Marvelous 3's Walker On Writing, Touring With SR-71

Marvelous 3 and SR-71 plan to launch a co-headlining tour on September 7 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, an outing that M3 frontman Butch Walker says will likely be dubbed the "Too Much Rock For One Band" tour.

For Walker, the tour will give him a another chance to team up with SR-71 singer-guitarist Mitch Allen; the duo previously collaborated on "Right Now," SR-71's hit single from the band's "Now You See Inside" LP.

"I co-wrote their hit song 'Right Now,'" Walker recently explained to MTV Radio, "and a lot of people don't know that. It was one of those things where [Allen] called me up and said, 'Hey, can I co-write a song for our record with you?' And I was like, 'Sure.' So we sat down to wrote a big rock radio song, and I guess it worked." [RealVideo]

"I've known them for a couple of years," he said of Allen and SR-71. "They used to come out to the Marvelous 3 shows right when [our band] was taking off, and they got signed shortly after, back when they were called Radiostar." [RealVideo]

Walker also explained that the name of the Marvelous 3-SR-71 tour came from a non-vulgar rock and roll hand gesture that he used to throw up during past M3 concerts.

"We're calling it the 'Too Much Rock For One Band' tour because I have this thing where I always give the audience the 'Too Much Rock For One Band' sign, which is when you put your two hands together to make one big rock helmet." [RealVideo]

Marvelous 3 is heading out on the road to drum up support for its new album, "ReadySexGo," which is due out on Elektra Records on September 12.

Dates currently confirmed for Marvelous 3 and SR-71's "Too Much Rock For One Band" tour:

  • 9/7 - Chattanooga, TN @ The Bay
  • 9/8 - Atlanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy Theatre
  • 9/10 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
  • 9/11 - Charlottesville, VA @ Trax
  • 9/14 - Antioch, TN @ AmSouth Amphitheatre
  • 9/16 - Tallahassee, FL @ Floyd's Music Store
  • 9/17 - Naples, FL @ Vineyard Community Park
  • 9/19 - Tampa, FL @ Tahiti Joe's
  • 9/20 - Gainesville, FL @ Brick City Music Hall
  • 9/22 - Spartanburg, SC @ Magnolia Street Pub
  • 9/23 - Huntington, WV @ Harris Riverfront Park
  • 9/25 - Cohoes, NY @ Saratoga Winners
  • 9/28 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
  • 9/29 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club