At the end of 2019, TesseracT was approached by a promoter in Latin America who offered to put together a tour for us covering Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Colombia, and Mexico. Having lost count of the number of ‘come to Brazil’ comments on our socials, we figured this tour would be a lot of fun, and we were excited to bring our music to this part of the world finally.
So we said yes, announced the tour, then Covid hit.
The tour was rescheduled from 2020 to 2021.
Then again because of Covid, we had to reschedule from 2021 to 2022.
In 2022, we were in the middle of album 5 prep so we had no choice but to reschedule AGAIN to 2023.
But finally, March 2023 rolled around: Nine shows, 12 flights, 7000 airports, 903824 hotel lobbies, two chest infections, one broken butt kicker, and a lot of shockingly lousy food (come on Latin America, you can do better next time, I know it!!).
I’ve put together a tour video that should give you a pretty good idea of what happens behind the scenes on a TesseracT tour. If you get your kicks watching grown men doom-scroll Instagram in airports, then this is definitely the video for you:
Before you hit play, allow me to say a huge thanks to Harri and Jonny who worked their arses off to make this tour as professional and as comfortable as possible. Also 5B and Marcos for handling the business end, and of course the local promoters and thousands of fans we met on this run.
I also captured a load of live performance footage on this run. This is a drum video of ‘Retrospect’ and ‘Resist’, recorded live in Sao Paulo, Brazil 26th March 2023 (even though the thumbnail says Curitiba… my bad!). The audio is a combination of my IEMS and the board mix, so you can hear a little more of the live mix.
My IEM mix is pretty much just drum overheads, the metronome, and guitars. Plus I have the Porter and Davies throne to help with the THUMP.
This was the second show of the TesseracT Latin America tour, so you’ll probably hear my excitement, rushing ahead of the metronome occasionally (oops!) – I blame the amazingly energized crowd 😂
To our Latin America fans, we’ll see you again soon!
To my friends here who are drummers – Masterclass 2.0 is finally dropping in the next week and now is literally your last chance to join for 50% off the usual price. Are you in? Sign up and start today: