In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the metal band, A Dead Tree Doesn’t Talk, chats about something crazy that happened on tour. You can check out the story, after the break.
Back in 2017, we were playing on tour going through the Czech Republic and Slovakia. After playing a show in a small Slovakian town, we hung out at the venue with the other bands and some local fans afterward. With a gin & tonic priced at 1,3 € quite a few were consumed and the mood was great.
On our way back to our sleeping quarters after a good evening, our bass player spotted a small juniper tree. Filled with the courage which the gin & tonic provided he got quite intimate with the tree. Unfortunately, he got a bit to carried away and fell head over heels over the small tree straight into a metal fence with a loud bang. We found him in the bushes with a wide and deep cut in his forehead with substantial bleeding.
Since we were in a small town during the middle of the night the only option was to bring our fellow bass player to our sleeping accommodation shared with the other bands. One of our band members was a med student and with some three-year-old hand sanitizer and a cut up bandaid, we managed to stop the bleeding. Luckily the gin & tonic also had a numbing effect so our bass player was quite cheerful at the time.
The following day we tried to get to a health clinic but due to some odd local holiday, all was closed. We had to treat his wound along the tour in the bathrooms (which are not that glamorous and spotless as we all know) at the different metal-venues we passed. Our bass player had also suffered from a concussion so he was not able to headbang on stage and was instead “upgraded” to merch-guy for the rest of the tour.
Our bass player recovered but he now wears a scar on his forehead as a constant reminder not to literally fuck with threes.