Daughtry 'Life After You' Video Premiere
Tell me about the video 'Life After You.'
"It was different than what we're use to because we usually just get in there and perform. But I have a role in this particular video. I had to shoot some hopefully convincing scenes. *laughs* It is capturing our life on the road. We deal with having to connect at home and manage that while we're doing our job on the road -- at the same time. The video shows what we do on any given day... moving from place to place and having to get in touch with my wife."
Is it difficult to balance your home life while on the road touring?
"Yeah. It is so bittersweet. We love being out on the road, but sometimes we feel guilty because we love it so much. There are moments when we are so busy it's hard to grasp what we're missing out on at home. Then, there are some days then when you really start to miss home... You try to keep it as connected as possible -- it is all about trying to make both worlds work together. We manage to do that, but it doesn't make it any easier."
How long are you typically on the road at one time?
"We use to spend three or four months touring without going home. Now, we do six weeks and then we're able to go home for a few days. Those few days actually mean something. It might be a few days, but it is better than not having any break."
When you go home, is there anything you really look forward to?
"Honestly, it's just fun to be in the house, just sitting around with the family and watching TV together. And drinking coffee with my wife. No matter what, my coffee never tastes as good as it does at home. *laughs* We really don't go on vacations because it's fun to just catch up and enjoy life at home."
Tell me about your upcoming tour.
"It's a way bigger show than what people are use to seeing. It's out of control. In the past, we had a few lights here and there, but production on this tour is going to be way bigger. For the fans who have seen us before, we want them to know it's going to be a very different show. The set is longer because we have two albums to pull from now. Plus, we're headlining. Our openers Theory Of A Deadman and Cavo are great bands, too. I encourage the fans to come to the shows early and see those bands play."
You have a fan "V.I.P" experience for this upcoming tour. Is it important to give your fans personal interaction with the band?
"We did it in the past and found that the fans really love it. They were thanking us all the time for doing it. It's fun and laid back. They get to hang out and watch sound check, and then we take individual photos with everyone. There is one-on-one time. It is not like some meet and greets where you're in a line, ushered in and then pushed out. The experience is great for us and is more about the fans... They can check it out at daughtryvip.com."
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