I have decided to give up my tour van rental business in 2023.
You don’t earn much renting out low-budget tour vans anyway, the Covid 19 situation has torn a big hole in the finances, and there are more and more driving bans for older diesel vehicles in European cities.
I sincerely thank all the bands who have hired my vans for their tours over the last 7 years!
The good news is that I have created an online directory called Band-Vans.net where you can find most tour van and backline rentals and other tour services. I hope it helps you to find another van.
On February 21st, 2022, my friend Sam Henry passed away. He played in DON’T and JENNY DON’T AND THE SPURS, we worked and had lots of fun together since 2014. I’m still in shock and wish it wasn’t true, but I’m really thankful that I had the privilege to know him. We will all miss him terribly.
Read Kelly Halliburton’s “A remembrance from a bandmate” in the Oregon Music News.
we want to come clean here… over the lockdown we have been trying to navigate through some serious setbacks that are preventing us from doing what we love.
It is hugely frustrating as you can imagine but Jeremy has been struggling with nerve damage in his elbow which is preventing him from drumming. On top of this, Robin now has some damage to his left hand (resulting in numbness) preventing him from playing the guitar properly.
For this reason, regrettably, we are having to cancel Undercover Festival and Events in April (Guilford).
We are happy to hear Mick got the legendary Omega Tribe on as our replacement.
We will let you know any updates as we get them, but at the moment there is no definitive prognosis so it is hard to predict when we will be up and running again.
Please bear with us.
All the best,
x The Restarts
It’s still hard to believe but it’s really happening. The Subhumans (UK) will tour through Germany, the Netherlands and Switzerland in October/November 2021!
Turbo Booking has a new postal address.
This will be the new location for the tour van as well!
Unfortunately IDestroy have to cancel their tour for the third time. Germany is on the UK’s risk list and the band would have to be in quarantine for 2 weeks after their return to England, which they can’t afford because of their day jobs.