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The Wallflowers ‘Rebel’ on summer tour

Jakob Dylan has a hard time remembering the very first concert he attended.But that’s not surprising, considering The Wallflowers frontman was a veteran of touring when he was just 4 years old, having traveled the globe with his father, Bob Dylan.”When we talk about tours, I get to say, ‘Your generation doesn’t get it. I remember going to Japan – I got to see the world,”‘ Dylan said during a recent interview.Of course, as Dylan has learned, things don’t always goes as planned when you go out on the road.”There are nightmare stories,” Dylan said. “(Like) our bus diver hijacking our equipment and holding it for ransom. We’ve run the gamut … craziness will happen.”The Los Angeles-based quartet will hit the road this summer in support of their fifth album, “Rebel, Sweetheart,” which is due out in stores on May 24th.Still, The Wallflowers work hard to maintain a certain level of spontaneity with their set list.”It’s nice to be at a point when you have a catalog to work from,” said Dylan. “In the past when we had one or two records, it was a challenge to change things up.”The Wallflowers plan to play as many different sets as possible on this tour.”We have a good ability to reinterpret songs night after night. It’s important (for the crowd) to get something different,” he said. “Hearing the record (performed song for song) is boring.”The Wallflowers will tour amphitheaters and play various festivals in over twenty cities through July. Still, it doesn’t matter to The Wallflowers whether they play to crowds surging with 10,000 fans or tiny venues.


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