In this Dream Tour segment, the alternative rock band, Fantømex, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Looking through the other Dream Tour articles on Digital Tour Bus, we went with a slightly different approach due to the current worldwide quarantine. We haven’t been in the same room for over a month, so to make things easier and more fluid, as far as communicating, we decided to each pick a band/artist we would love to bring on tour with us.
Guitarist – Isaac: Fugazi
Going through their discography from first to last, you can hear the transition away from 80’s hardcore punk that inspired all the great post-hardcore bands that sprung up afterward. They also had that DIY-at-all-costs philosophy that I think inspired thousands of bands to just get out there and make it happen without relying on big labels. I know my own tastes, writing style, and ethics wouldn’t be what they are without Fugazi paving the way, so it would be fascinating to tour with them and experience it firsthand.
Singer – Abigail: David Bowie
Though our sounds are far from similar if I could tour with and simply just meet one artist it would be Bowie. His music, lyrics, and theatrics have always been somewhat of an obsession of mine and I can see now how much he’s inspired the way I write and perform. It’s fun to think about what it would be like to have toured with him and watched him live as a performer and performance artist. I also love how he was continually recreating himself and introducing his fans to the many sides of Bowie.
Bassist – Max: The Chariot
The Chariot is a Punk-Metal band that is the pinnacle of raw live music for me. From going to many of their live shows that were either played in a small room on a rug right in front of you or a fully packed venue, they brought the same chaos or un-distilled energy that I believe can’t be matched from any other band. Meeting them at their shows has always been a treat because of how down to earth they all are as well. Lastly, they have always pushed the envelope in the punk and hardcore realm of songwriting that has developed a cult following from its fans.
Drummer – Edwin: Queens of the Stone Age
When I think about touring, I want to have fun and I can’t think of another band that would be more fun to be on tour with than Queens of the Stone Age. Queens has always been one of my favorite bands and the appeal of the band extends to more than just their music. Their songs hit hard, their riffs are rocking and catchy, and above all, they never take themselves too seriously. Josh Homme is hilarious and always seems to have a great time in everything he does. In addition, their current drummer, Jon Theodore, has been my biggest inspiration since he played with The Mars Volta. It would be amazing to meet and learn from him.