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Interview:
All-American Rejects Next Move -- A Break
 

By GARY GRAFF
Of the Oakland Press

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Don’t plan to mark time waiting for the All-American Rejects’ next album.

Singer-bassist Tyson Ritter says that a lengthy break looms once the Oklahoma modern rockers finish their current Tournado — part of 80 weeks on the road to support 2005’s platinumplus sophomore album “Move Along.”

“I think it’s gonna be another year before anybody hears form us again,” says Ritter, 22. “I think the world needs to take a breath away from the All-American Rejects. I think people make mistakes by coming back too quick.

“People get burnt out. If you don’t disappear and you’re always in the spotlight, then you’re just another Britney Spears, y’know?”

During the looming break, Ritter plans to work on expanding his clothing line, Butter, beyond the T-shirts and hoodies it currently offers. And he’ll spend some time focusing on some real estate holdings he has back home.

But the Rejects are also working on new material, and Ritter says he’s “pleasantly surprised with the songs I’m writing out here on the road.”

“I think we’re always gonna keep going somewhere forward in our songwriting, in our sound,” Ritter says. “We definitely are a band that tries to get the biggestsounding record out there, and we’re gonna try again.

“But I don’t anticipate it being as slick as (‘Move Along’). I think it’s gonna be in-between the first and second records as far as sound goes.”



All-American Rejects, Motion City Soundtrack, the Format and Boys Like Girls perform at 6:30 p.m. Monday (December 18th) at the Eastern Michigan University Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti. Tickets are $25. Call (734) 487-2282 or visit www. livenation.com.

Web Site: www.livenation.com

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