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The Griswolds are making a big return to Philly as they tour with Magic Man on The Hotline Spring Tour. They will be performing at Union Transfer on April 9th. We got a chat in with lead vocalist Chris Whitehall as the band was on the road to Austin.
Rock On Philly: How is recording going for you guys? Are you recording at all in Austin?
Chris Whitehall: We’re actually just in Austin for a gig. Recording is going well, everyone’s working well together, I think. We’re getting a lot done. It’s been fun meeting everyone.
ROP: You guys were in Philly in November for a tour with New Politics and Andrew McMahon.
CW: Yeah that was the final show of the tour so it was cool.
ROP: It was a lot of fun seeing you guys have fun with the other artists and crash each others’ sets. Did you guys get to do anything fun on tour?
CW: We went bowling. We weren’t that wild on tour off-stage.
ROP: So, you won’t be sticking around for SXSW in Austin?
CW: No we’re just here for one gig and then flying right back to LA to finish up recording. We have a day off in Austin tomorrow, but we’re only here for a short time.
ROP: You guys did Firefly the past two years but you’re not on the lineup this year. Are you doing any other festivals this summer?
CW: No, not really. We’re taking a year off to record the album. After that, we’re heading back to Australia to release a new single.
ROP: How often do you get to go back to Australia?
CW: It’s been about nine months that we’ve been in America or Europe.
ROP: Sounds like you have a lot on your plate. Do you have an anticipated date for the album release?
CW: Not quite sure yet. We have quite a lot to do with recording.
CW: Ha yes, we are fully aware. We don’t know who did it, but I think it’s funny. Obviously not true, but he’s a great guy.
ROP: How do you feel about the tour with Magic Man? Love the name of the tour.
CW: Really excited. It’ll feel good to get back on the road again. I think it’ll be really good and we’re getting ready for it. It’ll be fun coming back to play at Union Transfer. We love the venue.
ROP: Last question. Favorite ninja turtle?
CW: I’ve always been a big fan of Donatello.
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