The Phoenix based rock ‘n roll band, The Technicolors, is currently on tour, including dates with The Psychedelic Furs. While they’re on this tour, they will be doing an exclusive Road Blog for us. You can check out their third and final entry (with pictures), after the break.
Today marks the last day of this tour (not counting the two driving days from Kansas City back to Phoenix, starting tomorrow). I can’t believe it’s been a month. The weird thing about touring is that on one hand you have what seems to be an eternity set in front of you, knowing that you will be driving around the entire country for weeks upon weeks. On the other hand, it’s crazy to look back and think about all that has happened in such a short amount of time.
For example, our first show on this run was in Aspen. It feels like we were just there because in a sense, we were. It was only a few weeks ago. But at the same time so much has happened since then. So it’s confusing. (As if musicians aren’t already confused enough). However it is fun to look back and reminisce on the events that took place just now, and forever ago.
I left you in Philly. We played at the Milkboy (which we played in June as well). It was scary how similar that night was to our first time there. We pulled up to load in at the exact same spot, hauled our gear upstairs, played the gig, and then went to load our trailer back up after the show only to find pouring rain with the desire to accompany during the load-up. As much as we all like rain, the timing was not amazing. So it was when we played there in June. But regardless, everyone at the show seemed to enjoy the night, so we did too.
Then came some more gigs. Arlington, Chapel Hill, Atlanta, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis to name a few. Once again, all amazing cities, all amazing shows. Atlanta for us has had somewhat of a special story. We played Atlanta for the first time in 2011 (twice) and for some reason, it didn’t like us. The shows went well, but so many random things occurred I can’t even explain. But we are not superstitious, so I would say we were optimistic for our return there. We played Atlanta on 3 different occasions this year, and it has literally become one of our favorite stops. We have so much support there it’s ridiculous.
Nashville is also another favorite. I think all of us have a secret (not so secret) obsession with it, and to be honest since day one Nashvegas has been like a second home to us.
Cincinnati was by far one of my favorite shows this whole summer. To play in front of a dancing, energetic crowd that filled the room to capacity for our first time there was unforgettable.
Today we have a couple more hours to our final show destination in KC. It’s been a fun ride. Until next time!
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