brother bird - CRAZY TOUR STORIES

Join us as brother bird tells one of her crazy stories from being on tour.

brother bird - CRAZY TOUR STORIES
(photo credit: Chris Bauer)

In this Crazy Tour Stories segment, the singer-songwriter, brother bird, shares one of her stories from being on the road. You can check out the story below:

We opened up for Manchester Orchestra & The Front Bottoms on their co-headling tour back in 2018… I took a 3 piece band with me and followed the buses in my Honda Pilot. Very psychotic. Very fun. I’ve left pretty much every tour I’ve ever been on with some completely insane story, but this one was the first to come to mind..

We were about 6 or 7 shows into the tour. We had just played Washington D.C (The Anthem, I believe!), and had to be in Nashville the very next day to play the Ryman… Absolutely massive hometown show for us. A bunch of our friends and family were coming out, and we had enough shows under our belts at that point to feel comfy and confident about the set. We stopped somewhere in Virginia to get a couple hours of sleep, and woke up all giddy and caffeinated the next day. It was a super grueling drive. We made it to this rest stop just under an hour away from the venue… We all got out to use the restroom… stretch our legs. I won’t say WHO did this… because it was a total freak accident that could have literally happened to any of us…. but someone opened up the trunk, and when they shut it, a guitar stand shifted and shattered the back windshield into a million teeny tiny pieces. I walked out of the bathroom to my band basically just standing in a pile of glass. We bought some trash bags and duct tape and very slowly drove the rest of the way… rolled up to The Ryman in a duct taped 2011 Honda Pilot. The show was great. And our buddy hooked us up with a new back windshield the next day before we had to head to Texas. It’s something I think about every time I shut a door to a car full of gear. AND YOU SHOULD TOO.

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