So, Mark, tell us what’s up your sleeve for these livestreams…
“I don’t wanna give too much away, but it’s gonna be a smaller thing. It’s not gonna be a big, empty arena or anything like that. It’s gonna be a different kind of look from how people have maybe seen us in recent years, playing some songs that we haven’t played in a long time.”
You must be looking forward to getting back out onstage, right?
“Yeah. It’s funny, because when you’ve been touring for so long, and you’re used to the grind of tour, it’s hard work out there and you can’t wait to get home, you miss your family. And all that’s true. But to have that part of what we do taken away from us not on our own terms sits kinda weird. And then it’s gone on for so long, too. So it’s certainly exciting to be able to make some noise again. It’s exciting to have the opportunity to interact with fans again, even though it’s in a different way. And I think it is an opportunity for bands, across the board, to evolve a little bit and to respond to a changing environment – to make opportunities out of challenges. I think for me that’s been the biggest take away from this whole thing; in the context of my career in the band, I’ve learned that we’ve got to be able to evolve and to adapt. So we have to re-tool and reinvent the ways in which we present ourselves and our music to people. So, this is an opportunity to do that, it’s also just an opportunity to get together and make some noise.”