You may have spent this summer going to shows, but NY Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle spent the first week of August as a roadie for Faith No More, the favorite band from his youth. He met the band several years ago when he played with the San Jose Sharks, and they kept in touch. Their US tour and the NHL offseason lined up, so the 39 year old Canadian born hockey player traveled with the band for four east coast dates.
Said Boyle to the NY Post:
“As silly as it sounds, it was an amazing experience. [Being a roadie is] a thankless job, but an important job. It’s not that different from what [the Rangers’] trainers do for us!”
Boyle spent the week “toting instruments, setting up the stage, and dispensing VIP tickets,” which is a pretty good way to see the band. Faith No More will be playing the Monster Energy Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA on October 25th, but haven’t revealed any plans for after that.