Welcome back to the return of Tuesdays With Lazerbeak! Huge shouts to P.O.S, Dessa, and Zoe for holding down the blog for me these past few weeks as we put the finishing touches on the Doomtree Zoo. What a beyond awesome day. Endless thanks to all the people that came together to make it all possible. Still haven’t had full time to process it all, but I’m thrilled with how everything went (and extremely relieved to have gotten through it in one piece). Here’s a couple of my favorite shots from Zoe Prinds-Flash that pretty much sum up the evening for me. Pretty ridiculous.
Now that we’ve had a week to catch our breath, it’s on to the next one. The entire Doomtree squad is packing up and heading West for another leg of the Off in the Deep Tour THIS WEEK! We’ll be in Seattle on Wednesday (tix HERE), Portland on Thursday (tix HERE), Oakland on Friday (tix HERE), Los Angeles on Saturday (tix HERE), and Las Vegas on Sunday (tix HERE).
Really excited to get back out on the road with these guys, plus I’ve never been to Las Vegas EVER so that should totally rule. Our good friends Astronautalis and Sister Crayon will be joining us for every show on this run, and we couldn’t be more happy to have them. The lineup is STACKED, and these will more than likely be our last crew shows in the area for a good long while. If you’re anywhere near the West Coast definitely come out and kick it with us, or let your peoples know. Grab tickets and all the show details right HERE. We’re getting pumped to see you, as you can tell by this incredible picture below of Stef and Mike riding a dinosaur. Just a taste of how fun all these shows should be. See you soon!
After the West Coast we head back to the Midwest for a very special Halloween show in Milwaukee on October 31st at Turner Hall. This show is going to be NUTZ (Lizzo is playing too!), and we’re joining up with our best buds at Surly to make a weekend out of it with this super limited roadtrip package. Check this out!
For $199 you’ll get transportation, lodging, tickets to the show, awesome meals, vintage Surly/Doomtree swag, and tons upon tons of beers. Check out the details below and reserve your spot to this extremely limited roadtrip right HERE. Should be a total blast.
- Travel to and from Milwaukee via coach bus (departs from Surly MSP at noon on Saturday, Oct. 31 and returns mid-morning Sunday, Nov. 1)
- Box lunch and beer on the bus
- Dinner and beers in Milwaukee (pre-show)
- Hotel in Milwaukee
- Ticket to the Oct. 31 Doomtree show (with special guests LIZZO and Rusty P’s& The LMNtlyst)
- Hangout with members of Doomtree
- A special gift pack including vintage Surly and Doomtree posters and other swag
- Breakfast in Milwaukee (depart mid-morning on Sunday, Nov. 1 to head back to Minneapolis)
- Lunch en route back to Minneapolis
Here’s a bonus pic of me kicking it by the Surly truck at the Zoo last weekend. Excited to be joining forces with these guys yet again for this Halloween bonanza.
Last week, after all the Zoo dust was beginning to settle, I hopped on a plane to South Korea to visit my sister’s birth family for the very first time. It was by far one of the craziest and most memorable weeks of my long-legged life. Once we get back from tour and things settle down a little more I’m going to devote an entire post to this life-changing experience, but until then I wanted to at least share a few pictures. Can’t begin to explain how special this trip was for our family and what a joy it was to all be together at last. Here’s a picture of Emily in Seoul with her mom and dad. Theeeeeee best.
And here’s a picture of the coast of Busan. Can’t wait to get back to this incredible country and spend more time with the fam. I know that it’s getting harder and harder to use the word “blessed” unironically, but this trip had me feeling just that. Incredibly grateful for this experience.
Between the tours, Doomtree Zoo, and Korea, life has become about as chaotic as it’s ever been here at the Mader household. I’ve been missing Young Nelpz, Laid Back Lou, Crab Man Cam, and The Wifepiece something serious as of late, and it’s been really nice to be home for these last few days to spend some quality time with everyone. I continue to be the worst at taking pictures in the moment, but here’s some great shots my mom got last week. Floored at how fast everyone is growing up. Here’s a cool picture of Penny getting high on sugar.
Everyone is finally starting to warm up to one another and actually play together. I gotta be honest, I really wasn’t sure that this day would ever come. Here’s P and Lou working on a sweet gymnastics routine in the backyard.
The search continues to replace the nickname “Crab Man Cam” with something a little more appropriate given this dude’s newfound cheerful nature. My dad has thrown “Happy CAMper” into the mix, and my father-in-law likes CAMbo (like Rambo). Open to any and all suggestions at this point. Whaddaya got?
If you couldn’t tell, slides are a big hit around here these days. Slides and dinosaur sweatshirts.
Here’s Penny attempting to chorale her brothers into singing backups on several selections from the Frozen soundtrack outside the neighbors front door, which Penny is convinced is the door to Elsa’s room from the movie.
And there you have it! Gotta run and get everything in order before taking off for tour tomorrow. I hope you all have a wonderful week. Really excited to see a bunch of you out on the West Coast (grab those tickets HERE). I’ll be back next Tuesday with a tour recap and a bunch of Bonus Jams.