I always feel a little awkward when I have to tell people that I have yet to see one of my favorite bands live in concert. I’ve been listening to The Rocket Summer ever since I was in middle school. Bryce’s songs were the background music to my teenage years. Somehow, in the span of seven years, I have found myself always missing his stops through Seattle. Our schedules just haven’t been in alignment, but this year is the year that it will all come to an end. I will see Bryce. I will finally get to see him perform live after all these years.
Yesterday, Bryce announced his new fall tour, “His Instruments and Your Voices.” Bryce plans to visit cities all over the country and a few in Canada for his most intimate tour yet. Bryce will also take along an acoustic guitar, a piano, and drums for this tour instead of venturing with his entire full band. He promises to explain the stories behind each song that he performs, take requests from fans, and maybe even record some of these shows for an upcoming live album.
Avary said, “I’ve never done anything like this before and I think it’s time to do something extra special for our core fans. I’m hoping each night has a rowdy, choir-like sing along vibe. The plan is to even record the shows with the hopes of putting out a live record of this special tour. I’m excited to tell stories, talk with fans, take requests and play some of the more obscure songs I’ve written, as well as the popular ones. I plan on playing a bunch of instruments and looping stuff as well. I’m going to make sure it’s an exciting show, and I’m purposely staking out smaller rooms than ever to keep it intimate. We’ve spent the whole year playing really big rooms with bigger bands, and it’s time do something intimate—just me and TRS fans. I really can’t wait for this.”
Dates announced so far:
10/12/10 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
10/13/10 Atlanta, GA Smith’s Olde Bar
10/17/10 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
10/18/10 Hartford, CA Webster Underground
10/23/10 South Hackensack NJ School of Rock
10/24/10 Allston, MA Harpers Ferry
10/25/10 New York, NY The Studio at Webster Hall
Never been more excited. I am crossing my fingers for a Seattle date!