We’re a few weeks removed from The Reckoning Tour, and that offers me a chance to look back and reminisce apart from the hectic mess that touring can sometimes be.
In retrospect, this is my favorite tour we’ve ever done. It was our first chance to bring the songs from The Reckoning to our fans the way we really wanted to… with a huge typewriter backdrop. Along with the gigantic typewriter we brought a bunch of new songs. This was our chance to see first hand how y’all would react to them live, and I can’t think of a single disappointing moment. We played (and often sold out) some of our favorite venues of all time… The Ryman, The Tabernacle, The Fillmore, Alabama Theater, the 9:30 Club… the list goes on and on. Night in and night out y’all showed up ready to go and reinvigorated us every single time. Thank you.
Over the next couple months the NEEDTOBREATHE to-do list is starting to look pretty interesting. We’re playing some great festivals in June, including Bonnaroo on the 8th. Then in July we’ll be heading back to Europe! We had an absolutely amazing experience our first trip across the pond, and this is shaping up to be even bigger. We’ll be performing in France and across the UK and Ireland, making our first ever visits to Manchester, Dublin, and Wales. We’re also showing up at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London alongside musical giants Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon! We’re foaming at the mouth to get back out and play for y’all so be sure to bring your big boy pants. See ya soon.
HJ:It says on your website that you were exposed to all different kinds of music at your parents’ camp growing up. Will there be a rap song on the album?
Rinehart:[laughs] It’s funny that you ask that. There’s not that song on our record but I’ll tell you a funny story about that. When we were kids, Bo and I had first moved to Seneca, I was probably seven or eight years old and Bo was a few years younger. Our church choir covered DC Talk’s “Heaven Bound.” We had the [M.C.] Hammer pants, and Bo, Joe and I rapped the verses for “Heaven Bound.” We were into stuff like DC Talk and POD and Steven Wylie.
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