Deer Tick Bus Auction Raises $2k for Oxfam

 

 

Touring bus sells
after being on eBay for less than a day.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Last week Deer Tick announced they were auctioning off their
2001 GMC Savana Schoolbus (mileage: 122,134 miles) – dubbed “The Flagship” –  in order to raise money to donate to Oxfam’s flood
relief efforts in Pakistan.

 

“The
situation over there is so critical, but it seems that very few people are
aware of it,” said Deer Tick frontman John McCauley, at the time.
“Maybe it’s the stigma with that part of the world, I’m not sure. Either
way, we feel really strongly that people should be more aware of the situation
and hopefully we can help with that.”

 

“At Oxfam
America, we are lucky to
have some of the world’s most amazing artists support our mission and campaigns,”
said Bob Ferguson, Senior Advisor of Music Outreach for Oxfam, “We’re very
pleased that Deer Tick has joined that group in advocating on behalf of our
flood relief and recovery efforts in Pakistan.”

 

The auction
began Sept. 21 and was to run for up to 3 weeks at eBay (viewable at http://tiny.cc/deertickbusauction) – but
after an opening of $500, the thing was gone within 24 hours when a bidder
opted for the Buy It Now price of $2,000.

 

Said
bidder has no bidding history at eBay so here’s hoping the whole deal
progresses to completion to everyone’s satisfaction. And nice showing, Deer
Tick.

 

The
band hits the road for another tour, and presumably in another bus, next week:

 

10/06 Chapel
Hill, NC – Local 506
10/07 Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club *#
10/08 Greenville, SC – Fall For Greenville *
10/09 Auburn, AL – Bourbon Street *
10/10 Birmingham, AL – Zydeco +
10/11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks +
10/12 Houston, TX – The Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues +
10/13 Austin, TX – Emo’s +
10/14 Laredo, TX – Old No. 2 +
10/16 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn +
10/17 San Diego, CA – The Loft / UCSD +
10/19 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey +
10/20 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom +
10/21 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom +
10/22 Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret %+
10/23 Bellingham, WA – Wild Buffalo +
10/24 Seattle, WA – Neumos +
10/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/27 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
10/28 Omaha, NE – Bourbon Theatre
10/29 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
10/30 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/31 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway !
11/02 Washington, DC – Black Cat
11/03 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
11/05 Providence, RI – AS220
11/06 Providence, RI – AS220 (matinee show)
11/06 Providence, RI – AS220 (late show)
11/10 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/11 Boston, MA – Royale
11/12 Newport, RI – Newport Blues Café
11/13 Newport, RI – Newport Blues Café

* = w/ Jason Isbell
+ = w/ J. Roddy Walston and the Business
# = w/ Blitzen Trapper & Malcomb Holcolmbe
% = w/ Phosphorescent
! = w/ Band of Heathens

 

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