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Black Pistol Fire
Interview

Black Pistol Fire Talks Preshow Rituals, Off Day Activities, & More

Black Pistol Fire is a rock band based in Austin, TX via Toronto, Canada. Lead guitarist/vocalist Kevin McKeown and drummer Eric Owen are touring North America promoting their new single, “Black Halo.” Check out the new single, interview, and tour dates below.

Angela Romano

How did you meet each other? Did you ever try to make music with other people or did you always know the duo was the best fit?

Black Pistol Fire

We met in Kindergarten in Mrs. Yule’s class. We were five years old. We’ve been friends since. We did make music with other people on many other occasions. We had a band with more members but ultimately worked on songs with just the two of us. And now here we are all these years later.

Angela Romano

When you have days off on tour what do you like to get into? Do you tend to lay low or enjoy the cities you travel through?

Black Pistol Fire

If there is no long drive (hopefully there isn’t), I try to check out the city we’re in. Or if it’s nice, then get out and see some nature. Our tour manager and I took and day trip from Calgary to Banff last year which was tremendous! Over in Europe I definitely try to get out and see the sights and experience the city. Dinner is always a big deal on the road. Gotta try to find a great/unique spot.

Angela Romano

Do you have any other passions or hobbies you other than the obvious (making music)?

Black Pistol Fire

I love going on back country canoe trips back up in Canada. Getting out in the wilderness, no boats, no houses, no people! Then going out and swimming in the middle of the lake. It’s so zen. That is my heaven!

Angela Romano

Can you describe any pre show rituals you have?

Black Pistol Fire

I do some mild yoga and stretching. Then I put in my headphones and listen to Garage/Punk Rock and pace back and forth like a weirdo. Then we all sing a song called by Canadian children’s musician Fred Penner and take a shot of Jameson.

Angela Romano

If you were in a koosh ball fight, who would win?

Black Pistol Fire

Kevin has a rocket for an arm and I’m a bigger and clumsier target. He’d take it!

Friday
May 10, 2019
Rockingham, NC Epicenter Festival
Saturday
May 11, 2019
Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage
Sunday
May 12, 2019
Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
Tuesday
May 14, 2019
Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday
May 15, 2019
Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Friday
May 17, 2019
Detriot, MI Shelter
Saturday
May 18, 2019
Chicago, IL Metro
Sunday
May 19, 2019
Columbus, OH Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
Tuesday
May 21, 2019
St. Louis, MO Old Rock House
Friday
Jun 28, 2019
Vancouver, BC, CA The Commodore Ballroom
Saturday
Jun 29, 2019
Cowichan, BC, CA Laketown Ranch
Friday
Jul 12, 2019
Santa Fe, NY Meow Wolf
Saturday
Jul 13, 2019
Telluride, CO Sheridan Opera House
Tuesday
Jul 16, 2019
PHoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom
Wednesday
Jul 17, 2019
Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Friday
Jul 19, 2019
Solana Beach, CA Belly Up
Saturday
Jul 20, 2019
Sacramento, CA Holy Driver
Sunday
Jul 21, 2019
San Francisco, CA The Independent
Tuesday
Jul 23, 2019
Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Thursday
Jul 25, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT Metro Music Hall
Friday
Jul 26, 2019
St. Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Saturday
Jul 27, 2019
Denver, CO Ogden Theatre
Saturday
Aug 10, 2019
Fernie, BC, CA Wapiti Music Festival
Friday
Oct 4, 2019
Austin, TX Austin City Limits
Sunday
Oct 13, 2019
Austin, TX Austin City Limits
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