Touring Well with Alien Weaponry

  • What do you always do before you go onstage?
    It really depends on the crowd that awaits us. It changes all the time too, sometimes we'll sit and meditate calmly or sing together, but more often than not we'll be running around, hyping each other up, doing press-ups and stuff like that.

    How many days in a row can you perform? - before your voice/body needs a break.

    The most gigs we've played night after night was 6 in the USA. Because of the long drives in-between it got pretty tiring. We were getting 5 hours sleep a night on average, but our voices were mostly holding up. Our necks have built up some resilience over the years so we're yet to find out how much thrashing they can take.

    What hacks do you have to make sure you get enough rest?
    I've downloaded this app called Relaxio which lets you customize your own white noise. It's perfect for blocking out all the noise going on around you when you're trying to snooze - and that noise is hard to avoid when you're on tour.

    If eating a balanced diet is important to you, how are you able to find healthy options while you are touring?

    It's not easy trying to eat healthy on tour, however we try our best. In Europe last year, we travelled with a BBQ. We would put in 5 Euros each and buy fresh meat and vegetables with it and make a stir fry almost every night. It wasn't that easy in America though, our diet was mostly fast food burgers at night and bottled scrambled eggs in the morning. We're making the most of New Zealand food while we can.

    What do you enjoy most about touring?
    It's hard to choose! For me I'd have to say playing on stage in front of the audience. It's what the whole point of touring is I suppose - the fans are the reason we travel and do everything we do on tour. It's always great to see the crowd having fun at shows.