Mark Burn http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1838/all en Modern Day Escape Shows Put on Ice in the Northwest — But an Awesome Time Was Had by All http://www.guitarworld.com/modern-day-escape-shows-put-ice-northwest-awesome-time-was-had-all <!--paging_filter--><p>Unfortunately, due to the snow and bad weather, we had to cancel a few shows: Spokane and Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. </p> <p>We weren't happy about canceling, but the weather was so bad, we couldn't see where we were going because our windshield was freezing over! </p> <p>We posted up in Sacramento, California, at our bassist Shep's house. We stayed there for three days then drove down to LA for the last show of the tour at The Key Club in Hollywood. I was so stoked to be back home in SoCal!</p> <p>Unfortunately, I caught the cold going around in the band, lol; happens when you're in a van for three weeks with seven other people. I still gave it my best for Hollywood and rocked out. </p> <p>The Something Wicked This Way Comes tour was an amazing experience, and we had a great time touring with Wednesday 13 and Aiden.</p> <p><em>Mark Burn is the guitarist in Modern Day Escape, who are touring with Wednesday 13 &amp; Aiden on the Something Wicked This Way Comes Tour. Modern Day Escape's new album, </em>Under the Gun<em>, will be released March 27 via Standby Records. <a href="http://www.facebook.com/moderndayescape">Be sure to visit them on Facebook.</a></em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/modern-day-escape-shows-put-ice-northwest-awesome-time-was-had-all#comments Mark Burn Modern Day Escape Blogs Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:21:55 +0000 Mark Burn 14347 at http://www.guitarworld.com Greetings from the (Cold) Road from Modern Day Escape's Mark Burn http://www.guitarworld.com/greetings-cold-road-modern-day-escapes-mark-burn <!--paging_filter--><p>So growing up in Orange County, California, doesn't really prepare you for the cold winter weather in the rest of the country! </p> <p>I didn't even bring boots, gloves or a scarf and beanie. However, the shows have been going amazing on this tour. We just played Kilby Court in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the place was packed, great crowd. </p> <p>The night before, at The Gothic Theatre in Denver, Colorado, James decided to go bowling for people and took out about five kids in the crowd with his trust fall, so sweet. Our next stop is Idaho Falls, Idaho, and I'm sure it's going to be getting even colder. </p> <p>For the rest of the tour we have the amazing snow to drive through but nothing will stop Modern Day Escape!</p> <p>Bwahahaha!</p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/402029_10150464809270981_574140980_9000915_366464774_n.jpg" width="620" height="465" alt="402029_10150464809270981_574140980_9000915_366464774_n.jpg" /></p> <p><em>Mark Burn is the guitarist in Modern Day Escape, who are touring with Wednesday 13 &amp; Aiden on the Something Wicked This Way Comes Tour. Modern Day Escape's new album, </em>Under the Gun<em>, will be released March 27 via Standby Records.</em></p> <p><em>Mark Burn photo: Jonathan Weiner</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/greetings-cold-road-modern-day-escapes-mark-burn#comments Mark Burn Modern Day Escape Blogs Tue, 17 Jan 2012 17:38:48 +0000 Mark Burn 14204 at http://www.guitarworld.com Tour Blog: Modern Day Escape Guitarist Mark Burn Checks in From the Road http://www.guitarworld.com/tour-blog-modern-day-escape-guitarist-mark-burn-checks-road <!--paging_filter--><p>This is my first tour with Modern Day Escape and so far it's been going great, except for a couple of vehicle problems. </p> <p>Only four days in and we had to get our water pump and heater fixed for the van. Going through the Rockies in the winter you HAVE to have heat and a defroster; otherwise, you'll freeze and so will the windows, causing you to drive off a cliff and probably die, <em>no bueno.</em></p> <p>We started this tour off in Pomona, California, playing The Glass House, which went great! First time playing there for us and, of course, as soon as we go onstage, we find out the locals unplugged all our amps on stage left. Always double check that people DO NOT unplug you! </p> <p>Regardless, we rocked it! We were able to make it to San Diego before our van overheated, but we found a badass mechanic who hooked it up and got that shizz running. The show at Soma in San Diego was amazing. San Diego is a great crowd, they like to move! </p> <p>From there we drove straight to the next show in Tempe, Arizona, and about halfway through as I was driving in the freezing desert weather we found out our heater didn't work! Ugghhh!!</p> <p>From Tempe we went straight to Tucson, Arizona, freezin' our asses off in the van at night but hot and sweaty during the day. The Tucson show was so fun, the crowd was amazing there. James even got in the pit during our set and was bombarded by people! I don't know how his mic didn't come unplugged but the force is strong in that one. </p> <p>We even got some new goodies, like a brand-new guitar boat for the six guitars/basses we use onstage. Finally, we came to El Paso, Texas, and found another badass mechanic to fix our heater/blower for almost half price -- winning!!! </p> <p>Well ,I gots to goes, got a show to play here at Tricky Falls in El Paso.</p> <p><em>Mark Burn is the guitarist in Modern Day Escape, who are touring with Wednesday 13 &amp; Aiden on the Something Wicked This Way Comes Tour. Modern Day Escape's new album, </em>Under the Gun<em>, will be released March 27 via Standby Records.</em></p> <p><em>Mark Burn photo: Jonathan Weiner</em></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/tour-blog-modern-day-escape-guitarist-mark-burn-checks-road#comments Mark Burn Modern Day Escape Blogs Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:23:09 +0000 Mark Burn 14156 at http://www.guitarworld.com