In this Dream Tour segment, the emo-pop artist, Loveless, reveals who he would want on his ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Picking a dream tour line-up is a bit like picking an all-time favorite album for me. There are so many incredible artists that have inspired me throughout the years, it’s tough to narrow it down to just a handful, but here we are! I’ll do my best.
First and foremost, All Time Low has to be there. I learned how to sing by pacing in my room while looping the ‘Put Up’ EP. They were my first concert and I was essentially raised by their interviews on YouTube. It’s those same videos that introduced me to Matt Squire, who would become a huge influence on me and my work as a producer. ATL is one of those bands where, no matter how many years pass, I can come back to their latest release and always find something I’ll enjoy. Definitive first pick, forever and always.
Next up is no surprise to anyone who is familiar with Loveless, we gotta bring Sleeping With Sirens. If ‘Put Up’ taught me how to sing, Sirens’ entire catalogue taught me how to mean it. I remember seeing them on Warped, knowing only one song, and I was just beaming the entire time. The way Kellin commanded the stage had me dreaming of being up there, so when we got the chance to work together it was a dream come true. I’d be honored to share a bill with them.
Beartooth. Yes, I know. They’re quite a bit heavier than us, don’t yell at me, but the first “hardcore” band I ever listened to was Beartooth and it flipped a switch for me. Sick and Disgusting were both visceral experiences for me as a depressed kid struggling with my own demons, and Caleb’s vocal delivery has this chaotic, agony-filled power that I still use as a standard-bearer of sorts when it comes to recording intense vocals. Also, I’ve never had the chance to see them live, so this would basically be the coolest way to do that.
Last, but certainly not least, my new favorite band of all time: Hot Milk. I love them, my only complaint is that it took me until quarantine to find them. Jim’s production is awesome, the songwriting is mint, and you can tell they take the music seriously but that they don’t take themselves too seriously (and, like .. same). Seems like an all-around good time, plus I’ve never been to the UK — would love to change that.
I think that about wraps up our time here, but I hope you enjoyed our Dream Tour. Huge thanks to Digital Tour Bus for having us, and hopefully we’ll see you all on a not-so-digital tour soon.