We The Kings will arrive in Adelaide on 7 February as part of their ten-year anniversary celebratory tour of their self-titled debut album.
Vocalist Travis Clark says being able to revisit the songs from We the Kings will be a nostalgic experience for fans and themselves.
“We weren’t sure of the gravity of the songs we were writing, we just wrote what we loved, not expecting it would connect with anybody,” Travis says.
“When we get ready for this tour that’s what we think about: how special each of those songs were to us.”
Each stop on the tour will be different, so the full experience will be unique for fans on every night of the tour.
They have been to Australia eight times previously and said the volume of radio play led to their success in our country.
“One of our highlights from our first time in Australia was Jared Leto came into our dressing room and brought a bottle of tequila,” Travis says.
“He told us he loved watching our set, he watched on the side of the stage in Melbourne, and we were all got really nervous because we were all big fans of him.”
Not only is it the ten-year anniversary of their debut album, but also for their ten-year high school anniversary.
Travis attended Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida; he says he loved high school, but it also wasn’t the easiest period in his life.
“I was this dorky band kid who loved writing music and kept saying I was gonna be in a famous band and no one believed me,” Travis says.
“I don’t know if I believed myself, but I knew I loved music and if I kept writing, I believed it could happen.”
“We’re from a small town, so once we got signed the local media were all over us because of how proud they are.”
Despite the focus on older times, a new album has been demoed out and a crowd-funding campaigned will be launched finance production of the album.
“The new album is going to be released at the beginning of next year, so we’re going to be playing some of those songs live,” Travis says.
“If you contribute to our crowd-funding project, you’re going to get your photo on the front cover of our album.”
“The final product is literally going to be an album full of our fans who contributed and supported us on this album.”
You can buy tickets here.
Wednesday 31 January – Kings Arms, Auckland 18+
Thursday 1 February – The Triffid, Brisbane Lic/Aa
Friday 2 February – Metro Theatre, Sydney Lic/Aa
Saturday 3 February – Arrow On Swanston, Melbourne – All Ages
Sunday 4 February – 170 Russell, Melbourne 18+
Wednesday 7 February – The Gov, Adelaide Lic/Aa
Thursday 8 February – The Rosemount, Perth 18+