I had the chance to speak to Dan Auerbach recently about the Fresno show and the band’s rise to a pair of arena-level rockers. Our interview was in Friday’s issue of The Fresno Bee, but here’s one part that I thought was important to share.
“We’re not like KISS. We’re not spitting out blood and wearing costumes. But we do fill these rooms.”
With 10 years of touring under their belt — from dive bars to major festivals along the way — Auerbach does say it’s a bit sweeter having taken the long road.
“We appreciate it,” he says. “We’ve played little club shows that were terrible and little club shows that were amazing. We’ve played arena shows that were terrible and arena shows that were amazing. It all depends on the audience and the energy they want to give you. It doesn’t matter what size room we’re in. Every time we’re play, that’s what we’re hoping for.”
Translation: Bring your A-game, Fresno concertgoers.
To get you guys in the mood for the show tonight, I put together a playlist from your favorite-song selections from our giveaway last week. Listen below.