And what a ride it’s been.
When we sold our things & left Australia in 2010 we had no idea what we were in for. I still remember our first day like it was yesterday… We turned up jetlagged & clueless in Berlin with nothing but our suitcases, instruments & enough savings to last a year.
The last 5 years have been the most exhilarating, challenging & rewarding experience of our lives. We shared an apartment for a while, ran out of cash & decided to live on the road instead of quit. And that’s when the real adventure began.
We’ve played in a ruined castle, crossed the Swiss Alps & drank beer at a Belgian monastery. We’ve marched against Nazis, toured Route 66 & driven through Scottish blizzards. We’ve ended up in secret underground bikie clubs, played at Morgan Freeman’s blues bar & spent 3 nights in a Polish jail (well, to be fair that was just me…). So many crazy adventures.
Don’t get me wrong- being nomads isn’t all fun & games. Not seeing family & friends for years at a time is heartbreaking. Relationships? Forget it. And while sleeping on air mattresses is fun for a while, doing it alongside 3 sweaty dudes every night ain’t pretty.
But it was all worth it for one reason- you guys. You opened your homes to us & gave us places to crash (every night!). You taught us how to deep fry an entire turkey & make moonshine. You cooked us amazing meals & gave us the local experience in every country we toured. Our fans have become our best friends & I don’t know any other band that can say that.
5 years ago no-one even knew who The Sunpilots were. I’m incredibly proud of the people we’ve grown into, our amazing fans & what we’ve achieved together since then. A whole new chapter is about to begin for us & we can’t wait to share it with you.
Peace & love,