Chris Motionless spoke to Oklahoma City radio station Rock 100.5 The KATT about the summer tour and what the crowds have been like.
He first talked about what it’s like to perform to a crowd that isn’t very familiar with your music.
“The most awkward moment for us was the first two or three shows,” Motionless said. “We played ‘Necessary Evil’ and it didn’t click in my brain until we were just about to get to the chorus. I’m like, ‘Oh boy, some of these older people are going to know where the ‘It’s my party thing is actually from.’”
“A lot of the younger fans don’t know, or they think it’s Melanie Martinez or something, but a lot of these older fans are going to know and be like, ‘What the hell am I witnessing right now?’” he continued. “So that was the most imploding, ‘Oh god, I want to die right now singing that part watching them just be like ‘What the fuck is this?’ But it’s still been really fun.”
Motionless also later discussed the sales and reaction to the band’s most recent album Disguise.
“We had a great first week that we were honestly surprised about. We felt like the trend of how sales are going with CDs, we would drop considerably from our last record like most bands are doing, and we actually did not drop more than just a few percent from the last record, which was, like, ‘What the hell?’ It made us feel really good.” he said.
He then talked about the band’s “diehard fans” that want to see Motionless In White succeed.
“When you’ve been a band for over ten years, that means a lot. Every year you’re a band after a certain amount of time, those moments mean so much more to you. It’s been great. They’ve been coming out to these shows, like I said, where they don’t necessarily have to. They’re here and supporting and they’re getting a great show from Halestorm and Alice Cooper along with it.”
You can see the full interview below.
Also, Motionless In White just announced the Trick ’r Treat tour with a slew of epic support.
Presumably inspired by the film of the same name (especially given the band’s past flick-inspired merch), the band will hit the road beginning in September with We Came As Romans, After The Burial and Twiztid.
MIW are wrapping up their support with Alice Cooper and Halestorm this month. The Trick ’r Treat tour kicks off in September with a one-off show having the band join In This Moment and New Years Day for the former’s Mother’s House of Horror Traveling All Hallow’s Eve Masquerade. MIW will also be hitting several festivals including Louder Than Life, Aftershock and A Day To Remember’s Self Help Festival.
The Trick ’r Treat tour goes on sale this Friday. Check out a full list of dates below with tickets are available here.
Dates with Alice Cooper, Halestorm:
08/07 – Canandaigua, NY – Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center: CMAC *
08/08 – Bethel, NY – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts *
08/10 – Portland, ME – Maine Savings Pavilion at Rock Row *
08/11 – Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion *
08/13 – Bristow, VA -Jiffy Lube Live *
08/15 – Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center *
08/16 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion *
Trick ’r Treat U.S. headlining dates:
09/27 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival †
09/28 – Greensboro, NC – Piedmont Hall **
09/29 – Jacksonville, NC – Tarheel
10/01 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/02 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
10/03 – Destin, FL – Club LA
10/05 – Tyler, TX – Clicks
10/06 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
10/08 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey
10/09 – Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
10/11 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival †
10/12 – San Bernardino, CA – Self Help Festival †
10/13 – Tucson, AZ – Encore
10/15 – San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
10/17 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/18 – Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theater
10/19 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/20 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
† Festival Performance
** w/ In This Moment
What do you think of the way Motionless In White described playing for the Halestorm and Alice Cooper crowd? Sound off in the comments down below!