GODSMACK au postat un video de la repetitiile pentru 'Vibez Tour'
01 Februarie 2024 de Cristi Nedelcu
Godsmack a distribuit videoclipul de la repetitiile pentru viitorul „Vibez Tour” al trupei. Prima parte a turneului va incepe pe 15 februarie la Catoosa, Oklahoma, in timp ce partea a doua a acestuia va continua pe 9 aprilie in Valley Center, California.
In timpul unei aparitii la un episod recent din „The Mistress Carrie Podcast”, Erna a declarat despre „Vibez Tour”: "Well, the 'Vibez Tour', it's almost kind of like a break from the big-show touring. We went out all last year and we worked a lot and it was the big show — it was the show that we did in the arenas and the amphitheaters. And when we go out with the big show, as people know, we have this big double-drum battle we do, there's moving lighting and pyro and it's just a big arena show like we grew up on when we were kids. It's the kind of show I always wanted to put out there for the people. But as we get older, the body needs to heal. But we didn't wanna take a break from when we wrapped up at the end of October until summer hits again, when they open up amphitheaters and we start doing these big festival shows or whatever again. There's just too much of a gap there. We wanna be loyal to our crew, so we wanna keep them working. And we also wanna kind of stay tuned up, but to try to do those kind of shows in the winter, it just doesn't make sense. So we wanted to come back to what we did back in — it was like '03, '04, right around the time we were doing the METALLICA thing. And we did an acoustic tour in theaters."
Acesta a continuat: "People have asked us about when we would ever do that again for so long now — almost 20 years it's been since we did that. So we decided, like, why not do a couple of quick runs, keep us tuned up, play some of the other stuff that we don't get to play on the big show? 'Cause the big show fires up and you wanna hit people and make it the big rock songs, but there's so many cool songs that we also enjoy playing from our catalog that we don't ever get to do 'cause we don't have time. So that this 'Vibez Tour' is gonna be exactly that — we're gonna set a vibe in the theater. Incense candles. We're gonna bring in some of the old memorabilia from other tours, like the gargoyles that we had on the 'Awake' tour and the brass sun that we used on the 'Faceless' tour. And we're gonna try to decorate the stage with all these elements and hopefully take people through the history of the band, so it becomes really cool vibey songs with some storytelling behind it that helps educate the new generation that's been turned on to the band, and just give people a different experience of what else, the other side of what we do as a band."
Erna a adaugat: "So it won't be fully acoustic — there's gonna be electric performances as well — but it's gonna be a blend of all that: piano songs, acoustic songs, electric songs. We're gonna mix in some really cool vibey covers. I don't wanna give those away because we haven't done 'em yet, for one, practiced them, so we wanna make sure that we can pull the ones we wanna do off. But I can tell you that it will fit in that same vibe of what we're doing with the 'Voodoo's and the 'Serenity's and the 'Spiral's, and even some of the stuff on the new record, like 'Growing Old' and 'Truth' and 'Under Your Scars' and all that stuff. So we wanna just create like a really cool night of music and storytelling."
Cand GODSMACK a plecat ultima oara in turneul „An Evening With” in urma cu aproape 20 de ani, show-urile au avut ca scop sa arate grupul intr-o lumina diferita si sa le ofere artistilor oportunitatea de a-si canta muzica cu diferite aranjamente. Spectacolul i-a prezentat pe membrii GODSMACK cantand in timp ce stateau pe scaune, in stilul „MTV Unplugged”, si a inclus o scena si o iluminare creativa si cateva elemente de recuzita horror, a raportat Times Leader la acea vreme.
Cel de-al optulea album de studio al lui GODSMACK, „Lighting Up The Sky” a fost lansat in februarie 2023 prin BMG. LP-ul a fost co-produs de Erna si Andrew „Mudrock” Murdock (AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER).
Primul single de la „Lighting Up The Sky”, „Surrender”, care a fost lansat in septembrie 2022, a marcat prima lansare de la GODSMACK in patru ani, dupa albumul lor din 2018, apreciat si certificat cu aur, „When Legends Rise”.
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