How are the dynamics different of doing online StageIt shows rather than more traditional live concerts?
Besides the obvious difference of playing in front of a webcam instead of a crowd of people, there is a pretty large discrepancy. Its a whole different vibe, but I’ve come to really enjoy doing them. The coolest part about it is that I can play for people ALL OVER the world at the same time.
What is the transition from unsigned, independent artist to working with Equal Vision Records looking like?
So far, so good! I’m currently in the final stages of recording my record that will come out later this year with EVR. I’ve always been a huge fan of Equal Vision and their bands so this is a really great partnership.
When can fans expect the new record to be coming out?
Late summer, early fall.
What kind of new influences can we expect on this album?
Influences are all over the place. Its a very diverse record that in my eyes stands on its own. It is definitely my best work yet.
Will any of the songs from the various EPs be making appearances on the record?
All the songs are brand new, written for the full length.
After touring nonstop for the better part of this year, have you noticed a difference between touring as part of a band as opposed to your current situation?
Touring on my own with a very small crew has been surprisingly nice. Touring with a band is great for camaraderie but can also get to be too stressful and annoying. The funny thing is that since going solo and touring this way, I’ve made more friends than I did in 8 years touring with a band.
What kind of shift or carry over in your fan base have you noticed in your transition to your solo project?
I’ve noticed a lot of people have come along and kept up with the new music, but I’ve also noticed an up kick in brand new faces; new fans that are just hearing about me now and weren’t that into TAI. I welcome everyone and anyone!
– WILLIAM BECKETT
What Will Be Tour: William Beckett w/ Jillette Johnson
Mar 22 Dekalb, IL @ The House Cafe
Mar 23 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
Mar 24 St Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Mar 26 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Mar 27 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Mar 28 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Mar 29 Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock)
Mar 30 Dallas, TX@ Prophet Bar
Apr 01 Scottsdale, AZ @ Rhythm Room
Apr 03 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe
Apr 04 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
Apr 05 Upland, CA @ Wire Music & Art Venue
Apr 06 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (5th Ave Side Stage)
Apr 07 San Francisco, CA @ Cafe Du Nord
Apr 09 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 10 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Apr 12 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
Apr 13 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 14 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
2013 Vans Warped Tour
Jun 15 Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre
Jun 16 Portland, OR @ Portland Expo Center Parking Lot
Jun 19 San Diego, CA @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 20 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 21 Pomona, CA @ Pomona Fairplex
Jun 22 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jun 23 Ventura, CA @ Seaside Park
Jun 26 Las Cruces, NM @ N.M.S.U. Practice Field
Jun 27 Phoenix, AZ @ Quail Run Park
Jun 28 Las Vegas, NV @ Silverton Casino Parking Lot
Jun 29 Salt Lake City, UT @ Utah State Fairpark
Jun 30 Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field at Mile High
Jul 03 Indianapolis, IN @ Klipsch Music Center
Jul 05 Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Jul 06 Buffalo, NY @ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 07 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Concert Center
Jul 09 Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
Jul 10 Washington, D.C. @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
Jul 11 Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul 12 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Jul 13 New York, NY @ Nassau Memorial Coliseum
Jul 14 Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul 16 Scranton, PA @ Toyota Pavilion
Jul 17 Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul 18 Cleveland, OH @ Blossom Music Center
Jul 19 Detroit, MI @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills
Jul 20 Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Jul 21 Minneapolis, MN @ Canterbury Park
Jul 23 Kansas City, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 24 St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre – St. Louis
Jul 25 Atlanta, GA @ Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
Jul 26 Tampa, FL @ Vinoy Park
Jul 27 West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre
Jul 28 Orlando, FL @ Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 29 Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jul 30 Cincinatti, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul 31 Milwaukee, WI @ Marcus Amphitheatre
Aug 02 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 03 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Aug 04 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot