Revocation Exclusive Tour Blog #2: Hookers, VIP Parties, Metal Madness
Since we knew the dudes in Revocation were going to get the most out of their downtime on this tour, Noisecreep asked the band to send us some periodic reports from the road. Check out the band's second blog installment below and just know while you're sitting at work right now, Revocation are probably getting into some kind of trouble.
From Revocation drummer Phil DuBois:
"Hello again folks, Phil here. Things have taken a turn for the ridiculous, as we have begun to reap the bounty that the western half of this country has to offer. We almost didn't make it however, as a blizzard in Denver almost ran us off the highway. I'm sure Lambgoat would have been delighted for the opportunity to make a bunch of van flip jokes, but sorry guys, we weren't mutilated in a horrifying high speed wreck. Sucks for you!
We made it to Vegas, and really stepped up our efforts to destroy our livers, which at this point are probably beginning to look like that Nazi's face at the end of 'Raiders of the Lost Ark.' The show kicked major ass, and then we hit the town. We ran into a couple of crazy fans who happened to be hanging out on a street corner, and started raging with them hard. They were so cool, they offered to escort us around the city the entire night!
Boy they sure were nice! We also got to party in the VIP bar at the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino. It was a total bro fest, but it overlooked the entire strip.
F---ing awesome! Now this was the first time I've ever been to Vegas with any money, so I decided to try my hand at gambling, which I've never been a big fan of, but I realized I was just doing it wrong. The trick to having fun in Vegas is to avoid anything that resembles the way Hollywood depicts it. If you go there trying to strike it big at craps or roulette or something, you will find yourself walking into oncoming traffic with a blank stare. The real glory of Vegas is found in video poker. If you know the tricks, 5 bucks will last you an hour, and all the while a conveyor belt of nearly flammable gin and tonics (or whatever your drink of choice may be) are brought to you for free. Plus video poker is the only game in Las Vegas officially sponsored by Satan.
It was a night of epic proportions, which ended with an 8 am drunken boxing match between Rob from Exhumed and myself at our hotel pool, while the cleaning staff started getting the place ready for the day. I love L.A.
Well that about does it for now. I predict plenty more debauchery in the second half of this tour, so keep your ear to the ground. Later!"
Catch Revocation out on tour with Children of Bodom, Eluveitie and Threat Signal:
2/24 Louisville, KY @ Expo Five
2/25 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
2/26 Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy
2/27 Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
2/29 Quebec City, QC @ Imperial
3/1 Hartford, CT @ Webster Theatre
3/2 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount Theater
3/3 Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
3/4 Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live