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See Brothers Osborne Perform Surprise Show Atop Their Bus

CMA Vocal Duo of the Year improvise their own stage after their Hanford, California, show is canceled because of a crumbling venue ceiling

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Brothers Osborne performed an impromptu concert atop their bus in Hanford, California.

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For the second time in two weeks, Brothers Osborne have made a venue’s ceiling collapse. The November 27th stop on their Dirt Rich Tour at the Egyptian Theatre in Boise, Idaho, was cut short when chunks of the roof became dislodged and fell onto the stage. Now the same fate has befallen their December 10th show at the Hanford Fox Theatre in Hanford, California: the gig was canceled when a portion of the ceiling crumbled onto the stage.

This time, however, the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year wouldn’t be deterred. Singer TJ Osborne and guitarist John Osborne invited the crowd to their bus, climbed up onto its roof and performed an impromptu 30-minute set – in the rain. The band broadcast the surprise show on Facebook Live. (Watch the full performance below.)

With two acoustic guitars, a cocktail drum kit and a pair of mics, the Osbornes performed stripped-down versions of “Greener Pastures,” “Rum,” “Stay a Little Longer” and the Grammy-nominated “21 Summer,” all off their debut album Pawn Shop. For the album’s next single “Ain’t My Fault,” TJ and John summoned John’s wife Lucie Silvas to join them, emerging from the bus’s rooftop emergency exit, tambourine in hand.

“It’s like the mystery lid – you don’t know what’s going to come out of it,” quipped TJ, who earlier told the crowd they were determined to go on with the gig. “We’re not canceling a show – we try to never ever do that.”

Brothers Osborne, who also treated fans to a cover of Hank Williams’ “Hey, Good Lookin’,” will next perform on December 13th at Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace in Bakersfield, California. Presumably, indoors.

For the second time in two weeks the ceiling caved in at one show of our shows so we moved the party to the top of the bus. One of the most memorable moments of our career. Hanford, you were a blast! Love y’all!

Posted by Brothers Osborne on Saturday, December 10, 2016

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