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Interview:
Falling in Reverse gets intimate with fans for a god cause
 

By GARY GRAFF
@graffonmusic, Facebook.com/Gary Graff on Music

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With a little time on its hands between large-scale tours for its latest album, "Fashionably Late," Las Vegas headbangers Falling In Reverse wanted to do a little something different.

Enter An Evening With Falling In Reverse -- Unplugged & Uncensored, a short run during which the quintet is playing intimate shows in small venues, with Q&A and Meet & Greet sessions for fans who attend. Proceeds from the shows will benefit the Living The Dream Foundation for sick and disabled children and young adults.

"We've done this a couple of times, and this is easy," says frontman Ronnie Radke, who formed FIR in 2006 after a sting in jail that resulted in his dismissal from his previous band, Escape The Fate. "This is not work. I never considered (music) actual, real work anyway, but this show is very easy and simple. It's just gonna be a fun and quick little run, and we're really excited about it.

"I feel like I've never really given my core fans something they can remember forever, and this is something they can take home and remember forever 'cause everybody that comes in the door gets to meet us, take pictures with us, spend time with us before the show -- which is really unorthodox in what we're used to doing."

Next up for FIR, meanwhile, is the appropriately titled Bury The Hatchet Tour with Escape The Fate, which starts in mid-January and stops Feb. 4 at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. "I just woke up one day and thought what better therapeutic way to forgive somebody and get over something than tot our with them," Radke explains. "So I made the call, and they agreed and jumped on board. They came over to my house and we went from there, worked out the logistics and everything.

"Now it's pretty much full force, ready to go. It's a tour people never thought they'd ever see, so it's exciting."

Falling In Reverse performs Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Shelter, 431 E. Congress St., Detroit. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $30 and include a meet & greet with the band and a souvenir poster and laminate. Call 313-961-6358 or visit www.saintandrewsdetroit.com.

Web Site: www.saintandrewsdetroit.com

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