Road Blog:: On My Honor. (Update 5)


On My Honor, a pop-punk band from TN, has just started their fall tour and will be on the road until early November. The band has a busy month ahead of them as they are currently touring with GA pop-punk band, Veara (Epitaph Records), will then meet up with The Swellers (No Sleep Records) and will also play Fest in Gainesville, FL next month before ending their tour. Needless to say, these boys will be busy and we have your behind the scenes look of their life on the road!

Previous posts: Update 1. Update 2. Update 3. Update 4.

Update 5.
From drummer, Tobias Campbell

Oct. 20th – We met back up with Veara in South Bend, Indiana. The show that night was in a venue called The Generic Shop, which was this rad little hole in the wall building, with no actual stage, making the show seem more intimate. That night we hung out with our buddy Derek from the band Trash the Dress. We attempted to buy a Ouija Board since Derek lives next to a graveyard in South Bend, but Walmart doesnt carry them in-store anymore.

Oct. 21st – This was an off day. We went with our buddy Derek to check out the only cool thing in South Bend. Notre Dame. After walking around campus for a couple hours we went to the bar and grill Derek works at and hung out until we went back to crash at his place for another night.

Oct. 22nd – We  dropped a show in Cincinnati, OH which gave us another day off. Since the next day’s show was going to be in Cleveland we decided to leave South Bend and get a hotel room in Cleveland. The hotel was relaxing and we were able to find the Nashville Predators game vs the Minnesota Wild on TV. Drew, Jordan, and myself are pretty big hockey fans. Drew and Jordan are major Preds supporters. Since I’m from Idaho I’ve never really had an NHL team I fully backed, but since the Preds are the state team I might as well get into it. For real though. Ask me about my Idaho Steelheads, or the ECHL. I got you boo. The Preds ended up losing (like they normally do) and it was a disappointing end to a day where we drove through the entire boring state of Ohio.

Oct. 23rd -We started off the day going and checking out the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in Cleveland. It was a blistering cold day with the wind whipping off the lake. Double sweatshirts and I was still shaking. After the HOF we went to load in. Veara had been having van problems and we were unsure if they were going to make it. They did just in time to watch us play. The venue was really rad, just had way too many local bands on the bill. And it started snowing. On the plus side, I bought Drew a one direction key chain for a buck.

Oct. 24th -There was a show that night for us and Veara in Connecticut so we drove through the night. While in Pennsylvania I found some Birch Beer, a magical Root Beer like drink that has evaded me since I started looking for it in Boston two tours ago. It wasnt the same brand I was looking for but it was still the soft drink. Terrible but still Birch Beer. When we made it to Connecticut we had a friend put us up for a couple hours until the show at this studio space. The venue was rad and the guys working there were even cooler. It was a super fun show, probably one of my favorites with Veara.

Oct. 25th – New York City, New York. Manhattan. The Studio at Webster Hall. On My Honor. The Swellers. Candy Hearts. This show was completely packed out. The hours before were filled with mostly frustration. Parking in The City is the worst task anyone can find. Once the show kicked off it got much better. Jake and I went off and found $1 slices of Pizza which were pretty good for just being a dollar. Once back at the venue our buddies Nick and Jesse from Far From Proper came to hang out. This show was probably our best set of the tour. The crowd reaction was amazing. Candy Hearts, who we played with previously in Greensboro, NC at Songs Of The South Fest, put on an amazing show for their pretty much hometown crowd. Then The Swellers came on. The Swellers have been my favorite band for a couple of years now. The song Best I Ever Had convinced me to pursue a career in the music industry (Thanks Nick and Jono.) When they came on, The Studio erupted. They started off the set with the first song off The Light Under Closed Doors, Should. Myself, Nick, Jesse, the rest of On My Honor, and New York were singing every word to every song, and suffering through Anto’s bad stage jokes. During the break at the end of Runaways, the Swellers cover Coffee Mug by The Descendents. I tried to get an old school circle pit going but the kids were all about Push Moshing so I got beat up in the pit. The Swellers also pulled out a song both Jake and I freaked over. They covered Knowledge by Operation Ivy just on a whim. All in All it was a super tight show.

Oct. 26th – This show was in South Jersey, put on by the lovely Taylor from Short Lived Affair. Other than not being able to use my own drumset, and playing behind what felt like a Hockey Penalty Box, the show was pretty good. Afterwards us and Veara went back to Taylor’s house where we played with her two dogs, sat by a fire and roasted marshmallows, and had sweet hot tub hangs.

Oct. 28th– This was our last show with Veara. If you havent seen them live you need to go. Patrick, Brad, Bryan, and Brittany are some of the best musicians I’ve seen live. If you’re a young musician, go watch and learn. If you just dig music, check them out. The live show is fantastic. If they aren’t coming near you, at least pick up their new album Growing Up Is Killing Me. It’s an amazing album.

We still have a week left with The Swellers, where we play Fest12 and our hometown. Looking forward to finishing this tour out strong.

Tobias
On My Honor

Road Blog:: On My Honor. (Update 3)

On My Honor, a pop-punk band from TN, has just started their fall tour and will be on the road until early November. The band has a busy month ahead of them as they are currently touring with GA pop-punk band, Veara (Epitaph Records), will then meet up with The Swellers (No Sleep Records) and will also play Fest in Gainesville, FL next month before ending their tour. Needless to say, these boys will be busy and we have your behind the scenes look of their life on the road!

Previous posts: Update 1. Update 2.

Update 3.
From guitarist, Lucas Sams

October 6th- The Hoosier Dome | Indianapolis, IN
Today we played The Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis. We always love playing at The Hoosier dome and they’ve always treated us well. Tonight was special to me because someone that had been wanting to see us play for a few years finally got to see us. She was the first person to pre-order “I Never Deserve the Things I Need” when they went up earlier this year. Stuff like that means a lot to me, so I’m glad we got to meet and play for them. There was also a foot switch that controlled the lights on stage and I got to play with that, which was pretty awesome/funny.

October 7th- Dugan Best Rec | Owensboro, KY
This show was awesome. Our friend Jesse put it on for us, on a day that was supposed to be an off day. Owensboro doesn’t get a lot of shows and everyone seemed to genuinely appreciate us and Veara coming out. There were about 75 kids on a Monday in Kentucky, not something that happens too much. It was at a rec center that had a really nice basketball court; us and Veara wanted to play but they wouldn’t let us. Despite this, we still had a great fun time.

October 8th- The Riot Room | Kansas, City
This venue was awesome and the staff were really cool. There was a dubstep party going on in the other side of the venue. Draw your own conclusions to this one.

October 9th- The DAV building at the South Iowa Fairgrounds
This was our first time playing in Iowa. We’ve driven through it a lot, but never had the chance to play. We had a great time and played with some really cool bands from the area. All the kids seemed to have had a good time. We got to stay in the fairgrounds after the show and it kind of felt like a big camping trip. It was pretty cool to just chill there, use the shower houses and get some rest. When you’re in a van for 10 hours a day, a night to just hang out, shower, and rest is pretty awesome.

October 10th- The OBEC | Springfield, Missouri
Another really fun show in a place we haven’t gotten to play a lot. We’ve played St. Louis quite a bit, but that was pretty much it as far as Missouri goes. Nothing crazy happened here. We played, Veara played, and we ended up hanging out at someone’s house all night.

October 11th- Vanguard Music Hall | Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa was a pretty fun place to hang out. I spent most of the day on the computer doing band related business and I had an hour long phone conversation with some people interested in working with us. The show was a good time. We had our set cut to about 15 minutes because the show was running behind- that wasn’t so fun. We made the best of it and had a really good time watching Veara on such a nice big stage. I got Brian from Veara to work some pretty funny stuff into their mosh call. We had a super long drive to San Antonio that night so we just left right after the show and started the drive.

October 12th- The Ten Eleven | San Antonio, Texas
Today was a fun show. We always love playing in Texas. It was one of the hottest shows we’ve ever played. We were all sweating so much we thought we were going to pass out. Our shirts were so soaked it looked like we just dipped them in the river or something. Everyone that was there really got into the show and moved around, so we had a great time. We also got to check out The Alamo and the River Walk, which were both really cool to see. We stayed at a friend’s house and their mom made us breakfast the next day. Can’t ask for more than that.

Road Blog:: On My Honor. (Update 1)

On My Honor, a pop-punk band from TN, has just started their fall tour and will be on the road until early November. The band has a busy month ahead of them as they are currently touring with GA pop-punk band, Veara (Epitaph Records), will then meet up with The Swellers (No Sleep Records) and will also play Fest in Gainesville, FL next month before ending their tour. Needless to say, these boys will be busy and we have your behind the scenes look of their life on the road!

Update 1.
From guitarist, Jordan Garner:

The first day of tour started off with a long 7hr drive from our hometown of Knoxville, TN to the hometown of our tour mates Veara in Augusta, GA for their album release show at Sector 7G. The show was absolutely amazing with about 200 people in attendance and everyone had a great time, including ourselves. Our friend Shmoopy (dan) cried like a baby and begged for us to take him on this tour to do merch. We are nice guys so we said “sure, but you have to wear this uniform every night” (Photo below)

The next day we started our trip to the next stop on The Fluxcapacitour in Myrtle Beach, SC. We pulled up to Fresh Brewed Coffee which was the venue we played that night. The place looked deceivingly small when we first walked in but then we were led to the back of the building through a small hallway to the stage which ended up being really awesome. The show started and people started making their way inside to catch the bands they came to see and we all had a good time. When you combine the beach, friends and punk rock, what’s not to like about Myrtle Beach?

Richmond, VA was the third stop of the tour. Richmond was kind of a last minute show booked at a venue called Sound Check Studios. It was a pretty punk rock looking place because it was located in a old warehouse down a rough looking alley. The show turned out to be pretty cool considering it was one of the later dates booked. We had another long drive the next day but we split it in half and drove through the night to Baltimore to stay with our friend Shane.

After a little bit of sleep and a quick shower, we started the rest of our drive to the 4th stop of tour in Stanhope, NJ. We played at The Stanhope House which I was told on arrival was haunted, so I was immediately excited. Me and a few of the guys went to explore the town, we found absolutely nothing, not even a gas station. When we realized that we were not going to find anything to do to kill time, we headed back to the venue to find out we got a $100 bar tab for the bands. The fun began…

Me and Lucas drove through the night to Virginia Beach, VA to stay with our friend Scott to get a little sleep before load in at the next venue Club Relevant. We got to play with our boys in Audiostrobelight as well as a lot of other great local bands. The show ended and we went to hang out at our friend Kris’ house. He lives next to an art museum and jake climbed up a huge horse sculpture and took a sweet picture (photo below).

The next day we played my favorite show of the tour so far at The Barbary in Philadelphia,  PA. Philly has always been good to us and it is definitely one of our favorite cities to play. We recorded our new album at Overlook Studios just north of the city so we have spent a lot of time there.

Our next stop was Amityville Music Hall on Long Island in New York. I have a love/hate relationship with NYC. The shows and the kids that come out are always great but we usually have to end up paying around $80-$100 in tolls making it extremely difficult to be able to come play the area. Long Island has such a legendary music scene and we will always play if given an opportunity but its definitely harder to get in, play and get out of NYC than anywhere else in the world in my opinion.

We drove all night again to Boston, MA because we had an 11A.M. LOAD IN! If you are familiar with going to punk rock shows at all, you understand that this is extremely early compared to most shows that usually start around 8p.m.  The venue we played at was called The Middle East and they hooked us up with half price food and drink tickets which is ALWAYS appreciated by touring bands. It was an early show so we were loaded up and ready to leave by 5p.m. which was cool because our friend Matt was having his 21st birthday party at a beach house near New Haven, CT.  The fun began, again…

This tour has definitely been awesome so far. We have been friends with Veara for a long time so we’re excited that this tour finally happened. There are still a lot of dates left so be sure to check out www.onmyhonorband.com and come hang out!

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