Time flies when you’re having fun.
Funny enough, Pierce The Veil completely forgot that their 10 year anniversary as a band is rapidly approaching while enjoying all their summer adventures – touring in Australia and South America, performing on Conan and celebrating their praised, redefining album Misadventures.
“It’s kinda crazy,” bassist Jaime Preciado laughed. “That’s definitely been one of the things everyone has been talking about lately – how long we’ve been together. It’s honestly flown by and now we’re the old guys. It blows my mind!”
It’s been a long road for the San Diegans, but one that the quartet feel they’ve just embarked on.
“We still feel like we have a lot left and I’ve only done half the things I want to accomplish,” Preciado said. “For us, it’s about creating music and crossing off goals along the way. For example, that song “Circles” is the first song we’ve had in rotation on radio. When you’re growing, you check these things off – having a song on radio, playing on Conan O’Brien and our first TV appearance.”
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It’s a hunger that burns deep in Pierce The Veil and it’s a quality that makes the band what they are today. In 10 years, Pierce the Veil has collected a handful of accolades including an APMA (Alternative Press Music Award) for Best Liveband, Best Bassist and Best Drummer all in the same year, plus a Kerrang! Award for Best Video. The foursome is never satisfied with the high-level that they’ve already reached in the past decade. Instead, the band is driven to raise the bar – especially when it comes to their live shows – even though they’ve already raised it to a level that some will never touch.
“We’re gonna do it! It’s about being creative and making a show that’s memorable,” Preciado confidently said. “Also, having four albums to choose from to put together set list is really cool. We always try to think outside the box when it comes to playing shows. We want kids to walk away and say, ‘Wow, did you see that?’”
Pierce The Veil never seem to take a break from the road. Immediately after releasing Misdadventures in May, the band presented North America with a once-in-a-lifetime tour showcasing the album in its entirety. Pierce The Veil spent the remainder of their summer abroad, but returned to the U.S. with a desire to go bigger and better on the Made To Destroy tour with Neck Deep and I Prevail.
“We’re going to pull out all the stops [on this tour], even though, we did a lot of crazy stuff on the Misadventures tour,” Preciado said.