Foxing Returns From Tour, Signs Deal With Count Your Lucky Stars

Mar 21, 2013 at 5:00 am

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Foxing Returns From Tour, Signs Deal With Count Your Lucky Stars
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What lessons have you personally learned on this trip?

Josh: You don't need a radio on long drives if you keep good company.  

Eric: I've learned that it sucks to ride in a van with a bunch of chain smokers, which was totally awesome because as we all know the northern United States tends to be chilly, and they thought it was worth opening all the windows of our heated van to smoke a cigarette, thus letting the bitter cold winds envelope us all. I also learned the importance of reducing stress and keeping a positive outlook on things helps you to better get along with others.

Conor: I've learned that hospitality can go a really long way.  Letting a band stay over and letting them use your shower means everything.  It's really nerve-racking to be in a new city with nowhere to stay but a shitty van.  The people who let us crash at their houses are some of my favorite people I've come to know.

Impart any advice you can to other bands looking to travel outward.

Josh: Show grace and humility towards anyone who opens their door to you. Just because you are on tour doesn't mean you are entitled. Be kind to your band mates. Like Conor said, help other bands before you tour. Our tour was booked with a fair amount of ease due to the fact that we put on shows for touring bands and invite them into our homes. Do what you can to help people on the road and it will come back to you. I can promise you those people won't forget you. No encores, but that's just in general. If the crowd wants to surf you, you will surf. 

Conor: Harbor touring bands whenever you can.  Look at local shows and email the bands.  Let them know they can crash at one of your band mates houses.  I would help set up a show for anyone who let us shower in their house.  Once you get on the road, stay positive.  Your band is your family.  Treat them like one.

Eric: YOLO.

Tour Schedule (obviously in the past tense): 3.08 Rockford, IL. (show one) with Cadence Fox, Half Milk, Wyld Katz, Sewingneedle 3.08 Rockford, IL. (show two) with Joie De Vivre, Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers 3.09 Milwaukee, WI. with Alta, Khandu, Brighter Arrows, Antepasados 3.10 Champaign-Urbana, IL. with Enta, Jeremy Waun, Mountain Babies, Joseph Toth 3.11 Chesterton, IN. with Drive By Insults, Wesley Engel, China White 3.12 Kalamazoo, MI. with Trauma Harness, Forget the Times, Tim Trapper, Frostbiter 3.13 Pittsburgh, PA. with Warm Needles, Awful Nothings, Unraveler, Breakfast 3.14 Cincinnati, OH. with Bear (The Ghost), The Sleeping Sea 3.15 Saint Louis, MO. with Caspian, Native 3.16 Kansas City, MO. with Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate), Joie De Vivre, Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers, Battle Royale, Lion House, Daytime Party 3.17 Springfield, MO. with Faun and a Pan Flute, Dirk Frazel, Mason Mercer, Flawless 

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