Mark Tremonti said he’s no fan of backing tracks during live shows, explaining how in his view, these things have no place at rock gigs.
The guitarist tells From Zero to Hero: “We’ve never had any backing tracks. The only tracks we ever play is maybe an introduction to a song that we can’t play on an instrument.
“If you are a pop star, it might work, but as far as a rock band, I want to hear the real drums, the real guitar, the real vocals, I don’t want to hear any backing tracks. We make sure when we record that we can perform it live without having to fake our way through it.
“As far as production, this is the biggest production we had on this tour. We just felt like the bigger venues, the fans, deserve a bigger show. We’re doing our best to entertain everybody, but when you’re way back in the bleachers, you want to see a good light show.
“We have a video wall; this is the first time we our using programmed video content. There’s still room to grow. It’s the biggest production we’ve had. But we’re not a big pyrotechnic band. It wouldn’t suit the band.”