Tour with Asking Alexandria (1 of 3)

I went out on another three week run with Asking Alexandria. Last time it was a headliner, this time they were two of four (four bands total, they were 2nd to go on stage every night) It was a totally different experience because the venues were a lot larger. For this blog I have decided to use less words, and more photos. My blog is now on WordPress, so it should be way more organized. Let me know what you think! I shot this whole tour with a Canon 1D MKIV. Such an amazing body ;), I also had some fun glass to shoot with as well. I don’t own any of them yet, I rented them from Lens Rentals again.

tour line up

This blog will cover the first few dates of the tour

December 2, 2011 – Madison, WI
December 3, 2011 – Minneapolis, MN
December 4, 2011 – Des Moines, IA
December 5, 2011 – Omaha, NE
December 6, 2011 – Green Bay, WI
December 7, 2011 – Duluth, MN
December 8, 2011 – Grand Forks, ND
December 9, 2011 – Grand Forks, ND
December 10, 2011 – Bismarck, ND
December 11, 2011 – Billings, MT
December 12, 2011 – Billings, MT
December 13, 2011 – Missoula, MY
December 14, 2011 – Yakima, WA
December 15, 2011 Medford, OR
December 16, 2011 – San Jose, CA
December 17, 2011 – Ontario, CA

It’s amazing how much the lighting can change in a few seconds, these next images were all shot one after the other.


Tyler keepin’ a close watch on the drums

this is Load-dog

This is his kitchen

Jesse, guitar tech

they set up this stage everyday, it took a few hours

fire blowing skull bat (well half of it)

Jesse, merch guy for Black Veil Brides

Quinn hanging in the trailer, he does merch for Asking Alexandria

Danny and Ben of Asking Alexandria

Asking Alexandria hanging on the bus

James of Asking Alexandria

we were walking to the bar

This is my best friend Crague, he lives in the midwest so he came and had a few drinks with us

Kyle the tour manager and Danny of Asking Alexandria gettin’ work done in dressing room

Ben of Asking Alexandria cooling off

Cameron leaving stage

Kyle waiting for the guys to get off stage

Ben taking off his in-ears

Quinn getting some gear out of the bay

undercover cop

Avenged Sevenfold’s stage

stage again, but farther back

from the crowd

Danny cut some of his finger off, got it sewn back on and now he smokes differently



Close up of Ben

They bought a second tour bus, turned this room into a studio


Asking Alexandria

backstage sidekicks, courtesy of Sam

danny hanging in bathroom


James of Asking Alexandria




Ben and Danny


Cameron and Ben





Quinn smoking


backstage with Asking Alexandria

Cameron doing his thing on stage

Sam got jumps

Cameron got stomps

went to lambeau field

Tyler and I at the field

back of tour bus that was turned into studio

Asking Alexandria live


Cancer Crew

That’s all I got for now, I have a shoot in LA soon and a photo expo event gig in New Orleans to hit up, but when I am back, I will post more! Let me know what you think, this is the first time I have really started to like the color images.

Continue to part 2/3

POSTED BY Adam Elmakias

Adam Elmakias is a music photographer based out of San Diego, California. He spends most of his time doing stuff with cameras. Adam wrote this himself, not someone else. I am Adam.

  • dg

    your website’s design is awesome, this blog post is too.

  • Rob Ellis

    Touring with a7x, AA, bvb and Hollywood undead, and all with a 1dmkiv, words cannot describe the envy!!

  • I shot AA in a tiny York venue a few years back, they naturally tore it apart, awesome to see how they’re doing now!

  • Asking Alexandria is one of the best bands out there.
    I’m glad there are people out there that can use a camera and that actually cares, and shows us how awesome they are!!!(:

  • These pictures are incredible! I love them to death. Thank you for sharing 🙂

  • Claire Iwan

    To asking Alexandria 
    Hey I doubt you’ll read this but here I go 
    So my name is Claire im sixteen I got diagnosed with mitochondrial disease and it’s made my life hell I have severe deppression and I have self harm issues but I want to get out the message of hope to others going through this btw I really look up to u guys ur my Heros and um I need help to spread the word of hope I sing and scream I get bullied a ton and I would like to collaborate with u guys and right a song that could help people cause ur guys music has saved my life on more than one occasion I tried to kill myself when I was really sad but because of u guys I got help and sobered up I was hooked on heroin and it made things great for a while and then my life became hell I would do anything to get it I’ve been off it for like a year and I’m way better off sober I do still smoke and I know that’s bad but I’m trying to quit please reply if u can