In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the alternative band, Texas King, shares one of their stories from being on the road. You can check out the story, after the break.
Right before this tour began, Jordan (Guitar/ Vocals) received a beautiful guitar from the kind folks over at Heritage guitars in Kalamazoo Michigan.
We played park jam (rock night) in our home town London Ontario. Needless to say, that was an amazing first show to try the new guitar out at. Then we hit the road! 51 shows with the new beauty. He couldn’t wait!
So we roll into Washington DC. The first couple of shows of the tour with Big Wreck have been going amazing!
The DC crowd was SHIT hot; ready to rock! And so we rocked. At the end of the set Jordan went out to attempt a crowd surf, unfortunately, they weren’t going to be able to support him. As he turned back towards the stage, his foot caught the monitor which sent him tumbling to the ground. The choice in the moment seemed to be breaking his wrists, or this beautiful new guitar. It’s worth noting Jordan had mentioned on this tour that he had never connected with a guitar, like he had with this one, ever before. What would you do?
Unfortunately, the headstock of the guitar took the brunt of the impact and completely snapped off. Jordan meanwhile leaning against Colin’s guitar amp case while the amp sitting above rocked from side to side. Luckily it stopped and didn’t fall on his head below. Jordan walked away relatively okay, with just a twisted ankle.
Thankfully the wonderful, and very helpful crew of Big Wreck came to the rescue and offered to repair Jordan’s guitar.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Oct 7th – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
Oct 9th – St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Oct 10th – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
Oct 11th – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room (Colectivo)
Oct 12th – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Oct 14th – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
Oct 15th – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Purgatory)
Oct 17th – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Oct 19th – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Oct 20th – Los Angeles, CA @ Teregram Ballroom
Oct 21st – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Oct 23rd – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
Oct 25th – Nanaimo, BC @ The Port Theatre
Oct 26th – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
Oct 27th – Campbell River, BC @ Tidemark theatre
Oct 29th – Vernon, BC Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Oct 31st – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Nov 1st – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Nov 3rd – Kelowna, BC @ Kelowna Community Theatre
Nov 4th – Prince George, BC @ Vanier Hall
Nov 5th – Grand Prairie, AB @ Better Than Fred’s
Nov 7th – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 8th – Edmonton, AB @ The Starlite Room
Nov 9th – Calgary, AB @ The Palace Theatre
Nov 10th – Saskatoon, SK @ Coors Events Centre
Nov 13th – Regina, Sk @ Casino Regina
Nov 14th – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummins Theatre
Nov 15th – Thunderbay, ON @ NV Nightclub
Nov 22nd – Guelph, ON @ Guelph Concert Theatre
Nov 23rd – London, ON @ London Music Hall
Nov 28th – Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
Nov 29th – Ottawa, ON @ Bronson Centre
Nov 30th – Oshawa, ON @ Oshawa Music Hall
Dec 4th – Hamilton, ON @ First Ontario Concert Hall
Dec 5th – Sarnia, ON @ Imperial theatre
Dec 6th – Thorold, ON@ Moose N Goose
Dec 12th – Sudbury, ON @ The Caruso Club
Dec 13th – Barrie, ON @ Mavericks Music Hall
Dec 19th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Dec 20th – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hal