It’s been almost 6 weeks out on the open road for DREAMERS, who started their very first headlining tour back in September after the release of two new EP’s LAUNCH and FLY, as well as a cover of “Zombie” (originally released by The Cranberries) that blew up across alt radio all around the country. But this is nothing new for the 3 piece alt-rock group. Lead vocalist Nick Wold mentioning many times in the past that “touring is what this band loves most,” which is probably why they spent more time traveling the country in a van (named Falkor, after the white dragon in The NeverEnding story) than at home.
When I met DREAMERS back in 2016, they were playing an acoustic set on the sidewalk outside of Holocene here in Portland, OR. There were only a few of us, family and friends. We ended up grabbing a slice at Sizzle Pie before their gig, and in a very short time I got to know how kind, passionate, and genuine they were. All three of these guys just loved music to it’s core. Almost 3 years later and not much has changed (except they’ve upgraded to a nice big bus). Seeing them play their first headlining show here in Portland was a very special moment for their long time fans, and they totally rocked it.
Along with DREAMERS on this 8 week tour was direct support Weathers (who graciously took a few minutes out of their pre-show rituals to snap a few pics with me, above). This 4 piece indie-alt rock group from Los Angeles, CA was the perfect prologue. Frontman Cameron Boyer was definitely the star of the show, donned in a slick leather jacket and greased back hair, he emitted a modernized mix of Elvis, Michael Jackson, and Danny Zuko. Playing material off of their latest LP “Kids In The Night,” Weathers warmed the crowd up quickly with some very catchy guitar riffs, and impressively slick dance moves.
Though this tour sadly came to a close last night at the Troubadour in LA, I’m sure it won’t be long before this dreamy trio makes their way back back in a van and onto our favorite stages.
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