In this Dream Tour segment, the alternative band, Bark, let you know who they would like on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out the feature, after the break.
Our dream tour will definitely be a real weird dream. We are heavily influenced by many different groups and kinds of music. The tour would probably end up being a festival of unusual collaborations and a monster supergroup headlining.
We would love to open for Massive Attack with Toni Iommi on guitars and Nick Cave bouncing around the stage. Followed by a set with Portishead accompanied by a string quartet and Blixa Bargeld. (Who would hopefully stop by and join us for one of our songs – “38″ feat. Blixa)
The first time I saw Nick Cave live was early 2000 and it was incredible. Cannot think of anyone with a stage presence like him. A madman running restlessly from one side to the other of the stage preaching his poetry, smoking a whole pack of cigarettes, bashing the piano singing his soul out. Incredibly powerful. Blixa from Einsturzende Neubauten (another huge influence for us) was playing guitar through a tiny amp (and what a tone…), staring straight at the crowd – an amazing character.
Toni Iommi, Black Sabbath was probably the reason why I picked up a guitar in the first place 25 years ago. His riffs, tone, style influenced my guitar playing immensely.
Massive Attack and Portishead are much later influences and definitely more vivid in our music today. I saw Massive Attack multiple times live, every single time was a blast. Stepping into installation art it’s a completely different show compared to anyone mentioned before. Lacking a focus on the front man it’s the rattling bass, LED screens and projections to swallow you up.
“Dummy”, “Live at Roseland”, “Third” – everyone is a masterpiece by Portishead. Sonically incredible its an amazing combination of talents. The dissonance, noir movies, and perfectly crafted sounds will never get old. Never saw them live, but can’t wait to jam with Beth Gibbons and talk creepy synths and guitars with Adrian Utley all during our dream tour.