2nd Annual Toys for Tickets Raises Over 300 Toys
The 2nd Annual Toys for Tickets holiday toy drive was a giant success and we are grateful to have been a part of this event for the second year in a row! Presented by Springfield’s Rock Station Q102.1, Toys for Tickets was created to help raise toys for less fortunate kids during the Christmas season by having concert-goers provide a toy instead of money for a ticket. We had such a fun time being a part of the first Toys for Tickets in 2016 and the 2nd Annual event was no different!
The lineup included The Pour, Bridge to Grace, TROY & Devour the Day. Over 300 toys were collected to be donated! Events like this are always a great reminder of how strong and supportive our rock community is. One of the reasons why we do what we do is because of the gift of giving and the good that comes from sharing joy with others. We thank Q102.1 for continuing this awesome deal and having us on the show for some pregaming, the Outland Ballroom for housing the party, as well as the Springfield rock community and all our brothers and sisters for rocking out for a great cause! Happy holidays TROY Nation!
Q102.1 and the toy donation truck filled with toys collected through Toys for Tickets!
Coming to a city near you!
The TROY Fall 2016 Let It Ride tour kicks off in Springfield, MO on August 19th with more dates to be added soon. TROY looks forward to returning to the road and seeing many old friends as well as hitting some new places too! We can’t wait to see you out and about!
Find out more info on dates, ticket information and our EP Two Worlds at our Facebook!
Everything that we are is The Reality Of Yourself – See you soon!
Let It Ride Tour
August 27th – Cicero’s / St. Louis, MO
September 2nd – Outland Ballroom / Springfield, MO
September 3rd – Roadhouse / Laquey, MO
September 9th – Blackthorn / Joplin, MO
September 10th – Private Party
September 17th – All Star Rock Bar / Kansas City, MO
October 7th – The Elbow Room / Wichita, KS
October 8th– Cartoon’s Big Room – SPRINGFIELD ROCKFEST w/ Paralandra / Springfield, MO
October 14th – Shots / Rolla, MO
October 15th– The Mission / Jeff City, MO
October 22nd – Rocktoberfest / Harrison, AR
October 29th – Venue Shrine / Tulsa, OK
November 5th– Shooters Bar / Fort Smith, AR
November 10th– The Trap Bar / Topeka, KS
November 11th– Private Party
November 12th– Shamrock’s Pub & Grill / Omaha, NE
November 23rd – Shots / Rolla, MO
November 25th– The All Star Rock Bar / Kansas City, MO
November 26th – Roadhouse Bar & Grille / Laquey, MO
See you Memorial Day weekend for the long awaited Rocklahoma 2016!
We are so excited to be joining Rocklahoma 2016 in Pryor,OK! We will help kick-off the weekend at the Campground Party on Thursday May 26th and we will officially start the festival on Friday at 12:00 pm. Thursday we will be on the Camp Jager stage and Friday we will be rockin’ on the Axis Entertainment stage presented by D&B Processing.We would like to send a big thank you to the folks at Lifefest SEK for making this opportunity possible for us. Lifefest SEK is an annual music festival in Cherryvale, KS that originated in 2012 that raises money for children with cancer and other chronic illnesses. As part of their festival, Lifefest hosts a battle of the bands (BOTB) in which the winners can win a spot on Rocklahoma. We feel honored that we were picked as the 2016 BOTB winner and again would like to send a big thank you to Lifefest SEK and to all of our fans who supported us at the show. Not only that but we would also like to say congratulations to Lifefest SEK for raising nearly $4,000 for their family in need this year – we love that music can bring people together for such a good cause!
TROY has been on the move this year rolling into summer after the spring Deadman’s Tour. Having already played some huge shows with great bands including several with Shaman’s Harvest and the recent debut with Black Stone Cherry, we look forward to an opportunity like ROK to join some more of the best bands in rock. Check out the lineup on the flyer above and follow the link to find the officially announced schedule. If you or someone you know is going to be kicking it at Rocklahoma this year make sure to look for the TROY merch tent and come say hi! Rock on, TROY nation!
TROY Rocked Toys for Tickets w/ Stitched Up Heart, Like a Storm & Trapt
The Reality Of Yourself had a blast at the first annual Toys for Tickets presented by Q102.1 and was reminded by this event of why we love our rock community so much! Toys for Tickets was created to help raise toys for less fortunate kids in our own community during the Christmas season by having concert-goers provide a toy instead of money for a ticket. TROY joined the stage with Stitched Up Heart, Like a Storm & Trapt for the sold out event – over 350 toys were collected to be donated!
Q102.1 was awesome for putting this thing together and the community did amazing at following through and making the whole thing a great success! TROY feels grateful to have been a part of a great cause and honored to have shared the night with so many amazing artists and fans. Our rock community is strong & this was a great reminder of the difference we can make when we make the decision to.
Happy Holidays TROY Nation!
TROY opened the night with a bang for Missouri brothers, Shaman’s Harvest
TROY has been working hard this summer preparing for their trip to L.A. to record as well as playing regional shows and hosting their Evolution Showcase series. A sold out show in their hometown with Shaman’s Harvest made for yet another great way to celebrate all that The Reality Of Yourself has been through this year as well as the exciting opportunities that lie ahead.
TROY had anticipated sharing the stage with Shaman’s Harvest again ever since they last jammed together in August at a gig in Rolla, MO. Although it wasn’t planned, it turned out to be a two band bill for the night which actually helped to make the evening special. TROY was able to play a little bit more material for their fans and the crowd was able to experience two hard-hitting and up and coming mid-western rock n’ rollers in a more unique setting.
Shaman’s Harvest originated out of Missouri as well, specifically Jeff City, and has been around for over 15 years. Shaman’s Harvest is commonly recognized by their single “Dragonfly” which reached #16 on Billboard’s Active Rock charts in 2009. They have come back with a punch touring the U.S. over the last year on their latest album “Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns”. These guys spent the larger part of the 2015 summer touring with Black Stone Cherry and playing many rock n’ roll festivals. There is no doubt that they are working their way towards something great.
The Reality Of Yourself owes Q102, Shaman’s Harvest, and the Outland Ballroom a big thanks for letting us play this show. Thank you to everyone who came out to and helped to make it a sell out show, & thank you for your continued support and love. Rock on and we’ll see you October 2nd!
TROY Celebrates Winning Ernie Ball National BOTB With Evolution Showcase
The Reality Of Yourself has put together a hometown showcase to celebrate winning the Ernie Ball National BOTB. TROY has dubbed the two-date showcase the “Evolution” series for their fans. In light of all the recent events and good news, the Evolution series was created to celebrate not only where TROY has been, but where they stand today, and where they are going.
As stated earlier, the Evolution showcase consists of two different live performances. The first show was on July 10th at the Outland Ballroom and it proved to be a wild one with a packed house and temperatures’ hitting around 100 degrees inside!
The crowd was hyped, and the energy in the building was through the roof – We couldn’t have felt more at home. Thanks to all of our loyal fans and q102, Evolution showcase part I sold out at the Outland Ballroom. We are so grateful the all the wonderful musicians in Paralandra, Make Rocket Go, and Contusion for coming out and rocking the stage with us that night.We even heard feedback that it was our best performance to date…what did you think?? Either way it was a blast!!
Check out more pics from July 10th here!
TROY also Celebrates winning Ernie Ball National BOTB with Evolution Showcase Pt II
The second episode of the Evolution series will take place August 8th at Cartoons and honors the humbled beginnings any band goes through in the early years. Not only is TROY rockin’ their fan- favorite songs and all the covers that inspired them into existence, but coming with them to the stage are Fishing for Saturday & Cinnamon Hills from Springfield mo. These two opening acts are composed of young local rockers from the area who already show a huge passion for the music and a drive to be on the next big stage. We are ecstatic to celebrate the evolution of TROY by uniting with the freshest of the rock bands in our area! There is no better way to embrace the evolution of music than to throw some light on the next generation of rockers!
Tickets are available for Aug 8th at Cartoons Oyster Bar and Grill – or through us on Facebook!
Join our Facebook Event here!
The evolution showcase has been a blast for TROY so far, and we hope you have been enjoying the experience too. We owe a big thanks to all that came out to our Announcement Party and the first Evolution Showcase as well. It’s been a great opportunity to show thanks to all the fans who have supported us through most of our journey, and all the new faces just now joining the family.
See you on the 8th!