VIDEO: INTERVIEW – Milky Chance Talk ‘Blossom’, Expectations, Fatherhood

The sophomore album by Milky Chance, Blossom, has amassed over 160 Million streams since its release earlier this year and the album’s lead single “Cocoon” has graduated to Gold and/or platinum status in countries including Australia, Canada and the band’s native Germany. The band recently teamed up with British singer Izzy Bizu for their latest single “Bad Things”, which lead singer Clemens Rehbein described, “The inspiration for ‘Bad Things” came from a feeling of finding yourself repeatedly stuck in the same kind of situation.” – explaining further, “It’s a tiring, going-around-in-circles-tragedy. In the end it‘s always up to you to find the way out, but this song is a shout out to that person who’s always there whilst you work it out.” Perhaps the most popular German band to break into the American rock scene since The Scorpions in the mid-80s, Milky Chance are a folk duo consisting of singer Clemens Rehbein and producer/drummer Philipp Dausch. The two attended school together and played in a jazz band. Upon graduation, they wanted to keep playing music together and their 2013 debut EP Stolen Dance in Clemens’ childhood home on a laptop. Milky Chance quickly uploaded a video for “Stolen Dance” to YouTube, and it went viral, accumulating 350 millions views to date. Sadnecessary, the debut LP, was released in October 2013, peaking at #17 in the Billboard 200. As Milky Chance has grown, they’ve added in more band members to fill in a full instrumental section for their live tours.

B-Sides caught up with them in Oakland, CA during their ‘Blossom’ tour to chat about their continuing success and recent fatherhood:

THE BLOSSOM TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES 2018:
01/07 – House Of Blues – Anaheim, CA
01/08 – House Of Blues – San Diego, CA
01/09 – The Van Buren – Phoenix, AZ
01/11 – House Of Blues – Dallas, TX
01/12 – House Of Blues – Houston, TX
01/13 – Emo’s – Austin, TX
01/14 – Joy Theater – New Orleans, LA
01/16 – Buckhead Theater – Atlanta, GA
01/17 – Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TN
01/19 – Hammerstein Ballroom – New York, NY
01/20 – The Fillmore – Washington, DC
01/21 – College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CT
01/22 – The Fillmore – Philadelphia, PA
01/23 – House Of Blues – Boston, MA
01/24 – Metropolis – – Montreal, QC SOLD OUT
01/26 – Riviera – Chicago, IL
01/27 – The Truman – Kansas City, MO
01/28 – The District – Sioux Falls, SD
01/29 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
01/30 – O’Brians Event Centre – Saskatoon, SK
01/31 – Winspear Centre – Edmonton, AB
02/01 – MacEwan Hall – Calgary, AB
02/03 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT
02/04 – The Commodore – Vancouver, BC SOLD OUT

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