Waterparks Release [Reboot] Live Video
Waterparks have released the first clip from their forthcoming concert film FANDOM: Live In The UK. The track, [Reboot], was caught on the band’s last UK tour from their show at O2 Academy Birmingham, and it’s killer.
“I’ve always wanted Waterparks to have a live concert DVD because I used to love watching them from other bands so much,” said frontman Awsten Knight. “The thing is, I wanted to approach it differently and try to make it into more of an art piece rather than strictly documentation of a night. As a co-director [along with Jawn Rocha], I wanted it to be like an IMAX Waterparks show but in an alternate universe and so every song is warped out and stylised to look how it feels to me while we’re performing. It took us six months of editing daily to create what we consider an innovative/abstract experience while still remaining cohesive and thoughtful. Order a physical copy when they drop because I designed the inside/outside of the packaging and it looks so tight, bless you and stay safe.”
Treat it as a teaser for Waterparks’ recently-announced European tour, which will see the Texas pop-punks hitting their biggest stages to date. Awsten’s got ants in his pants about it already.
“At the end of 2019 and top of 2020 we were playing shows on the FANDOM Tour that were by far the biggest we’d done yet,” says Awsten. “Getting to conceptualise and build up production ourselves made it feel more huge and personal than any tour to date. However, during this time, we’ve had the opportunity to sit with show ideas and build out the concerts in ways we’d never even imagined before so I’m ready to start making all of that come to life.
“Also to be real, I’m really so fucking tired of not playing shows. So come through! Stay safe, wear a mask, wash your hands, and we’ll see you in the future.”
Catch Waterparks live at the following dates:
Waterparks 2021 tour
24 Bristol O2 Academy, UK
25 Birmingham O2 Academy, UK
26 Leeds O2 Academy, UK
27 Manchester Academy, UK
29 Glasgow O2 Academy, UK
30 Nottingham Rock City, UK
01 London O2 Academy Brixton, UK
04 Amsterdam Melkweg, NL
06 Hamburg Uebel & Gefährlich, DE
07 Berlin Hole 44, DE
08 Warsaw Proxima, PL
10 Munich Feierwerk (Hansa 39), DE
11 Cologne Essigfabrik, DE
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