ROAD TRIP­PIN’ SEVENDUST

The US met­allers are fi­nally com­ing back to the UK

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wHAT TOOK YOU GUYS SO lONG TO GET BACK HERE?!

La­jon Wither­spoon (vo­cals): “A lot of fac­tors, things go­ing on in the back­ground… it took this long to get the right team to make this hap­pen and get back over to see y’all again! We have been dy­ing to get back to the Uk; we al­ways saw it as an amaz­ing place for rock and me­tal mu­sic. We re­ally can’t wait to come back and pick up where we left off!”

DOES THE ME­TAl SCENE IN THE US fEEl DIf­fER­ENT TO wHAT’S HAP­PEN­ING IN EUROPE AND THE UK?

“We have a good thing go­ing on in the US. our fans have been there for us year af­ter year, al­bum af­ter al­bum… so much so that we don’t look at them as fans any­more, we see them as fam­ily! We haven’t been to Europe and the Uk enough to re­ally find our place in the scene yet, so I don’t know if the me­tal scene is dif­fer­ent but I can’t wait to find out. our whole ca­reer, folks have been say­ing, ‘You need to get to the Uk to play!’”

wHAT ElSE HAvE YOU BEEN UP TO?

“2018 has been packed for us. We started the year with film­ing three videos in two days. We have never done that be­fore. I don’t know if we ever will again! Ha ha ha! Soon af­ter, we started to ramp up the new al­bum by do­ing a press tour fol­lowed by a few six-week tours in the states. We are now out with our friends in Clutch in the US, we filmed our fourth video for the al­bum… In amongst that, I’ve been spend­ing time with my beau­ti­ful fam­ily.”

wHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIG­GEST HIGH­lIGHT Of THE YEAR?

“Be­ing able to spend time with my fam­ily is al­ways the most im­por­tant thing to me. Tour­ing the world is a close sec­ond!”

wHAT ABOUT THE TOUGH­EST MO­MENT?

“Be­ing on the road as much as we are, we miss a lot of things that hap­pen at home. This year I saw my wife go through the loss of her grand­fa­ther. Things like that are crush­ing be­cause you can only be there for the ones you love in per­son for so long be­fore you have to leave again.”

wHAT OTHER PlACES wOUlD YOU lIKE TO TOUR?

“We re­ally want to build our base in Europe. We love play­ing to­gether so much and be­lieve that mu­sic is a healer.”

Sevendust: head­ing to th­ese shores for a long-over­due visit

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