A lot of artists bring along toys when they are out on the road but that’s not the case for the guys with Midland. Tour toys are something that a lot of artists treasure while out on the road, like motorcycles, workout equipment and other ways to pass the time while parked at a venue.
For Midland, the luxury of toting such so-called “toys” is still a ways off as Mark Wystrach, Cameron Duddy and Jess Carson explain more, “We don’t have the room. We’re still a young band, like, we got a tour bus, a proper tour bus, just like a little over a year ago and we’re packed in there. We’ve got eight guys in the bus. (Cameron) We always do include baseball mitts and baseballs. (Mark) Yeah, we’ve got that for the summertime. (Jess) Footballs, baseballs. (Mark) But we’re always fantasizing about the things that we’d like to bring out on the road. I would like to have just a wave park that I could travel with. (Cam) Yeah, that would be cool. (Mark) Or a helicopter on top of the tour bus. (Jess) Until we can afford that, we’re gonna continue . . . Mark just stands on a surfboard in the parking lot and I just throw bottles of water at him. (Mark) He doesn’t even take the water out of the bottles. He just throws plastic bottles at me. And he knows I hate plastic bottles, too.”
Midland continues on their Electric Rodeo Tour until May 3rd. They play the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on May 5th, and then spend the rest of the summer playing fairs and festivals around the country.
Midland’s new single is called “Mr. Lonely” and it’s the debut release from their upcoming sophomore album.
Midland recently performed “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” with Brooks & Dunn from their Reboot album on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.