Indie Tour Van Crash Of The Week: Ester Drang

Micah C. Harding reports:
We are, oh my brothers (and sisters), in the wake of a right bolshy strain of auto accidents involving musicians. Just in the past year, mishaps with motor vehicles have taken a quite serious toll, especially from Stereolab, Alien Ant Farm, and The Exploding Hearts. Others have fared better: witness the recent backhoe incident at the Butch Vig studio, the Kingsbury Manx crash, and K Records’ Dub Narcotic posse thrown from their tour van.

And now, we bring you more of the ultraviolence: recent Jade Tree recruits Ester Drang were involved in a serious crash in St. Louis, MO, when a car struck the rear of their van and trailer. Though the band members were uninjured, the collision totaled all the band’s equipment and has caused them to cancel a portion of their U.S. tour. They have hopes of rejoining the tour with The American Analog Set set by October 29th at the mesto Abbey Pub in Chicago to promote their latest release, Infinite Keys. Those dates:

10-29 Chicago, IL – Abbey Pub
10-30 Madison, WI – Catacombs Coffee House
10-31 Milwaukee, WI – Triple Rock *
11-01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
11-04 Seattle, WA – Graceland *
11-05 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan *
11-06 Ashland, OR – The Revolution
11-07 San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s 365 Club (w/ Earlimart)
11-08 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland (w/ Ladybug Transistor, Call & Response)
11-10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
11-11 Tempe, AZ – Stinkweeds
11-12 Tucson, AZ – Plush
11-14 Norman, OK – The Opolis
11-15 Austin, TX – The Mercury

* with The Ladybug Transistor

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