May 7, 2009


Posted in by Andrew P. Horst | Edit

I feel like I start out my blogs with an apology a lot, so this time, I am not going to apologize for not blogging for a little while.  We've been crazy busy.  The Copeland tour is over.  I miss everyone that was on that tour.  They were some of the most amazing people I've met in this industry.  So if any of you are reading this... I love you and can't wait until we cross paths again.

This last weekend we got to hang out and play at Bamboozle 2009.  It was my first major festival with the band and it was amazing!!  We hung out all day Saturday just meeting people, selling CDs, and watching bands.  It ended up being a gorgeous day and I'm pretty sure the majority of the 30,000+ people that were there got a sun burn... including myself. Watching Third Eye Blind in person was amazing.  What a great band!


On Sunday, we weren't so lucky with the weather... it poured rain all day.  We spent most of the day out in the rain with everyone else, just hanging out again and meeting as many people as we could.  Thanks to everyone who said hello!  It was really a pleasure meeting all of you.  And thanks to everyone that came to our signings and/or VIP performances.  We played on the Zumiez stage a little after 7 p.m..  I was blown away by the support a lot of you guys gave us.  So many of you were out there singing along to every word of every song.  That is such a great encouragement for us, and we can't even begin to thanks you enough.

Also on Sunday I got to watch No Doubt.  I wasn't sure what to expect, but was absolutely blown away by their performance.  Gwen Stefani can still go nuts and not even miss a note, even after having 2 kids!!  It was really a moving experience for me seeing them live because Tragic Kingdom was one of the first records I taught myself to play drums to.  I used to sneak into my sister's room as a kid and put on Tragic Kingdom and listen to "Sunday Morning" on repeat.  Ha ha!


Anyways, a lot of things were put into perspective for me after being at a festival like that.  I've been with This Providence for about 2 years.  I personally, and the band, both went through a sort of identity crisis this last year.  Hence the name of our new record, WHO ARE YOU NOW?  We all were experiencing things that were shaping who we were at the time and who we were to become.  It took us awhile to write our new record, partially because of that identity crisis.  I think we all kind of realized that This Providence was turning to a new chapter in its life and that some things were definitely changing.  It seems that this alienated some of our older fans as we have progressed and in a sense become a new band.  For any of you who feel that way, we are sorry, but hopefully even you can let go of who we may have once been and grow up with us.  :)

I had the opportunity to talk to TONS of fans, and friends of This Providence this last weekend at Bamboozle and let me tell you.... it was TRULY an honor.  We all came to the realization that we have some of the best people in the world that follow us.  We LOVE all of you, seriously.  There was so many faces we recognized from countless other shows we've played all over the country, and you came out and had a blast with us.  I really feel humbled by the experience.  So again, from the bottom of my heart, thank-you.

There's also been a lot of talk about people wanting us to do a headlining tour.  I'll tell you first hand, we can't wait and are crossing out fingers that the day comes soon.  The more support we have from you, the faster that day will come.  So as a shameless plug, please buy WHO ARE YOU NOW? If you downloaded it, PLEASE pick up a copy for yourself.  We need your guys' help now more than ever.  I'm looking forward to an awesome summer touring with Hey Monday, The Friday Night Boys, The Bigger Lights, and Stereo Skyline.  Please come out and hang with us!  It's going to be a blast! 

Again thanks for all you support!! 

Lots of love,



  1. Nicole says:

    I love how your title is a taylor swift song.. not that anything is wrong with that, shes amazing.

    Congrats on all the success you guys have been having ! Wish I could have been at bamboozle but I'm stuck in Pittsburgh for now.

    May 7, 2009 at 8:05 PM

  2. Jina Kim says:

    That song.........

    Anyway, dahhh I wish I was able to go to Bamboozle... only heard great things about it!

    Your words got me right here man --> ♥

    Yall are growing up to be wonderful men. *tear*
    Don't worry, I got your backs! Looking forward to that headlining tour. Hope to catch you at a show soon! I'll be praying for you guys, I only see great things in store for all of you in the future :]

    May 7, 2009 at 10:42 PM

  3. ʎuɐɟɟıʇ says:

    Gwen Stefani can still go nuts and not even miss a note, even after having 2 kids!!

    I died laughing when I read that. Anyways, I hope that you have as much fun as you did at bamboozle while you're touring with hey monday! I'm looking forward to the day that you guys get your headlining tour. It will definitely be awesome.

    take care,
    - tiffany

    May 8, 2009 at 2:02 PM

  4. mandala says:

    play bumbershoot!

    May 8, 2009 at 3:05 PM

  5. Raychel says:

    I was one of the people you met at Bamboozle! :D
    Only on Saturday, though. I couldn't be there Sunday, which sucked. I tried to convince you and the other members of TP to switch days super last minute, but no luck. :p

    Anyways, you guys should definitely do Bamboozle next year too! I'm going to do everything in my power to be there the whole weekend so that I won't miss amazing bands like This Providence again.

    p.s. You should do something like Dan's doing on his blog- answering random questions. =)

    May 9, 2009 at 5:13 PM

  6. rocaroxsana says:

    Oh well Andy I just wanted to remind you that I'm gonna keep supporting you guys as I have living in Venezuela!

    Thanks for amazing music moonboy

    PS. you might should go back to tumblr (= I don't know, I'm just saying!

    May 21, 2009 at 6:46 PM

  7. rocaroxsana says:

    Oh well Andy I just wanted to remind you that I will keep supporting you guys no matter what from Venezuela!

    Thanks for making amazing music that keeps me alive everyday moonboy

    PS you might should get a tumblr, I don't know I'm just saying!

    May 21, 2009 at 6:49 PM

  8. Melanie says:

    I saw the No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds tour recently. What an amazing show all around!! I was really impressed. All three bands were incredible. :)

    June 20, 2009 at 2:51 PM

  9. Melanie says:

    I saw the No Doubt, Paramore, The Sounds tour recently. No Doubt was definitely amazing. All three bands were, actually.
    I have to say the drummer's attire was definitely strange. LOL Great, show, though. I'd definitely go see them again.

    June 20, 2009 at 2:52 PM

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