On Tour with Bones

By Chris Force
December 08, 2017

Singer Rosie Bones, guitarist Carmen Vandenberg, and drummer Heavy form the band Bones. The band documented their recent US tour supporting their single Beautiful is Boring. Words and photos courtesy of the band.

MINNEAPOLIS. FIRST AVE. AKA WHERE ‘PURPLE RAIN WAS FILMED’. PRINCE WALKED ON THIS FLOOR. NEVER ENDING LOVE FOR ‘THE PURPLE ONE’.
MINNEAPOLIS. FIRST AVE. AKA WHERE ‘PURPLE RAIN WAS FILMED’. PRINCE WALKED ON THIS FLOOR. NEVER ENDING LOVE FOR ‘THE PURPLE ONE’.
GIRLS CANT PLAY GUITARS… BUT WE CAN SIT IN FRONT OF THEM LOOKING COOL….
GIRLS CANT PLAY GUITARS… BUT WE CAN SIT IN FRONT OF THEM LOOKING COOL….
TOUR JACKETS WE MADE KEEPING US WARM BY THE WINDY SEA. GUNNA SEW A PATCH FOR EACH TOUR WE DO ON TO THESE. LIKE THE CUB SCOUTS.
TOUR JACKETS WE MADE KEEPING US WARM BY THE WINDY SEA. GUNNA SEW A PATCH FOR EACH TOUR WE DO ON TO THESE. LIKE THE CUB SCOUTS.
PROVIDENCE. BEST WEANER WE’VE EVER HAD IN THIS PLACE. BEST. WEANER. WE’VE. EVER. HAD.
PROVIDENCE. BEST WEANER WE’VE EVER HAD IN THIS PLACE. BEST. WEANER. WE’VE. EVER. HAD.
US AS ‘BAT BRIDES’ ON HALLOWEEN. WAS ROSIE’S BIRTHDAY AS WELL. SO THERE WAS MUCH CHAMPAIGN, BALLOONS, LASER QUEST, CAKE AND DRESSING UP OVER THIS PERIOD.
US AS ‘BAT BRIDES’ ON HALLOWEEN. WAS ROSIE’S BIRTHDAY AS WELL. SO THERE WAS MUCH CHAMPAIGN, BALLOONS, LASER QUEST, CAKE AND DRESSING UP OVER THIS PERIOD.
THE CROWDS ON THIS TOUR WERE RIDICULOUS. BIG UP TO YOU ALL.
THE CROWDS ON THIS TOUR WERE RIDICULOUS. BIG UP TO YOU ALL.
NASHVILLE. THIS GIG WAS CRAZY. AND ‘CAGE THE ELEPHANT’ CAME TO SEE US PLAY….WHICH….WE STILL CANT QUITE DEAL WITH.
NASHVILLE. THIS GIG WAS CRAZY. AND ‘CAGE THE ELEPHANT’ CAME TO SEE US PLAY….WHICH….WE STILL CANT QUITE DEAL WITH.
THIS IS US IN ELVIS’S MIRRORED CELING IN GRACELAND…. ELVIS WOULD HAVE LOOKED AT HIM SELF IN THIS MIRROR………..ELVIS’S HEAD……WOULD HAVE BEEN REFLECTED….IN….THIS….MIRROR……..WILD
THIS IS US IN ELVIS’S MIRRORED CELING IN GRACELAND…. ELVIS WOULD HAVE LOOKED AT HIM SELF IN THIS MIRROR………..ELVIS’S HEAD……WOULD HAVE BEEN REFLECTED….IN….THIS….MIRROR……..WILD
AT THE WOODY GUTHRY MUSEUM IN TULSA. FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW WOODY GUTHRY. LOOK HIM UP. HE WAS THE ‘VOICE OF THE MANY’ AND WILL HAVE INSPIRED MOST OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS.
AT THE WOODY GUTHRY MUSEUM IN TULSA. FOR THOSE WHO DONT KNOW WOODY GUTHRY. LOOK HIM UP. HE WAS THE ‘VOICE OF THE MANY’ AND WILL HAVE INSPIRED MOST OF YOUR FAVOURITE ARTISTS.
A ONE OF PIECE OF SOCK MERCH ROSIE MADE. THE PLAN WAS TO EMBROIDER 5 PAIRS OF THESE SOCKS AND HAVE A DIFFERENT BESPOKE PIECE OF MERCH AT EACH SHOW………..DIDINT HAPPEN……THIS WAS THE ONE AND ONLY PAIR….I BLAME TEQUILLA.
A ONE OF PIECE OF SOCK MERCH ROSIE MADE. THE PLAN WAS TO EMBROIDER 5 PAIRS OF THESE SOCKS AND HAVE A DIFFERENT BESPOKE PIECE OF MERCH AT EACH SHOW………..DIDINT HAPPEN……THIS WAS THE ONE AND ONLY PAIR….I BLAME TEQUILLA.
SECOND NIGHT IN SAN FRAN. IT SO WAS GREAT TO HAVE THESE SMALLER GIGS IN AMONGST THE BIGGER ONES. GET SUPER CLOSE TO THE AUDIENCE.
SECOND NIGHT IN SAN FRAN. IT SO WAS GREAT TO HAVE THESE SMALLER GIGS IN AMONGST THE BIGGER ONES. GET SUPER CLOSE TO THE AUDIENCE.
SAN FRAN. THESE NIGHTS IN SAN FRAN WERE THE TWO WILDEST OF THE TOUR FOR SOME REASON. LOTS OF HOTEL PARTIES AND WAY TOO MUCH WHISKEY.
SAN FRAN. THESE NIGHTS IN SAN FRAN WERE THE TWO WILDEST OF THE TOUR FOR SOME REASON. LOTS OF HOTEL PARTIES AND WAY TOO MUCH WHISKEY.
BACK STAGE AT THE SALT LAKE CITY SHOW. AFTER THIS SHOW WE DROVE THROUGH THE SALT BEDS WHICH WERE WILD. WAS LIKE BEING ON THE MOON.
BACK STAGE AT THE SALT LAKE CITY SHOW. AFTER THIS SHOW WE DROVE THROUGH THE SALT BEDS WHICH WERE WILD. WAS LIKE BEING ON THE MOON.
US ON STAGE IN MONTANA WITH OUR DRUMMER. BAD BEAT MAN ‘HEAVY’. SUCH A PLEASURE PLAYING WITH THIS MOTHER FUCKER EVERY NIGHT.
US ON STAGE IN MONTANA WITH OUR DRUMMER. BAD BEAT MAN ‘HEAVY’. SUCH A PLEASURE PLAYING WITH THIS MOTHER FUCKER EVERY NIGHT.
US ON STAGE WITH ‘HIGHLY SUSPECT BOYS’. WE MET THEM AT BUDDY GUY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY IN CHICAGO AND HIT IT OFF. WE WERE FRIENDS BEFORE WE KNEW EACH OTHER DID MUSIC. AFTER 2ND DAY OF ALL HANGING OUT THEY ASKED US ON TOUR. WE COULDNT HAVE BEEN ON TOUR WITH A NICER, KINDER AND MORE TALENTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE. WONDERFUL CHAOS.
US ON STAGE WITH ‘HIGHLY SUSPECT BOYS’. WE MET THEM AT BUDDY GUY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY IN CHICAGO AND HIT IT OFF. WE WERE FRIENDS BEFORE WE KNEW EACH OTHER DID MUSIC. AFTER 2ND DAY OF ALL HANGING OUT THEY ASKED US ON TOUR. WE COULDNT HAVE BEEN ON TOUR WITH A NICER, KINDER AND MORE TALENTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE. WONDERFUL CHAOS.
FIRST ONE OF THE TWO SHOWS WE PLAYED AT ‘THE BLACK SHEEP’ IN COLORADO. SUCH A SICK LITTLE VENUE. HAD SOME TIME TO BASK IN THE JOYS OF COLORADO AS WELL. SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL NATURE.
FIRST ONE OF THE TWO SHOWS WE PLAYED AT ‘THE BLACK SHEEP’ IN COLORADO. SUCH A SICK LITTLE VENUE. HAD SOME TIME TO BASK IN THE JOYS OF COLORADO AS WELL. SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL NATURE.
‘COD FISH HOLLOW’. THIS WAS THE COOLEST VENUE OF THE WHOLE TOUR. BASICALLY A BIG BARN IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE OWNED BY THIS SUPER COOL FAMILY WHO HAD A NYC DIVE BAR IN THE BASEMENT OF THEIR HOME (THAT WE OBVIOUSLY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF). EACH BAND THAT SOLD IT OUT HAD A WOODEN CARVING MADE FOR THEM THAT HUNG FROM THE CELING. SO COOL TO SEE HOW THIS FAMILY HAD GIVEN THEIR LAND AND HOME OVER TO OTHER PEOPLES ENJOYMENT AND TO MUSIC. RAD. AS. FUCK.
‘COD FISH HOLLOW’. THIS WAS THE COOLEST VENUE OF THE WHOLE TOUR. BASICALLY A BIG BARN IN THE MIDDLE OF NO WHERE OWNED BY THIS SUPER COOL FAMILY WHO HAD A NYC DIVE BAR IN THE BASEMENT OF THEIR HOME (THAT WE OBVIOUSLY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF). EACH BAND THAT SOLD IT OUT HAD A WOODEN CARVING MADE FOR THEM THAT HUNG FROM THE CELING. SO COOL TO SEE HOW THIS FAMILY HAD GIVEN THEIR LAND AND HOME OVER TO OTHER PEOPLES ENJOYMENT AND TO MUSIC. RAD. AS. FUCK.
THESE WERE THE MAQUOKETA CAVES. CARMEN SPENT THE DAY TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE WANTS TO LIVE IN A CAVE AND WORKING OUT WHERE THE BED AND THE BOOKCASE WOULD GO IN EACH ONE.
THESE WERE THE MAQUOKETA CAVES. CARMEN SPENT THE DAY TALKING ABOUT HOW SHE WANTS TO LIVE IN A CAVE AND WORKING OUT WHERE THE BED AND THE BOOKCASE WOULD GO IN EACH ONE.
US IN THE PORCH OF A HOUSE WE RENTED FOR 2 NIGHTS IN BRODHEAD THAT WAS OWNED BY A CLOWN. VINYL RECORD PLAYER, BUNK BEDS AND MERCH MAKING. AS MUCH AS WE COULD WE ALWAYS TRY AND STAY SOMEWHERE WEIRD.
US IN THE PORCH OF A HOUSE WE RENTED FOR 2 NIGHTS IN BRODHEAD THAT WAS OWNED BY A CLOWN. VINYL RECORD PLAYER, BUNK BEDS AND MERCH MAKING. AS MUCH AS WE COULD WE ALWAYS TRY AND STAY SOMEWHERE WEIRD.
GIG NUMBER 2 FLINT.
GIG NUMBER 2 FLINT.
By Chris Force December 08, 2017
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