Lucero playing on the Vans Warped Tour sounded like an odd match, but Ben Nichols, frontman for the popular and venerable Memphis roots-rock band, tells OC Weekly the band is taking it in stride.
"One thing I can say about this summer and the Warped Tour is that the kids watching us may or may not have a good time, but we most definitely will," Nichols says. "It's definitely going to be a new crowd for us, but that's what touring is all about."Once the tour winds up, Lucero plans to return to Memphis to record its ninth (!!!) album, Nichols says:
"We thought about maybe going somewhere else to record, but the feeling here is really special, and it just made sense for us to stay here for a while," Nichols says. "People come to places like this to get some kind of musical inspiration, and we have it around us all the time."