TOUR DIARY: Smallpools Gives Us a Glimpse Into Their Tour Antics With 20 BTS Photos

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Photo: Jake Maciosek

With an energetic, upbeat, and in-your-face sound, one can only imagine what Smallpools’ live show is like. Through the lens of their tour photo diary, we can enter the indie-pop band’s real-life experiences as they put on stellar shows while having a blast all along. 

Comprised of vocalist Sean Scanlon, guitarist Mike Kamerman, and drummer Beau Kuther, Smallpools released their debut single “Dreaming” in 2013. The track quickly climbed to the number one spot on the Hype Machine charts, now has over 40 million streams on Spotify, and was even remixed by The Chainsmokers. The band has since released two EPs and one full-length album and toured with the likes of Walk the Moon, Neon Trees, and Twenty One Pilots. 

No strangers to the road, Smallpools joined the lineup for Lollapalooza in 2014 and Rock in Rio in 2015, and they’ve just wrapped another tour supporting MisterWives on their Connecting the Dots Tour. The band offered the following reflection of this most journey on the road:

“We had the fantastic pleasure of spending the past six weeks on the open road with Misterwives & Vinyl Theatre. We were also lucky enough to be accompanied by two great photographers. As we decompress from the tour, we look back on some of our favorite memories through their photographs.”

Relive Smallpools’ experience on tour via their photo diary below, complete with personal captions.

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Photo: Anna Lee

“James, help!” pre-show chat / calming of the nerves with our sound aficionado on night 1 / Blacksburg, VA (Virginia Tech)


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Beau lighting it up in the ATL / Atlanta, GA


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The upside down / Atlanta, GA


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..and the plot thickens / Orlando, FL


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Style boys / Austin, TX


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Don’t mess with (us while in) Texas / Austin, TX


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Xylophone wars > Nuclear wars / Austin, TX


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Impromptu photoshoot in our classy, pink “green” room / Phoenix, AZ


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We were lucky enough to jam with the insanely talented, Dr. Blum, on our song “Million Bucks” every night. Thank you doc / Santa Ana, CA


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Our pre-show ritual: the haphazard hi-five / Los Angeles, CA


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Air Bud / Los Angeles, CA


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Gettin’ rowdy in KC / Kansas City, MO


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We ain’t afraid of no ghost / Milwaukee, WI


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Inception / Philadelphia, PA


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Le Disco / Jersey City, NJ


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Apple picking’ a night before the Big Apple / Jersey City, NJ


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It’s lit, fam / New York, NY


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I need another descension / New York, NY


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Sean has been known to fund your post-show snack attack / Washington, DC, Night One


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HAPPY HALLOWEEN (that’s a wrap!) / Washington, DC, Night Two

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