Here’s How I Know Droids Attack are Badass: Not Even a Burst Appendix Will Keep Them from Opening for Floor Tonight
This story pretty much speaks for itself. Much respect and wishes for a speedy recovery to Droids Attack guitarist/vocalist and all around good dude, Brad Van.
Via the PR wire:
Droids Attack has just returned from their latest tour in support of their newest full-length album, Must Destroy, released on Crustacean Records in February of 2010. It was a 15-day trip playing 14 different cities encompassing some of the biggest markets east of the Mississippi including New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, The Twin Cities, Detroit, Philadelphia and others. Including their southern tour at the end of April and numerous regional extended weekend jaunts, Droids Attack has played over 20 states over the course of 50 shows in the first half of 2010 while putting tens of thousands of miles on their late 90′s Dodge van.
Things took a turn for the life threatening on the third to last show of tour when Brad Van, singer/guitarist/songwriter for Droids Attack, began to take ill with stomach pains before their set at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago. He continued to finish the tour in pain and discomfort playing two more smoking sets in La Crosse, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, MN before finally getting to an emergency room Sunday morning at 5AM after finishing the tour at the Triple Rock Social Club.
The doctors diagnosed Brad with a burst appendix and rushed him into surgery immediately. He was finally discharged on Tuesday afternoon and is back home resting and recovering Madison, Wisconsin. Despite the ill health Brad has vowed to play their set Tuesday June 22nd at the Empty Bottle in Chicago opening for reunited and influential Florida doom metal band, Floor. The band is much revered by Droids Attack and considered an influence along with the post-Floor offshoot bands. According to Brad Van, “To me both Floor and Steve‘s other project Torche, are the most important bands I’ve heard in the last 15 years. This reunion show is a very rare and special performance and I can’t believe we got the gig. I’m very honored and excited that they asked us to perform with them.”
Beyond the Empty Bottle show, Droids Attack has a steady stream of regional shows upcoming including being slated to play Chicago‘s legendary Riot Fest Oct 6-10 with details to be announced regarding date and time.
Upcoming Droids Attack shows:
6/22 @ The Empty Bottle Chicago, IL opening for Floor
7/15 @ The Wisco Madison, WI w/ The Fuck Knights and Cloth Sea
7/17 @ Reptile Palace Oshkosh, WI w/ Admiral Black and Bloodhawk
7/22 @ Quenchers Chicago, IL
7/31 @ The Triple Rock Minneapolis, MN w/ 20 Dollar Love, Imperial Battlesnake and Bloodcow
Tags: Crustacean, Droids Attack, Madison, Wisconsin