MUSIC INTERVIEW: Life On The Road With…P.O.D.
Currently on tour with Alien Ant Farm and special guests ’68 in support of their new album Circles, we caught up with San Diego rockers P.O.D. to hear their top tips and stories from the road!
Favourite thing about touring:
My favorite thing about touring is the traveling. Being able to travel overseas is still as exciting for me as it was the first time. We’ve been touring for a long time and I’ll never take for granted the opportunity music has afforded me to travel.
Least favourite thing about touring:
My least favorite things is being gone too long. We’ve always have put in an effort to tour smart and balance out our home life since we all have families. These days it’s a little harder when touring is really the only way to make money for a working band like us. We tour, we work and that’s how we make a living but there has to be a balance.
Five essentials for the road:
For me, these days, I need all my vitamins. I have a special Chinese cough syrup I like to mix in my tea when my throat gets scratchy. I have my old iPod with my vocal warms ups from like 20 years ago. Hopefully that won’t die on me anytime soon. I always bring an over abundance of hats so I don’t run out and lately I have my own little travel diffuser with all the oils for any occasion.
Your favourite way to pass the time:
After I’ve watched everything there is on Netflix then I can usually find something else on Netflix to watch.
Playing the Latin Grammy’s with Carlos Santana.
Being punked on MTV.
I’ve lost my voice a few times on stage and it’s not so much embarrassing as is helpless and vulnerable.
Breaking up an argument between a drunk Kid Rock and my cousin in a dirty NYC bathroom after MTV VMA Awards.
Not proud of those moments but nothing too crazy. I try to stay out of physical conflicts so I like to stay away from both drunks and drunkenness.
Every time I’m home to watch my kids do what they love.
See P.O.D. on tour at one of the following dates:
Wed 27th – BRISTOL – O2 Academy
Thu 28th – NORWICH – Waterfront
Fri 1st – OXFORD – O2 Academy
Sat 2nd – LONDON – O2 Forum Kentish Town
Sun 3rd – NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy
Tue 5th – GLASGOW – The Garage
Wed 6th – HULL – The Welly
Thu 7th – BIRMINGHAM – O2 Institute
Sat 9th – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City
Sun 10th – MANCHESTER – O2 Ritz
Tue 12th – LIMERICK – Dolans
Wed 13th – BELFAST – Limelight
Thu 14th – DUBLIN – Button Factory