Jonathan Wilson erwartete mehr negative Stimmung wegen Anti-Trump-Agenda!
Ein Interview mit Jonathan Wilson erschien auf der Billboard Webseite. Wilson nutzt die Pause von der „Us+Them“ Tour, um sein neues Album „Rare Birds“ und die Tour zu bewerben, die am 2. März in Chicago startete und ihn Morgen zum Auftakt der Europa-Tour nach Glasgow bringen wird. Das Interview enthielt ein paar Fragen über seine Zusammenarbeit mit Roger Waters.
It must have been quite a ride to work so closely with Roger Waters these past couple of years, one could imagine…
Jonathan Wilson: I was so involved with him and the new LP since its inception; he feels like family to me at this point. I forget that we spent many, many days and many, many hours trying to make that thing. It was really tricky to play guitar on it, because if you bent a string a certain way you’d sound like Gilmour almost by osmosis. So if you go back and listen to the guitars it’s all very subtle. And usually I would be playing fucking like single notes. There were a couple of chances where I started to shred, but then it immediately sounded like I was trying to be like something that has already been done. But I think you gotta give Roger some credit for making something that doesn’t directly sound like his past but it does acknowledge it.
This Roger Waters tour had a very pointed, anti-Trump agenda, which surely irritated those of a certain generation who may have grown up on Pink Floyd and came to the show for the nostalgia trip, but as modern day Trump supporters were offended by the messaging throughout the concert. Did you notice a lot of fans getting up and leaving while you were onstage?
Jonathan Wilson: Oh, of course. We were expecting more of a pushback and more of a negative vibe when we were rolling into Kansas City or into Texas or wherever this tour went. But to be honest, there was a little bit of that. You’d get some people flashing you the bird and screaming and hollering, throwing shit onstage. Like, somebody threw a pretzel at me once. But basically, that wasn’t enough for them to walk out. They had to get their classic rock fix.
Are you a fan of the Roger Waters’ solo albums historically?
Jonathan Wilson: There are a couple of them, those being Radio K.A.O.S. and Amused To Death, that I haven’t had the chance to study them yet. I look forward to digging into both of them, though.
Das komplette Wilson Interview könnt ihr unter folgendem Link nachlesen: Jonathan Wilson on Working With Lana Del Rey, Roger Waters & Making a ‚Sister Project‘ to Father John Misty.
Jonathan Wilson „Rare Birds“-Tour
14.03.2018 Glasgow, Òran Mor
15.03.2018 Dublin, Whelan’s
16.03.2018 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (ausverkauft)
17.03.2018 Brighton, Concorde 2
19.03.2018 London, Omeara (ausverkauft)
20.03.2018 London, Omeara (ausverkauft)
21.03.2018 Paris, Point Ephemere (ausverkauft)
22.03.2018 Paris, Point Ephemere
24.03.2018 Amsterdam, Melkweg Upstairs (ausverkauft)
25.03.2018 Brüssel, AB Club (ausverkauft)
27.03.2018 Köln, Stadtgarten, Tickets
28.03.2018 Berlin, Privatclub (ausverkauft)
29.03.2018 Hamburg, Nochtspeicher, Tickets
31.03.2018 Kopenhagen, Vega Musikkens Hus
01.04.2018 Stockholm, Bryggarsalen
03.04.2018 Oslo, Parkteatret Scene (ausverkauft)
04.04.2018 Stavanger, Folken
09.04.2018 Barcelona, Razzmatazz 3
19.04.2018 Rom, Quirinetta
20.04.2018 Ravenna, Bronson