COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 7 (The Final Installment)

By Patrick Salerno of Grave Next Door Day 1 Day 2 and 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Another night of sleeping with congestion and coughing. No fever though. We planned to get up and drive back home at first light. The boys partied last night pretty late and they are passed out hard. We’re… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 7 (The Final Installment)

COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 6

Newfound friend Jason Hubbard, left, with the band.

By Patrick Salerno of Grave Next Door Day 1 Day 2 and 3 Day 4 Day 5 Wednesday, March 18th, 2020: Around midnight last night I woke up in a pool of sweat. Tony and Kyler were out in the jacuzzi drinking beer, while I  went to bed around 10pm. I had Kyler feel my head… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 6

COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 5

Will this gig happen??

By Patrick Salerno of Grave Next Door Day 1 Day 2 and 3 Day 4 Tuesday, March 17th, 2020: After a good night’s rest in Little Rock, Arkansas, we were on our way to Texas. We have a show in Arlington Texas with Freedom Hawk. As Kyler drove, I quickly made a flyer for the show… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 5

COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 4

Grave Next Door at the start of their journey...

By Patrick Salerno of Grave Next Door Day 1 Day 2 and 3 Day 4: Monday, March 16th, 2020 Our gracious host, Kelly Bric, had opened her home to us yesterday and we’d stayed the night.  I woke up with a headache and a sore throat; as I pondered whether I had the virus, Metallica’s “Fade… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 4

COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 2 and 3

Tony and Kyler are "sherly" excited about this tour....

By Patrick Salerno of Grave Next Door Read Day 1 here. Day 2: Saturday, March 14th, 2020 It was 1 pm when we left our hotel room, thank God for late checkout; we hustled to our purple van in the ice cold rain. The Grape Ape sat solitary in the parking lot like a faithful… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 2 and 3

COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 1

Grave Next Door and a fan at Mag Bar.

By Patrick Salerno I’m the drummer for Grave Next Door, a doom metal band from Grand Rapids.  At the last minute, we were added to Spider Ball 2020, a unofficial SXSW side festival down in Austin, TX. We were stoked beyond belief. The tour organizer put us in touch with a booking company and last… Continue reading COVID-19 Tour with Grave Next Door — Day 1