We’re Going on Tour and No One’s Going To Be There

 

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For three days in September, Matt, Toby, and Joey are going to do a test tour.  From September 11th-September 13th, we will sit in 3 different living rooms and do a lot of talking… and listening.  We’re calling it a test because it (and we) might actually fail. We have a serious vision for the future, but there is a huge obstacle in the way.

 

We might be alone.

I’m not sure people want to show up, sit beside each other on a stranger’s floor to be vulnerable and real. It’s no fun to tell people you don’t have all the answers or that what you place your hope in might actually be totally different than everyone else in the room.  It’s not easy to disagree adamantly while using your ears to listen without all the preconceived B.S. that we’ve clung to for years.  But we have to do this.  We’ve at least gotta try. We love you guys too much to just write music and collect money from you. We need to share our lives too.  We need you. Not just as fans, but as cliche’ as it sounds, we need you to help us change the world.  But it’s still hard to know why.

 

  • Why three days?  Because we’re not sure this will work.

 

  • Why in the south? Because everybody and their sister are Christians in the south, but honestly what in the hell does that even mean?

 

  • Why does it cost money?  Because we don’t have enough money on our own to do it. We need you to join with us so that, like any tour, we can actually put gas in the car to get there.

 

  • Why now?  Because we all know that this world isn’t working.

 

In America, we can’t talk about Jesus or politics or beliefs without feeling like we are enemies to those who disagree.  This world is shouting at us to be alone in our convictions and if someone disagrees with you, you have to hate them and what they stand for?? This has to stop. We are going to disagree but why can’t we disagree while loving and respecting at the same time?  Why can’t we be passionate without being angry?   We all know that something’s gotta change or we’re going to kill each other.

We all know that we are each longing for authenticity and deeper relationships with our fellow humans, but it seems almost impossible.  To be honest… it is impossible.  This life comes at us too fast and too hard for us to handle on our own.  We need each other and that’s the reason why we are doing this.  Out of honest conversation comes ideas and people that change everything.  You can change everything.  But not without getting together and figuring out what we have to do.

Now be sure, this isn’t going to be three dudes showing up with all the answers.  We don’t have them.  Not even close. We just want to bounce some ideas off of you, disagree, share some stories, and you all do the same.  We basically want to be like Jesus and be friends.  We’ll probably say things you don’t like…especially if you are not a Christian, but I guarantee, this will be fun…and probably awkward.  The truth is, I hope you’re there. I hope you want to share your life and ideas with a small group of people that want to do the same.  But, I’m just not sure we’re there yet.

If I haven’t scared you off yet, you can reserve some space on some one’s living room floor  right here.

 

What do you think?

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