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October 31, 2012

VIDEO: Welcome home, Barely Blind

Relocated rockers return for first local show since move to L.A.

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BEAUMONT — RG: Well, that depends on how you look at it. We didn’t get our first show until this May. After that the shows just started piling up. We’ve played about 15 times since then, including a spot on the Warped Tour and shows at the Roxy.

OL: What do you feel has been the band’s biggest accomplishment since moving to L.A., and subsequently to Pasadena?

RG: Our biggest accomplishment is something we hope to be announcing real soon. I wish I could say more, but everything hasn’t been finalized for us. We are going to make another album, and it could have somebody really influential to us involved in the process. That’s all I can say about that. But we are more focused than we have ever been and we want to make the best album we can.

OL: Why was the time right to come back home for a show and to kick-off your fall tour?

Will Smith: We’ve been there a whole year now, and we really didn’t want to wait too long to get back home for a show. We had such a great experience with our going away show last year that we just thought what better way to kick off this fall tour than by coming back home. Hopefully, we will get a warm reception.

 

OL: Is Hurricane Sandy going to impact some of your scheduled dates on this tour in the Northeastern U.S.?

WS: Our show in New York is definitely not going to happen, we already know that. We’re playing Friday in Beaumont, and then Saturday in Ruston (Louisiana), and we will figure out more as we head to Chicago. We’ll have to play it by ear until we find out more about our shows in Pittsburgh and Connecticut. We have to see what’s up with the New Jersey show as well.

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