Tour Diary: Monster Truck

Monster Truck tour diary
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What happens on tour stays on tour. That’s what they say, isn’t it? Well that would be case if Monster Truck weren’t so bloody lovely to give us a glimpse into their life on the road. While on tour in across Canada with Billy Talent in February, the band sent us a collection of photos to make us green with envy. From backstage antics with popcorn and Slushie machines to playing enormous arenas, it’s all in a day’s work for the Ontario riffbastards.

Montreal: Never too old for some pre show Mario – you might think you are, but you are not. This is coming on the road with us everywhere.

Montreal: Never too old for some pre show Mario – you might think you are, but you are not. This is coming on the road with us everywhere.

Toronto: Popcorn makes Steve happy. Wouldn't it make you happy if you found this backstage? Promoters, take note!

Toronto: Popcorn makes Steve happy. Wouldn't it make you happy if you found this backstage? Promoters, take note!

Montreal: Finally we got hold of Steve's full rider, featuring Jon Harvey – grape feeder, man of many talents.

Montreal: Finally we got hold of Steve's full rider, featuring Jon Harvey – grape feeder, man of many talents.

The Mountain Lord in his kingdom.

The Mountain Lord in his kingdom.

Edmonton: One of these is the drummer from Monster Truck. It's a hard one, we've been staring for ages and have no clue.

Edmonton: One of these is the drummer from Monster Truck. It's a hard one, we've been staring for ages and have no clue.

Toronto: Press and promo in Toronto! Here are Jer and Marv on the set of Etalk. This was a really early morning.

Toronto: Press and promo in Toronto! Here are Jer and Marv on the set of Etalk. This was a really early morning.

Halifax: Steve likes to keep as healthy as possible on tour at all times. Popcorn and Slushie machines on the same tour, did we strike gold?

Halifax: Steve likes to keep as healthy as possible on tour at all times. Popcorn and Slushie machines on the same tour, did we strike gold?

Moncton: You guys have been asking for new Monster Truck hockey jerseys for a while now. You can pick these up at our upcoming shows and in our online store!

Moncton: You guys have been asking for new Monster Truck hockey jerseys for a while now. You can pick these up at our upcoming shows and in our online store!

Ottawa: There should always be time in a touring schedule to appreciate nachos.

Ottawa: There should always be time in a touring schedule to appreciate nachos.

Abbotsford: Our guitar/drum tech Ben getting this new beauty of a drum head in check.

Abbotsford: Our guitar/drum tech Ben getting this new beauty of a drum head in check.

Toronto: Jer's dad knows what's up!

Toronto: Jer's dad knows what's up!

Toronto: All aboard! Next stop, the NHL playoffs!

Toronto: All aboard! Next stop, the NHL playoffs!

Montreal: Really hoped that we would've stopped playing these small club stages by now.

Montreal: Really hoped that we would've stopped playing these small club stages by now.

Hamburg: Marv post-show in Hamburg! Big shout out to our great friends at FC St Pauli for showing us a great time!

Hamburg: Marv post-show in Hamburg! Big shout out to our great friends at FC St Pauli for showing us a great time!
(Image: © Bowman 2016/2017)

Warsaw: This shit never gets boring. Ever.

Warsaw: This shit never gets boring. Ever.
(Image: © Bowman 2016/2017)

Poznan: By red light in Poland.

Poznan: By red light in Poland.
(Image: © Bowman 2016/2017)

Monster Truck are touring the UK and Europe at the following dates:

Mar 17: Institute 2, Birmingham, UK
Mar 18: Club Academy, Manchester, UK
Mar 19: O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
Mar 21: Rescue Rooms, Nottingham, UK
Mar 22: Electric Ballroom, London, UK
Mar 24: La Batterie, Guyancourt, France
Mar 25: Café Charbon, Nevers, France
Mar 26: Luxor, Cologne, Germany
Mar 28: Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mar 29: Rockfabrik, Ludwigsburg, Germany
Mar 30: The Floor, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Apr 01: White Trash, Berlin, Germany
Apr 02: Uebel & Gefahrlich, Hamburg, Germany
Apr 03: Theatrefabrik, Munich, Germany
Apr 05: Shuur, Lucerne, Switzerland
Apr 07: Bikini, Barcelona, Spain
Apr 08: Carcol, Madrid, Spain
Apr 09: Kafe Antzokia, Bilbao, Spain

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