Yes, a lot of painful moments can happen on stage, but traveling to and from shows can be just as dangerous for bands.
It’s been over nine months, since Chicago-based orch-pop band The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir was involved in a terrible crash last year while in route to tour their latest album … and …and the horse you rode in on .
When I first heard about the crash last fall, I was worried about the members safety and I hoped that one of Chicago’s most promising indie-bands would be okay and recover quickly.
And thankfully they did.
They’ve healed and are slowly making their way back to performing live again.
The band made their first return to the stage last month and frontman Elia Einhorn had this to say in an interview with Chicago Sun-Times music reporter Thomas Conner that took place before the June 18th show, which was also their CD release show nine months in the making.
“You know, on our records our songs are usually at a more medium tempo, but our live show is like a punk show — everything’s going 200 miles-per-hour,” Einhorn said from home. “We’re taking it a lot slower now. We’re not at that gallop pace. … We were worried that with this much time away from the instruments and a lot of physical damage that it would affect the way we sound. But honestly I don’t think anyone will be able to tell a difference.”
Then as Chicago Tribune’s Andy Downing reports in his review of the June 18th show, Einhorn expressed his gratitude to the fans saying:
“I didn’t think we were going to be back so soon,” said Scotland Yard Gospel Choir singer and band founder Elia Einhorn early on in the local crew’s 80-minute set at a crowded Subterranean Saturday. “Thank you for sharing this with us.”
And continuing their triumphant trek back to touring and playing live The Scotland Yard Gospel Choir will play a FREE show at 9pm at Millennium Park by “The Bean” tomorrow, Saturday July 10th.
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