After gracing us with our favorite album of the year, British trio NERO are preparing to deliver a live-show unlike any we’ve seen from the group. Making twenty stops throughout the month of October, NERO’s North American tour is capped off with shows at FreakNight 2015 and HARD Day Of The Dead. In a recent interview with Dancing Astronaut, Daniel Stephens (half of the production side of the group, alongside Joe Ray) revealed some of the changes to their live-show that FreakNight attendees can expect to see at the Tacoma Dome this fall.
No strangers to the mainstage, NERO have been drawing massive crowds at festivals and tour stops alike for years. Historically, when the full trio has performed, duo Stephens and Ray are behind the decks, while vocalist Alana Watson takes center stage during her tunes. Now, that will still be the case, but with some alterations throughout the set. Ray and Stephens will be moving closer the the crowd, showcasing their skills that will have their set packed for FreakNight.
“We felt a bit of a disconnect from the crowd, because the crowd couldn’t really see what we were doing,” Stephens said. “We’ve got MIDI to trigger samples and VST instruments, but then we’ve also got analog synths which add a real richness to the sound.”
The tour accompanies the release of Between II Worlds, NERO’s first album in more than four years. The 12-track masterpiece features more of Watson’s amazing abilities than past works, which means we’ll be getting a lot more of her on stage, said Stephens.
As is the case with most live-shows, the performance from the trio will evolve throughout the tour. Whenever artists try something new, especially when that something is as intricate and time-sensitive as a live performance, adjustments are necessary. By the time FreakNight 2015 comes around, NERO should have their new routine as ready as ever.
“I have a feeling though that this tour — our whole live show – I have a feeling it will actually evolve quite a bit while we’re doing it,” Stephens said. “Which can be nice, because you come back somewhere, and the same people can see you play, and it’s going to be different.”
Let us know if you’ll be at FreakNight this fall, and how excited you are for NERO’s long-awaited Northwest return! Check out the full interview with Dancing Astronaut here, and comment below, on Facebook, or reply on Twitter!
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