“White Mystery share 10 Things they love and hate about being on tour,” World Music Artists & World Music News
Posted Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 at 4:20 am
Reading Wikipedia out loud in the car— especially about Mount Everest, Rick James, and Medal of Honor stories:
When you’re in a vehicle up to six hours a day, looking at the same ol’ trees and empty fields pass you by hypnotically, it’s nice to use that time productively. We wrote the entire White Mystery That Was Awesomepsychedelic feature-length film while on tour, concepted White Mystery TV while driving through the Swiss Alps, and created an audio-book for Into Thin Air by John Krakauer, which you can listen to here.
Playing other people’s video games and smoking their weed:
One of the best things about being on the road is when someone invites you over to play video games. This year, Francis went to EVO in Las Vegas and competed in Super Smash Brothers, so gaming is a very fun thing to do between concerts while on the road. Do you have an XBoxOne or WiiU? Facebook message White Mystery and we’ll come over.
Going straight to Pies N Thighs for fried chicken in Brooklyn:
One of the best parts about touring the world many times over is sampling the best food in each town on Earth. Once you play the same city a couple times, you fall in love with certain a restaurant and find great comfort in eating there every time you visit. Current favorites include Pho Lien Hoa in Oklahoma City; Pinchos in San Sebastian, Spain; Zantés Indian Pizza in San Francisco; and Pappoule’s in Tucson, Arizona.
Having really bad cramps:
Leg cramps, menstrual cramps, butt-cramps, hand cramps, eyelid cramps, ya get ‘em all playing 1,000 shows since 2008. Pass the Aleve, please!
Listening to bad “millennial whoop” music on the radio:
Even 10 seconds is too much. Have you listened to major radio stations lately? The music is crap. I love the oldies, independent stations, and college radio, but geez, all those mid-dial stations play same-y, affected, smoothed out cockadoodie.
Driving through storms in Indiana:
White Mystery is born and raised in the City of Chicago, played across three continents, and drove our booties ourselves the entire way through some of the craziest shit you’ve ever seen. And yet, some of the worst driving weather is in our neighboring state, Indiana. We have driven through terrible floods, torrential storms, and white-out Lake Effect blizzards in northern Indiana that had us wondering whether we would ever make it home.
Soaking wet jeans…from playing, of course:
White Mystery shows are SWEATY. This means drenching your outfits every night on stage while you’re on the road. Denim jeans take a really long time to dry, so we’re experimenting with new materials to avoid our skin rotting off.
Getting tons of parking tickets:
Automobile tickets smite even the most law-abiding citizens. When you’re spending most of your time on the road, parking tickets and camera tickets catch up with you, which is expensive and terrible. Seattle, The Bay, New York, and France are hot spots for street cleaning violations, speed traps, and so on.
You can listen to White Mystery’s Fuck Your Mouth Shut here , and find their tour schedule below.
White Mystery 2017 Tour Dates:
09/01 – Chelsea, MI @ The Hogan
09/02 – Cleveland, OH @ Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern
09/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Arsenal Lanes
09/04 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy
09/07 – Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus
09/10 – East Durham, NY @ Meltasia
09/11 – Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar
09/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
09/15 – Iowa City, IA @ Trumpet Blossom
09/16 – Omaha, NE @ Farnam Fest
09/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Ingenuity Fest
09/28 – Chicago IL @ Ace Hotel *
* = DJ Set
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