Music Photography Blog

by Adam Elmakias

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