|Hinder: Joe Garvey|
Shockwave: Where are you guys coming from?
Joe Garvey: Most of us went into New York to do a ton of press stuff. New York is too fast paced for me personally.
So how was Lancaster? You guys played there, right? A lot more low-key.
Yeah, we did. Yeah, that was cool. This week has been fun. We have been going back to some of our favorite venues.
Have you played here (Rams Head) before?
Oh yeah, we have been here a few times.
Oh, good. Yeah, we finally started to party with a few of the guys. They are awesome. So we kind of had a run-in with them a few years ago. Our tour man got time, I don’t know how it went down, but a couple of the guys wanted to kick his ass, so we kind of got started out on the wrong foot. So it was the last time we saw them. So this run, we didn’t know how everyone was gonna react but, no, it’s awesome. They give a good show and get the crowd pumped up for us, for sure.
How has the response been for Freakshow?
Awesome. Yeah, we are playing four new songs tonight, including the single. It’s just been really cool.
IIt’s still [in] pretty early stages, but for sure festivals and state fairs are already starting to come in, and we are not sure if we are gonna sign up to or around those, or what we are gonna do yet. Or what kind of bands are gonna be available at that time.
Are guys playing any festivals?
State Fairs weren’t a big thing ten years ago and now they are the thing to do.
Yeah, I know. They are huge. It’s between that and like the casino thing.
Yeah, that’s another one.
Of course, I’m sure they can afford to make bands good to come in and play.
Do you guys see a lot of them in your future at all?
There’s talks of it, we actually just got off of an acoustic run. Kind of a bare-bones tour. We never done it before, and we got at really good reaction. So that was one of the ideas maybe we will kick around next time we do it. Maybe to do like a live DVD off of that or something like that. I thought it was a really clever way to preview all the new stuff, and you know kind of strip down, so everybody can really just hear the basics of it.
When do you guys stop this leg of the tour?
This one? Uh, we are done Sunday, and we’ll be home for the holidays and most of January, then we’ll head back out after that. So we just have like three shows left.
What’s the difference with crowds? Like the East coast and you guys are from Oklahoma, where it’s a lot of country?
Yeah, it just varies all over the country. Yeah, mostly the Midwest but even in this area, too, everyone seems to be starting to rock and roll, and the crowds are just awesome.
Are you a country fan?
I’m a little bit but actually I was more kind of metal guy actually. But with Cody the drummer and a few of the other guys being country fans, they got me into that whole scene like that.
Who were your influences? Judas Priest?
Well, you know I liked Slash while I as growing up, so I think collectively as a band, kind of Guns and Roses, so…but I got more into the Ozzy than Motley Crue.
Did you ever get to meet him?
Uh, no I never go to meet him, but we have been on tour with the Motley Crue guys for a while, so that was a lot of fun.