I had the pleasure of meeting and touring with these fun lads (see that English thing I did there?) this past Fall on 3 separate tours. All the way from the UK, it was The Hunna’s first time touring around the US, and they RIP it live.

This post covers runs supporting Jimmy Eat World (what???) and The Struts, another talented group of English homies. See Part 2 here!

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Abi has a powerful voice, personality and sense of personal style! I travel around the US with her this fall to document her shows and tour behind the scenes. She supported Pentatonix with Us The Duo on the US portion of their World Tour. We were accompanied by her talented band, Carissa (MUA extraordinaire), and her sweet parents/managers.

^ Abi & I! Photo courtesy of Catie Bartlett.

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I’ve never seen a more supportive and proud dad than Abi’s. This post is dedicated to Don, who is loved and missed.

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I’ve followed this band for a few years- ever since I discovered them via… Soundcloud, or… some obscure Facebook ad. Their music was love at first listen, and they continue to pump out tracks that give me all the feels. I’m honored to call the gentlemen and lady of Handsome Ghost my friends, and it was a pleasure to finally tour with them! I joined for about 10 days this fall in support of the Melanie Martinez #CryBabyTour, covering shows from NYC to OKC. Below are some of my favorite captures from my time on the road with this band.

Check out one of my faves off their latest EP while you scroll:

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MELANIE MARTINEZ:

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I had the pleasuring of joining Coast Modern on tour this summer, supporting The Wombats (a long-time favorite!). While with them, we hit cities in the SW, and had a few adventure/shooting/travel days in between!

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It was exactly a year ago that I first went out with Grouplove, so I decided to finally post a photo journal from my time with them on the Honda Civic Tour! It was a pleasure to be around this group of people and see the relentless energy they have on stage, and passion they have for their art and fans. It was also my first time to have other girls around on tour! This post covers the Kansas City and Dallas shows (and a day off field trip to see the KC Royals).

ALSO Hannah and Christian just had a baby!! Go tell them congrats!

Follow me on social media (@annaleemedia) for more!

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This set of photos covers the 2nd half of my Spring run on Walk The Moon‘s Talking is Hard Tour: a two-night double header at Terminal 5 in NYC and DC’s iconic 9:30 Club. See the first half of the run in this blog post.

Follow me on social media (@annaleemedia) for daily BTS updates while I’m out with this this next week, and check back for parts 3 and 4 of the tour on my blog!

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These guys having been touring their latest album, Talking Is Hard, during most of 2015 so far, and I’ve had the pleasure of traveling with them to document shows and life on the road. This is the first of a multi-part tour photo journal, starting with Spring dates in April of this year. These photos cover their sold out shows in Boston at HOB and Philly at TLA. Main support, The Griswolds, make a few appearances as well. If you haven’t already, you should do yourself the favor of seeing Walk the Moon live!

There will be a follow-up blog post with photos from NYC and DC. And I’ll be doing more of a live tour journal while I’m out with them next week, so check back! Follow me on social media for daily BTS updates: @annaleemedia.

They’re doing amazing things!

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Can’t believe tour is already more than half over! We’re finally making our way across the country and have been camped out in the Midwest for a few days now. Since my last update we’ve covered some really rad cities including Cleveland, Detroit, Boston, NYC (double header!), Indy, & Minny tonight. Although it’s crazy busy, NYC is always a fave stop especially with all the tour friends coming through! But we were very sad to say goodbye to Vinyl Theatre there, as their leg of tour had come to an end. Love those dudes!

The absolute best part about tonight: We are currently down a band, so our bus driver Lenny Mayes opened up the show with some crazy rap skills. Such as awesome guy to have around- none of us knew how talented he is!

Here’s a photo journal from the last several days! Follow me on IG, Twitter, and Snapchat (@annaleemedia) for more daily photo updates & BTS!

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I’m a week (6 shows) into my month on tour with Smallpools! By now touring with these buds (plus a few new members to the crew) is as familiar as any other job I’ve held, which is the best feeling. The next 3 weeks are going to fly by!

So far it’s been spent exclusively in the Eastern Midwest hitting Pittsburgh, Philly, Columbus, Cinci, Richmond, and Princeton. (I was also able to make it to the Tulsa show right at the beginning of tour.) My favorite venue during leg one has been Union Transfer- such a beautiful room. And playing for Princeton University was a very interesting and hospitable experience!

I’d met Vinyl Theatre previously on the Magic Man tour, so it’s great to get to hit the road with them this time! Their set has killer energy every night and gets everyone super hyped. I also made some new friends in Grizfolk- super sweet guys with beautiful music!

Here’s a photo journal of week one!

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Finally posting Part 2 of Smallpools tour this summer supporting Neon Trees. This set starts at Chipotle’s Cultivate Fest in San Francisco and ending in my home state at Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK. Check out their upcoming headline tour dates here!

Follow my Instagram and Twitter for future tour photo updates!

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