Chout Completes First Brief Southeast Tour
Earlier this month, Chicago based Hard Rock band Chout made their first brief tour run in the Southeast, stopping to play shows in Nashville, TN & Orlando, FL. For their first stop, the band played a show at The Cobra in Nashville, TN, sharing the stage with True Villains & Saint Dorian. Two days later, the band was in sunny Orlando, FL for their show at The Haven Lounge in Winter Park, FL just outside of Orlando, sharing the stage with bands SoulSwitch, Days to Come, Kill the Sound & FILTH as part of the Maverick Presents Show.
We spoke with Chout frontman, Brendan Maier about their first tour in the Southeast US:
Maverick: How was your first experience touring/playing in the Southeast?
BM: "I’d say it was our best trip yet as far as the shows being packed, meeting a lot of new friends, and just experiencing the region in general. We had a blast and felt we were well received."
Maverick: Nashville (TN) & Orlando (FL) are fairly different cities (weather, culturally, etc). What was your take-away from the two cities that you guys played in?
BM: "Nashville reminded me of a mini rock and roll Vegas, we parked downtown and walked to Broadway which is the main music street and there were bands performing everywhere (like 2-5) per block as well as a huge music fest happening in the middle of the street. We didn’t get to see as much of Orlando although we definitely enjoyed the warm weather. We pretty much went straight to the venue for our Friday show and spent the whole next day at Universal Studios doing a bit of vacationing with our friends Brian from Maverick Apparel & Attila who provided us a place to crash while we were there."
Maverick: Did you guys have an opportunity to explore the two cities or do anything fun during your tour in the Southeast?