L.A. will be the first to feel the fury of The Toxic Avenger, as he is now stateside for an entire month after finishing off a very successful Australian tour – From what I gather, the Aussies were totally enamored by Toxie’s sound!! The rest of us anxious lot will have to wait like eager little children anticipating their cookies and milk!
We are featuring a special diary blog of Toxic’s experiences on the road, so keep checking back for updates as well as a CONTEST to win tickets to Toxic & Franki Chan’s USA shows!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers!
Flyer design by: Dan Castillo
I’m a flyer fiend – loved this ace “TOXIC GORE” design, created for an event at Boon Docks Bar in Texas, so had to toss it up as well!! THE DEATH SET are playing too!!!!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see how many turn up to the shows in some kind of decorative mask. Halloween is coming so, GET CREATIVE!! More on The Toxic Avenger from an earlier interview with him, here!
T O X I C’ S first TOUR DIARY entry
Toxic: 29/9/07 1:00 pm
Two days ago, it was my first gig in the U.S in LA, fucking crazy !! The guys do some moshpit action etc etc..
The Airliner at The Heist – Film & editing by Eddie V
Yesterday was the 2nd one in San Diego… I think I’ve played a little bit too early–the people seem to appreciate the music, but they don’t dance so much…
Do you guys seriously need Alcohol to appreciate Toxie’s tune ?? ah ah..
Tonight I’ll play at iheartcomix’s “check yo ponytail” in L.A… Bonde do role / Spank Rock dj’s / Toxic. Propably the best line up of this tour !! I just can’t wait !!!!
ah ah ah. we had a sort of car “”"” accident “”"”" between San Diego & Los Angeles. The car’s cap just went of, and hit glasses a the top roof. Car’s broken, we had to call AAA…
Lovestar: Woah! Thankfully all is ok! More diary news…
The show at the Echoplex was fantastic, because, first, it was sooo packed, also, for me, little French guy, it’s so weird to see all these people on stage, dancing, cause it’s not allowed in France…
Had a great meeting with bonde do role on that night… If you haven’t seen bonde live… YOU SHOULD IGNORANTS !!!! ah ah
My dj set wasn’t too bad … but I’m used to 2h or 3h dj sets, and here I’m playing one hour max… Tooooo short!
Next step : Mid West. I hear different things about the Mid West.. Some say it’s too bad… and some say it’s ok… So if some of you living in the Mid West are reading this and plan to go to a toxic gig… Reassure me !!!
Midwest ? Done !
1st step : Houston
I’ve played just right after a Screamo band… so i was a little bit scary of how people will react to my “”"”dance music “”"”" stuff… but everything was ok ! I tried to play a little bit more rock than i’m used to, like all these rock bootlegs i have…
2nd : Austin
It was the 1st time i met Cory / Ocelot, and i was pretty excited about that cause first, we’re on the same label, and 2nd… His music fucking rocks !! It was a weird night ! Everything was ok blablabla but i don’t know, i wasn’t in the mood for a gig this night maybe…
3rd : Phoenix
I was in the mood for playing in phoenix !! We had a greeeeat hotel and everything, guys were cool… BUT i had many technical problems… sound cutting off etc. etc. so, it was, at this point the worst night of the tour, but everybody was sooo nice and cool with us…
Then i took a plane for San Francisco–i had to play at Mezzanine w/ Crystal Castle and big stereo dj’s (Alicia if you’re reading this i gotta tell you : you’re the worst driver ever ! ahahahah) it was… ohhhhh so great !! I had a good audience, sound was good, i dj’d not sooo bad… i tried some new things on this night… i got an intro/outro now, wow !
Next step : Cinespace L.A and then Vegas
ooooh my god ! I’m a big poker player, and maybe the worst poker player ever, so i’m a little bit scared ! ahah but just before that, i’m trying to get tickets to see Morrissey Live in L.A… i can’t miss him !!!!!
Lovestar: URB has a Toxic Avenger Tour Podcast from October 2, saying “The neon demon from Paris gives URB this exclusive mix on the eve of his first U.S. tour with IHeartComix label head Franki Chan”. Everyone is headed for the Toxic tip!