So I start calling all my Endorsers to see if they can help out in some way with the tour. And they all stepped up to the plate in some form or another. I want to thank those companies now-EMG Pick Ups, ESP/LTD Guitars , NADY Wirless, Cleartone Strings, Big Bends Nut Sauce ( cannot forget the nut sauce ; ) Rocktron, Mesa Boogie, Dunlop, Ari Silberman T Shirts.
I still had this tiny issue of trying to get a Tour Van and my band on the road with some kind of budget. As luck would have it, a friend of mine had brought a good friend and very successful Businessman friend of his and huge Rock Music Enthusiast to a show of ours at The Whisky a Go Go. We supported Uli Jon Roth and Warren DeMartini ( you can see that video on youtube, go check it out ; ) I was approached by my friend with his buddy who said " You guys are better than KISS!!!! " and proceeded to tell me a ton of cool things about the band and how much he liked us. Later when he heard that we needed a sponsor to tour with Guitar Gods he was like " I just started a new online Extreme Sport uploader site called Sicktrix and need to promote it." Extreme Sports and Extreme Guitar playing go together pretty well so it seemed like a natural fit. Now this sounds like it all came together quickly. It should be mentioned that from the day I committed to be on the tour it took about 3 weeks of phone calls and nail biting as it looked like we would have to finance ourselves which was not going to be feasible. There were a few times I did not think it would happen. When I committed to do the tour I had no idea how I was going to pull this off as I had BS'd my way into scoring it because I wanted it badly lol totla insanity. Huge thanks to Sicktrix for their support and my friend who was and intregal part of putting this together.