Taken from their bio:
"...then embarked on a nationwide tour, in which everything that could have gone wrong did: a tire on their trailer fell off, a show was canceled when the promoter got hit by a car, Jonathan got a concussion playing soccer, Micah broke his collarbone playing football, and they received a $500 parking ticket to top it all off. “I never really believed the whole ‘earn your keep’ thing, but we’ve really paid our dues,” Jeremy says"
What about your trailer and van getting stolen? Or your equipment? Or having more than ONE show get cancelled? One tour is hardly paying your dues.