In your 20s itís ok to climb in a van and go on tour for extended periods but in your 30s and 40s it gets increasingly hard because people have families. The hiatus was due to Stephen, Bill and Milo raising children. If youíre a parent you donít want to be away eight months in a year. I think weíre back, weíll probably make a record and probably be doing more shows but I donít think weíre going to be doing the kind of tour that we would do in the old days which was very intensive.
Grueling tours. On the Everything Sucks tour, we were home 17 days in that year. It can be a strain, at a certain point. When youíre a kid itís great, itís all adventure but when you get older youíve got a life at home. Me, speaking for myself, Iíve been on tour the whole damn time anyway, I have no children that I know of so Iíve been out on tour in the past six years with Gogol Bordello, Iíve been on tour with The Real McKenzies, Iíve been out on tour with a band called All Systems Go. Iím kind of addicted to it.
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