Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Where have you been?: A Rocket To The Moon Interview second time around!

They may not be a house hold name just yet, but A Rocket To The Moon are sure pushing to make it happen, and listen to the hype! They've toured with so many big names like 30h!3, The Maine, Cobra Starship, Boys Like Girls and are now finding themselves on the latest Motion City Soundtrack tour along with Fun. and Sing it Loud. I've sat down with Nick and Andrew from the band during the OP Tour before, and I got on the phone with Justin Richards this time around to talk about how they think the album is doing, the band that they would be most likely to collaborate with on their current tour line up and their plans for the next few months, amongst other things!

You just started your most recent tour with Motion City Soundtrack, Fun. and Sing it Loud. Already you've suffered some van set backs, but besides those problems how has the tour been going for you guys?
(laughs) Besides the van problems? It’s been amazing and its just been cool. We love all the music, the crowds have been awesome. It’s a lot of fun really.

Last time I talked to Nick and Andrew during the OP tour, On Your Side had been out for less than two months. Now that kids have had more of a chance to really soak it in, how do you feel it has been doing?
I think it’s doing well. Kids have been singing along and have been responding really well. It seems like it’s doing pretty consecutive numbers. It’s fun to see kids singing along and the more we tour on it, the more we see on it. Nothing to complain about!

You’ve toured with so many big names now like Cobra Starship, 3OH!3 and now MCS. If you could tour with any three dream acts, who do you think they would be and why?
Coldplay of course, I’ve always loved that band. Let’s see Kings of Leon and maybe Phantom Planet or something like that. I’ve always wanted to tour with the Format and now I kind of am with Nate (Nate Ruess, ex-Format).

What would you say personally is your favorite part of the touring experience?
The fact that we get to be in a different state every night like last night we went to the White Sox game but we just have a really fun job and we’re really lucky to be able to go to a different town every night.

If you could collaborate with another artist on your current tour, be it Fun., Sing it Loud or Motion City Soundtrack, who would you choose and what do you think the song would be about?
I would pick Fun. For sure and I think they are so talented. I mean I don’t know, it would have witty lyrics about I think love and you know kind of like heartbreak and stuff. Like talking about young love, something like that.

What can fans look forward when coming out to one of your shows?
We try to put off the vibe that we’re having a great time and just have a good time and do whatever you want to do kind of idea. We just like to play music!

What are some of your favorite cities to play or what cities are you looking forward to on this tour?

I love this place( Milwaukee)! I love LA, New York is fun. Nashville is probably one of my favorites.

Personally, what was the first show you ever went to as a kid?
I always went to like friends’ shows around town and my first real one was like Blink 182, New found Glory and Sum 41.

What can fans look forward to for the rest of 2010 from you guys as of now?
Lots of touring, we’ll be out all summer. New video for “Like I Used To”. Probably within three months, just keep an eye out for touring. Maybe new music!
(laughs) Maybe?
(laughs) Maybe!