Day 7: Nashville, TN: So, are you as excited as I am for the new Taylor Swift video to be released? Anyone? No? Well seeing as TICTP could very well be featured in it I don’t see why you wouldn’t be! What a day in Nashville!
Day 1: Howell, Michigan: Howell, Michigan: Hey all. For those who are new and reading this for the first time, my name is Ben and I play guitar for Today I Caught the Plague. Ill be taking over the blogging duties for David while we’re on our very appropriately named “Adventure Metal Across America Tour” with Scale the Summit. For those who read David’s previous American tour blog welcome back! Unfortunately you’re stuck with me this time.
New York, NY: 6:30 in the morning we arrived outside the venue in New York City to ensure we wouldn’t have to fight for parking. Being that it was so early in the morning we parked the van and the most of us went right to sleep. We woke up to find that the spot we had parked in was a no-standing zone, and as no one was in our driver’s seat for a period of time we had received a ticket, and had to relocate. It was likely around noon at this point, thus making the disruption of our much needed rest, and our early trek in to the city for naught.
Cleveland, OH: Packed club this night, and it was probably the smallest place we’ve hit on the tour, so it made for a whole lot of squeezing our way through the crowd. Leading up to the set was a slow haze of mundane tasks, going back and forth between stage and van.
Opting to take a bit of time to ourselves for relaxation after the weeks of go, go, go, a good number of us spent our pre-show time lounging in the green room. We all casually went about our own pre-show rituals, and enjoyed a lightly humorous air of camaraderie. When we got the call to head towards the stage, we pushed our way through the throng, and made the night’s initial address.
Salt Lake City, UT: Salt Lake City is honestly a bit of a haze in memory, as it was preceded by a day long drive, and so much of the time was spent catching up on sleep. I (David) recalled waking just in time for sound check. Normally I find it best to allow myself at least 3 hours to wake up before doing any singing, as it can take the body a while to “reboot”, if you will, and be able to perform properly. No worries, I had thought, as there would surely be another hour or so before doors — not the case.
Albuquerque, NM: This night we played on a giant gilded-theatre style stage, like as if we were part of some elaborate prog opera. Our old friend the crowd-barricade made it’s return, and was coupled with a high stage, so keeping strong eye contact and engaging banter kept the energy levels up.
Hello people; thanks for stopping in. We’re currently stoked to be on our first tour in the United States of America, alongside our friends in Protest The Hero, Periphery, The Jeff Loomis Band, and The Safety Fire — talk about best foot forward, huh? All these guys are great, and make our evenings consistently entertaining. Here’s what’s happened so far in…
Today I Caught The Plague played an absolutely insane set for their Sudbury audience. Their unique sound, incredible stage presence and amazing talent left both old and new fans wanting more! 100% recommend checking them out if they come to your city. Images taken with a Nikon D90, 50mm f/1.8.