All good things come to an end. The last few weeks of tour have flown by so fast. It’s hard to believe there’s only 4 days left with these guys. Sadly, we’ve already said goodbye to Man Overboard since they’re heading off to Warped Tour Australia. Before we get to Florida we’ve gotta figure out some good tour pranks in case we’re dumped on by Mayday and Stages. Beware, boys! Beware!
- Will of Cartel
Epic. The one word I can use to describe the glamour kills tour 2013. I’ve made friends that will last a lifetime. Memories I will never forget. I can’t believe it’s almost over. Thanks to everyone that came out. Without you this wouldn’t be possible!
Everyday is an adventure on tour, these past couple days have been no exception. We spent Halloween in one of our favorite cities, Chicago at the House Of Blues. With all of the traveling we didn’t have much time to get costumes but we did manage to find some face paint which was awesome. Mayday Parade really got into it, they all came out in onesies! Chicago was definitely one of our favorites on the tour. Alex even had his parents come out to the show. From Chicago we ventured off to Milwaukee which was a good time. We played the Rave which is considered to be a haunted venue. At one point in the night all of the bands explored the dingy haunted basement caverns. It was a neat time for all of the bands to bond over our love for the paranormal. Funny thing, Nick from Man Overboard stepped in some nasty brown water in the basement it was disgusting.
From there we drove the longest drive out to Denver another one of our favorite nights of the tour. I’m a bit biased because I love this city so much. We ended up having a day off beforehand so we got to explore the city and relax which is always nice when out on the road. Somehow we ended up finding a hot tub so we were stoked about that. This coming week we head off to the Northwest and another Canada date and soon enough we’ll be hitting the Pacific coast. It’s crazy how tour works and you’re able to see the country by doing what you love.
So far this tour has been unforgettable. I cannot tell you how much much this tour means to us and how much we love seeing our fans ever night. So thank you to everyone that has come out to see our band and hang with us after the show. Your outpouring support and love has been incredible! It’s been a great journey for us as a band. Glamour Kills rules. Goodnight never land.
Before starting the Glamour Kills tour, Cartel was playing shows in the UK for three weeks. Naturally, we were a little exhausted when we showed up on Day One having only just arrived back in the States the evening before. The fatigue and malaise were things we expected to feel, however we were surprised to find renewed energy and enthusiasm that we absorbed from our touring companions. As we now find ourselves at the end of week 3, I never would have imagined still feeling that same energy so far along. Technically, it’s week 6 of 10 for us which is the longest tour we’ve done since 2006 so we SHOULD be over it by now and ready to go home. That is far from the truth though. This tour is so much fun. Mayday Parade, Man Overboard, and Stages & Stereos are some of the best people we’ve had the pleasure of touring with. So, when we realize that we still have a month to go it’s not something to dread - it’s something we look forward to. If you haven’t already bought your ticket and you’re a fan of any of the bands, you need to come out to a show and experience the energy on this tour. I hope to see you all there.
Here we are in Toronto Canada at the thirteenth day of the 2013 Glamour Kills tour. The a first couple weeks were crazy for Man Overboard. First of all we didn’t know any of these guys really before this tour and we seemed to get along with everyone instantly. Everyone has similar interests and great personalities. A week in we felt at home.
Also in the first week or so of tour we had our home shows which was awesome cause we got to go right back home but at the same time we now have a long road ahead of us, away from out families and friends.
So we are about 26 shows away from the tour being over. Like Zac said, we didn’t know any of the bands coming into this tour and so far everyone’s been getting along very well. The tour started in Mayday’s home state of Flordia so the family and friend vibe was in the air and the shows were sick. The next week was routed through Cartel and our home states as well so we are finally embarking into the unknown together!
We just played in Boston the other day and the city vibe was unreal. The House of Blues is right across the street from Red Sox’s stadium and it was Game 1. It was a special time to be in the city of Boston. We are super excited to be part of the Glamour Kills tour and also to travel over seas with Mayday Parade. SUPPY!!
We’re a week into the Glamour Kills tour and I feel like the luckiest person ever to be out here. Every night has been incredible, there are nothing but great people on the tour and the energy at the shows gets better every night. I’ve loved meeting and hanging with the dudes in Man Overboard, I had only met a few of them before this tour but they are a lot of fun to hang with every night. We’ve known Cartel for awhile and been fans of theirs for even longer but never had the chance to tour with them so we feel like this is long overdue. Stages and Stereos are an incredible band from Tallahassee and being on the road with them makes us feel a lot more at home. Everything feels right on this tour and we’ve got plenty of it left to enjoy.
Some of my family has been out for the last few shows which is like a giant missing piece put right into place, I miss them so much when I’m gone and having them out is like having almost everything that I love right there with me. My daughter is two now, she’s starting to understand what I do and it’s cool to see her meet everyone and soak everything in.
Our new album “Monsters In The Closet” debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200, a personal record for the band. It’s a wonderful feeling, to still see progression like that after all these years, we are very proud and thankful. Fearless Records did an amazing job on their end, they’ve always been like a family for us.
There are about 5 weeks left on the tour. I’m sure they will fly by, but I’m going to try and make the most out of all the exciting things happening right now. I genuinely have so much fun on stage and meeting all of you each night, thank you all for your love and support. GK tour tickets are still available at theglamourkillstour.tumblr.com come and hang with us, see you soon!