AMP Music Minute: Gym Class Heroes To Tour Soon, Dr. Dre Taking A Break From Music And Drake Dreams Of Candles and Incense
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Gym Class Heroes[/lastfm] have been breaking their way into our stereo hearts every since their breakout hit “Cupid’s Chokehold” with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Fall Out Boy[/lastfm]‘s [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Patrick Stump[/lastfm]. The album that launched that song, As Cruel As School Children, dropped in 2006 and spawned a years long tour that came to a head at as the co-headliner of the 2008 Warped Tour.
That being said their latest album, The Papercut Chronicles II came out last week. I don’t know about you guys, but hear at AMP radio we expect that tour to start any day now. And we can’t wait!
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Travie McCoy[/lastfm], the band’s lead vocalist has big plans for the new album and forthcoming tour. “We think that there’s at least three big hit singles on it,” McCoy says of the album, “And [we] plan on working this album through next summer and beyond,” he says. “We believe in Gym Class long term.” What a coincidence! So do we!
[photogallerylink id=39825 align=left]When it comes to Gym Class albums, they always come with tours so we should expect no different from the latest. “Usually when we put out a record, we like to tour for at least three, four years,” McCoy told reporters. For him, the music hasn’t stopped in a few years now, “It was just one big f***ing menagerie of work,” he says. “During the ‘Lazurus’ cycle, we were already writing songs for ‘The Papercut Chronicles II.’ So for me, it’s been pretty much nonstop since ‘The Quilt,’” which came out 2008.
But Travie isn’t going to work his self to death. He says he’ll be ready to take a pause after the new tour, especially if they stay out on the road like they normally do. “If that’s the case,” he says of a 4 or 5 year tour, “I’ll be 34, 35 when it’s over. I think it’ll be time to take a break.”
Well deserved if you ask me, but let’s make sure that tour comes first.
“Cupid’s Chokehold” by Gym Class Heroes
- Do you plan on sharing a night with Gym Class Heroes when the tour starts up? Let us know in the comments.