In this Tour Pranks segment, the contemporary R&B band, The Shadowboxers, chats about pranks that have happened on tour. You can check out the story, after the break.
The last major tour we did was as the opening act for Justin Timberlake on his Man of the Woods tour. This was our first experience playing arena shows, so there was some pressure in us trying to figure it all out quickly, but we had a great group of people and were able to keep the atmosphere light and fun. Here’s an example: a few shows in everyone except Matt decided to pretend that our sound guy, Nate, was deaf in one ear. We kept this prank going the whole tour. Two months on the road and we had Matt thinking this guy was half deaf…the guy running our sound. It got to the point where Nate would take one of his shoes off during soundcheck, saying that it helped him feel the vibrations. Matt was worried, but we kept telling him that Nate somehow found a way to make it work. Eventually, at the end of the tour, we told him, and it was a huge laugh, but during the tour, it was one of the ways that we were able to relax and keep the experience fun.