100% HEAVY / 100% Free / 0% Spam

Taking Down The Titans With TANNER WAYNE From IN FLAMES

Share This:

As Australia prepares for a massive influx of international touring bands in the first three months of this new year, punters are becoming increasingly torn over which shows they will go to – borne purely out of financial reasons.

While many upcoming events are struggling to sell as many tickets as they should or would like, one tour that has not been cast into the ‘maybe’ pile is the Klash Of The Titans Tour, which sees heavyweights In Flames and Kreator head Down Under for a string of shows in February.

“At the end of the day we really want everyone to mosh and jump and beat the shit out of each other and crowd-surf, but we joke that we would never do that, so who the fuck are we to expect that.”

Tanner Wayne

On their own, each band is a formidable live unit, but when thrust together on one stage for a co-headlining tour, the promise of something special magnifies exponentially.

With the tour only one month away, HEAVY caught up with In Flames drummer Tanner Wayne to find out what the band has planned for us. We start by asking if this will be In Flames’ first live performances in 2024.

“Yes sir,” he replied.“And what a crazy one. Before we get to Australia we do Indonesia, Japan, China, Singapore, Bangkok, India… maybe I’m missing one… so it’s gonna be where am I? I look at some weathers, and it’s all over the place, so it’s gonna be a journey for sure.”

We press Tanner as to what fans can expect from the shows.

We’ve discussed playing a different set list than we have been,” he offered, “so we’re gonna pull some songs out from the first records as well as the newer ones. We’re just gonna go out there and have a blast as we always do. We’re excited to see the fans. I have never done a club tour with them in Australia and some of the parts of Asia, so I’m looking forward to seeing a literal representation of the work we did at the festivals. See who from the festivals as well as who already knew the band we are gonna bring out to these shows.”

In the full interview, Tanner talks about what the band expects from the crowds at their shows, playing with Kreator, the reception afforded recent album Foregone, how much of that they will be playing live, what he considers In Flames‘ contribution to metal music is, future plans and more.


Discover more like this on HEAVY:

Our Picks.

Get the HEAVY

Get the HEAVY Digi-Mag in-boxed weekly. 100% HEAVY / 0%SPAM.