Schecter artists BLAMESHIFT tour 'Green' !
We thought this was a great story and a possible inspiration to new bands contemplating touring.
BLAMESHIFT is new to the Schecter family and they totally rocked our Friday Night Indie Party-3 at the Juke Joint in Anaheim last week.
We they stopped by our office this week, we had to get the scope on their super-cool tour bus.
Their lovely lead singer Jenny Mann filled us in. “We bought a Ford E350 Diesel Shuttle Bus off of Craigslist a few years ago. We found out that Diesel vehicles are capable of running on veggie oil, so we started looking into it. We ended up driving out to Salt Lake City on a tour and had the bus converted out there. We bought a 70 gallon tank which we house in the bus itself. We use a pump to transfer the used vegetable oil from the dumpsters behind restaurants to our tank. On a full tank we can drive 700 miles. It took us about 2 years of solid trial and error to perfect the art of veggie oil finding and filtering. It definitely is not easy, but with a lot of determination we now have it down to a science. It's a great feeling for us as an independent band to be able to drive coast to coast on less than $100 and not participate in increased gas demands and rising prices. It really has allowed us the freedom to be able to tour full time which is our ultimate goal. We have logged over 100,000 miles in this bus...and counting. So, now you can say Schecter is "going green" because one of your artists is driving around the country in a french fry bus!!!”
BLAMESHIFT is on their "Awake The State" westcoast tour now with another Schecter band, EVOLOVE.
Catch them both and the french-fry bus at one of the below dates:
Jan 25- West Hollywood, CA @ Whisky-a-Go-Go w/ Smile Empty Soul
Jan 26- Long Beach, CA @ Dipiazza's
Jan 27- Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
Jan 28- Winnemucca, NV @ Player's Club
Jan 29- Boise, ID Jan 30- La Grande, OR
Jan 31- Yakima, WA @ Bill's Place Tavern
Feb 1- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Feb 2- Kennewick, WA @ The Rock Reactor
Feb 3- Spokane, WA @ The A Club
Feb 4- Portland, OR @ The Backspace
Feb 5- Super Bowl Sunday-off
Feb 6- Chico, CA**
Feb 7- Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace
Feb 8- Huntington Beach, CA @ Sharky's
Feb 9- San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
Feb 10- Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
Feb 11- Riverside, CA
Feb 12- Anaheim, CA @ The Doll Hut
Feb 13- West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy