The hard rock newcomer, DIAMANTE, is currently on the road touring with Flyleaf, The Agonist, Fit For Rivals and Falling For Scarlet, as a part of the 2015 edition of the “Revolver’s Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock Tour.” While she’s on this tour, she will be doing an exclusive blog for our site. You can check out the first entry, with photos, after the break.
The first days of the Revolver “Hottest Chicks In Hard Rock” tour have been surreal. Being that this is my first tour, the very idea of it and the word “tour” seemed like this big, scary thing that I wasn’t sure I’d be able to pull off. I could hardly sleep or eat these first few days because of how nervous I was. I remember sitting in the van on the way to our first show and reciting the setlist over and over again. The first night in St. Louis was a total success and reassured me that not only could I do this, but that I was about to experience something incredible. Everyone on the team is such a trooper, and because we’re going through all of this together, we’re starting to become a family.
Our mornings start earlier than I’m used to, and the long hours in the van every day are opportunities for me to get as much sleep as possible. Gas station food has also become my best friend. A lot of this tour is waiting around even when we arrive at the venue, but once we get on that stage, all that built up energy just explodes. It’s definitely different performing in front of crowds who aren’t familiar with my music yet. My favorite part besides performing has been being able to talk to everyone after the show and hearing their comments about how great is to hear “real authentic rock n’ roll” coming back. Being in a new city every day and getting the same response has been like a dream.
I feel almost as if I’m in an alternate universe. Thankfully we’re documenting the entire tour because at the moment everything feels like a blur. We’ve played sick venues every night so far, one of my favorites being the outdoor stage at Gas Monkey in Dallas. It’s pretty exhausting, but today we get a day off to go explore Nashville! Time to revive and kick more ass. I’m so stoked for what’s to come.
Keep up with DIAMANTE on Facebook and Twitter! If this tour is coming to a city near you, make sure you check it out (dates below):
4/8 – Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
4/9 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom
4/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Vanguard
4/11 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey
4/14 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/IN
4/15 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
4/17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Freebird Live
4/19 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
4/21 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
4/22 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
4/23 – St Petersburg, FL @ State Theater
4/26 – Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall
4/28 – Little Rock, AR @ Revolution Room
4/29 – Monroe, LA @ Live Oaks
5/1 – Shreveport, LA @ Riverside Warehouse
5/3 – San Antonio, TX @ Kapone’s