Waterparks Are Selling Bright Green Awsten Knight Wigs On Tour
Don’t you hate it when you go to a gig and you look up onstage and realise that you look nothing like the band? Well, Waterparks have sorted that problem right out by revealing that they’ll be selling bright green wigs on their upcoming tour. Yes, really.
The genius new merch item is, of course, based off of frontman Awsten Knight’s neon locks – which in itself is tied in with the green theme of the trio’s new 4K-rated Fandom album.
The singer and guitarist revealed of the new merch item in his usual caps-lock stylings: “THEY REALLY NEED TO STOP LETTING ME MAKE THE TOUR MERCH HAHAHAHHAAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHA COME GET THIS FUCKIN WIG ON THE FANDOM TOUR, IM GONNA WEEP-LAUGH ONSTAGE WHEN THE WHOLE CROWD IS JUMPING IN THESE.”
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Yup, that is indeed quite the image.
In the run-up to Fandom’s release, we caught up with Awsten to learn a whole bunch about the record, as well as what the singer and guitarist has been dealing with from outsiders who believe his colourful personality to be something of an exaggerated character of himself.
“I’ve dealt with that a lot,” he sighed. “The first time I ever experienced it was on a podcast, and I couldn’t quite articulate why it made me so angry. They were like, ‘Everything that you do: is it a kind of act?’ And I was like, ‘What the fuck?’ I tweet jokes, and I like colour, is that that weird? There are constantly people that are like, ‘But what’s the real thing?’ It’s like being accused of being disingenuous about who you are. Having your authenticity questioned gets tiring. You feel like you have to constantly say, ‘I’m not a fake piece of shit.’ I’m just here.”
He also discussed the expectations of Waterparks’ fans – a huge topic across the full-length.
“Honestly, fan expectation gets to me more than any industry stuff,” said Awsten. “One big indicator is when I do something that is very ‘me’ and always has been, and they’re like, ‘He’s fucking changed so much – he’s such a piece of shit.’ It’s because they’re disappointed, because they’ve made expectations around me that I didn’t set.”
Read the full thing here.
Catch Waterparks live at the following UK dates next year – and pick up your tickets now from the Kerrang! Ticket Store:
24 Dublin Academy
25 Belfast Waterfront Studio
26 Glasgow SWG3
27 Birmingham Institute
29 Manchester Academy 2
30 Manchester Academy 2
1 London Electric Ballroom
2 London Electric Ballroom
4 Koln Luxor
5 Munich Feirerwerk
7 Amsterdam Melkweg
8 Hamburg Logo
9 Copenhagen Pumpehuset
11 Oslo Parkteateret
12 Stockholm Klubben
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