Itchyworms looking forward to first-ever US tour

Through the bonfire to rejoice the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ recent UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship, the Itchyworms, Ateneo alumni by themselves, executed their traditional, “Beer” early into their established.

The complete Ateneo Grade University parking lot – where by the bonfire celebration was held – erupted into tune. Even all those easily seated in their tents raised their bottles in toast and sang along as very well.

The Itchyworms have been performing non-halt for in excess of 27 decades now and have continued to make new audio with an typical of a person album every single five decades. They have been a single of the country’s most important draws in the new music scene for practically two many years and but for all the things they have done and realized as a band, they have however to tour the United States as a band.

That all variations this coming March when the band goes on a 9-city two-7 days tour wherever they will engage in in New York (March 24), Dallas (March 25), San Antonio (March 26), Houston (March 29), San Francisco (March 31), Los Angeles (April 1), San Diego (April 2), Chicago (April 5), and Las Vegas (April 7).

“It’s a restricted routine,” noted guitarist and vocalist Jugs Jugueta, but that is what rock and roll is all about. It will be tiring but I am sure it will be entertaining and all well worth anything.”

“Whenever we go overseas for a present, I get anxious due to the fact I never know if individuals will like us or get us very well,” admitted bassist Kelvin Yu.

“It’s a challenge” added drummer and vocalist Jazz Nicolas.

And however, in two preceding displays overseas, the Itchyworms were pleasantly stunned by the reception.

“It helped that there have been Filipinos in the audience who realized us and our tracks so they have been singing together and dancing,” Jugueta shared about their working experience at the Tokyo Further than Competition and the Songs Issues Reside live performance in Singapore. “And that also aided get the relaxation of the crowd to respect us.”

“Like in Singapore,” elucidated Yu. “We assumed walang might kilala sa amin. The Filipinos in the front row were singing and dancing and nadala yung group.”

“It is gratifying for us as a band to see men and women sing along to the tunes and of class, to display us their appreciation,” added Nicolas. “Most of the bands we done with in individuals displays ended up youthful bands – bands who have been jointly for like a few decades – and when they discover out that we have been collectively for above 25 a long time, they are amazed.”

“Now, that produced me come to feel like a tito,” chimed in Jugueta that got the band laughing.

When the Itchyworms strike the United States, they will be joined by guitarist Chino Singson who moved to Canada late final 2022. Mikey Amistoso of Ciudad, who not long ago joined as section of their touring and stay band considering that Singson now resides in North The us, will also make the trip as will their street manager Gabs Angeles.

“I assume it is good that even lengthy into our career, we are even now suffering from these ‘firsts,’” summed up Jugueta. “All these encounters push the band ahead.”