Texas rockers Fair to Midland talked with Artisan News Service about their first headlining tour, which comes on the heels of a very successful tour with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian. Singer Darroh Sudderth said, “Where we’re at right now, it’s really necessary that we expose the band and the music to a new audience. I think another one of the downsides to the headlining tour is we’re playing for people who are already familiar with the band and the music, and we need to open ourselves up to a broader audience. It’s a lot harder to do, being on a headlining tour.”
As for opening for Serj, bassist Jon Dicken said, “Especially at the Serj shows, they were packed houses and every one of them was into what we were doing whether they’d heard of us or not. It was nothing but positive for us.” Dudderth added, “I think most of it was positive as well because we had Serj’s seal of approval. A lot of those hardcore Serj fans were willing to give us a try for that simple reason.” Watch the interview at YouTube.