INTERVIEW: DREAM ON, DREAMER TO PLAY ADELAIDE ON MARCH 8

Dream On, Dreamer and The Getaway Plan have teamed up for a national co-headline tour.

They’ll reach Adelaide on 8 March at Lions Arts Factory, with support from Ocean Sleeper.

Dream On, Dreamer guitarist Callan Orr says the co-headliners have a strong bond going back years from growing up in the industry together.

“We’ve been friends with those guys for ages; Matt [Wright, The Getaway Plan vocalist] even did a guest vocal on our first record so we’ve known him since then,” Orr says. “Funnily enough, when we first started, I was living with Clint [Owen Ellis, The Getaway Plan guitarist] while he was in Amity Affliction. He was working on writing Youngbloods at the same time we were writing Hope, so it was quite a busy household.”

Dream On, Dreamer will aim to diversify their setlist on the twelve-show national tour.

“For this tour we’re going to be playing a lot of our back catalogue, work in a song from every era as well as our new single we put on Friday,” Orr says.

Having hit their 10-year mark as a band, and with the 10-year challenge being so popular on social media, it’s given Dream On, Dreamer a chance to look back at how the band has changed.

The experience has made them more knowledgeable and comfortable with what they’re doing, which has helped them mature.

“We’ve had like… eight line-up changes I think, it’s just myself and Marcel, we’re the two original founders,” Orr says. “I’d say we’re wiser, but that’s not necessarily a good thing because sometimes in the early days the inexperience and excitement was translated in the music.”

Last Friday, they released new single last week “Love”, it’s received a largely positive response, but Orr says the band are aware there are people longing for the bands older sound.

“A lot of people off the bat were expecting something heavier, I’m not too sure why, because our whole last record was pretty… not heavy,” Orr says. “I understand it’s kind of the brand we created, to those people I say this is just one song and not to get to disheartened.”

However, it’s a direction they don’t intend to veer-off as they’ve found their sound and style evolve with their age.

“We’ve been a band since 2009, so for us personally continuing to do heavy music in the exact same way wouldn’t work for us,” Orr says. “We’d get bored and wouldn’t do it, but that been said, we’re happy to throw in heavy songs here and there.”

Dream On, Dreamer will play in Adelaide at the Lion Arts Factor on 8 March. You can order tickets here.

Full Tour Dates:

Friday 1st February Uni Bar Hobart

Thursday 7th February Newcastle Hotel Newcastle

Friday 8th February Manning Bar Sydney

Saturday 9th February Valley Drive In Brisbane

Friday 1st March Stay Gold Melbourne SOLD OUT

Saturday 2nd March Stay Gold Melbourne NEW SHOW

Friday 8th March Lion Arts Factory Adelaide

Saturday 9th March Amplifier Bar Perth

Sunday 10th March The Newport Fremantle

Thursday 14th March Que Bar Wagga Wagga NEW SHOW

Friday 15th March The Basement Canberra

Saturday 16th March SS&A Club Albury

By Chris Dastoor

Photo supplied.

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