TOUR DIARY: DADDY ISSUES / by Emily Quirk

I hopped on Daddy Issues' end-of-summer tour to kick off the month of August for a total whirlwind of a week

LOUISVILLE -> CINCINNATI -> INDIANAPOLIS -> CHICAGO -> ST LOUIS

five nights of trouble, greeting the sunrise each morning
Our first stop, Louisville, was a mess of trouble - cymbals breaking, cigarettes, saunas, and swimming pools, nearing arrest by the Louisville Police Department - where Jenna's boots are being held hostage as evidence, all with troublemakers THE TOMMYS, aka the White Reaper boys. Cincinnati filled us with tacos, beers, and a bill stacked with babe bands. We drowned ourselves in chili n' cheese, slept with the kitties, and woke to the freshest coffees. We held zero expectations for Indianapolis, until we found 20+ Nashville friends across the street at the HiFi, Andrew Combs and the Blank Range boys, ending with bonfires and a 3am pizza party. Come morning, we were Chicago bound, all inclusive with Chicago traffic, Chicago Music Exchange, and the Chicago Diner. A packed room and stacked bill of The Morons, Daddy Issues, Pink Torpedo, and Flesh Panthers at Cole's - the least divey-dive bar compared to Nashville dives (we hang out in trailers!). Late night slumber, early morning brunches, never enough time. I closed out my run of tour in St Louis, with the sweetest girls gifting Daddy Issues shirts, wigs, and boxes full of pastries. Homeward bound to Nashville by 1am, driving into the dawn, greeting sunrise once again.

GOT ME FEELIN' SOME TYPE O' WAY