After apparently being deluged by requests for covers of artists like Bruce Springsteen, Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon posted a request for a little less of that on their ongoing tour dates. He explained:
I'm asking that if anyone would like to come to [our] show, please come because you want to see what we're doing on that night. Don't come to hear a cover, it probably won't happen. Don't come to yell at me when I'm trying to share something with the audience to reach out to them about something I feel is moving me.
For some reason I'm the one with microphone, which may be a mistake entirely. But if you want one and have something to say, please start a band, get in the van, sleep on floors, and work your butt off and maybe one day I'll find your band and I'll come see you play.
Check out the post here.