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POZ Road Blog: Divided By Friday (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 25, 2012

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Divided By Friday are out on tour with There For Tomorrow and Set It Off. Check out the band’s first PropertyOfZack Road Blog below!

From Matt Morgan:

We’re in St. Paul, MN, about a week and a half into our tour with Set It Off and There For Tomorrow, and every things going great! All of the shows have been incredible and its so much fun being on tour with two bands that we were friends with before the tour. We have a very very close relationship with all the SIO dudes, they’re probably our “best friends”, and so obviously every day is a good time. But we’ve also been able to have an equal amount of good times with our Hopeless brothers in TFT who we spent a week with in Japan in June! I’ll start this with a recap of the past week or so.

The first couple days of this tour we were in Florida and it was too hot. The shows were amazing but too. much. sweat. Once we stepped out of the van in Atlanta we were all so happy to be back in normal, of this world, weather. Here’s a story: We were so excited to see our friend Kenneth Mount (one half of ZK Productions, along with Zack Odom) who recorded the new Set It Off full length “Cinematics” (shameless plug, go buy it. its good). We were even more excited for him because he had told us weeks prior that he and Zack were going to be recording WWE wrestler Chris Jericho’s band Fozzy in a few weeks. If you didn’t know, our band is extremely into WWE and so finding that out was a HUGE deal to us. He showed us text conversations and was telling us all about that we were just going to miss seeing Chris Jericho. HOWEVER the night of our show in Atlanta we were finally confronted by the Set It Off guys and were told this was (once again) a huge lie and prank. Kenneth was never texting Chris Jericho, he was texting Cody from Set It Off with Cody’s number saved as “Chris Jericho”. They all thought it was hilarious because the first time we toured together they pulled some similar shenanigans, but I was bummeddddd.

The next day we were in Nashville and got to hang with a few of the Every Avenue fellows, where things may have gotten a little out of hand, but we carried on strong to St. Louis the next day. The 24-48 hrs between St. Louis and Indianapolis were very long for a few of us.

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Divided By Friday (Update II)

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2012

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Jose Villanueva:

Jose, from Divided By Friday, here and I just thought I’d offer you all a little update on the tour we’re doing right now with Set It Off. We’re at the start of our third week now and things are starting to wind down. This tour has flown by faster than any of us were prepared for! Turnouts have been far better than we were expecting and all the people we’ve met have been so receptive to the music from both bands. It’s nice to see kids coming out to rock shows and having a good time. With all the changes that have taken place in the music scene over the past few years, it’s nice to see that there are still people out there who care about real people, playing real music that they have a real passion for. 

We’ve been in the North East/Mid-West the past couple weeks and I don’t think any of us were prepared for the vast difference in climate, from our homes, for some reason. We’ve all been freezing and giving each other colds, and at the same time trying to offer each other advice on how to get better quicker.  The shows have been fun, but we’re all definitely looking forward to getting back to that Southern sunshine, in the next few days! 

From day one, we knew we would get along with Set It Off just fine, but it’s gotten to the point now that we are literally inseparable. You will not catch Divided By Friday anywhere with out Set It off, and vice versa. We’ve done a lot of touring over the past year and a half, and have gotten close to a lot of the bands that we’ve gone out with, but these guys have quickly become our brothers. It’s almost creepy how much we have in common with everyone. The two of us can’t go anywhere without erupting into a sudden burst of song or dance. We get a lot of weird looks, but it’s all in good fun! 

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PropertyOfZack Road Blog : : Divided By Friday (Update I)

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 20, 2012

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Divided By Friday are out on a PropertyOfZack sponsored tour with Set It Off, and it’s off to a great start. Check out a first Road Blog from the band below and make sure to check back for more!

From Matt Morgan:

So we’re on our way to the Canvas Clash in Boonton, NJ right now and I just wanted to check in with you Internet people and let you know how our first week of tour w/ Set It Off has been going! 

This tour has really been a long time coming for both of our bands. We met last year when SIO came out to a Tampa show we had (on May 5th actually, which is funny because that’s the last date of this tour!) and everyone instantly hit it off. I think even before we met we both wanted to tour together because we love each others’ music so much. So we tried setting things up together (we actually had a tour booked for last fall but we had to drop because of another opportunity that opened up for us) and finally this one worked out. 

From day one of this tour there have been nothing but good vibes from both bands. Not to sound cheesy but I think collectively it is safe to say SIO and DBF are BFFFLs. We even made a song about it. 

The shows have all been super fun as well! Set It Off absolutely kills it every night and we’re having a lot of fun getting to meet a lot of the SIO Family and getting them to join the DBFamily. As a sidenote, I personally am I having a blast destroying every member of their band in Madden one by one (not really….)

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