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PUNKTASTIC.COM CATCH UP WITH MADINA LAKE’S DAN TORELLI

Posted on May 21, 2009

When the MADINA LAKE guys were in London to play the ‘Leckie Ballroom a couple of weeks ago, PUNKTASTIC sat down with Dan to catch up following their interview with the guys earlier in the year. Dan filled them in about what they had been up to, what they have planned now, how the UK tour had been and about why they value their fans so much…

…It never ceases to amaze us. When we get done at a gig, and there’s a crowd of kids standing there wanting to meet us, we’re like, ‘really’? I think it’s because we’ve all failed so many times at it, that it makes us feel lucky in a way. Ever since we were in high school and in our old bands, just playing shows for no one, and spending every dime that we made into the band, we spent so long trying to get somewhere. Over a three-year span before we got signed to Road Runner, we did eighteen major label showcases and every single one was a thumbs down. It really took it out of us. It makes every opportunity we have, every single fan that we get to meet that much more special, it really means something to us. We ate shit for a long time, so it’s still fascinating that people like it!

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