"We never rule out anything, especially if we can get direct flights! If other things get tabled, we all have passports and wouldn’t rule out any reasonable solid offer."
That’s what bassist Mark Schenker of Kix told me yesterday when I asked him if the band would be playing more European dates this summer. Kix will play their first Scandinavian performance ever as part of the Stockholm Rock Out. That festival runs April 30 - May 1, 2010.
I talked to Mark about the Stockholm festival for Noisecreep but felt like I’d share the best part with you guys. After all, we’ve all been together a long time and we ‘get it,’ you know?
So here’s a direct question and transcription:
BBG!: Can we expect a full-fledged Kix tour this summer in America (with, *cough* Cinderella perhaps)?
MS: "We are playing M3 Festival in Columbia, MD with Cinderella and Scorpions - we are really looking forward to that, it’s home turf for us and we are excited to see the other bands. We have not been asked yet, but Kix and Cinderella would be a simply smashing ticket for hard rock fans. Seriously, who wouldn’t want to see Cinderella? When we played Rocklahoma the year before last, we saw Fred [Coury, Cinderella drummer] play with Lynch Mob and he is just a terrific player and was great to watch. I heard third party that Tom Keifer is singing better than ever which is very exciting news, so if some shows are offered, or a string of dates are offered, I would say we would have to seriously consider it."
In case you’re wondering, Kix hasn't played Europe since just after the Blow My Fuse tour. That means right around 1990 or so. In my Noisecreep article, you’ll read about why the Kix boys are so excited to play Sweden, what they hope to see there and also some inside info on that new live album I exclusively told you about way back in September of 2008.
Stockholm Rock Out lineup:
Pretty Boy Floyd
Vains of Jenna
Shameless feat. Stevie Rachelle