The Revivalists kehren im Herbst nach Europa zurück und bringen ihre gefühlvollen Old-Rock-Hymnen und ihre energiegeladene Dosis Rock’n’Roll in ihre fröhlichen und transzendenten Live-Shows ein, die von der berühmten Musikalität der Band und der unverwechselbaren Stimme von Frontmann David Shaw angetrieben werden. Die Europa-Tournee von Pour It Out Into The Night beginnt am 19. Oktober in London, macht Station in Paris, Amsterdam und Berlin und endet am 27. Oktober in Hamburg. Passend zur Tour haben wir Frontsänger David Shaw ein paar fragen gestellt.
Frontstage Magazine: Your song ‚Good Old Days‘ quickly became a fan favorite. Could you tell us more about how this song came to be and what it means to you?
David Shaw: Good old days is a song about the beauty of the present moment while gathering energy and love from the past, manifesting the good things coming. The lyrics are hopeful, and one of my favorite lines is, “I’m that special kind of lonely.” At the time, I had all of these people around me and amazing things were happening, but for whatever reason I still felt lonely in a lot of ways. I think a lot of folks feel that way at some point in their lives. You’ve got to find a way to access the present and stay there in full awe and joy for how lucky we all truly are just to be alive.
Frontstage Magazine: The message of the song ‚Good Old Days‘ is very emotional and revolves around gratitude for present moments. How has your perspective on such moments changed over time, especially after the release of the album ‚Pour It Out Into The Night‘?
David Shaw: The song came about one evening during Mardi gras. It was a lovely day with family and friends. Zack and I were winding down the night while reflecting on the day. We also happened to be in my studio which was also my living room at the time. We made the music that night and wrote the song a few days/weeks later.
Frontstage Magazine: You have a European tour planned starting in October. What are your expectations for this tour, and what can European fans expect from your live shows?
David Shaw: I really try to limit my expectations, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say that they’re high, especially for a tour like this. It’s our second time in Europe but it’s been so long in between trips that in many ways it feels like our first. I’m really excited to feel the fresh energy from the crowds. If it’s anything like last time it’s gonna be wild. We’re playing some smaller more intimate rooms and that always makes for an incredibly delicious energy. We’re very excited to say the least!
Frontstage Magazine: Your music is often described as a blend of Old-Rock Hymns and Rock ’n‘ Roll. How would you describe your unique musical style yourselves, and which artists or influences have shaped your music?
David Shaw: We’ll play anything, any style, any genre, it doesn’t matter. We don’t box ourselves in. We let the song and art be what it wants to be. You’ve gotta get out of the way and just be the vessel for what wants to peak through. It’s more interesting for us and hopefully you guys too : )
Frontstage Magazine: You’re currently on a co-headlining tour with Band of Horses in the USA. How does it feel to tour with a band like Band of Horses, and what are your personal highlights of this tour?
David Shaw: Ben and Co. Have been so lovely. They’re a really great band and even better people. We had a blast with them.
Frontstage Magazine: You’ve played at various festivals, including the Telluride Blues & Brews Fest and the Austin City Limits Festival. What are the differences between festival performances and your own headline shows, and how do you adapt your performance to different venues?
David Shaw: An outdoor venue has a different energy than say, a hot sweaty club. The songs have more air when played outdoors so some of the more misty tunes make their way into the set as opposed to some of the bar room brawler tunes. That being said, they all working in most settings. It’s really up to our mood and what kind of energy and message we want to get across. What’s going on in the world around us also plays a role, and if we’ve just put out an album, chances are you’re gonna hear a good bit of that ; )
Frontstage Magazine: Your performance was described by Rolling Stone as a ‚cathartic high point‘ of your live show. How was it for you to receive this recognition, and how does it influence your approach to your live performances?
David Shaw: Praise of any kind is always welcomed, constructive criticism too for that matter…we’re always learning. But to answer your question. We’re elated that such a publication would mention us in this breadth. It’s flattering and encouraging to say the least. I don’t think it effects our performance per se, but it sure does feel damn good!
The Pour It Out Into The Night Europe Tour Dates
October 19 – London, UK @ Lafayette
October 20 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
October 23 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
October 25 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
October 27 – Hamburg, DE @ Bahnhof Pauli
Fotocredit: Alysse Gafkjen