Edguy's Tobias Sammet Comments on Upcoming Tour with Kamelot and New Album

By Newsferatu, Writer
Friday, October 3, 2008 @ 2:28 PM

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Hailed for their "fist-pumping stadium metal" by Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and revered as one of thee most entertaining live acts in the metal underground (complete with scissor-kicks and other on-stage antics), the trademarked unbreakable spirit of Germany’s EDGUY will be coming back to North America with three headlining shows beginning October 10th and eleven shows through October 27th in support of Kamelot.

EDGUY's dynamic frontman Tobias Sammet checks in from home about the upcoming trek:

“Why should Hollywood fear us walking its unholy streets? You gotta ask Hollywood itself and it will tell you! Or better: What's left of Hollywood after we've played...

For the EDGUY tour with Kamelot, we'll mainly focus on older material as the new album [Tinnitus Sanctus] is not gonna be released at that point. People wanna come out, have fun, and sing along, so we'll focus on our classic material. Did we choose the set list via democracy or dictatorship? It's kind of both plus the principle of contingency: Every band member writes down his own list of songs he wants to play, we put ‘em into a voting box, and then I draw until I got the list I've written. Seriously, it's no big deal. Sometimes we sit backstage an hour before the show and throw song titles back and forth to keep it exciting to ourselves. We don't wanna impress people with complicated or extremely fast stuff… that's childish. We just wanna make ‘em have a good time, so the songs should have maximum impact.

There are no on-stage collaborations with Kamelot planned so far. I think both bands do extraordinarily well without the other. Can you imagine having a maladjusted peacock like me going on with Kamelot, telling jokes and doing the splits while Roy tries to enchant the audience? Ladies and gentlemen, Kamelot vs. EDGUY is the new Clash of the Titans: Symphony versus Giant Crotches - ha, ha.

Clothes are must-haves on my shopping list! I love weird clothes. Hippie shit, stuff that you don't find at your local H&M. There are some stores in Hollywood where I'll enter the door being sure that I'll just look around and walk out having spent twice the advance payment of our next record. And by the way, we are very brave with our new material. It’s a very serious kick-ass statement and is certainly gonna be one of our most important steps into the future. ”

Tour dates are listed below.

EDGUY Headlining Shows

  • 10/10/08 Harpo’s Concert Theater – Detroit, MI
  • 10/11/08 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
  • 10/12/08 Club Soda – Montreal, QC – CANADA
EDGUY with Kamelot
  • 10/14/08 Middle East – Cambridge, MA
  • 10/15/08 BB Kings Blues Club – New York, NY
  • 10/16/08 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA
  • 10/17/08 Peabody’s Down Under – Cleveland, OH
  • 10/18/08 The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
  • 10/20/08 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
  • 10/23/08 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
  • 10/24/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
  • 10/25/08 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
  • 10/26/08 The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
  • 10/27/08 El Jardin del Silencio Extreme Rock Bar – Mexicali - MÉXICO

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