During a recent interview, Midtown singer Gabe Saporta talked about the band’s reunion, which includes two shows at this May’s Skate and Surf Festival. Asked if there were any plans for a Midtown reunion on a full-time basis, Gabe replied:
“It all depends on how this goes, you know? One of my biggest concerns is I don’t want to half-ass this. I don’t want it to be a sloppy thing where we’re not prepared. Unfortunately, everyone has jobs so we can only rehearse once a week, but I think we have enough time to figure it out. To me, Midtown was always something that should have been bigger than it was. I always want to do it justice. I don’t want to just be four guys playing for a niche audience in Jersey. If we succeed and make it something bigger than that, we can see where it leads.”
Gabe also confirmed that a tenth anniversary tour for their last album Forget What You Know is unlikely. He explains, “I want to do that, but Rob Hitt [drummer] does not want to do that! [Laughs.] Sting said something when he left the Police like, “Democracy is great in politics but terrible in art.” But [Rob] is also a manager, and he’s got his manager’s hat on and thinks about things a little differently. We still might do it; like I said, we haven’t figured it out yet. But I would personally love to do it, there’s no better album to do that with because of how important it is to us.”
You can read the rest of the interview here.
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