Drugged, Robbed and Held at Gunpoint: On Tour with The Orange Revival
Eric Strand from The Orange Revival shares their best tour stories...
“There are a lot of good and weird memories! We got drugged and robbed while sleeping outside in Spain. They took all the phones but they left our guitars. They had taken the guitars out of the cases and put them nicely on the ground in front of us, together with our passports.
"They had also carried our guitarist Felix away, to a park next to the one we were sleeping in, and put him on a bench there. When he woke up, he had no clue where he was so he had to ask around for which country he was in. He also found our train tickets and IDs spread out in the park, and one of the bums there was even wearing one of his shirts. Finally he found us and woke us up.
"Another time, in Portland, we had cops pointing guns at us and shouting. They were looking for someone with a gun at the party we were at.
"We got away from a car search outside of Amsterdam because we liked the Rolling Stones!
"We locked ourselves out in Bordeaux and our drummer climbed like three stories to get through the window.
"We locked ourselves out in Berlin and our other drummer climbed two stories...There are a lot of fun memories but it would take forever trying to explain them all!"
The Orange Revival US Tour Dates
11.20 - Los Angeles, CA | Bigfoot Lodge
11.22 - Las Vegas, NV | Beauty Bar
11.23 - Fullerton, CA | Continental Room
11.24 - San Francisco, CA | Elbo Room
11.25 - Medford, OR | Johnny B’s
11.26 - Portland, OR | The Know
11.27 - Seattle, WA | Lo-Fi Gallery
11.28 - Eugene, OR | Wandering Goat
11.30 - Los Angeles, CA | Viper Room