Greyson talked about his upcoming debut album, Hold on ‘Til the Night, his touring experience and much more!
Tell us — how did you and Cody Simpson get paired up for this tour?
Well, you know, me and Cody met and thought, ‘Why don’t we do a tour together?’ We got along very well, it just seemed like the right thing to do.
Do you have any family on the road with you?
Yeah — Cody has his whole family, and I have my mom or dad with me at all times.
Are you in charge then, since it’s your tour — your career?
No, not really. [Laughs] My mother lets me stay up as late as I want, though.
So since your mom is on the road, does she do your laundry for you?
Of course! I don’t even know how to do laundry.
Tell us what your daily schedule is like when you have a show.
Usually I wake up in the morning and do school for a couple of hours. Then, I go get lunch, I take a shower, it’s around like 1 … Then I have a couple of interviews, then around like 3 or 4 I do soundcheck. Then around 5 I’m doing more interviews and then I start prepping for the show, I get ready, I listen to some hard rock n’ roll to get pumped! And then we have the show. After that I do about an hour-long meet and greet with everybody, and then maybe a couple more interviews, a phoner, and then I have to finish up my day — I have a couple videos I have to do, a couple journals I have to type out, and then I go to bed and do it all over again!
So you’re living…
I live in L.A. now. Well, I still have my house in Oklahma, and my dad and my sister and sometimes my mom are in Oklahoma. We still have our house, we still have everything there, but I’m always in L.A., constantly.
That’s a huge change in such a short amount of time! What’s that like?
Well, it’s fun! I don’t really have a home anywhere, I’m on a tour bus most of the time so I’m almost constantly traveling.
What do you think has been your coolest experience on this tour so far?
I think it’s just, every night — and I say this about every tour — to be on tour is another mountain in its own, it’s another adventure. In every city we have different girls, we have different experiences, and it’s just so much fun seeing all of the fans performing all of the music — it’s just a blast.
How do you keep busy on the bus when you’re driving between cities?
You know, it’s not too hard. We’re usually either watching movies or sleeping, because we’re always traveling at night. I listen to my iPod a lot and just chill out.
What are you listening to lately?
I’ve been very inspired lately by old rock ‘n’ roll. I’m very into Journey, and AC/DC and lots of different things.
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