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Lead singer Anthony Green and guitarist Brendan Ekstrom of Circa Survive and lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré reveal an inside look at the impact of touring on physical and mental health.


Road signs and rock songs: the health risks of touring

by Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory
Oct 24, 2012


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Anthony Green (of Circa Survive) and Jeremy Bolm (of Touché Amoré) light up The Vic Theatre stage on Oct. 20 during the Chicago leg of their tour.

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Life on the road can be hard on your health - even for rock stars. Between sets at The Vic Theatre in Lakeview, Circa Survive's lead singer Anthony Green talked about the toll of the road.

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Los Angeles band Touché Amoré, fronted by lead vocalist Jeremy Bolm, at The Vic Theatre on Oct. 20.

Everybody loves a high-voltage rock show.

The lights. The music. The energy so kinetic that it could light up the skyline.

But once these musicians leave the stage, do you ever wonder how they feel?

Anthony Green and Brendan Ekstrom of the Pennsylvania band Circa Survive (new album - "Violent Waves") and Jeremy Bolm of Los Angeles' own Touché Amoré say touring can hit your health with anything from hearing loss to exhaustion. They give advice to up-and-comers looking to hit the road during a break between sets at their Oct. 20 show at The Vic Theatre in Lakeview.

For more information, check out:

Circa Survive
WWW.CIRCASURVIVE.COM
FACEBOOK.COM/CIRCASURVIVE
TWITTER: @CIRCASURVIVE

Touché Amoré
WWW.TOUCHEAMORE.COM
FACEBOOK.COM/TOUCHEAMORE
@TOUCHEAMORE