Exclusive Interview With One Ok Rock Frontman Taka
We chat live collaborations and Warped Tour.INTERVIEW
Celebrated Japaenese rockstars ONE OK ROCK have been making waves in America over the last few years. Fresh off their first English album, 35xxxv, we caught up with frontman Taka to discuss touring in the U.S. and all things Japanese. Check out the interview below to find out what you should do in Japan, and if they'll ever return to do another Warped Tour.
We also got the chance to see the rock band play live in Baltimore, Maryland on April 9. Check out the photo gallery after the interview
Yea, totally, crowd is totally different. When I'm doing a show in Japan, they're sometimes really quiet. But here, they're always louder and singing too. So it’s a little different, but I like both actually.
I don’t know. I like the outside like a super bowl? And we’re in stadiums in Japan, really huge shows, but it's always a really good crowd and I think those are my favorite. In the United States it’s House of Blues, maybe.
Uh, sushi! [laughs]
Linkin Park, Good Charlotte, and Issues.
Just relax actually. I’m not doing warm ups, not really, not usually. So just relax. Sometimes I’ll listen to music, just to relax and then "Let’s go, let’s do the show."
There is a Japanese band we call Rize. The lead singer is half-American and Japanese, his name is Jesse.
Yea, Warped Tour is like, sometimes super dirty and then every place is super hot. But, Warped Tour is super fun and we can meet a lot of American bands and then obviously like other country's bands too. So, our first time I was super confused, because doing Warped Tour for the first time I couldn't speak English very well. I tried to do Warped Tour this year but we couldn’t make it. So maybe next year or two years later I’m gonna try one more time.
Uh, that’s super difficult question for me. [laughs] But maybe All Time Low. Yea we had a show already in Japan and the in United States too. So I like [the] guys and then they're super dependable and then obviously, they’re almost the same genre as us. So that’s why maybe next time, All Time Low.
ONE OK ROCK at Baltimore Soundstage in Baltimore
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