Skindred Singer Benji Webbe Checks In, Announces Plans For a Headlining Tour
Benji Webbe, lead singer of Welsh ragga metal band Skindred has checked in from the road with the following update:
"Well we waited for an opportunity to return to the USA as we haven’t toured in America since we did the American Rampage tour in 2007 when Roots Rock Riot first was released, and this past Disturbed tour was well worth the wait. Arena tours are always an incredible experience as we have been a band that plays in punk rock sweaty clubs all over the world but opening up for Disturbed at these sold out massive venues has been amazing.
"From the start of the tour all the guys in Disturbed and their crew were so good to us, there wasn't a bad egg among them, we all got along splendid and it was great to see this team all pulling n the same direction for the one vision: and that was to ROCK!
"David, Dan, Mike and John all were great to us, no matter what you think of this band I know from first hand they are gentlemen, I dug the band before but now the level of respect for them has gone up 100%. Some bands who are not half the size of Disturbed treat the support acts like shit, but there was none of that crap on this tour at all.
"We played some 27 dates on the tour, from the first night in Milwaukee to the last in Scranton.
Every night we made new fans and entertained old ones, after performing the shows we all would go down and meet people and hang at the merchandise stand, I know that we love meeting people and answering peoples questions, like Are you from Jamaica ? and I love 7 Dust “Hay LJ what’s it like to have Clint back in the band?” Standing there with a complete strangers arm around you whilst their mate attempts 5 times to take a picture with a shitty camera phone, your jaw starts to ache from holding the same pose, while they struggle with their horrible Motor roller razor to take our photograph! The American crowds love to rock and so do we. I just really hope we get back to the states soon and play club venues of every town we played at because we all had such a rocking time and we are itching to get back and do a full set instead of the 30 minute opening slot, it just was not enough time.
"We’d like to thank you all for calling the radio stations and demanding that they play Skindred. Please continue to do that and spread the word about the band. I know that we have the sound to win with this music that we make and bring a whole new element to music instead of the cookie cutter bands that is manufactured for you.
"Skindred should be back in the USA for a full headline run in May. I want it to be even more insane than the shows we played with Disturbed, so if you got to get a hotel and do a road trip to see us, just do it coz like I said every night during the break down in our song Trouble, “You can Download all the music in the world go on YouTube ITunes even Limewire! But you can never download the energy and atmosphere that is created between Skindred and live audiences . That is what music is about the live and direct spirit and that's what the Disturbed tour gave us the chance to release nightly with passion and power … once again thanks to the band and their hard working crew, and a massive thank you to our old fans and new, we hope to see you on our club tour of the USA this coming May."
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