May 16 [10:00 EST] — After finally ascending into the “Billboard” top 10 with their 1996 album, “Bringing Down the Horse,” the Wallflowers might be said to have made the big time.
However, singer Jakob Dylan doesn’t quite see the band as a force to be reckoned with. The frontman recently took a break from taping an episode of MTV’s “Unplugged” [Wallflower Unplugged, 700k QuickTime] to tell MTV News’ Serena Altschul why the band still prefers playing human-size concert dates.
Dylan told MTV News. “It’s probably funner for us to do, and I think since it is a pretty new band, there’s no reason people shouldn’t go out to see those shows [1.2MB QuickTime] up close and there’s no reason to put all that distance, you know, between the people and the bands playing. It’s just probably more comfortable for us to do it that way.”
Considering their penchant for smaller shows, the Wallflowers might
be rather unsettled by the throng of 300,000 that is expected when the band joins Bush, Jewel, Paula Cole, Collective Soul, Counting Crows, and No Doubt on June 21 for the Blockbuster Rock Fest at Forth Worth’s Texas Motor Speedway. Tickets for the festival are free with any Blockbuster purchase of $10 dollars or more.