It’s time for The Weekly Tour Round-Up! There are a ton of great tours going on this winter and more are getting announced each week! Below you’ll find all the tours going on over the next few months, with newly announced tours listed above previously announced tours. So check out all the tours if you’ve missed any of them and make sure to mark them down on your calendars!
POZ Sponsored Shows
BoySetsFire, No Trigger, Pentimento, Light Years, Maker [05/24-05/26]
The Wonder Years [05/12-05/19]
Marianas Trench, Air Dubai [05/16-06/22]
The Maine, A Rocket To The Moon [06/04-07/26]
Less Than Jake, Hostage Calm, Pentimento [06/11-06/22]
Escape The Fate, Hollywood Undead [07/07-07/21]
Masked Intruder, Elway [07/08-07/29]
Crown The Empire, Issues [09/10-09/21]
Previously Announced Tours:
- Hayley Williams opened up about Paramore’s new album.
- Marianas Trench released a new music video for “Desperate Measures.”
- Linkin Park charted the Billboard and fun. managed to sell an impressive amount of albums once again.
- The Maine released their live EP that features Lydia and Arkells.
- Parkway Drive are releasing a DVD and posted the second trailer for it.
- Set It Off covered Yellowcard’s “Only One.”
PropertyOfZack had the chance to interview Mike from Marianas Trench a few weeks ago for a solid interview. Mike and I discussed the band’s busy recent months on tours with Simple Plan and All Time Low, a rescheduled headlining tour, the success of their new album, future touring, and more. Check it all otu below!
For the record, could you state your name and role in the band?
My name is Mike. I am from Marianas Trench. I play bass, sing some vocals, and when nobody’s looking, I bust out an accordion.
It’s been a busy year for you guys and you had a busy end of last year supporting the new record. You kicked off the year touring with Simple Plan and All Time Low in Canada and have done some touring since. How has it been on the road so far this year?
So far, so good. We have had a little bit of a light section. We’re about to pick it up with six or seven weeks of pretty full-on touring. Then part time through July and August. We have lots of US shows; fourteen or fifteen US shows coming up, starting with Bamboozle. Then we’re doing the Journey’s Backyard Barbecue stuff. Then headlining some of our own shows that we had to postpone and reschedule. Then Canada, so it’s pretty much festivals coast to coast.
So those headlining dates are getting rescheduled?
They are rescheduled. Tickets are on sale, they start at the end of May, maybe, for the first one. And they go through June. We put them in spots where we could fit them around the Journey’s stuff. But they’re all posted already on the website.
This is all in support of Ever After, which came out in 2011. How has the response been to some of your last albums and how has it been growing since the release?
You know, it’s funny because we never really got to tour in the US too much. There were a few shows for the Masterpiece Theater album; maybe ten of them. Just because it was the end of the album cycle here when we decided to release to the states. We did a little bit of stuff. The response has been a really nice growth in the United States. When we did that first thing, Glamour Kills. We did seven shows with the Glamour Kills. They were five hundred to a thousand people a night coming out for the whole show. But, you know, I’d say one hundred to two hundred a night knew our band at all. Now we played Simple Plan and it was more like two hundred to five hundred a night. Then we were doing our own shows and all of them are selling strong or selling out in advance. Those shows that we’ve rescheduled sold five hundred to fifteen hundred a night already. We took years to get to those kind of numbers in Canada. So it’s super encouraging. It shows that the music is catching on, still, with new people. It’s very exciting for us actually.
You guys are pretty big in Canada, but it’s obviously a goal to grow elsewhere. Has it been an awesome surprise to see your popularity increasing, even at this rate?
Yeah. A couple different points to that are that in Canada , it’s very encouraging to see that we haven’t lost our fans and that it’s still growing. Music is pretty fleeting and people can lose interest pretty quickly. We’ve managed to keep our fans interested. I think we’ve put out good albums and not just a couple of hits. So that helps. It’s nice that they are giving each new album a chance and listening to it and then taking to it in the end. It’s hard to tell right now, but in the states I find that the rate of growth is quite faster to how we did in Canada. That is encouraging. I don’t think we can play seven or eight hundred shows in the United States to try and build it. We did a couple hundred in Canada, but the states are so big that it’s impossible. So it’s really neat to see that it’s catching on and it’s also to get to go back to that smaller club vibe and see sold out shows and feeling psyched about it. You know? “800 people! Yeah!” You get the same rush when you’re playing 8,000 but it’s a different thing.