Life On The Road

MUSIC FEATURE: Life On The Road With…Dead Sara

Photo Credit: Sharum Ari

Los Angeles rock trio Dead Sara are making waves on the live circuit, completing a four-week European tour with Eagles of Death Metal before landing in the UK for headline shows in London and an appearance at The Great Escape. We caught up with Emily Armstrong to find out her top touring tips and stories from the road. 

Favourite thing about touring:

Having a proper schedule where you are doing what you love every day.

Least favourite thing about touring:

Being away from our dogs.

Five essentials for the road:

Your own pillow, tons of underwear, good headphones, proper walking shoes and FaceTime.

Favourite way to pass the time:

We usually sleep in, walk around or drink.

“The Most”

Memorable moment:

It’s always a great audience during a show. We always refer to that “one night in so-in-so” and relieve what is such an indescribable feeling.

Hilarious/embarrassing moment:

I tend to talk in-between songs and say whatever is on my mind. Usually, it has to do with the city or some recent viral topic and when I get no reaction – like zero – it feels like I’m bombing on stage. I try to stop myself but usually can’t and the band lets me ramble because they think it’s hilarious.

Outrageous moment:

Some random person hanging on the bus one night took a giant shit in the toilet then, realising that it wasn’t allowed, threw it in the sink before it flushed. When that didn’t work, they tried to throw it in the little garbage can… We still don’t know exactly who it was, but they left a mess in there. Poor bus driver had to clean it up. We were all upset about it at the time, but we laugh now.

Drunken moment:

Sean, our drummer, was wasted and got tattooed at 4am by our bass player who had also been drinking on the bus while it was moving. Turned out great considering!

Rewarding moment:

The more we get to talk and meet with fans that have been with us forever.

See Dead Sara live at one of the following dates:

May 2022

Sat 14th – BRIGHTON – The Great Escape (Three Wise Cats)
Mon 16th – LONDON – Signature Brew (2000trees show)

A 20-something year old journalist and freelance PR often found at a gig, a festival or holding a dictophone to a band and asking them all kinds of questions. I'm a sucker for whiskey and vinyl.