Greg Puciato: How do Dillinger Escape Plan even have fans?

Greg Puciato
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Dillinger Escape Plan’s Greg Puciato says he’s “amazed” that they even have fans.

Though he describes their music as “chaos” and “all over the place,” the vocalist admits their dedication to developing their own unique sound regardless of industry trends has been key to the band’s success.

He tells Blunt Mag Australia: “We’re rehearsing at the moment, and I left the room and was having a listen to the rest of the band play. I said to the sound guy, ‘Can you believe that people actually listen to this?’ It just suddenly hit me – we are all over the place with different parts that sound nothing alike, it’s just total chaos.

“It dawned on me how unusual it sounds, and it amazed me that we even have fans who listen to it! It’s really tough to define. When I hear our music, I just hear ferocious attention deficit disorder.”

He continues: “I think one of the most important things with us, and our longevity, is the fact that we ignored the industry in a lot of ways. We weren’t complaining about record sales going down, or people downloading music.

“We weren’t really concerned about whether or not trends were coming or going. We became very insular and only cared about whether we were accomplishing what we wanted to accomplish, artistically.

“I think we’re just focused on being ourselves, and if you can be yourself for a long enough time, you start to stand for something – whether that’s a sound, or an ethic, or something reliable that people can say that belongs to you. We’ve never wavered with our commitment to being brutally ourselves at all times.”

Dillinger Escape Plan recently released their sixth album Dissociation. They announced they’ll split once their world tour in support of the record comes to an end.

Dillinger Escape Plan tour dates 2016⁄2017

Oct 26: Portland Dante’s, OR
Oct 27: Berkeley UC Theatre, CA
Oct 28: San Diego Brick By Brick, CA
Oct 30: Los Angeles Regent, LA
Oct 31: Phoenix Marquee, AZ
Nov 01: El Paso Tricky Falls, TX
Nov 03: San Antonio Paper Tiger, TX
Nov 04: Dallas Trees, TX
Nov 05: Austin Sound On Sound Festival, TX
Nov 06: Houston White Oak Music Hall, TX
Nov 07: New Orleans Southport Hall, LA
Nov 09: Ft Lauderdale Revolution, FL
Nov 11: Atlanta Variety Playhouse, GA
Nov 13: Knoxville Concourse, TN
Nov 15: Philadelphia Union Transfer, PA
Nov 16: Boston Paradise Rock Club, MA
Nov 17: Burlington Club Metronome, MT
Nov 18: Huntington Paramount, NY
Nov 19: Hartford Webster, CT
Jan 18: Norwich Waterfront, UK
Jan 19: Glasgow QMU, UK
Jan 20: Manchester Academy 2, UK
Jan 21: Nottingham Rock City, UK
Jan 22: Birmingham The Institute, UK
Jan 23: Cardiff Tramshed, UK
Jan 25: London O2 Forum, UK
Jan 26: Brighton Concorde 2, UK
Jan 27: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
Jan 28: Amsterdam Melkweg, Netherlands
Jan 30: Hamburg Markthalle, Germany
Jan 31: Odense Muiskhuset Posten, Denmark
Feb 01: Arhus Voxhall, Denmark
Feb 02: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
Feb 04: Helsinki Tavastia, Finland
Feb 05: Tampere Klubi, Finland
Feb 07: Stockholm Debaser Strand, Sweden
Feb 08: Gothenburg Pustervik, Sweden
Feb 09: Copenhagen Pumpehuset, Denmark
Feb 10: Berlin Columbia Theatre, Germany
Feb 11: Warsaw Stodola, Poland
Feb 12: Krakrow Kwadrat, Poland
Feb 14: Leipzig Conne Island, Germany
Feb 15: Prague Rock Cafe, Czech Republic
Feb 16: Vienna Szene, Austria
Feb 17: Budapest A38, Hungary
Feb 18: Zagreb Culture Factory, Croatia
Feb 20: Munich Backstage Halle, Germany
Feb 21: Lausanne Les Docks, Switzerland
Feb 22: Turin Hiroshima Mon Amour, Italy
Feb 23: Bologna Zona Roveri, Italy
Feb 24: Lyon L’Epicerie Moderne, France
Feb 25: Barcelona Apolo, Spain
Feb 26: Madrid Barcelo, Spain
Feb 28: Toulouse Le Bikini, France
Mar 01: Paris Le Trabendo, France
Mar 02: Strasbourg La Laiterie, France
Mar 03: Wiesbaden Schlachthof, France
Mar 04: Cologne Gloria, Germany
Mar 05: Brussels AB Ballroom, Belgium

Proof that The Dillinger Escape Plan are the most bonkers live band on Earth

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