Tour Diary: Heading Out On the Road and Across the Country With The Knocks

Living on this bus for a month with 11 other people is tight quarters but feels kind of like band summer camp. This is our tour manager Vinnie.

We’ve been obsessing over The Knocks since the release of their summer jam “Classic,” as well as the two diverse remixes they just put out, which you can check out HERE. The group is currently on tour with another one of our fave’s, RAC, putting on awesome shows nation-wide with tour dates below.
The Knocks, formed in New York’s Lower East Side, and will be returning to the city this weekend on November 22nd for what’s due to be an epic performance at Terminal 5. To give a taste of what the tour has been like thus far, Ben “B-Roc” Ruttner (half of the duo) has been taking pics on the road, and we’re pleased to premiere them here with you. Here’s what he had to say about them:

“Before embarking on a month long tour across the country with our friends RAC, I decided to buy a Yashica T4 35mm camera. I have always loved taking photos since I was a kid and am a little tired of taking iPhone photos. There’s something special about not seeing the photo you take instantly and that feeling of getting a roll of film back is something I really missed. Not to mention that this camera has an aesthetic and colors that really can’t be matched by any iPhone with any Instagram filter. Using this camera has become a new hobby of mine that I really love, and when you are going through so many interesting parts of the country and meeting so many new people it’s a great companion.”

-vYZPYLftl2oRFhGMwJ4eh1pQxAFeM46sO10daRkBZQStage attire.

vyH5yFWQinoU1TkceQhm-6sv0Sy-BktSOa0SaVhsYo8Jpatt in Chicago outside of the Venue.

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6IfGQRULzR8_ms_vhrpQOLB_CFOUYL15pGs7l-ImWvsAndre of RAC on Halloween in Pittsburgh.  The venue was a converted church.

ddHbxuWn_YdX3t1sQ75bDFAfJw0Fq6sYz-EgE4sV6F0Andy, our production guy, skating through Pen Yan NY on our day off.

IJW46EXruhPJboSndp-eZ_yCx0BtNS1Gdx8Ks14Jle8Me hanging out at a dilapidated skate park in Pen Yan NY on our day off.

hhDlG44FliZfkphqlDznOGvaM-04DP8b-ZlpVRftppMKarl of RAC as Bowie and Jpatt as Hendrix on Halloween.

qOApVoNAYa5F-l7aKEtJonbCCGD9xAtHhzdXBZibD4cMembers of SPEAK, the band supporting us and RAC before their show.

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 LCph1i4ZvveDROuYZ9AEB_1lhuMXX3nAPVGrN59-SDkLiz, Andre, Jeff from RAC and Jpatt eating at a small diner somewhere in the middle of nowhere upstate NY.

EsJ4l-v3ygcING0VqUfecoQ44dAzzGpMn239UCVZOZsRAC’s light show. I like this cause it reminds me of the flowers from Mario.

lXSmjTdltBptAEu41liM5hJHq83i6BCEBdgxvl1SjnkOur friend Kayla in a Stairwell in Toronto.

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vNAdBPYxDLquTQFnmYdU4J6uS0cRk1M8SdODX6mWZ5UThis lovely woman in Pittsburgh served a mean steak and cheese sandwich.


November 17th – Montreal, QC – Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre *
November 20th – Boston, MA – Royale Nightclub *
November 22nd – New York, NY – Terminal 5 *
November 24th – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of The Living Arts *
November 25th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
November 26th – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *

Supporting St. Lucia *
Supporting RAC +

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