer. Very cool all-ages crowd. Mean Creek was on board again for this show....
We played the Music Hall of Williamsburg for the first time. I have heard nothing but good things about the venue, and it didn't disappoint. We had a wacky set planned (or unplanned really) involving lots of other musicians. We had our friend Ben Wigler, who sang on 'Run From the Gun' on our record, bring up himself and a horn section to do the song live. We then had DJ Logic sit in on two songs (Mob Scene and By Design). For our encore we had the thrill of having Kevin Kinney of Drivin n' Cryin' come up to play 'Rockin' in the Free World.' I have long been a fan of Kevin's music...his song 'Scarred But Smarter' is one of my favorite songs of all time. Check it out. Then we did the obvious and rambled around Brooklyn till the wee hours...
Played Cat's Cradle in Carrboro to a small but mighty crowd. We had Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band back on the bill which was a pleasure. Thanks to all that came out, it truly was a fun show. Charlotte tomorrow....
It's finally starting to feel like we are back in the South. More trees on the sides of the road, more familiar faces! We played Snug Harbor, a tiny nook that's very cool. We were crammed onstage, but it only added to the energy. We had a fun crowd that included plenty of pals. This was our last show with MSHVB. We will miss those sweet souls...but I'm sure well run into them again down the road.
So we go from playing Snug Harbor, which might fit 150 people, to playing North Charleston Coliseum the next day!! HA. I remember seeing Pearl Jam there in high school! It was a day festival with Widespread Panic headlining the night. We played early (6pm). To be playing so early in by far the biggest venue we've played, it was really fun. Thanks to everyone who came in early to see us...for real.
ATLANTA, GA (w/ Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
So we played our final show of the tour!! We were in Atlanta last night with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. The show was at Masquerade which is a three level venue. We were in "Heaven," the top level. To try and describe it wouldn't do it justice, but it is a legendary Atlanta venue. Thanks to all the folks that came out early and special thanks to Tim, Grant and Black Rebel for having us on the show. Their set was rad ass!!
Also, thanks for reading our ramblings on this tour... It was a blast!!!!!!!!