Interview: William Beckett
We originally had planned to see William Beckett on tour with The Rocket Summer earlier this month, but due to Hurricane Sandy, that show was cancelled. So instead of pictures or videos of that show, we caught up with him via email to ask him questions about his brand new EP and his future plans! Check out the interview below!
It’s been over a year since the split of The Academy Is…, what differences have you noticed between performing/traveling solo vs in a band?
Well, there are less arguments, I’ll tell you that. Ha! When I began playing shows at seventeen and eighteen I would perform solo, so in a lot of way playing solo is very comfortable for me. I’ve made some lifelong friends this year simply by interacting with other bands on the road more often.
You recently were a part if a Hurricane Sandy benefit show. How did it go and how was the turnout?
It was a greet experience to be able to help out, even in the smallest way. What was crazy about it was that night a blizzard swept through the area, so a lot of people on twitter and Facebook were stuck at home in the area and couldn’t make it out. We made the best of it though, playing over 2 hours, switching off songs with The Classic Crime, and we ended up raising over 1k.
Harmony Tour Dates!
whose ready to see Never Shout Never with the Maine and special guests I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business and Carter Hulsey?! date’s below!!
10/19 Seattle, WA The Showbox @ The Market
10/20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
10/22 San Francisco, CA The Grand Ballroom @ The Regency
10/23 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/24 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/26 Los Angeles, CA The Wiltern
10/28 Tempe, AZ Marquee Theatre
10/30 Austin, TX La Zona Rosa
10/31 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
11/02 Houston, TX House of Blues
11/03 Dallas, TX House of Blues
11/05 Orlando, FL House of Blues Orlando
11/06 Tampa, FL The Ritz
11/07 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
11/09 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
11/10 Raleigh, NC Lincoln Theatre
11/11 Richmond, VA The National
11/12 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
11/13 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
11/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts
11/16 Hartford, CT Webster Theatre
11/17 Boston, MA House of Blues
11/18 New York, NY Nokia Theatre Times Square
11/19 Asbury Park, NJ Paramount Theatre
11/20 Allentown, PA Crocodile Rock Café
11/21 Pittsburgh, PA Club Zoo
11/23 Cleveland, OH House of Blues Cleveland
11/24 Pontiac, MI Clutch Cargo’s
11/26 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
11/27 Chicago, IL House of Blues