Last week, Philly rockers the War on Drugs hit the road for their final ten shows of 2011 supporting their excellent disc Slave Ambient, wrapping what's been a jam-packed year spent battling snowstorms and befriending drunk dudes on tour. Bassist Dave Hartley captured all the action as the group traveled from Indiana to Amsterdam and kindly shared his photos with SPIN:
The War on Drugs in Bloomington, Indiana, home of Secretly Canadian (our record label). I'm holding Eric Dienes' wonderful Maine Coon and that's our No. 1 benefactor/tour manager/merch-seller, Julian, seated to the left. We start and end a lot of tours in Bloomington, it's like our home away from home.
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