The Devil Wears Prada accustomed to touring with bands that don’t share their Christian beliefs
Metal-core band the Devil Wears Prada are out on the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer, playing the heavies of music alongside As I Lay Dying, Slayer, Slipknot, Anthrax, I the Breather, Motorhead, Betraying the Martyrs and more.
It’s no secret that the guys in the Devil Wears Prada are Christian, and faith-filled themes are prevalent in their music. But, that doesn’t mean they feel out-of-sorts on a secular metal tour. In fact, it’s commonplace for the band, and members simply think of themselves as “just normal dudes and Christians.”
“It doesn’t really bother us. Even one of the guys from Slayer is Catholic,” rhythm guitarist Jeremy DePoyster told the City Beat. “ …We generally tour, 99% of the time with secular bands, and we really don’t have a problem with it.
“I guess we just hope that people will give us a chance, which is why it is fun to get out on a tour like this and be able to play in front of people that might have a pre-established opinion on who we are and what we do based on the fact we are a Christian band. They see it and go, ‘Oh, wow. I had no idea it was like that.’ It’s kind of cool.”
Lead singer Mike Hranica added that playing with only like-minded bands would defeat the purpose of the Devil Wears Prada.
“We never, ever set out to only tour with Christian bands,” Hranica said. “…It was always about playing to as many people as possible. The funny thing is, backstage it never really matters what you believe because everyone gets along fine. We get along with For Today really well, both being Christian bands and being people, Christians, normal people. That’s how I think of ourselves, just normal dudes and Christians.” (Photo credit: Adam Elmakias.)
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