Falling in Reverse Talk Warped Tour, Workout Routine, Travel Essentials + More
Falling in Reverse have been on tour nonstop in promotion of their debut album ‘The Drug In Me Is You.’ This summer, they are one of the headlining acts on the Warped Tour’s Kia Soul Stage.
When we sat down with guitarist Jacky Vincent and drummer Ryan Seaman at the Warped Tour stop in Long Island, N.Y., they spoke all about how the summer trek has been treating them so far, staying fit on the road and why hand sanitizer, baby wipes and shoes are so important when touring.
How has the Warped Tour experience been so far for you guys?
Ryan Seaman: It’s just been so crazy, some of us have been doing Warped Tour for a long time with other bands and it’s really awesome to be on main stage now. It just all happened so fast and the record hasn’t even been out a year yet.
Speaking of the record, has performing the songs live made you feel any differently about the songs than when you first recorded them?
Jacky Vincent: Well when your adrenaline is pumping and you’re onstage the songs seem a lot slower.
RS: Yeah, I guess you could say that. At the moment we play to a click track meaning like it’s a metronome in my ears and some days I really want to speed up but I’m sticking with what the song calls for.
I heard some of the Falling in Reverse band members are keeping fit with the Insanity challenge.
RS: Ronnie [Radke] and I were doing it up until Warped Tour and now we’re not. [Laughs] He does it every once in a while. He works out all the time, he’s always busy doing press stuff and signings but I’m sure he’ll pick up again in a couple weeks. Ronnie and I wanted to do Insanity because we felt our stamina would be built up for Warped Tour like when it’s so hot out we would just be coming off stage like “Woo!” when everybody else would be tired.
What would you say is the weirdest thing on the Falling in Reverse tour bus?
RS: Right now we have this huge Benjamin Franklin pillow case it’s like this gigantic thing, we played next to a Six Flags in Buffalo and we just got a big ass pillow. That’s probably one of the weirdest things on the bus right?
JV: Yeah, I’m gonna try to cash it in at Bank of America.
RS: We got some fireworks, too.
Are you guys writing or thinking about the next album right now?
RS: There’s writing happening right now.
JV: Yeah that’s all we can really say about it, we’re putting it together right now.
What is one thing you must have on tour with you? No electronics.
RS: My drums. [Laughs]
JV: Hand sanitizer, you’re constantly shakin’ people’s hands, you’re constantly meeting people, people run up to you and hug you. I’m a germaphobe.
RS: If you don’t have a shower on your bus you definitely need to bring baby wipes.
JV: And plenty of shoes, not like one pair, like a lot of shoes.