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Published on March 7th, 2013
Next week hometown favorites
Pentatonix will return to the Metroplex, bringing their unique sound
to the House of Blues. The vocal group has set out on their second
headlining tour and promises this show is bigger and better. It’s
a guaranteed good time and General Admission will run you around 30
bucks. If you’re looking for something more premium the band
has some VIP packages available that will get you some cool extras.
Tickets are available through Livenation.com
Mitch & Kirstie: Thank you very much!
What can your fans expect
with this tour? How will it differ from last years?
Mitch: It’s totally different from our last tour. We added a set, an amazing light show, and some fantastic choreography. It’s quite a production.
What was the biggest thing
you learned on your last tour?
Kirstie: I learned how
to better keep myself healthy so that I can perform decently each
night! I think that’s the hardest part of being on tour. You’re
susceptible to so many things that can be detrimental to your voice,
your performance, etc so you really have to take care of yourself.
I sleep as much as possible and hydrate. As a singer it was interesting
to use trial and error to learn how to better place my notes. So that
when I belt I’m not going so hard every time and end up without
a voice the next night. It’s been a delicate balance. I’ve
learned a lot about my voice though and what I can and can’t
do on tour.
Mitch: My favorite song to perform is actually tour-exclusive! So I’m not going to reveal the title just yet. You will have to come see our show to find out.
Kirstie: Yeah, definitely!
My personal favorite is Thrift Shop. It’s just really fun to
perform and not super difficult to where I have to stress out about
it. I can just do the choreography and have a good time!
You’re doing special VIP packages on the tour, how has that been, and what can the fans expect with that experience?
Mitch: Yes, we all share.
And it’s a bit more cramped than usual because we have a whole
crew now! We all leave our stuff everywhere and we’ve had to
have many clean-up days where we just move all of our belongings from
the common areas to our bunks and suitcases.
Kirstie: Yes! It could
be, but our entire team gets along so well and honestly we all sleep
so much, or we’re off doing our own thing before sound check
that we never get sick of seeing each other. There are clothes EVERYWHERE.
It’s painful to see. I have one compartment where I stuff all
my things but the mess definitely can pile up with a total of 11 people
on the bus.
Have you started work on PTX Volume 2? Any songs in particular you really want to do for it?
Kirstie: Well the obvious
answer is Beyonce! She’s such an incredible performer and vocalist,
she really gets the full package and she works it!
The first time you came home and performed at Martin High School after winning, the turn out was so massive you had to do two shows. The attendance at your local shows has only continued to grow. Do you get more nervous for the hometown shows because your friends and family are there, or is that more comforting?
Mitch: I love having friends
and family at our shows! I love that they came to show their support,
and I also love showing them how much the group has progressed.
Kirstie: Yes! I am always
at least a little nervous because it is my hometown, and I want to
do very well. Obviously it’s so comforting to be back and everyone’s
more than welcoming. But I’ve always been that way, if friends
ever came to my shows I would be like “I want to really kill
this one! Gotta make em proud!” I love performing at home.
Okay to wrap it up, I like
to ask local musicians some of their favorite places to go when they
come home. Favorite local restaurants to grab a bite at and all around
places you just enjoy visiting when you’re here and have time?
Also what do you enjoy doing in what little down time you have now?
Any neat hobbies or hidden talents?
Kirstie: Oh geez. I will
go anywhere that has queso. It doesn’t exist in California,
imagine as a Texan how sad I was! The second I’m home I’m
usually like “Oh hi, Mom, glad to be home!! Can we go to Fuzzys?”
I love Jazzy Jems! I also like going to the Dallas malls or Northeast
mall. I am sleeping every second of my downtime. Before I started
taking my online class I was reading a lot. Now I just study and take
notes a lot but it’s fun, it’s nice to be doing at least
a little something academic.