Trauma Cat – DREAM TOUR
In this Dream Tour segment, the alternative rock band, Trauma Cat, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup.
In this Dream Tour segment, the alternative rock band, Trauma Cat, reveals who they would want on their ultimate tour lineup. You can check out their picks, after the break.
First off, as America’s most apologetic band, we’d like to say we’re sorry for what we’re about to do, which is indulge in the masturbatory high fantasy that is the Trauma Cat Dream Tour. But also, thank you for the question! We couldn’t think of a better question — except for maybe one of the better questions we’re alluding to in the lyrics of our new single, “Better Questions.”
We’re iterative by nature, and we’re also known for our shameless cross-genre appropriation, so this list of artists might not feel so cohesive to your poor readers. (Sorry.)
Our pie-in-the-sky tour would be opening for a legacy act like David Byrne, or the Flaming Lips, or Animal Collective, or even System of a Down. Those shows would be highly dramatic, which is a cornerstone of the Trauma Cat brand. Alternatively, if a band like XTC or Oingo Boingo were to get back together and hit the road, we’d campaign mercilessly for a slot on that tour. If that lot is still comfy in their retirement, let’s just convince The Mars Volta to reunite and ride their coattails.
If we’re talking who’s “hot” today, we love everything from St. Vincent to King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard to Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles. Maybe we’d do an acid funk tour with those acts. But we’re also inspired by what’s going on across the pond in the post-punk scene — bands like black midi, Squid, Horsey, and Do Nothing are highlights. We’d love to apologize to fans of those artists for weeks on end during an international tour.
Or, actually, maybe scrap all that and just let us open for Andrew W.K. Ugh. Now we’re wondering if this has been a satisfying answer at all. Did you even need this answer? Is there a better question to ask? We’re so sorry. ?