Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Thank You!

Now that we've had a couple of days at home to rest up, we'd like to take a moment to give proper credit where credit is due:
We couldn't have done this tour on our own. We owe an immeasurably huge debt of gratitude to you; to every single person who helped us out along the way. To all the friends, family members, fans, venue owners/managers/staff, other musicians, and complete strangers who housed us, fed us, came to our shows, bought merch, tossed us a few extra bucks for gas, told friends about us, or even just wished us luck along the way: THANK YOU.
Your support (in every form that it came) is what made it possible for this major independent tour of ours to be successful. We'll see you again on the next one, and we'll return the favour the best way we know how: by continuing to make the best music we can and pouring the entirety of our hearts and souls into it for you every time we're on the stage.
- Andy / James / Jay / Keith / Max / No Island

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Tour Round-Up!

Well folks, our seven weeks on the road came to a close this afternoon with our last stop in Fernie, BC. 

This photo shows our route across Canada and back. Seeing it on paper is pretty cool, but trust us, seeing it in person is even better.

As we start tonight's long drive towards home, we've decided to crunch some numbers. During this summer's tour, there were:

- Approximately 19,000 kilometres driven
- Over 200 hours spent inside a van
- 52 days spent away from home
- 38 shows played
- 3 "conversations" with law enforcement personnel
- 1 parking ticket received and begrudgingly paid for
- 32,640 ml of Arizona Ice Tea consumed

See you at the Media Club on September 1!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Monday, 12 August 2013

Tour Vlog: Garlic Fried Rice

The tastiest thing you'll ever eat off of a toilet seat in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario!

Monday, 5 August 2013

Westward Bound

We after a fantastic week in the maritimes, we have turned around and are heading back west again. Throughout this second half of our tour, I'll try to supplement our video blogs with some shorter, more frequent text posts. 

The shows this weekend were incredibly fun. On Friday we drove into Fredericton, New Brunswick to share the stage at The Capital bar with a fantastic local band called She Roars. These guys know how to put on one heck of a show! They are also super cool people. Their drummer Kyle offered the us a place to crash after the gig, and we had a great time hanging out.

The next night in Halifax was just as great. We played at the beloved Seahorse Tavern with local rockers The Odd Bit, the newly-reformed Devil's Half-Acre, and She Roars who followed us back into Nova Scotia for the show. The venue has a super cool vibe and we were able to take advantage of that and enjoy the night with friends (both old and new) after our set. 

The next day was spent being tourists in Halifax, taking in a tour of the Alexander Keith's brewery and a proper east coast lobster dinner. 

Today is a long haul drive to Quebec City, after which we'll make our way to Toronto for a show at the legendary Horseshoe Tavern tomorrow. 

Stay poster for more video blogs soon!

 - James / No Island 

Saturday, 3 August 2013