Spencer Chamberlain on possibility of a ‘Define The Great Line’ 10-year tour: “It’s not realistic”
In a recent interview with MindEqualsBlown, former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain spoke on the possibility of a reunion tour for the band's seminal album, Define The Great Line, which turns 10 in 2016: "Yeah, I mean, I’ve talked about it. We all talk about it. We talk all the time. But it’s not realistic, like Aaron plays drums in Paramore, I do [Sleepwave], Tim owns a merch company, Chris has a full-time job."
He also added, however, "It’s really if the stars aligned. No one is against doing it. I’m still out here doing this. I would take a break for a month to do a full U.S. tour. I think for me, it would have to be a full tour."
Spencer is currently fronting the modern rock powerhouse that is Sleepwave, and as he mentioned, it would be very difficult for the other members of Underoath to pull off any sort of reunion at this point.
Is the film a way to ultimately put the Underoath name to rest?
[Long pause.] Man, I don’t know. Personally, I don’t think Underoath will ever go to rest. Underoath was a lifestyle for us; it was our lives. I think it will always be alive in all of us and we don’t know what that looks like, per se. But I could totally see things just… being different.
So you wouldn’t be opposed to a reunion in the future?
No! Not at all. I don’t think any of us are necessarily opposed, it’s always just [up to] our schedules. None of us left the band hating it; none of us don’t like each other. If anything, we talk about how we all miss it. I think something like that is 100 percent possible.
Additionally, when we spoke with Aaron Gillespie in December, he noted that while getting a reunion to happen "is something that's [yet] to be seen," he would do it "100 percent. Easily."
Regardless of what happens to Underoath in the future, what they did throughout their time together was truly special. They transcended genres from album to album, captivating not only ears, but hearts, as well. When their last note rang out into the night in St. Petersburg, Florida, on January 26, 2013, an undeniable void formed within heavy music—a vacant area that will potentially never be filled. Despite their steadfast humbleness and self-effacing attitudes, Underoath were truly a one-of-a-kind band that made an unparalleled impact on our scene. They’re an influence that won't soon be forgotten.