Photos: Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour Featuring Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver, Week 2
Every week, Revolver will be recapping the Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock Tour featuring Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver. For week 2, photographer Kristen Tully captured all the action and shared some memorable moments. Check it out below!
"The second week of the HCIHR Tour saw the Sick Puppies, Lacuna Coil, Eyes Set to Kill, and Cilver roll into Lancaster, PA, and into the Midwest, where they were all in full rhythm. However, this week was all storms and 'tour follies.' Here are some highlights of the second week of the tour:
"Lancaster, PA, at the Chameleon Club, saw the tour's first 'Murphy Law' show. The highlight was a stage hand falling onstage and taking out the entire monitor board. Despite these tech issues, all the bands killed it. Anissa and Alexia of Eyes Set to Kill could be seen, post show, creating amazing homemade band shirts that girls flocked over.
"Columbus, OH, saw the tour roll into Alrosa Villa, a rock-and-roll landmark where the late Dimebag Darrell was killed during Damageplan’s performance. The venue was quite eerie, and had remnants of the horrific incident all through the backstage area. During Sick Puppies performance, a crowd member broke the human barricade and hurled his body towards Emma. He was tackled and thrown back into the crowd. Everyone was on edge this night for obvious reasons, so that incident was a bit scary!
"Joliet, IL, was the HCIHR Tour’s largest crowd. The Chicago area fans came out early and rocked hard in anticipation of another winter storm. By the end of the night, there was six inches of snow! After the performance, all of the bands enjoyed a night out at Harrahs Casino. Unfortunately, the storm took its first casualty as Anissa of Eyes Set to Kill took a face full of ice as she slid and smacked her face on the curb. A nice shiner ensued--check the HCIHR Instagram for pictures.
"South Bend, IN, was the tour's first birthday! Cilver guitarist Leon was surprised onstage with Coldcock Whiskey shots by Cristina, Andrea, Marco, and Maus of Lacuna Coil, Anissa, Alexia, Caleb, and Manny of Eyes Set to Kill! The crowd and all of the bands sang 'Happy Birthday' to him and showered him with party favors and a funny hat!
"After South Bend, IN, the entire tour decided to caravan down south to the next show in Broussard, LA, as a severe winter storm was expected. What ensued was nothing short of miraculous. As the bands traveled south, Lacuna Coil decided to veer off towards Nashville, while the rest of the bands went south. At about 11 p.m. the next day, Cilver hit a patch of black ice and were sent spinning around and into a ditch. Thank god they didn’t flip over. Although no one was hurt, they were stuck and needed to be towed out of the ditch. Three hours later, they were back on the highway--that is when things got interesting. In one of the worst storms Arkansas/Tennessee has seen in years, Sick Puppies, Cilver, and Eyes Set to Kill, got stuck in a gridlocked highway that had not been salted or plowed. The National Guard had to be called in and shutdown the highway. Everyone was stranded for the night and morning. The bands made the best out of the situation by wasting time playing ice football.
"Broussard, LA, was a show that had all the bands releasing pent-up energy onstage. The quaint bar on the bayou was packed with fans hungry for a rock show. At the end of the night, Cilver drummer Will and bass player Josh were tattooed backstage by a local radio station employee who doubled as a badass tattooist!"
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