Holy Grail to Tour With Cauldron, Enjoy Ramen Noodles on the Road
Los Angeles throwback metallers Holy Grail, who released ‘Crisis in Utopia’ last year and have toured with Exodus and Saviours, just wrapped up a trek with Eluveitie. In April, the band will head right back out on the road for a month-long North American tour with Cauldron. Holy Grail will headline all US dates, while Cauldron will headline the Canadian shows.
Since spending a lot of time on the road is commonplace for Holy Grail, Noisecreep asked vocalist James Paul Luna about the tour essentials he always keeps in his knapsack. “Personally, besides a smartphone and water, the most essential thing[s] [are] vitamin C and Wet Ones antibacterial hand/face wipes,” the singer said.
While cleanliness is next to Godliness, easy eats are also crucial when on tour. “I also really enjoy Cup Noodles ramen because any truck stop will let you use their hot water,” Luna said.
Luna also revealed his personal ‘I partied too much’ cure. “My hangover helper is either Kombucha or coconut water, so I try and keep that around for after those wild nights with Exodus or Saviours,” he said. “Lastly, I try and burn sage as often as possible to deodorize the van and ward off any evil spells from jealous groupies or ex-groupies.”
Sounds like a man in a band who knows how to tour comfortably, cleanly, and healthily.
Holy Grail’s tour dates with Cauldron:
15 West Hollywood, CA Viper Room
16 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Opera House
17 Portland, OR Dante’s
18 Seattle, WA El Corazon
19 Vancouver, BC Media Club
21 Calgary, AB Republik
22 Edmonton, AB Brixx Bar & Grill
25 Winnipeg, MB Royal Albert
26 Thunder Bay, ON Crocks
28 Toronto, ON The Wreck Room
29 Quebec, QC L’Agitee
30 Montreal, QC Il Motore
1 Allston, MA Great Scott
2 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
3 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero
4 Brooklyn, NY Union Pool
5 Washington, DC Red Palace
6 Columbus, OH The Summit
7 Chicago, IL Subterranean
8 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
9 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
10 Denver, CO Three Kings Tavern
11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas
12 Mesa, AZ Nile Theatre