In this Dream Tour segment, the indietronica duo, RIVER, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
We always wanted to play for a king. A real one. We have no idea how and why this idea came to us, but we even made specific plans on how to achieve this on our ‘dream tour’. First step: pick one of the smallest monarchies on the planet. Eswatini. Second step: start at the airport and ask the first person you meet (probably the cab driver) how to get an audience with the king. Third step: see where your trip leads you.
Of course, a dream starts with a goal, but in the end, it’s more about the people you meet on the way. There are a lot of musicians who inspired us and shaped us and our lives. Here are a few, that we would like to meet on the road and play a show with:
Aljoscha picks Radiohead. This is such a great example of a band, that is constantly evolving without losing its own voice. Ok Computer, Kid A, In Rainbows, these albums have colored my youth. They were the soundtrack of my relationships, my first steps with sex and drugs, loneliness, and adventure. And as I’m getting older and Radiohead as well, they don’t fail to surprise me. Their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool still sounds fresh and new and accompanied me in my late 20s.
Chris picks The Fugees. In my teenage days as a paperboy, I used to excessively listen to The Fugees and The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. Something about her whole being really got me. Maybe the combination of soul, pain, and swag in her voice. In retrospect the story of Wyclef and Lauryn is heartbreaking and I would like to erase everything that happened after they split from my memory. So a dream gig would be together with the pre heartbreak Fugees.
Aljoscha picks Fleetwood Mac. I discovered them quite late in my life when I was recording in a studio in Los Angeles, that was specially built for them in 1978. The magic of that place definitely led to a biased first listen, but more decisive was the mix of different feelings I got when I listened to their songs. A combination of longing, attitude, intimacy, anger, and freedom.