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Behind the Scenes of 3OH!3’s New Tour

The electropop duo give a taste of life on the road

3oh!3 tour diary

Nathaniel Motte

"Sean tries to do his likeness proud while on the bus after our show in Tulsa, Oklahoma." 

All captions by Nathaniel Motte

Peter Hill

Dudes

"This was after the show at the State Theater in St. Petersburg, Florida. From left: Jesse Cronan (keys), me, Sean Foreman, Jay Rigby (sound engineer), Marshall Gallagher (guitar), Jared Piccone (drums), Scott Edwards (sound engineer)."

Nathaniel Motte

Self-Portrait

"Checking myself out backstage at the Workplay in Birmingham, Alabama, and working on some remixes. My Logic sessions are very colorful."

Nathaniel Motte

I Voted

"Please take the time to educate yourself about the important issues at hand in these elections, and use that knowledge and VOTE!"

Nathaniel Motte

Emergency

"Check out the Birmingham cop car blocking not one but two handicapped parking spaces, en route to getting some super important doughnuts."

Nathaniel Motte

Obama

"As I was four years ago, I am thrilled and proud to cast my vote for Barack Obama in 2012. We in 3OH!3 have tried to motivate people to educate themselves about today’s political and social environments over the past couple of months. I hope we manage to do a little bit of good in that realm!"

Nathaniel Motte

Piggies by the Fire

"Back home in Colorado for a couple days of rest before we kick off the European leg of the tour. Thanks for checking out our tour diary, shouts to Rolling Stone for allowing us to do this and see you soon! XO, Nathaniel"

Brooklyn

Liz Trinnear

Brooklyn

"We had a rainy day off in Brooklyn. The skies cleared just enough for us to get a nice walk around Williamsburg and chase after the legend of the Wharf Cats."

All captions by Nathaniel Motte

Secret Stash

Nathaniel Motte

Secret Stash

"I busted our tour manager Peter with some illegal treats in his bunk on the bus. $50 and I won’t tell your fiancé, Pete . . ."

Kroger

Nathaniel Motte

Kroger

"We got a ride to a house party in the back of an exceedingly small pickup truck, in Columbus, Ohio. We walked back to the bus about two miles and passed this lovely Kroger sign."

Working Men

Brian Yablonsky

Working Men

"Taking advantage of our day off in Springfield to do some work. Jared and Sean are working on our DJ set, and I’m working on a remix for the TRON animated series."

Magic – The Gathering

Nathaniel Motte

Magic – The Gathering

"Brian Yablonsky, our stage manager, takes a picture of his picture on last week’s iteration of our tour diary. This is a picture of a picture of a picture. Don’t mind the Magic cards going down in the background. Baltimore, MD."

Tour Production Setup

Sean Foreman

Tour Production Setup

"A laptop, some headphones, and some inspiration. That’s all we need on the road to make some new shit. This is Silas’ setup."

The Dance

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The Dance

"This one is a 're-tweet,' if you will . . . I saw this picture the other day and was really overcome with emotion. A couple of incredibly inspiring people, in love!"

Bather

Nathaniel Motte

Bather

"Pensive and marinating with the work of our buddy Pablo Picasso. On the right is Scott Edwards, our monitor engineer. At the MoMA in NYC"

Tired

Liz Trinnear

Tired

"Trying to get back to our tour bus in Secaucus, NJ, from Manhattan – waiting on the bus at Port Authority. From left: our guitarist Marshall Gallagher, Brian Yablonsky, me, Scott Edwards and the general of our touring operation, our tour manager, Peter Hill"

Raising the Flag

Jared Piccone

Raising the Flag

"And taming the wolves, who have been in their caves for the better part of two years. This is our tour backdrop, this is OMENS. In Providence, RI"

Magic Mike

Liz Trinnear

Magic Mike

"Sean took his clothes to a laundry service that morning in Huntington, NY. They dried his jeans, making them EXTREMELY tight. Well, they ripped."

Wrestle Mania

Nathaniel Motte

Wrestle Mania

"Sean, Jesse Cronan (keyboards), and Jay Rigby (sound engineer) take part in a small bout of totally normal wrestling, after the show in Huntington, NY."

Lasers

Nathaniel Motte

Lasers

"Brian adjusting the focus on the lasers in the eyes of our wolves, during setup in Providence. Once you work with them for a long time, they allow themselves to be worked upon. Brian has lost a couple fingers getting in there."

3oh!3 tour diary

Nathaniel Motte

Drum Charts

"Our drummer, Jared Piccone, sitting down and charting out some frenetic drum beats I programmed for a new medley of some of our old songs."

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