Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale on rock's rising stock

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Wolfmother mainman Andrew Stockdale believes rock is enjoying an upsurge in popularity and that the genre has a bright future.

The Australian rockers released their fourth album Victorious earlier this year and Stockdale says he only needs to look at his own band’s audience to see that rock is thriving.

He tells WikiMetal: “I think that people who love rock’n’roll seem to love it even more now. They seem like they wanna see it continue and grow. It’s nice.

“People who come to Wolfmother gigs, whatever kind of music they’re into – whether it’s electro, pop, folk, metal – they usually like it. They walk away and they get it. There’s something in it for everyone.”

The singer/guitarist adds that rock is one of the few genres that appeal to people of all ages.

He says: “Since we started we’ve had all kinds – young and old, kids to grandparents and 20-somethings out there partying. It’s always been a bit of everything. The last few gigs we’ve played I’ve noticed a new wave of the new 20-year-old kids who are getting into it.”

Wolfmother’s 2016 touring schedule continues with a show in London on Wednesday (April 20).

Wolfmother tour dates 2016

Apr 20: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, UK
Apr 22: Cologne Palladium, Germany
Apr 23: Weisbaden Schlachtof, Germany
Apr 25: Paris Le Trianon, France
Apr 26: Amsterdam Paradiso, Netherlands
Apr 27: Brussels AB, Belgium
Apr 29: Groningen Oosterpoort, Netherlands
Apr 30: Tilburg 013, Netherlands
May 01: Hamburg Gross Freiheit, Germany
May 02: Berlin Columbiahalle, Germany
May 04: Copenhagen Vega, Denmark
May 05: Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
May 06: Stockholm Gruna Lund, Sweden
May 08: Milan Alcatraz, Italy
May 09: Zurich Volkshaus, Switzerland
May 10: Munich Kesselhaud, Germany
May 13: Barcelona Apolo 1, Spain
May 14: Bilbao Kristonfest, Spain
May 20-22: Columbus Rock On The Range, OH
May 20-22: Rock’n Derby, NY
May 22: Schaghticoke Fairgrounds, NY
Jun 03: Santa Barbara92.9 KJEE Summer Round Up, CA
Jun 04: Mountain View Live 105 BFD, CA
Jun 05: Chula vista X-Fest, CA
Aug 12: Taubertal Festival, Germany
Aug 18: Pukkelpop, Belgium
Aug 19: Frequency Festival, Austria
Aug 19-21: Highfield Festival, Germany
Aug 20: Lowlands Festival, Netherlands
Aug 28: Victorious Festival, UK
Aug 30: Aarhus Train, Denmark
Sep 02: Helsinki Circus, Finland

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