Sydney’s Disparo have kicked off 2016 with a mammoth world tour announcement after having spent the better part of 2015 touring relentlessly on the back of their debut album ‘Co-Exist‘, and in support of international visitors such as Weekend Nachos, Dangers and In Defence.
Spanning three months, the Fastcore Forever, Sleep Never Tour will see the band’s return to the USA, United Kingdom, Europe, South East Asia, and their first ever visit to Japan.
The tour begins in shortly here in Australia, before moving on to the USA from May 19th, then Europe from June 22nd, the U.K. from July 8th, and finally Asia from July 14th.
Details of the local shows below. Hit up their page [Here] for the full schedule covering seventeen countries.
Before packing, we caught up with Tommy fomr the band to answer our Hotseat questions this week. Check out his answers below.
Band : DISPARO
Job In Band : Vocals
Website Address : https://www.facebook.com/disxparo/ || http://disparoplayfast.bandcamp.com
Hometown is best known for : Mardi Gras.
Best venue in your hometown : Valve Bar at The Agincourt Hotel.
Favourite show you’ve seen in your hometown : Girl Talk’s set at Big Day Out 2013, I believe.
Favourite show you’ve played in your hometown : Supporting Weekend Nachos at Valve Bar last year.
How long has the band been going? Four and a half years
Is there an interesting story behind the name? I really dig Hispanic band, Los Crudos and wanted a Spanish name. ‘Disparo’ means ‘bang’ or ‘shoot’ in English, which goes well with being a flat out fast band.
What’s your most recent release? Tell us a little about it… We’ve just released a split with ACxDC (Antichrist Demoncore) from Los Angeles. The singer, Sergio and I have talked about doing a split release together for a while, so it’s great that it’s finally out.
Got a personal stand out achievement of your band to date? We toured fifteen countries in one year. Also playing with Dropdead in Brooklyn.
Any band, album, or song that you personally credit as a major influence? ‘Fire’ by Jimi Hendrix. It was one of the first songs I learned to play on guitar and still a favourite.
Your first band name, and what style did you play? No Right Turn. Pop punk
Most prized music related item you own? Scholastic Deth demo tape
When you’re not doing band related stuff, what are you usually found doing? Cooking, watching movies and travelling
The thing you most look forward to just before a tour is… That feeling of not knowing what’s going to happen at each show
The thing you least look forward to before a tour is… Knowing I’m leaving my bed for months on end.
Any item you seem to always forget to take on tour? Sunglasses.
Got a favourite place you’ve toured… and why? America. They understand fastcore.
Got a favourite venue you’ve played… and why? Valve Bar. The owner, Greg is the best dude.
Any embarrassing on stage moments come to mind? Pants getting pulled down in South East Asia. Pretty sure around a thousand people saw everything.
Any pre-show rituals? No alcohol
What do you find is the hardest aspect of touring in a band today? Having to drive everywhere as well as playing every night because you can’t afford a driver.
Last album you picked up? OK Go – Oh No
Which band or album is currently on high rotation? ‘No Acceptance’ from GRUDGE! outta Melbourne
Tell us an up and coming band or artist you think we should go and listen to right now? GRUDGE!
What’s on the cards for the next few months for the band? Touring seventeen countries for three months straight.
You can pick any one band / artist to cover one of your albums in full, what would it be, and why? Hailgun, because they do fastcore 100 times better than we do.
One band you wish you were able to see live but never had the chance? Fallout. An old Melbourne hardcore band from the 90’s
One venue you have yet to play that you would love to? 924 Gilman St
The chance comes up to fill in for a member of a band for one tour, which band would it be, and why? Arctic Monkeys. I could play those riffs for days!
A headline tour overseas comes up, tell us two bands you’d take along to support your band. Hailgun and GRUDGE!
10th – Born2Rock Studios, Gosford [AA] w/ The Condemned, Stone Age, Choke.
11th – Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle [18+] w/ Povarotti, Rort Menace, John Howard.
12th – Valve Bar, Sydney [18+] w/ Povarotti. Dionysus, Boneless, The Phosphorous Bombs.
13th – The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne (ex Public Bar) [18+] w/ Ganbaru, PowerXchuck, Hailgun, Drive Time Commute.
14th – The Tote, Collingwood [18+] w/ PowerXchuck, Grudge!, Midwife, Uncle Geezer.
15th – The Basement, Canberra [18+] w/ Blight Worms, Fight Milk.
—> Tickets available at the door.
—> For more information, visit [Here].