Nothing Lasts Forever, Not Even the Live Forever Tour

News Article – Media Comparison

The Vermillion based-band, Paradise Fears, wrapped up their first full-band headlining tour October 1st. Touring with opening acts Hollywood Ending, Against the Current, Nick Thomas and William Beckett, its sad having it all come to an end. Paradise Fears has been on 13 tours prior and switching roles from being an opening act to being the headlining performer was definitely an experience for the band. For the past two months, making 32 stops across the U.S.  they officially completed the tour in Minneapolis, MN.

The written part of the article strictly talks about the tour, traveling, a bit about how the band is doing, what we can look forward too, and to always keep your head up. When talking about the tour it mentions the audience and how they are on stage. Discussing travel and how the band is doing, Sam and Cole explain how they, as a band, get closer and just make due by always being around each other. Also adjusting to having a new drummer with them, but loving every second that they spend together, learning new things along the way. Then it mentions that they will be releasing a new album early 2015, for something fans can look forward to. Then to conclude the article it leaves you with positive comments and the last thought:

“Live it up. Tomorrow could be completely different.” -Cole Andre, Paradise Fears – Guitarist

Completely different from the article itself, is the interview that goes with it. While the article is a quick 5-10 minute read, the following interview was a whooping 27 minutes! The article follows the interview in chronological order, but a lot of it is cut out.

The 27 minute audio interview talks about about the band writing and covering music. How they find things by other artists really cool and what better way to get your name out there by covering songs that people already like. Just to make it a little different, they add in their own kind of life into it. They mention their Lorde cover, how they mashed-up the two songs, but added in their own verse. Breathing in their own kind of life into already popular songs.

Then they talk about their hometown, Vermillion, SD. Going into different memories, what they see now, and how it was home. Sam, the lead singer who now lives in LA, when he goes back says when he is there it is like he is walking through a place he knew. None of them feel like they are too big for Vermillion, because it will always be home. The place where it all began. It’s just a weird feeling being back there. Seeing people they knew, but now know nothing about.

Lastly, it went into college and if they could would they go back and actually go to college. This was mentioned in the article as well, but a solid point was proven by Andre. The band is a lot like college for them, as college is for us. While college gives us new opportunities and different doorways, the band gave them that exact opportunity.

How you can’t study something you hate. Applying this to Paradise Fears, how can they do something they hate?

We’ll hear more from Paradise Fears soon enough. After the second leg of their Live Forever Tour, stopping in 23 different places in the U.S. the boys deserve a break. They’ll be back at it soon enough, with an album coming out in early 2015. They don’t get a lot of time to themselves, but now it’s time for the boys to go get some rest. We just have to believe in them to get this album out on time.

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” – Steven Wright

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  1. As I [think I] said in class, this is a good opportunity to
    listen toi an interview, then compare how the quotes
    get used in the story. You can also critique the
    questions and interview style.

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