The rock band, A Skylit Drive, is currently on their co-headline U.S. tour with Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, as well as Wolves At The Gate, For The Win and Breaking Through. While they’re on this tour, the band will be doing an exclusive blog for us. You can check out the third entry from the band’s vocalist, Michael Jagmin, after the break.
After the string of Texas shows, we enjoyed two much needed days off in Austin. It was nice to relax at home, and get away from the road for a second.
Up next was New Orleans, Louisiana at Southport Hall. Since Hurricane Katrina, we hadn’t had the opportunity to play there in years. It was devastating to see the reconstruction the city is still going through to this day. That aside, the day went really well. The show turned out awesome. It was great getting to meet everyone after the show as well. We’re already looking forward to our next stop in New Orleans.
Now it was time to venture into somewhat new territory for us. Our next stop was Vestavia Hills, Alabama. We really had no idea what to expect, but the day turned out to be everything BUT unsatisfactory. All of the venue staff, the kids at the show & practically everyone I came in contact with were among some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. While we were new faces in Alabama, the kids still showed us the best time! I couldn’t be more thankful for the welcoming feeling we received.
West Madison, Alabama was up next. Like the show before we really had no idea what to expect with this being another first time for us. As soon as we heard the venue was attached to a bowling alley we honestly were a little concerned, but as soon as we entered the venue all of our concerns were washed away. The staff displayed nothing but professionalism and confidence in their positions. The show turned out to be one of my favorites so far on the tour. The crowd really took the show to a whole new level. Alabama is up there on my list of favorites for sure.
The next stop was Clarksville, Tennessee. I was really looking forward to getting up in front of a “Nashville” crowd again seeing as it had been such a long time since we last played a venue show in Tennessee. They of course did not let us down. This show was another that made it up to the top of my favorites of the tour so far! Just like in Alabama, I was completely taken back by how nice everyone here was. It was an absolute pleasure to play at The Warehouse, and I look forward to returning.
The end of the week landed us at Firebird in St. Louis, Missouri. I honestly can’t recall playing a show in St. Louis that I didn’t enjoy. This time was no different. The show was quite long with us playing last of 7 bands. The fact all of our fans stuck through till the end was beyond gratifying. I couldn’t thank them enough for making it a night to remember.
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3/12 – Anheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
3/13 – San Fransisco, CA @ DNA Lounge
3/14 – Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk
3/15 – West Hollywood @ The Whisky
3/17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
3/19 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s Backroom
3/20 – Mission, TX @ Palmas Race Track
3/21 – Grand Praoroe, TX @ Quik Trip Park
3/22 – San Leon, TX @ 18th Street Pier Bar And Grill
3/25 – New Orleans, LA @ Soutport Hall
3/26 – Vestavia Hills, AL @ Iron Horse
3/27 – West Madison, AL @ 11th Frame
3/28 – Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse – TN
3/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
4/1 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
4/2 – Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theater
4/3 – Kent, OH @ The Outpost
4/4 – Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon
4/8 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
4/9 – Stanhope, NJ @ Stanhope House
4/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66
4/12 – Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
4/15 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
4/16 – Richmond, VA @ Broadberry
4/17 – Greensboro, NC @ The Bind Tiger
4/18 – Jacksonville, FL @ Aqua
4/19 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth