Michael Monroe feels it’s kind of not worth it to play in USA unless you’re opening for stadium-sized band
In terms of whether there is any chance that he’ll be touring in the States in support of his new solo album, Monroe advised:
“Well, we’d love to play the States and we’ve done some tours there and stuff. New York and LA are always great but the rest of the country… We’ve come to the conclusion that unless you get to be an opening act for a stadium-sized band you’re just banging your head against the wall, playing to a couple of hundred people a night. We can do that forever and not get anywhere in the Mid-West and all that. I like the audiences in America. They appreciate good, authentic rock ‘n’ roll, but unfortunately, the situation is such. Especially now because the mainstream is like country and hip-hop. Rock ‘n’ roll isn’t happening there so far as I know. So, unless you get to play to a big amount of people every night for about a year or two opening for a stadium-sized band, then it’s kind of not worth it. You’re just wasting money and time. Unfortunately.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Michael Monroe at Love Is Pop‘s website.