Wed­nes­day 13 gets us in the mood for Halloween (what else?!). Oh, it’s the most won­der­ful time of the year

For­get Thorpe park – This Is where The real FRIGHT NIGHT Is hap­pen­ing. pre­pare To Feel Ghoul­ish with The king of halloween…

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hey, wed­nes­day! you’re com­ing Back for halloween on what has to BE your mil­lionth uk tour – is it safe to say you like Play­ing over here?

WED­NES­DAY 13 (VO­CALS/GUI­TAR):“YEAH, man! It’s my home away from home. It also seems like ev­ery time Halloween rolls around I end up in the UK – or near to there – and it’s al­ways a good time. I feel like the Santa Claus of Halloween, the way I come around like that!”

yeah, that’s ac­cu­rate. have you UPPED the the­atrics for this show?

“Ev­ery time we come back I try to do some­thing bet­ter than the last time. I’m never sat­is­fied, and I wanted to step it up even more this time. So, it’s a full-on the­atri­cal thing, it’s an hour-and-a-half set now, there are costume changes and masks – ev­ery­thing! It’s my favourite show that I’ve ever put to­gether.”

is that some­thing that runs smoothly, or does it get a lit­tle Bit nervewrack­ing By the End of the show?

“It keeps me on edge ev­ery night, be­cause I never know if some­thing – or ev­ery­thing – is go­ing to go wrong! We were in New York City re­cently and we had to play this small room with the same show, and some­how we pulled it off. I re­ally had no space to change be­cause I lit­er­ally had, like, a phone booth to do it in, and it was akin to Su­per­man, with clothes fly­ing off and new ones go­ing on ev­ery three songs! It was rough, but we pulled it off, and I think fans will see that we went out of our way to put on a spe­cial show for them, no mat­ter what size the venue is.”

given you Play Ev­ery halloween, what’s BEEN your favourite such show?

“I started do­ing some an­niver­sary shows for the first record [Tran­syl­va­nia 90210: Songs Of Death, Dying,and The Dead], which I did in its en­tirety, twice, and it was re­ally cool. One of my favourite ones was when we headlined the [Lon­don] As­to­ria be­fore it was de­mol­ished, and one of my favourite bands of all time – Hanoi Rocks – were at the show. I couldn’t be­lieve they were there; I would lis­ten to them go­ing to school, and to have them come see me when I had man­aged to head­line and sell out that venue was on a level all of its own.”

what about a Bad halloween show – Ever Played one of those?

“I think it’s al­ways been a favourite, even if we had some tech­ni­cal dif­fi­cul­ties. I think it’s ac­tu­ally pretty hard for us to fuck up on Halloween (laughs)! I can’t re­call any shows that have been a train wreck.”

in all your trav­els, have you Played any venues that are al­legedly haunted?

“Yes, many! Prob­a­bly too many to name. Sev­eral years ago there was one some­where near Kansas. Some­one told us about this Mafia-type group who had sup­pos­edly killed 15 peo­ple in the base­ment, and it just had a vibe to it that was not good. I’m usu­ally fine with that stuff, but I didn’t want to go down there, and then I did and im­me­di­ately wanted to leave.”

EEEEESH. fi­nally, what’s com­ing up for the rest of the year?

“This year’s been non-stop! I’ve been tour­ing since Jan­uary and have been home three months so far.we get home Novem­ber 16, and we’re tak­ing some time off for the hol­i­days and then we’re back out on the road in Fe­bru­ary.then in March there will prob­a­bly be an­other U.S. run – maybe a sup­port slot or some­thing.there’ll be head­line runs, too, but I’d re­ally like to get in front of some dif­fer­ent au­di­ences and show them what we have… And no doubt I’ll be back over to the UK. I can’t break tra­di­tion, af­ter all!”

DATES: Manch­ester Club Academy October 26, Glasgow Garage 27, Lon­don O2 Academy Is­ling­ton 28. Sup­port: Cour­te­sans.

“I FEEL LIKE THE SANTA Claus OF HALLOWEEN…” WED­NES­DAY 13

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