Crowd shot masthead ApologetiX Logo Keith Haynie plays bassBill Hubauer plays lead guitarJ. Jackson sings leadJimmy Vegas Tanner plays drums
64,389
as of April 26, 2018

<< Back to the fan club


Search Past News:

Sort by Relevance Date

Yesterday's News:

04.24.18Our 600th Song & How You Can Catch Up
04.21.18Get Multiple Downloads for One Donation
04.21.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
04.21.18Pastors Use ApX Parodies in Church Services
04.21.18New ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
04.21.18400,000 World Magazine Readers to Discover ApX
04.21.18ApX Interviewed by American Family Radio
04.21.18Another Station Adds New ApX Radio Show
04.18.18New Single: 2 Rockers from the 70's
04.16.18New CD Deal Ends Tonight (Get 1 of 27 CDs Free)
04.13.18Music to File Taxes By: ApX Playlist for April 15
04.12.1812th ApX Episode on Radio This Weekend
04.11.18Clues for Our Eighth Single of 2018
04.10.18New CD Deal Ends Soon
04.06.18Bittersweet Testimony from Eastern PA
04.06.18Encouragement from 10 States (Plus Canada)
04.02.18New Single: The Nazarene & The Gadarenes
03.31.18Kenya Believe It? ApX is "Greatest Band Ever"
03.31.18Woman Moved to Tears by ApX Video
03.31.18What Songs Are on the New CD?
03.29.18This Weekend's Single Includes an Easter Treat
03.23.18ApX Passion Week Radio Special This Wkd
03.23.18Kudos from VA, IN, FL, WY & Canada
03.23.18Fabulous Fan Mail from France
03.22.18Here's the ApX Easter Top 40 Playlist
03.17.18More Encouragement from Far and Wide
03.17.18Fans React to Our New Single
03.17.18The Title and Theme of Our Next CD
03.16.18More ApX on the Radio This Weekend
03.14.18New Single: 2 Bands We've Never Spoofed Before
03.09.18Prayers for Keith Haynie's Sister
03.09.18From a New Fan in Manitoba
03.09.18New Clues for You: This Weekend's Single
03.06.18We Need Help, but Good Things Are Happening
03.02.18Encouragement from a Former Atheist in Iowa
03.02.18ApX Album Changed Maryland Man's Life
03.02.18ApX Aids Brothers in Arkansas
03.01.18ApX Video Was Just What He Needed
02.27.18ApX Releases 100th Single (2 New Parodies)
02.23.18Happy 50th Birthday, Todd Waites!
02.23.18Mississippi Man Announces ApX Plan
02.23.18Encouragement from an Educator in Ann Arbor
02.22.18Here Comes Our 100th Single/EP
02.22.18Clues for Our Fifth Single of 2018
02.16.18Fans React to Our Latest Remake
02.16.18New Batch of ApX USB Thumb Drives in Stock
02.16.18Scottish Blog Interviews ApX Lead Singer
02.16.18ApX on the Radio Again This Weekend
02.14.18New Single: Bad-Boy Bands (Not Bad Boy-Bands)
02.09.18Another Station Adds Weekly ApX Radio Show
02.09.18ApX on the Air in Remote Alaska
02.09.18Clues for Our Fourth Single of 2018
02.07.18Happy Birthday, Chris VonBartheld!
02.06.181100 Tracks for $100 Ends Saturday
02.02.18One Good Testimony Deserves Another (from Canada)
02.02.18New Fan in Washington, Old Fan in Alaska
02.02.18Beam Us Up, Scotland!
02.01.18More Stations Add New ApX Radio Show
01.30.18New Single (2 Killer Bs)
01.29.181100 Tracks for $100 Extended Another Week
01.26.18Apol-Annoyance in Austin
01.26.18MI Pastor Speaks Frankly to ApX
01.25.18Clues for Our Third Single of 2018
01.24.18Prayers for ApX Fan Deborah Huff in ICU
01.22.181100 Tracks $100 Ends Soon
01.22.18New Radio Program Will Feature ApX Regularly
01.22.18Pastor Looks Back on 19 Years as ApX Fan
01.19.18Special Request from ApX's Chris Von Bartheld
01.19.181100 Tracks for $100
01.19.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.19.18How to Donate Online or by Mail
01.19.18Encouragement from a Pastor in NC
01.18.18The Principal and the Parodies
01.18.18New Single: Tears for Fears & Alanis Morissette
01.16.18New Single (80s & 90s)
01.10.18ApX Lead Singer on ESPN Again This Weekend
01.10.18Fan Will Match Donations Up to $5000
01.10.18You Don't Need to Be in the USA to Enjoy Our USB
01.10.18Clues for Our Second Single of 2018
01.08.18Get All Our Parodies on USB
01.08.181100 Tracks for $100
01.08.18New CD BOGO Ends Sunday
01.04.18California Fan Comments on New CD
01.04.182017: The Year in Review for ApologetiX
01.04.18The Stories Behind the Songs on Our New Single
01.02.18How to Donate & How to Get Multiple MP3s
01.02.18Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
01.02.18New Single for a New Year
01.02.18BOGO Special on New CD Ends Sunday
12.31.17Get Multiple Downloads for Any Size Donation
12.28.17Buy Our 50th CD, Get 1 of 26 CDs Free
12.28.17Get Our Complete Library on USB
12.28.17How to Donate Online or By Mail
12.28.17Shirts in Stock in Seven Sizes
12.28.17Clues for Our Last Single of 2017
12.21.17ApX Christmas Videos on YouTube
12.21.17After the Gift Rush: What if You Order Now?
12.21.17ApX Inspires Fan Who Then Inspires ApX
12.21.17New Single: 2 from Our 25th Anniversary Show
12.18.17New CD in Stock, Order Today for Christmas

Van Trailin': This Past Wkd in NC & VA
Mon., Apr. 30. 2007 8:43am EDT

If you've been following our van saga over the past few years, you know all about "Van Ailin'" ... but what about "Van Trailin'"? Aren't you glad we're getting ready to start traveling by bus soon, so we can ditch all the Van Halen puns?

Might as well jump in and finish what we started, though: Our trailer ran over a curb, bent its rim, and went flat tire early Friday afternoon on its way to concerts this past weekend in Moyock NC (Friday), Franklin NC (Saturday), and Dinwiddie VA (Sunday).

Finding the right tools and replacement parts took quite a bit of time, and so we didn't make it to the venue until it was time to do the show. However, we'd been in touch with the promoter, and he assembled a pit crew who helped us get things rolling quickly. The audience were patient and understanding, and although the show started late, it went off without a hitch ... aside from the one that connected the trailer to the van, of course. :)

Not to be outdone by the trailer, the van started ailin' on Friday, too, and we ain't talkin' 'bout lug nuts. Although the van had just returned from getting a new transmission, the engine was misfiring occasionally, and we had our typical lack of power on the hills of North Carolina and Virginia as we struggled to keep the van from overheating.

Then, on Sunday morning, when Keith "Holy Driver" Haynie started the van, the Terrible Van sprayed all of its transmission fluid all over the parking lot (Check the Dinwiddie, VA pictures on the concert page.). Thankfully, our hotel was located within a few hundred yards of both an Auto Zone store and an Advance Auto Parts store. Unfortunately, neither opened till 9 a.m., and we'd met at 7 a.m. in order to make it on time to the show in Dinwiddie.

Providence prevailed, however, because ApologetiX superfan father-and-daughter team Rich and Marie Polick drove us to the local Wal-Mart to get the necessary part. And down the road we went.

Between vehicular hindrances, we played three concerts to amply appreciative audiences.

Saturday's concert in Franklin NC, the "gem capital of the world," was a benefit concert for Daniel Tomberlin, a local five year old who is battling Neuroblastoma Cancer. Daniel and his mother are currently living in Memphis TN to be near his doctors and treatments at St Jude Children's Hospital. Meanwhile, Daniel's dad and sister remain in Franklin to pay the many bills that are accumulating. They attended the concert, as did Daniel's aunt and cousin. For more about Daniel, please go to:

http://www.caringbridge.org/cb/inputSiteName.do?method=search&siteName=danieltomberlin

Sunday's attendees included, Barry Will, the winner of our recent iPod Nano contest.

Special thanks to:

Our concert coordinators: David Pippin (Moyock), Tim & Candy McSween (Franklin), and Angela Burke (Dinwiddie).

Our merchandise coordinators: Jenn (Moyock, Franklin, and Dinwiddie); Teresa and Tasha (Moyock); Marie, Julie, Allison, and Kelsa (Franklin); and Alexis and Britney (Dinwiddie).

Honorable mention to: Jenn "Superchick" Kipp, who came to all three concerts, and has now seen us in 10 states and one province. Also, to Rich and Marie Polick, who on Saturday made their third ApologetiX road trip from Pittsburgh to North Carolina in five months. They also surprised our drummer, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner, by bringing his teenage daughter, Julie, along.