In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the French post-hardcore band, Our Theory, talk about some of their crazy moments from touring. You can check out the feature, after the break.
We actually have a lot of dirty or crazy tour stories. Most of them including our bass player Yoann.
For us being on tour is “part of the job” but it’s mostly a big party every day. We let go of our regular life and we become uncontrollable.
Sometimes after the show when the bottles are empty, Yoann goes a little crazy.
And he got crazier than usual on our first UK tour with Under The Influence: he needed to go to the bathroom but the venue was closed it was very cold outside, so he went out and did his thing right in front of the van and then took it and pretended to throw it on the van before proudly put a wooden stick in it when he realized he went too far he started throwing up.
We also have a fun story from our first french tour with Devil Sold His Soul. We were playing Nice in the south of France. We arrived at the venue and we met the owner who was kinda weird. We did the soundcheck and even though the sound system wasn’t that good we managed to get a clean sounding stage and FOH.
We started our set and we were about 2 songs from the end and the I started to smell something funny. By the end of the song, people were starting to freak out and the speaker on my left caught on fire and we had to cancel the show. The owner of the place came down completely drunk and started to shout and make jokes about it.
There’s another one in Valencia. We had two shows planned in Spain and the first show was in Valencia. We drove all the way from Paris to Valencia which took us about 15 hours. We arrived the venue at 6 pm, started to unload the van and get things ready for the soundcheck. You know that Spanish people are night owls. Well, the show got very late and the promoter seemed to have a great time moshing. So instead of playing at 12 pm we ended up playing our show at 4 pm.
Funny enough there were still 100 people hanging out there.
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