Australian rockers Airbourne returned to North America final 12 months for a late summer season / early fall tour. Whereas the band was in Louisville to play the Louder Than Life competition, Heavy Consequence caught up with frontman Joel O’Keeffe.
After being in lockdown in Australia, the singer-guitarist was completely satisfied to be onstage once more. “Crowds today are more wild and more ecstatic than ever,” O’Keeffe advised us within the video interview above. “‘Cause they’re so hungry. They’ve been locked in cages, and now they’re ready to rock.”
Airbourne’s most up-to-date album, Boneshaker, arrived in October 2019. Regardless of not having the ability to tour for a few years, O’Keeffe stated the band needed to attend to hit the stage till they began engaged on new music in earnest.
“Without the passion of the crowd, without the roar, without that connection, it doesn’t feel right to write a rock ‘n’ roll song when all you’re hearing on the news is another lockdown, another this, another that,” defined O’Keeffe. “We had a few ideas, but we wanted to wait until we got back on the stage.”
As a hard-rocking Australian band, Airbourne usually get in comparison with AC/DC. O’Keeffe advised us he admires the longevity of Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame act and different legendary bands.
“It just proves that rock ‘n’ roll will never die,” remarked O’Keeffe. “The Rolling Stones don’t need to tour, AC/DC don’t need to tour, Metallica don’t need to tour. But they go out on tour because they love it. And the crowds love them … It’s a drug. It’s the best drug you can get.”
Take a look at our full interview with Airbourne’s Joel O’Keeffe within the video above, and catch them at one among their exhibits within the UK and Europe this summer season.
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