Go, Jimmy, Go!
Mon., Jun. 5. 2006 6:57pm EDT
Our drummer, Jimmy "Vegas" Tanner, is definitely on the fast track when it comes to musical milestones. This past Sunday, he played his 75th concert with ApologetiX, and he's only been with us slightly more than seven months.
The Man in Black (Hat) has played in 22 different states since his first ApologetiX appearance in Noblesville IN on October 28, 2005. This past weekend's concerts included his first trip to Kansas, but he'd already played with us in Oklahoma in November 2005 and Missouri in March 2006.
In the next few weeks, Jimmy is scheduled to make his debut performances in three more states, reaching the halfway mark of 25 states on June 20 in Nashville TN. It looks like his 100th concert will take place sometime in July or August.
Jimmy's predecessor, Bill "Moose" Rieger, holds the all-time ApologetiX records for most concerts, most states, and longest tenure by an ApologetiX drummer -- 396 concerts in 44 states during a span of about four and a half years.
The only states Bill never played were Alaska, Delaware, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Jimmy has already played four of them.