When it comes to touring, Canadian duo Crown Lands learned from a series of experts in rock n’ roll. Before the pandemic, the band spent time opening for Coheed and Cambria, Jack White, and Rival Sons, gaining crucial exposure in American music markets. Their extensive sound and complex arrangements impressed the aforementioned veterans of rock which lead to lucrative recording opportunities with some of the industry’s most notable producers. Now, Crown Lands is set to embark on their first Canadian headlining tour (despite a series of cancelled dates due to rising cases in the west) and will finally get an opportunity to play their new music live. Music Existence spoke to guitarist Kevin Comeau about life on the road, go-to road trip songs and more!
1. Best advice for life on the road?
The most important thing is to eat well. It’s also one of the most difficult things. If everyone is hungry, everyone will be cranky. The quickest way to avoid conflict is to keep everyone full with good food. Lots of hummus & veggies.
2. Go-to road trip song?
The most played album in our van on tour is Frank Zappa’s ‘Apostrophe(‘)’. Really any song on that record makes us feel at home on the road.
3. You can bring any new band with you on tour, who’s coming?
Skye Wallace. She rips. She’ll be opening for us on our upcoming Canadian tour. Another incredible band is Possum. Hope to bring them out next time!
4. What’s something about touring you never thought you’d miss but did over lockdown?
I miss just hanging out backstage with our crew. I miss getting good coffee in a new town every day. I miss thrifting and the way the sunset looks different in every city. Most of all, I miss the van farts and having to roll down the windows in the middle of winter.
5. Who will YOU be catching live this year?
I’m looking forward to seeing The War on Drugs play Toronto in February.
Get Crown Lands tickets here. Dates below.
Saturday, November 27, 2021 – Oshawa, ON -Biltmore Theatre
Sunday, November 28, 2021 – Hamilton, ON – Bridgeworks
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 – London, ON – Rum Runners
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 – Toronto, ON – The Axis Club
Friday, December 3, 2021- Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Saturday, December 4, 2021 – Montreal, QC – Petit Campus