Riley Breckenridge Discusses Thrice’s Final Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 25, 2012

Thrice are in the practice stages of gearing up for their farewell tour, and drummer Riley Breckenridge wrote up a new column to discuss the final run. Read the full article here and a snippet of it below by clicking “Read More.”

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Getting ready for this tour by playing along to songs that span what has been an incredible, surreal, and unexpected (and highly improbable) fourteen year career, has forced me to be a little more introspective than I usually care to be (or feel comfortable with). Saying that there are a lot of unforgettable memories packed into those songs, be it the writing and recording of them, or touring on them and playing them live, seems like a gross understatement to me. There’s really no way to explain it from this side. Fourteen years is more than a third of my life. That’s nuts to me. And as I listen to and play along with these songs, those memories rush by like when my elementary school teacher would leave the projector on as he/she rewound a filmstrip we watched. They move by too quickly to hang on to any or all of them, but there’s a resonance there (beyond the spinning of the reels). For me, that resonance is gratitude. 
I’m so grateful to have been able be a part of something creative, something that I truly loved, and something that afforded me the opportunity to do many amazing things, meet and work with and share the stage with so many outstanding people, and see so many places I never thought I’d get a chance to see. And that I got experience all of this through the writing, recording and playing of music? What?! And that people cared enough to support and facilitate that for over a decade? Mind-blowing. What a gift.
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