Sixx: A.M. Singer James Michael Doesn’t See the Band Touring Soon
Sixx: A.M. may have another hit on their hands with "Lies of the Beautiful People", but don't expect the trio to hit the road in the near future. Vocalist (and Holland native) James Michael says that Sixx: A.M. are not your typical band.
In an interview with Rock Music Star, Michael states that while bandmates Nikki Sixx and DJ Ashba are always touring with Motley Crue and Guns N' Roses, respectively, the same doesn't apply to Sixx: A.M.
"At this point, we have no tour plans," Michael said. "That kind of plays into what Sixx: A.M. is all about. We're an unconventional band. We're kind of the band that isn't a band. We're not the type of band that's going to get into the record cycle/tour cycle/record cycle/tour cycle. That's just not what we're all about. That's not what motivates us. As you pointed out, both of my band mates are in bands that do a lot of touring. This whole project is not based on that."
When asked if the lack of touring would hurt the band, Michael replied that they are finding alternative ways to promote their album, This Is Gonna Hurt.
"A lot of bands will just get out on the road, and they'll just pound it. But for us, that's why we're doing a documentary, that's why we're attaching this to a book, and finding other ways to reach the audience. We're in a new world now. We're not in the same music business we were 5 or 10 years ago. There are new ways to find an audience and connect with them. That's what we're exploring, and it's exciting."
Sixx: A.M. released This Is Gonna Hurt May 10, which debuted at #10 on the Billboard 200 chart. In related news, Nikki Sixx's main band Motley Crue will hit Van Andel Arena on August 3.