Tour Journal #2 – Western Addiction Are In Europe For The First Time!

Western Addiction is currently on tour in Europe with Lagwagon and The Flatliners, and the band (Western Addiction, that is) are keeping us informed on what’s going down. Check out the second entry below, and check out their tour dates here.

Lyon, France to Bristol, England

Hello from Bristol! It’s a Dickensian temperature! We just finished our shows in France and have four nights in the UK before heading to Amsterdam, then Germany. I can’t wait to see the Ramones museum!

3.18 – Lyon, France

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Almost every inch of La Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvière is a mosaic. It is utterly stunning. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 3

After our show, Ken operated heavy machinery, Chris threw his hands up. 3.19 – Cognac, France

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This is Joey’s filling. It fell out during their set the night before. He has to wait until Germany to see a dentist. He set it on the table. Gross! Ha! Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 5

Saint Joseph of Cognac.Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 6

We played at a beautiful venue. The food was sourced from local farms and incredible. The place was so nice that I wasn’t sure why we were allowed to play there. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 7

Chadzig scoping out the record store that is always closed. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 8

There was a chimney next to the stage. During our last song I thought it would be a good idea to climb inside.  I have lots of “good ideas.” Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 9

Here’s Kenny visiting the production office. 3.19, 3.20 – Le Harve, France Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 10

We played at a cool venue called, Le Tetris. It was made out of recycled freight boxes. Here is their chicken coop. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 11

Some of the guys went to visit the beach at Normandy. Ken and I hung around town. Can you tell we are not cold and not miserable? Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 12

Chad vs. escargot. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 13

Sasquatch or Slenderman sighting. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 14

Scott, keeping it Canadian. Put on skates, punch other man. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2015 15

This is how Paul looks most of the time, perpetually happy, a solid dude, 24/7.

I also need to mention that during the show, some dude pulled his dinger out and played air guitar on it on stage. I’ve seen anything and everything at a show, never seen this. Hats off, Satriani.

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Photo by Rory Sylvester – rorysylvester.ca Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 2

If you are on the fence, do yourself a favor and go to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The view is crazy. Also, it’s brown; not grey, not silver, it’s brown.

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We played on a boat on the Seine. Great show. Super fun. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 4

Sometimes you can’t eat dinner before a show if you are going to be screaming for a half hour. We often have to eat late. This is one of those nights. 3.23 – London, UK

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We had to get up at 5:30am to go through UK Border Patrol and get on the ferry to cross the English Channel. When we were waiting to go in, that huge band, Train, from SF was also waiting in line. When the singer went through, Scott said, “It’s ok, he can go through, he’s the conductor.” We all cracked up. Papa Roach was also on our boat! Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 6 Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 7

T and I hit the streets to see the sights. This is outside Buckingham Palace. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 8

Lagwagon filmed a TV spot before the show to announce their upcoming show with NOFX and Alkaline Trio.Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 9 Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 10

The Gallagher bothers came to the show and demanded photos with Tony and Kenny. 3.24 – Bristol, UK Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 11

The Flats doing shots at the juice bar. Western Addiction - New Noise Magazine 12

T earned a little money after the show.

Manchester, see you on the pitch!

And if you missed the first tour journal entry, go here to check it out!

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