Interviews Music — 11 June 2014
Soul Asylum’s David Pirner on Summerland, Returns to NYC 6/17

To listen to Soul Asylum frontman David Pirner wax poetic about music is to hear a well thought out veteran describe a passion that drips from his lips. If that sentiment isn’t poetic enough for you in and of itself, give a listen to’s almost thirty minute audio interview with the singer/songwriter (above), who has spent more than three decades crafting the lyrics and arrangements for the punk turned alternative turned rock band, many of which provided a soundtrack to the 1990′s. Following the release of last July’s three song EP “No Fun Intended,” the band is hopping on a 2014 jaunt with some pretty recognizable names.

The Summerland Tour is a collaborative effort between Soul Asylum, the headliners in Everclear and Eve 6 and Spacehog- all four of whom have enjoyed wildly successful runs in the previous two decades. But combined, the foursome packs together a bill of feel-good tunes that turn back the clock a bit for several fun hours of rock music hit singles. You may recall our last feature on the 2012 Summerland run, where we sat down with Everclear frontman Art Alexakis for a backstage interview- but the upcoming lineup of bands is poised to be the finest yet and with the Tuesday, June 17th show coming to New York City’s Irving Plaza priced at just $47, there’s tremendous value for rock loving concertgoers. Tickets are available here.

Do yourself a favor and listen in to our interview with Soul Asylum frontman David Pirner. He’s opinionated and candid in discussing trepidation for the band playing on a ‘nostalgia’ tour, memories of performing in New York, what fans can expect from the group’s abbreviated set, whether full length albums or EPs are the wave of the future, how his musical interests have evolved, his life in New Orleans and so much more. One of alternative rocks pioneers is both defiantly honest and thought provoking as he provides his views of Soul Asylum’s stature some two decades after becoming a household name. And his passion for music is so infectious, that we can’t wait to catch them live.

- Dave Gendelson

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