On Tour with Heffron Drive
If you stopped by the merch table while Heffron Drive was on tour this summer, you most likely met Lisa! Along with handling merch, Lisa was also the official tour photographer and assistant tour manager. We spoke with her a few weeks after tour ended to see what it was like!
“Being the photographer on this last tour was super fun. I’ve always had a love for concert photography and wanted to get shots like my favorite photographers. So to get to do the same thing this summer was a dream come true,” she told us. Lisa always considered photography as a hobby, but this was her first time doing it professionally. I think we can all agree that she did an amazing job!
She said it could be stressful having to be the merch person, photographer, and tour assistant at the same time. There was so much to do! During the show was when it was the most stressful, especially trying to get great shots. “You have to work around the lighting, the crowd and the venue. Lighting is easy but moving through the crowd is a bit tough cause you don’t want to block their view and I do my best not to stand in the way. To anyone that went to the shows: I hope I didn’t block you and if I did, sorry!”
We asked Lisa her favorite part of tour, and she had such a great time, she couldn’t name just one! The days off in Minnesota were some of her favorites. They went go-karting, mini-golfing, and to see the movie Suicide Squad. It was a great opportunity for the group to bond.
“From the van rides, the crazy antics/jokes & the shows, the whole tour was fun and a great learning experience. Couldn’t have been an even more perfect tour with the best group of people to be with. Can’t wait for the next tour with HD and hopefully other bands as well.”
Vamos a Mexico!
Hola Mexico! Heffron Drive is coming your way this January.
Don’t miss your chance to see Kendall and Dustin this January! Ticket information can be found here:
Don’t have your tickets yet? You better hurry if you want to see the guys in concert – tickets are going fast! VIP tickets to Mexico City sold out in 42 minutes!
Hoping for even more shows in Mexico? Get on Twitter and let them know!
Heffron Drive Album #2
The new Heffron Drive album may be here sooner than you think!
After working on songs throughout the year while not on tour, the boys are ready to buckle down and get it all finished.
In an update on heffrondrive.com from early October, Dustin said, “After a whirlwind past 2 months, Kendall and I are excited to get back into the studio and finish writing #HeffronDriveAlbum2! It’s been a long time coming and actually having some time off to focus on the creative behind it is more than welcomed.”
We’ve been seeing hints here and there of their time in the studio. Most recently we saw these photos in Dustin’s instagram story:
An inside source tells TUTV exclusively that the new album will be released before March 2017! Also, Mexico won’t be the only country to get a visit from Heffron Drive next year! France! Get ready because HD will be heading your way in November!
Dustin at ACL
Dustin Belt was back at it again; taking over another music festival. This time the Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL Music Festival) in Zilker Park, Austin, Texas had the pleasure of his presence for Weekend One of the two weekend event.
Dustin, alongside Austin, Texas’ own independent artist ZEALE, hosted Red Bull’s SnapChat and Facebook channels; providing viewers with backstage access, interview with performing bands, and loads of selfies. The pair seemed to have a blast together and the content of their experiences did not did disappoint as RedBull has seemed to ask them both to do it again. I think RedBull found their music correspondents for future shows!
ACL marks the third music festival DBelt has hosted for RedBull: Lollapalooza 2015 and 2016 in Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois being his first and second. If you ask me, I think we Drivers have loosened Ole’ Dusty up a bit. He seems to be more comfortable with this role; he has gone from Lollapalooza 2015 stage hand to the goofball we know and love in public.
Halloween is a great time of year to get scared, dress up, and have fun with your friends. We love seeing our favorite celebrities dress up and we love dressing up as them also! Check out the fans below who took it to the next level!
Melly from North Carolina was a life sized Happy Mistakes album last year, and Samantha from Mexico dawned full Día de Muertos make up as Kendall’s sugar skull tattoo.
Did you dress up as something Heffron Drive related? Share your pics and stories in the comments!
This year, Kendall was dressed as Dexter from Dexter’s Lab, and we’re not quite sure what Dustin is supposed to be but it’s awesome.