Can you give us an introduction about yourselves?
We’re Allstar Weekend. We grew up in a suburb of San Diego, California called Poway. We’ve been friends and bandmates for many years. Writing and performing are our two passions. We love our fans.
Who are some of your musical influences?
We all come from Different musical backgrounds so we have a wide range of influences: Prince, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, Michael Jackson, Blink-182, R. Kelly, James Browne, Daft Punk.
Are there any current artists whom you would like to collaborate with?
We’re going on tour with Selena Gomez this summer and would love to do a collaboration with her. Bruce Springsteen or Shania Twain would be a dream-come-true.
What motivates you guys as a band?
This is our dream- we want to continue living it. Failure and success are both fuel for us to work even harder. Our fans inspire us, too. We create a great community with them- we don’t want to let them down.
What are some of your favorite things to do when not recording or performing?
We read, hang out, and go out to eat. We love going out to eat.
You guys are going on tour this summer. Can you talk about who you are touring with and when it will begin?
We start our tour with Selena Gomez in late July. We are so excited- this will be the biggest tour we’ve been on to date.
Your new album is coming out soon. Can you talk about what fans should expect from this album?
I really think our fans are going to like this new album. I think it’s what they want to hear from, us but it may also surprise them- in a good way. The last record had a lot of songs we wrote when we were really young. This record is all new material that was written based off of our current lives and experiences. The sound, vibe, lyrics are all very “us.”
Do any of you take part in any rituals before you perform?
We all have weird rituals. I like to take off all of my clothing down to my boxers, then stretch and do vocal warm-ups. When I get dressed again, I feel like I’m getting ready for something important(Zach). Cameron likes to take a nap or disappear and make us all worry that he’ll forget he’s going on stage in a minute. Michael likes to dance around to R&B, preferably while looking in a mirror. Nathan does a lot of headstands.
What goals do you hope ASW achieves within the next year? 5 years?
We want to be able to keep evolving as a band. If we can continue to make records, tour, and meet new fans, we’d be very satisfied.
I want to thank you for your time. Are there any last words or thoughts that you would like to say to all your fans out there?
We’re so excited to release this new album. We’ve worked really hard on it. Please come see us on tour with Selena and buy our new album “All The Way” when it comes out in September
This weekend the entertainment industry has suffered a major lost. Clarence Clemons, who has worked with Bruce Springsteen for four decades as a part of the E Street Band passed away Saturday June 18th. Clarence was an amazing saxophone player(which is one of my favorite musical instruments). He has not only worked with some of the industry’s major artists, but has also made many t.v and film appearances. Clarence was hospitalized last week because of a serious stroke and due to complications of the stroke, the industry lost a great one. Many artists including Lady Gaga took to the social media world to address this lost. Our condolences are with his family as they cope with their loss.
Clarence also has an autobiography titled, Big Man:Real Life & Tall Tales