Seether Plan 300 Tour Dates For 2012

Seether will play about 300 shows in the new year - that means they don't even get most weekends off!

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Having already played 150 gigs in support of their new album "Holding On To Strings Better Left To Fray", you'd think Seether would be ready to relax a bit in 2012. A recent interview revealed that not only will they not be taking it easy, they'll play about 300 shows in the new year - that means they don't even get most weekends off!

The members of Seether understand the importance of connecting with their fans in person - for that reason they will be doing somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 shows in 2012. Frontman Shaun Morgan recently explained the insane touring plan to the Cape Times:

"We're looking forward to doing a proper national tour next year. It's important to play as many cities as possible so that's what we'll do. We're truly blessed to have a career in music. We've toured with bands way bigger than we are that no longer exist. So, yes, we're humble and very aware that we're as big or as small as our fans dictate."

With technology evolving more rapidly everyday, traditional albums are quickly (and unfortunately) becoming a thing of the past and rock radio stations are worse off now than ever before. Despite all those elements working against bands like Seether today, Morgan doesn't seem intimidated:

"There's no technology out there that can replicate what we do live. We need to give punters something that they want and we seem to be ticking all the right boxes on that score. Rock is here to stay. Every three or four years our fan base evolves and our job, as a band, is to influence that migration. We work hard, tour extensively, but most importantly we stay true to ourselves. We can never afford to be lethargic ever."

Seether is planning on relaxing for a few weeks over the holidays and will get back on the road for a European tour with 3 Doors Down in February.

Thanks for the report to Banana1015.com.

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    Pagan_Poetry
    This is even more of a difficult task, considering a few weeks of December are gone, with that whole end of the world thing anyways.
    Armagedn
    I don't really listen to Seether, but it's always nice to see a hard working band. Good for them.
    elcapitan1800
    Wish more bands would do this. Even half of this would be nice, most of my favorite bands have been completely skipping the entire pacific northwest. Must be quite a burden though, kudos to these guys
    wjd329
    Dude, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Seether is NOTHING like Nickelback and they are better in every way. In fact, I'm gonna go so far as to say that Seether is one of the last "good" rock bands left. They're heavy, melodic, dark, angry but they also understand the pop sensibility which you HAVE to be conscious of these days if you wanna sell records. But they are truly genuine guys with a lot of heart and a big sense of humor. I've seen them about 5 times and met the guys a couple times. They actually give a damn about their fans. Seether is a band that will be remembered when they're gone. Why? Because quite frankly they're keeping rock music alive with a small handful of other bands. And no, bands like 3 Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin are not part of that credit. Don't be so naive.
    PogBoy wrote: Seether is worse than Nickelback. 300 shows? What are they going to do when they cant get anybody to come to the first one?
    bassmike200
    that's like one day off a week most weeks and about 14 weeks with 2 days off it's only worth doing if people wanna see it... plus the further through the tour the worse the show will be as the band will be exhausted from such a long haul of gigs, where are these gigs, cos this can't be an arena tour, after all who in the grander scheme of things are these guys?
    Firebreather01
    Though I don't listen to them anymore, I'd still go see them if they came my way. They came here in 05 and were cut short due to weather, so I haven't seen them in a proper headline show. Here's to hoping Disclaimer and Karma songs make up a lot of the setlist!
    Shawn1379
    Wow, I've got even more respect for these guys after hearing this. I wish them the best of luck. They'll definitely need some for such an insane tour.
    soul_power
    Shit! I hope they can make it through this without getting too deep into drugs. It's always sad when overworked musicians have to have a constant fix to keep themselves going. Nothing is more disappointing than seeing a band you love really strung out and out of it during their show.
    AcdcTXfan
    PogBoy wrote: Seether is worse than Nickelback. 300 shows? What are they going to do when they cant get anybody to come to the first one?
    What UG didn't tell us is that a lot of these shows are with other big bands. I have seen Seether in their own headlining concert and it was pretty small. But they drew a larger crowd than Chevelle, Hinder, and Saving Abel at the same venue.
    PogBoy
    Seether is worse than Nickelback. 300 shows? What are they going to do when they cant get anybody to come to the first one?
    zero33_17
    300 shows in 366 days(Yes next year is a leap year)is impressive. Too bad their music is awful. Long live real Rock and Roll!
    PogBoy
    I would go so far as to say Seether is the worst band of all time
    Legend Jedicsc
    wjd329 wrote: Dude, you clearly have no idea what you're talking about. Seether is NOTHING like Nickelback and they are better in every way. In fact, I'm gonna go so far as to say that Seether is one of the last "good" rock bands left. They're heavy, melodic, dark, angry but they also understand the pop sensibility which you HAVE to be conscious of these days if you wanna sell records. But they are truly genuine guys with a lot of heart and a big sense of humor. I've seen them about 5 times and met the guys a couple times. They actually give a damn about their fans. Seether is a band that will be remembered when they're gone. Why? Because quite frankly they're keeping rock music alive with a small handful of other bands. And no, bands like 3 Days Grace and Breaking Benjamin are not part of that credit. Don't be so naive.
    You had me up until you started dissing 3DG and Breaking Benjamin
    AcdcTXfan
    The members of Seether understand the importance of connecting with their fans in person - for that reason they will be doing somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 shows in 2012.
    Linkin Park need a lesson in this.
    SergJ
    Wow, that is a crazy amount of shows. Don't think I'd ever be able to pull that off if I made it.
    WesCThomp
    Its a good thing they are doing. 300 shows will break them down after a while, but they will be able to hit so many cities. They will probably be able to go to places they normally wouldn't. Its gonna be great for fans. One the road and entertaining the fans. Isn't this what we all started for.
    BassFishin
    Wow, that's intense. Truth be told, Seether isn't all that bad. Country Song drove me to insanity over the summer, but they have some good songs outside of that. Will I see them? No...but I can understand why someone might want to.
    arnolddrummer
    If I were in a succesful band, I really wouldn't want to do this concentration of shows, espescially to this amount, I would probably start to get bored of the songs and the shows after a while, I would keep it fresh, with maybe a show every few days.
    Lagunaguitar
    I fell in love with Seether after seeing them at Uproar. Will definitely try to go if they come near KC
    Edyspaghetti
    Maybe they believe the world's gonna end so they figure they should get a lot of shows in xD
    AcdcTXfan
    These guys are also supposed to be opening for Nickelback next year. Maybe they're doing their own shows in between.
    Beaver0305
    Well, they also said they would be releasing a rarities album two years ago and nothing happened.
    bitchfist
    300 gigs!? thats insane, i wonder if any other band has toured that much in one year? i'd say probably not
    Mainer
    Seether is great, hope the come to Maine sometime soon, I'd love to see em live
    redhotsexmagic
    From a vocal perspective how can his voice handle this w barely any breaks? U have to be freaking crazy..I followed barely like 8 years ago but I wouldn't go to a show tho..hope these guys stay healthy during this that's a big toll on Ye olde body