Tour life might seem glamorous and fun, but it ain’t for the faint of heart. Between the homesickness and long drives, there’s also the issue of where to rest your head each night. Up-and-coming bands cutting their teeth playing tiny gig after tiny gig don’t get to ride in a lux tour bus much less stay in a hotel room every evening. Instead, they get to crash wherever they can while trying to save up gas money. Right now, like pretty much every other band that has been sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic, U.K. metalcore outfit Bury Tomorrow are desperate to get back on the road — regardless of where they might need to lay their heads. Ahead of the group’s forthcoming album Cannibal — which was recently bumped from an April release to a July 3rd drop date — we caught up with singer Dani Winter-Bates to get a look at what tour life is really all about, warts and all.
1. University Kitchen Counter
Once slept on a uni kitchen counter, as there were no spare beds.
2. “World’s highest bunk beds”
Once stayed in some band’s flat in Austria with the world’s highest bunk beds — I’m talking touching the roof.
3. Unwanted Visitors
Many people’s houses — sometimes without roommates’ prior permission.
4. Romanian Luxury Hotel
Not weird, but epic: On our first trip to Romania [we] stayed in a five-star luxury hotel with a three-course dinner provided.
5. Mum’s Attic
On our first trip to Belgium, we did a “tour” and stayed in the guitarist’s mum’s house, which was actually just an attic.