We The Kings Survive 'The Hangover'-esque Kidnapping Attempt

If We The Kings weren’t rockstars before, they certainly are now.

During an interview with online talk show The Gunz Show, frontman Travis Clark recounted a tale of drugs, cultural exchange, and attempted kidnappings. Clark and the group had been touring through southern Asia and were playing a show in Malaysia. They had a driver and a van scheduled to take them to and from the venue for their show. After getting into a generic looking van that just said “We The Kings” on the side (travel mistake number one: just because a generic van has your band’s name on it doesn’t mean that you should get into it), the band was rushed to the venue relatively unscathed. It was only after the show that the real fun began.


He was driving 60mph over the speed limit. He pulled down the wrong offramp because he didn’t know where he was going, and instead of doing what a normal person would do and just trying to turn around, he started reversing on the onramp. People were swerving to avoid him. And he was trying to cover for himself like, Don’t worry about it man, this is normal driving over here, and anyway, I’ve been up for five days. I haven’t been able to sleep. And it was like, What, dude? You haven’t slept in five days? What’s wrong with you? And he was like, I don’t know man, there are some crazy drugs in the world.