I DON’T KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME (iDKHOW) will be heading to the UK to play the legendary Slam Dunk Festival along with a host of other bands including All Time Low, NOFX and New Found Glory. The alt-pop band, fronted by Dallon Weekes and drummer Ryan Seaman, released their quirky EP ‘1981 Extended Play’ last year and will be playing tracks from it on three separate headline
UK dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and Bristol.
We caught up with band to talk about Slam Dunk and the future ahead!
THE KEY CLUB STAGE | NORTH: 7.40PM | SOUTH: 7.40PM
DP!: What are you most looking forward to about Slam Dunk 2019?
iDKHOW: Seeing some friends and playing a killer UK festival!
DP!: What makes Slam Dunk stand out compared to other shows and festivals?
iDKHOW: Slam Dunk is just a really great environment. I’ve always had a great time there.
DP!: Why should people come and check you out?
iDKHOW: Well, we don’t encourage peer pressure. Come see us if you like. If you’d rather have a good sit somewhere, that’s ok too.
DP!: Which is better – Hatfield or Leeds?
iDKHOW: I haven’t got to see much of either. Probably more of Leeds, but one day I hope to have the kind of time to wander both some more.
DP!: What do you guys have planned in Summer after Slam Dunk is done and dusted?
iDKHOW: More shows in the UK and Europe! We’re really excited.
DP!: If you could pick any band ever to play at Slam Dunk with you this year, who would you pick?
iDKHOW: Sparks, or Elvis Costello. I know they’re older acts, and don’t really ‘fit the bill’ but I’m just a big fan.
DP!: If you had to pick 5 other bands that you were most looking forward to seeing at Slam Dunk, who would you pick?
Waterparks (old friends), Hellogoodbye, WSTR, The interrupters & Lights.
This year’s Slam Dunk Festival will take place on May 25th and May 26th in Leeds and Hatfield respectively. There will be no Midlands based date for 2019.
iDKHOW are in the UK on the following dates.
MAY 25 – LEEDS, Temple Newsam Park (Slam Dunk Festival)
MAY 26 – HATFIELD, Hatfield Park (Slam Dunk Festival)
MAY 28 – GLASGOW, St. Lukes
MAY 29 – BIRMINGHAM, O2 Academy 2
MAY 30 – BRISTOL, The Fleece
Tickets for all dates of the tour are on sale now, and can be purchased online from the band’s official website (here).
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