Doing the tour thing from coast to coast in a van is a way of paying your dues in the music world of rock-n-roll. Everyone from Elvis to the Rolling Stones has done it and I’m sure countless of musicians will continue the tradition in the future. I remember in my early twenties riding along with a friend’s band doing the California stretch in a week playing in five towns and taking turns behind their trusted van only to stop for food, beer and the occasional bathroom stop (in my case, we used the old milk gallon trick). Paste magazine has posted an article where nine bands ranging from Maps & Atlases to Cursive tell their stories of the joy on touring in a VAN!!!
Alex Espinosa – Associate Music Supervisor PlayNetwork