So now we are well and truly back to reality after The DestrUKtion Tour! A good time to reflect...
The first show was London Club 24, which means a ballache of a drive and west cake London drivers. We made it to the venue in good time for sound checks! Everyone was really cool and we were looking forward to kicking the tour off in style!
The show turned out to be a relatively quiet one, but it was good to chill and get into our groove! After the gig we were lucky enough to stay at one of Nathan's buddies houses, and it was a swish bad! Also the birth and death place of #sleepingbagairbed. Don't ask.
The next show was Bogiez in Cardiff, after FINALLY getting out of London we made good time getting back to the homeland. Bogiez is a nice little venue and the sound check was a beast so we were pumped! Before we played a band called Ten Cent Toy played, these guys were awesome and friendly dudes. Shout out to Pit Worker and his Lion outfit! Our set seemed to go down well and everybody had a good time! After the show it was party time, which we did. 4 minging kebabs later we slept in Danny's car, only...we barely slept. But hey ho! We were buzzing for the next day...
...For the next day was the home town show in at Wrexham Central Station!!! The shows at Central are always sick and we were playing alongside our buddies Severenth, A Hymn For The Fallen & newcomers In Depths. Everyone put on a hell of a show and the crowd went sick.
After the Wrexham show it was time for us all to go home and shower....we had a day off and then it was back out on the road!
We couldn't wait to get back out again, even if it did mean a drive to Glasgow! When we walked into The Vale we didn't know what to expect...unless the Glasgow scene is full of old men....luckily the actual venue was upstairs , there would be no hearing aids broken on our watch. All the bands we played with were cool as fuck, special shout out to the guys in Cemtex we were absolutely devastating and also cool enough to put us up for the night!
The drive the next day to Birmingham was special for two reasons. It was the birth of BILLEH! And we found out our first music video for 'If Error Were True' had been exclusively released through Terrorizer!
The Birmingham show at Scruffy Murphies was one of the quieter ones but we got our groove on none the less and enjoyed a few beers with Danny's old man!
Next it was off to Oxford, we had a day off before the gig at the O2 Academy so we thought it only right to go absolutely sick at the Travel Lodge. We stocked up on beers, spirits and all necessary ingredients to make alien brain hemorrhages. #nom. Safe to say it was a messy night.
So it was the day of the O2 show and we couldn't wait. With over 150 pre-sold tickets we knew it was going to be a busy one. And boy was it busy! Massive shout out to Geezer for the awesome mix he did for us and props to A Trust Unclean, ridiculous Deathcore band from Oxford. Time for more beers!
The final date of the tour meant a trip even further South to Brighton. What can we say about Brighton? It's fucking westville, within 10 minutes of being there we had seen a random women trying to eat her own face, Sharkboy, a man sounding like a bird and a guy trying to sell us chillis. WEST! After all that we had no idea what to expect from The Green Door Stoor. But it turned out to be a killer show. A perfect end to the tour.
After the long drive back and a month to reflect we can safely say that we had the best time of our lives, the shows, the banta, the KFCs. It was all amazing.
We'd quite like to tour again please?