Before the tour started, the idea of a tour shop was brought to my attention and it turned out to be extremely necessary in order to cover some start up costs. I want to thank everyone that contributed to that shop. This was also a moment of learning for me. I underestimated the stress that tour would put on my mind and my body and a few already delayed items took far longer than expected to go out. Here is the current status of all items from the tour shop ...
Inside Music host James Shotwell talks to Ben Liebsch of You, Me, And Everyone We Know. Instead of discussing music, the two talk about Ben's struggles with alcoholism and addiction, as well as his recent marriage, and his ongoing struggle to come to terms with trauma from his childhood. They also discuss the band's new EP, Dogged, which arrives on March 17.
"I eventually after freaking out.. starting to get suicidal about things.. I started to see a therapist and started seeing about medication and stuff and just being like I need to figure this out – whatever’s going on with me… I can’t keep suffering… I need to sort out the things that are missing me out… I eventually found out I suffer from PTSD from childhood things that happened… but I’ve realized that it’s okay that you’re damaged and It’s been a lesson in learning and that’s sort of what this whole EP is about…”
At You Me and Everyone We Know's show the other night, Ben Liebsch stated that he had been sober for three years now and recently was in LA recording new music. He also said that the band would be touring this upcoming spring in support of the new album.