In this Dream Tour segment, the alternative R&B band, GROUPCHAT, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Stefan – This is a really hard question because my actual list is too long to fit in a book. But a narrowed down version would most definitely have Jimi Hendrix on the list. The man is a rock and blues hero, the first time I ever thought “how the hell did he do that” was hearing his performance of “Red House” at Santa Clara in 1969. I’ve had the Blues ever since. Another would be The Grateful Dead. Incredible vibes, unstoppable grooves, and legendary guitar playing, what could be better? I definitely can’t leave off John Mayer who was one of my biggest inspirations at the time that I started writing songs. I think it’s incredible how he’s evolved through so many different styles yet always retains his genuine artistic style. Also, the guitar. (there’s a theme here). The last legend I’ll include (for now) is Ray Charles. He is a king of soul and the blues, his musicianship, musicality, and showmanship were untouchable. Also, rumor has it he had a pretty damn good time on tour.
Maze Rockwell – My ideal line up for a tour would have to be Anderson Paak, BROCKHAMPTON, and Kanye’s Sunday Service Choir. Anderson Paak because I love his music and I love watching him shred the drums while he’s singing. BROCKHAMPTON because I can’t imagine how rowdy the stage gets with all 16+ of them jammin, and Kanye’s Sunday Service because I love gospel music and it seems like such a uniquely enjoyable experience!
Ziggy Stry – Choosing an ideal lineup is nearly impossible for me, but two that I know for sure would be on it are D’angelo and Kendrick Lamar.
D’angelo – He’s one of the best in music- period. I saw D’angelo perform back in 2015 and it was unmatched. From the insane musicianship and cohesiveness of him and his band to the overall sound of his music, D’angelo live is an EXPERIENCE.
Kendrick Lamar – Kendrick Lamar as he’s one of the all-time greats. I remember seeing a televised performance of him on The Late Show a few years ago and being blown away. How he’s been able to transform his music and really bring his songs to life in his performances is super inspiring. I would also love to be able to have conversations with him about everything going on in the world right now.