Itchyworms looking forward to first-ever US tour

Throughout the bonfire to rejoice the Ateneo Blue Eagles’ latest UAAP Men’s Basketball Championship, the Itchyworms, Ateneo alumni them selves, carried out their vintage, “Beer” early into their established.

The entire Ateneo Grade Faculty parking lot – where by the bonfire celebration was held – erupted into song. Even those people easily seated in their tents lifted their bottles in toast and sang together as properly.

The Itchyworms have been undertaking non-stop for around 27 years now and have ongoing to make new new music with an common of one particular album each and every 5 years. They have been a single of the country’s major attracts in the tunes scene for almost two a long time and however for everything they have accomplished and achieved as a band, they have nonetheless to tour the United States as a band.

That all changes this coming March when the band goes on a 9-city two-7 days tour in which they will perform in New York (March 24), Dallas (March 25), San Antonio (March 26), Houston (March 29), San Francisco (March 31), Los Angeles (April 1), San Diego (April 2), Chicago (April 5), and Las Vegas (April 7).

“It’s a limited timetable,” famous guitarist and vocalist Jugs Jugueta, but that is what rock and roll is all about. It will be tiring but I am sure it will be pleasurable and all really worth every little thing.”

“Whenever we go overseas for a demonstrate, I get nervous simply because I really don’t know if individuals will like us or get us well,” admitted bassist Kelvin Yu.

“It’s a challenge” additional drummer and vocalist Jazz Nicolas.

And nonetheless, in two past reveals abroad, the Itchyworms had been pleasantly surprised by the reception.

“It helped that there were being Filipinos in the viewers who knew us and our tracks so they ended up singing along and dancing,” Jugueta shared about their expertise at the Tokyo Further than Competition and the Audio Matters Stay live performance in Singapore. “And that also helped get the relaxation of the group to respect us.”

“Like in Singapore,” elucidated Yu. “We believed walang might kilala sa amin. The Filipinos in the front row have been singing and dancing and nadala yung crowd.”

“It is gratifying for us as a band to see people today sing alongside to the tunes and of study course, to demonstrate us their appreciation,” additional Nicolas. “Most of the bands we done with in those displays had been youthful bands – bands who have been with each other for like a few a long time – and when they discover out that we have been together for about 25 a long time, they are impressed.”

“Now, that built me experience like a tito,” chimed in Jugueta that got the band laughing.

When the Itchyworms strike the United States, they will be joined by guitarist Chino Singson who moved to Canada late last 2022. Mikey Amistoso of Ciudad, who not too long ago joined as portion of their touring and are living band because Singson now resides in North The united states, will also make the excursion as will their road supervisor Gabs Angeles.

“I believe it is good that even long into our occupation, we are nevertheless going through these ‘firsts,’” summed up Jugueta. “All these activities drive the band ahead.”