‘On Your Side’ For a Good Cause: A Rocket to the Moon’s Andrew Cook Talks Tour, New Music and Beyonce
Well now they will get their opportunity to do just that.
Get eXposed Music: You’re prepping for your first ever North American headlining tour, the ‘On Your Side Tour,’ kicking off March 15. You’ve got to be nervous, right?
AC: A little of both. I've been fortunate that my family hasn't struggled with breast cancer, but sadly I can't say the same for the families of some of my closest friends. Everyone has been impacted by the disease in some way, and we want to do our part to help raise awareness and money that will hopefully lead to a cure.
AC: It sure is. We are privileged to share a stage with those bands, and humbled that they've elected to support us. All around, it’s going to be a great tour full of not only good bands but good people as well.
GE: What will the setlist look like night in and night out? Will it be a mix of old material and new, or, since the tour is named after your latest long player, will it be primarily comprised on newer stuff?
AC: All I can say is we are sincerely gonna try to give the fans what they want. We are gonna mix it up with old and new, and do our best to leave our fans with the feeling that it was worth the wait to see us headline. I'm most looking forward to playing for more than 25-35 minutes a night finally!!
GE: You recently streeted a new EP – the Rainy Day Sessions EP – via iTunes. Tell me what inspired you to re-imagine these songs? And did they turn out the way you had initially hoped?
AC: They turned out pretty much exactly as we had hoped. We are fans of folk and country music, and we wanted to re-imagine some of our songs with the likes of the Lovell Sisters. They were a big part of what inspired us to try it; just knowing they were down to be involved.
GE: After the ‘On Your Side’ tour wraps, what else does 2011 have in store for ARTTM?
AC: Lots of writing and recording! We are super anxious to make a new record and create the next permanent impression in our band's history. Making records is one of our favorite things to do as musicians. There's no experience quite like it. Then once we finish that, hopefully some more touring before the end of 2011.