On two dates of Simple Plan’s Australian tour in June – in the towns of Townsville and Mackay – Simple Plan not only had We The Kings with them, but a local band called Nine Sons Of Dan was lucky enough to be their opening band too.
In the latest issue of Simple Plan Space (a fan-made web-zine about SP), Jen & Sian posted their interview with Flakey, the drummer of Nine Sons Of Dan, who answered their questions about the history of NSOD, their EP, fans’ support and also Simple Plan!
Below, you can read an excerpt from this interview, where Flakey talks about what touring with Simple Plan was like and also adds a little story from a raving afterparty with SP:
Were you SP fans before you toured with them?
Hahaha of course we were. I think everyone our age was listening to Simple Plan when they were growing up!
How did you manage to get on tour with SP for 2 shows of their Australian tour?
Again, the opportunity came up and out amazing and most likely Super-human manager jumped on it, and we were lucky enough to get the spots!
What was it like working with SP?
So great, the shows were unbelievable, and the crowds were so nice. The guys from Simple Plan were of such professionals, but down to earth as well. It was such a privilege to perform with them.
Is there any way SP influences NSOD?
Seeing their live show was a totally different experience from just hearing them. They are very talented performers, and the live show was non-stop, full of humour, and basically a flawless performance. Seeing that made us realize what was possible so we are always striving to become that polished live.
Do you have any funny stories you can share with us about SP and the tour?
Hmmmm… Yes! There are a few too many to list right now, but we were invited to an afterparty with guys after our last show with them, and when we got there, everybody was really tame and quiet. In about 20 minutes, people were dancing on tables, and Chuck was this like break dancer move on an office chair and there was an old dial up telephone in his hand for some reason. Good times!