In this Dream Tour segment, the metalcore band, Lararium, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
Nathan LaBee (Guitar and Lead Vocals)
There are so many bands out there I would love to tour with that it makes it hard to pick just one. If I had to narrow it down, I would probably have a tour with Angel Vivaldi, Nick Johnston, Trivium, August Burns Red, and Mastodon. I just feel like that would be one banger of a show every night. There are some real guitar powerhouses in those groups. I would also want the tour to take place in Europe. I love history so the idea of getting to visit the places my ancestors are from is very intriguing to me.
Mathew Sproles (Bass)
My dream tour would be traveling across the United States with my best friends. There are so many intricacies that are put into tours. Like who is going to headline and who is going to open. Who can bring in a bigger crowd. I don’t have set bands I’d like to tour with at the moment. My dream is to tour doing house shows. The best part about being in a band is sharing experiences and conversations with people you meet throughout your adventure.
For me, life isn’t about the destination. Rather, it’s about the trip. I have guilty pleasure foods that I’d plan on eating. If we go to California you better believe I’m eating at Roberto‘s taco shop. In-N-Out Burger will make me gain 5 pounds by the end of the tour. The largest part about travel for me is the experience and food. I am the type of guy to catch an orchestra concert before we go on stage. All of this is for the music and for my best friends.
Matthew Zang (Drums)
A dream tour for me would be a crazy amalgamation of standout bands from various genres that inspired me over the years. I feel that each band is also known for creating a memorable audiovisual experience. I would love to see Shpongle open the show with their exotic, beautiful electronic music. They would really surprise people with their unorthodox blend of genres and instrumentation. They also integrate visualizers, dancing, colorful costume design, and various skits for certain songs.
The second act would be Steven Wilson. His music is also highly experimental but contains far more progressive metal elements and conceptual visualizers. Steven’s music is ever-changing and has influenced me immensely over many years. He has a strong dedication to providing an audiovisual combination that fans will remember for a long time. It’s also amazing to see him live with so many world-class musicians, such as Marco Minneman and Guthrie Govan. With a discography as prolific as Wilson’s, there would be a song for every listener at this set.
A powerful final act would be Gojira. Their massive riffs and technical musicianship would be an epic finale for this show. This is the type of metal music that I listen to most because it’s a band with a uniquely unmistakable sound. It’s very refreshing to hear a band that isn’t afraid to innovate and expand their palette with each release. Definitely, a hard-hitting way to end the show! I think this type of variety show would leave a lasting impression on so many people. One can only hope!