Thrice have not long released their new album, ‘To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere’; and this weekend they’re bringing it to Reading & Leeds.
“We don’t make it over to the UK as much as we’d like,” says drummer Riley Breckenridge, “but being able to come overseas and play in front of rowdy festival crowds is always a treat.”
The band are well-acquainted with the festival, having played a number of times before. “We played directly after The Rasmus in 2004,” he continues. “That was the year they got pelted with mud and bottles and walked off stage.
“It was one of the crazier things I’d ever seen at a festival, and we were a little apprehensive about taking the stage after that all went down. Thankfully, we were spared, and ended up having a really good (muddy) show.”
The band play Reading later today (Friday 26th August) and Leeds tomorrow (Saturday 27th August) on the Pit, alongside SWMRS, Trash Boat, Creeper, Superheaven, Citizen, Dinosaur Pile-Up and more.
“I’m excited about seeing Superheaven and Citizen again,” Riley says of his stage buddies. “We’ve played with each of them in the past and I really dig them.
“I’d also like to catch a bit of The Neighbourhood’s set if possible. I had a chance to see them a few years ago when I was drum teching for Jimmy Eat World and they were quite good.”
And as for the band’s own set? “We’re gonna have the entire cast of Game Of Thrones (dressed in clown suits) do interpretive dance.”