The Pretty Reckless vocalist Taylor Momsen opened up on the YouTube channel FM99 WNOR about why they postponed all of their tours until 2022.
As many rock fans have been waiting for the pandemic to be over to go on concerts again, most bands have started planning their tours for the recent future. The Pretty Reckless was also going on tour in 2021 for their most recent album ‘Death by Rock and Roll’, but on April 27, the band announced on their official Instagram account that they will be postponing all tours until 2022 due to the pandemic.
After almost 3 months, Taylor Momsen explained the reasons why they thought it was smart not to do the tour in 2021. She began by stating how challenging it was to decide whether or not they should postpone. However, after a long time of thinking they decided that rescheduling would be for the best.
She mentioned that they haven’t played a show since 2017 which would make this tour a comeback for them and since everything has just opened up again, the band was only recently able to come back together and rehearse.
Momsen explained the situation fully stating:
“It was a challenging decision to push touring to 2022 but we haven’t played in a very long time. We haven’t been playing a show since I think it was December 2017. It’s been a while, so you know… and this record is a rebirth for us in a lot of ways and since I really wanted to kind of take the time to get back in the rehearsal space and really kind of you know build this up again organically. So when we do come out it’s a (the live show) rebirth as well and we come out better than we were before like almost as a new band.
Now that everything’s starting to open up, this is kind of the first time that we’ve had the chance to get in the rehearsal space and actually play with each other. Even though it’s, you know, quite a few months away from the first show, we’re in the studio, in the rehearsal space like really getting into it and finding all the reasons that we started this in the first place. I think that’s been really fun and that’s what I think that’s just what we need to do. Having said that 2022 is almost fully booked. So once we go out we’re out, it’s not like a quick little run and we’re gone again.”
Just like everyone, the band also needed time to adjust to life post-pandemic. Also, not being able to see each other for a long time, they needed to get back in the rehearsal space to feel how it was like to perform. Momsen also talked about how she feels returning to the rehearsal space and playing electronically after spending a long time doing acoustic covers.
She described her feelings saying:
“Even just being in the rehearsal space, even without fans there and stuff it’s just so invigorating, it’s awesome.”
Even though the band postponed their ‘Death by Rock and Roll’ tour to 2022, the tickets for the tour are already sold out. This shows their fanbase’s great loyalty to the band and their longing for their shows.
You can listen to the interview below.