Joe Sansome of British Band, These Reigning Days Chats About Playing for 80,000 people, His Love for The Wu-Tang Clan, Meeting His Bandmates In Handcuffs And More!
In the last few months, These Reigning Days has supported Bon Jovi playing in front of 80,000 people at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, played the main stage at The Polish Woodstock in front of 500,000 people and attracted global interest from fans and the music industry.
The last two years have shown that that early confidence was not misplaced as These Reigning Days have garnered support from some of the most influential people in the industry and gone on to play to on some of the biggest world stages and built up a loyal fan base. Their songs have already been placed in major feature films and on MTV.Their single “Too Late” subsequently rose to the top of the Italian charts. They have toured with The Feeling and played at Glastonbury, Liverpool Sound City, Go North and Boardmasters.
Their catalogue of reviews is impressive and there is now huge anticipation for the release of their album globally in 2014. They have tours planned in Australia, India, the UK and mainland Europe in the first part of next year. Their singles are being play listed on radio stations all over the world and since being invited to showcase at the prestigious Musexpo in Los Angeles.
All Access Music Group writer, Nicole DeRosa got to catch up with drummer, Joe Sansome recently for a little Q&A. Read more from their chat here:
How would you describe your sound? What is These Reigning Days vibe?
“The night ended up with me and Dan in handcuffs… long story, perhaps one for the book!”
The next thing we know, we were walking down the stairs of our dressing room, through the back of the stage and had a 10 minute call ready for us. That’s when it hit us. We were the only support band too, so the 80,000 people packed into the San Siro Stadium were all itching for music. The 10 minute wait seemed to take an hour, and then before we knew it, we were walking the ramps to the stage. I sat down behind the kit, Put my In ear monitors in, looked up to count the band in and that was it. It seemed like 30 seconds and I was back in the dressing room! Luckily we filmed the occasion because it was all just a blur!
What’s in your playlist right now? What bands are in current rotation?
What album might we be surprised that you listen to? (ie:guilty pleasure music / song)
Our New single Opera Of Love is out on the July 21st in the UK. The Debut Album is out September 22nd in the UK. As for the single and album release dates, there are some variations from country to country, depending on tour schedules. We have just announced our Album Tour of Europe for November, we will be announcing another European tour for October, West Coast Tour of the States, Russia, Australia, UK… we will basically be touring our asses off this year!
To PRE-ORDER The Album OPERA OF LOVE on iTunes, click here !
These Reigning Days – Opera Of Love
These Reigning Days -Living It Up
These Reigning Days – Too Late
To read more about These Reigning Days and find out their tour dates, visit their website here