The 2008-2009 World Tour was an experience the Beach Monkeys will not soon forget. It started as a great chance to see some of the great wonders of the world. During their time in Europe they were able to see Big Ben,
and the Tower Bridge in England.
They saw the Roman Colosseum
and the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
And in France, they got to see the Eiffel Tower.
It was going to be a great tour, or so they thought. They had finished they're last night in England and had a couple days of rest before they had to be at their next gig location. It was at this time they realized their wallets had grown thin due to their extravagant spending up to this point. Desperate to come up with some extra cash, the guys decided they would have to get some part-time jobs and earn the money to get them back on the road. This is when things started to get crazy. Eddie decided to take advantage of the skills he had acquired while cutting snowflakes out of folded paper in the 2nd grade, and start cutting hair.
Paul would take his years of experience as an animal trainer for the circus and work for the local animal shelter.
But things didn't go so smooth for Bruce. While looking for a job, he got mixed up with a local gang of hoodlums. The gang, known by the locals as the "Dungslingers", have been terrorizing the locals for years. They would mug drivers upon return to their autos.
But Bruce took it one step further. On a fateful Sunday in July, Bruce was arrested for an attempted car-jacking.
Their struggle to get back on the road had just gotten harder to achieve. That night Eddie and Paul went out to the local pub to discuss their options. After a couple hours of conversation and "spirit" consumption, things got worse! Eddie was taken aback by a local gal
and before he knew it, he awoke with a ring on his finger. That's right! Sometime during that drunken stupor, he (and his now bride) went to a 24-hour chapel and tied the knot.
He called Eddie and together the two of them figured out that the marriage could be annulled. Refocused, Eddie and Paul went back to earning the money to get Bruce out of the "pen". Eddie completed enough haircuts and Paul was able to smuggle enough pups
to the "Puppy Freedom Foundation" to earn the money they needed to get Bruce out. With finances back in order, the guys used Bruce's "pen" contacts, Damone from Jamaica,
and Reginald from Sweden, to get a flight at the local airport.
After sweet-talking the travel guide,
the guys were able to board the plane and get to their next gig. From this point on, the tour went relatively smooth. Lessons learned. Now that their back home, they just daydream about the crazy times.
Check out the photos from our recent world tour and the unbelievable story from the band's European stop.
(Pictures @ bottom of page)
Fri Aug 4 Saramana Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 7:00 - 11:00
Sat Aug 5 Gilligans Island Bar, Sarasota, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Aug 12 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englewood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Fri Sept 1 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Englewood, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Fri Sept 8 Wilkinson Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 6:30 - 10:30
Sat Sept 9 Gilligans Island Bar, sarasota, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Fri Sept 22 Saramana Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 7:00 - 11:00
Sat Oct 7 Englewood Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Oct 28 Wilkinson Eagles Lodge, Sarasota, FL 7:00 - 10:00
Sat Nov 4 Private Party
Fri Nov 10 Wilkinson Eagles Lodge. Sarasota, FL 6:30 - 10:30
Fri Nov 17 Englewood Eagles lodge, Saraosta, FL 6:00 - 10:00
Sat Nov 18 La Casa, Private Party