Diamond Plate Tour Diary – Entry #1

When people ask us where we’re from and we say “Chicago,” the first thing they always seem to mention is the cold weather. Every city has an environment that gives it a vibe, and more specifically a sound. From the deep roots of bluesmen like Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf, to the smoke-filled land of doom pioneers Trouble and St. Vitus, the sound reflects a place that is cold and heavy but contains enough soul to make the whole world listen and know the place without ever having walked down Michigan Avenue.

I guess it was fitting that when we left Chicago to start our tour with East of the Wall we left with the temperature in the negatives. The weather got warmer the further from home we got, but the heaviness of the Chicago winter doesn’t thaw from the music we play every night.

In the first week we made it all the way down to Florida. Our last time here was under much different circumstances. When Jim and I first got introduced to Matt (who lived in Miami), it only took a brief phone call and a gut feeling to drive over 20 hours the next day to jam with him. Playing the show last night brought me back to that crazy time and made me grateful as hell to be on the road with some of the best musicians and people I know.

The ‘Redacted Pulse’ tour is heading West this week, everyone reading this is invited to join the DP family in your city for a party on the Winnebago! – Konrad

Tour Dates:
Mar 10 Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
Mar 11 The Tavern – Sumrall, MS
Mar 12 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Mar 15 Leon’s Lounge – Oklahoma City, OK
Mar 16 The Jam Spot – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 17 Yucca – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 18 Mirror Image Studios – Anaheim, CA
Mar 20 The Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 21 Rojo’s Tavern – Tahoe City, CA
Mar 23 Rotture – Portland, OR
Mar 24 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
Mar 25 Checkerboard Bar – Spokane, WA
Mar 27 Machinery Row – Great Falls, MT
Mar 30 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Mar 31 Vega – Lincoln, NE
Apr 01 Fubar – St Louis, MO
Apr 02 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Apr 03 The Ritz – Warren, MI
Apr 04 Annabell’s – Akron, OH
Apr 05 Broadway Joes – Buffalo, NY
Apr 06 Mac’s Mad Art Bar – Syracuse, NY

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