*Ohio & Michigan shows on 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 5/31 POSTPONED
Dear Paper Route fans, friends, and family,
It has been an amazing year for us as we’ve been able to travel for almost all of it. We’ve seen many new faces and feel as if the album we poured our souls into came to life. If you’ve just discovered our band, welcome to the family. We’ve been doing this for quite some time now and wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for people like yourself. Early this year we announced we’d be doing a headline tour in February which we almost immediately had to reschedule due to another conflicting tour offer we felt appropriate to take. We knew that although this would be annoying, in the end it would be worth the new faces and ears that would be invited into the PR family (which I’m sure are a lot of you reading this now). Through a series of fortunate (or unfortunate) events we landed two more tours we just couldn’t pass up. The tours proved to be some of the best things that ever happened to this band in the 10 years we’ve existed. Momentum was building surrounding our independent release and we were set to finally take the stage on our own headline tour. The first week of these shows was a dream come true. Everyone was singing, lights were moving, and we were all learning from each other (isn’t that the point of art?). But the schedule was catching up with some of us, me in particular. It was the night of our NYC show that I knew something was off with my voice. Granted, I could of probably held back that night, but holding back has never really been my forte. We gave it our all and it was one of my favorite PR shows ever. The next morning I awoke to find I had no singing voice but pushed it aside and kept moving forward. It wasn’t until we were actually setting up that I tried singing only to find I had no voice. The next few days proved to be some of the more difficult i’ve ever had being in PR. Everything we had worked for was put on hold and I felt responsible. Every morning would be the same thing – tip toe to bathroom – try humming – text guys bad news. We eventually went to some fancy doctor who informed me that I had blown my voice out. He requested a week off and said I could do long term damage if I didn’t. We still debated keeping some of the shows knowing we had postponed these a few times before, but finally had to realize this was a serious issue and we had to step aside. So it’s here that I’m typing this letter (in a whisper) asking you to please forgive us for giving all of you beautiful people such a run around with these shows. It was never our intention. And if there’s one thing I know, it’s that you will never meet a harder working band than Paper Route. It is our goal to return to your city and give you the best show you’ve ever seen. The Ohio and Michigan shows are being rescheduled and we will back on schedule starting with Chicago. We are thankful for all of you, for buying music, for buying tickets, for staying with us now for years upon years. And we’ll be back. We aren’t going anywhere. And that’s all i’ve got. Until then – tell someone you love them today.
Art Is Hard,
JT (Chad, Gavin, (Nick, Josh (Charlie, Edwin, Darien)))