CRAWLERS – The story of a band that goes the extra mile for fans.

Last Saturday CRAWLERS played a sell out show at YES in Manchester. This is a band that genuinely cares for their fans and this is Connor’s story.

First of all a little bit about myself and my background: My name is Connor and I use he/they pronouns, I’m profoundly deaf from birth. This means I use cochlear implants to give me a representation of sound. Every day I face challenges due to my deafness, I’ve been bullied, belittled and ashamed for being deaf. My deafness affects my life in every area in terms of communication, making friends, even going to the store can be hard. 

I discovered Crawlers on Tiktok just after their release of their song ‘MONROE’, shortly after, they gained popularity due to Come Over Again. Come Over Again resonated with me as someone who identifies as non-binary along with dealing with grief from my mother’s passing away in August of 2021. Come Over Again felt like a breath of fresh air and the song helped me through my grief and identity. 
Crawlers offered me the opportunity to interpret the song on stage. This is a step forward for the deaf community where hearing people are usually cast in the spotlight to use our language – and often inaccurately unless they are a trained interpreter. Crawlers has used their platform to constantly uplift and raise voices for the various communities who are silenced. The opportunity itself came to me upon them posting for advice on how to ensure their gigs are accessible for all. 

As I signed the song on stage in front of 200+ people in Manchester, I felt seen, I felt heard. Crawlers strive to make gigs a safe and accessible space for everyone, including deaf people. But it wasn’t just accessible, it was authentic representation for a community who are often overlooked. There are many artists who don’t acknowledge their fans or even make accommodations for them, and representation is often attempted to be shown through the actions of those who are fully able which can ultimately be quite damaging, if it’s shown at all. 

I hope that people can see that we should be making gigs a safe and accessible space and to be mindful of others. I urge people to learn sign language to help communication for deaf people who face barriers every day in their lives.

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CRAWLERS – The story of a band that goes the extra mile for fans.

Following this sold-out March/April debut UK tour CRAWLERS will head stateside for their debut North American Tour.  Kicking off June 1 in Atlanta, GA the run of North American dates will include stops in New York City, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles and more. 

Below is a complete list of North American tour dates for CRAWLERS.  Tickets go on sale today, Friday, February 11, at 9am local time. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit  www.crawlersband.com/live.

June 1  Atlanta, GA  Aisle 5 
June 3  Washington DC  DC9    
June 4  Philadelphia, PA  Philamoca  
June 7  New York, NY   Mercury Lounge 
June 10  Montreal, QC  Bar Le Ritz PDB
June 11  Toronto, ON  The Velvet Underground
June 13  Chicago, IL  Subterranean
June 14  Minneapolis, MN  7th Street Entry  
June 17  Houston, TX   HOB – Bronze Peacock 
June 18  Dallas, TX   Club Dada  
June 21  Phoenix, AZ   Valley Bar  
June 22  Los Angeles, CA  The Moroccan Lounge 
June 23  San Francisco, CA  Popscene @ Rickshaw Stop 
June 26  Portland, OR   Polaris Hall  
June 27  Seattle, WA   Funhouse  
June 28  Vancouver, BC  Fox Cabaret    

Andy
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