Falcon & I shot by Mike Jeffery
This is just part I of the over two month Zombies in America Tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Atlas Genius, and Night Riots. We started off the tour with a headlining tour in Fresno. The next day we headed over to Anaheim to start the official tour. We didn't really know anyone at first and this tour felt different because everyone had bigger crews but of course we were just trying to figure out the groove of the tour. We would eventually get to know everyone and find out that this tour would be one of the best.
I took the portraits of The Shelters outside of the Marquis Theater in Denver, CO. Before the show was ideal for the shots because it was our last show of the tour with them so I knew after would be crazy. The next night was the last show of the tour for us so we took some photos with The Hunna. I think everyone was feeling a little bummed about parting ways so we stuck around for as long as possible that night trying to savor the moment. I took the portraits of The Hunna outside of Club Sound in Salt Lake City, UT. All the portraits were shot with a Canon 5d Mrk III, a Sigma 50mm 1.4 Art Lens, and a Canon 430 ex II flash. At the bottom will be links of tour portraits I've done in the past.
After being home for the entire summer, the Night Riots full length had come out and it was finally time to tour. I couldn't be happier to be back with my brothers in the van. We started the tour with some long drives and some amazing shows. All the equipment I used was a Canon 5d Mrk II & III, Sigma 50mm Art, 24-70mm L Series, and an Incase DSLR Pro Pack.
So I got to reunite with Night Riots this June to shoot the Live 105 BFD with them. They also played a show the night before as some sort of BFD pre-party thing. It was fun and I loved reuniting with these guys. I have to be honest though, I didn't take pictures of anyone else but them...Oops.
The guys had to get me a photo pass because I came short notice so they got me every pass...
This was the second half of the Zoetic Tour. It felt crazy because it was only around two weeks long. The crazy part is that it was the shortest tour I've ever been on and so when we left, we were already almost home. It was a great end to the tour starting in Las Vegas and ending with an amazing last show in San Francisco.
Managed to take portraits of everyone on The Zoetic Tour. I shot them the same way I shot the portraits on the previous tour, you can see those here. There was only two bands on this tour, The Rocket Summer and Farro, but I still managed to get quite a few portraits. I'm really happy with how these ones came out and it reminds me of how awesome all of these dudes were.
The first half of The Zoetic Tour was the first time touring with a new band and it was a great experience. Doing photo and video on this entire tour was so incredibly hectic but I learned a lot. Bryce and the entire crew are all great people and some of my favorite times were in the RV while on some all day drives. Farro Was on this half of the tour so there are some photos of them in here as well. I'll post the tour portrait and the part two blog soon after this one.