Home Interviews Just a few hours prior to taking to the stage of Budapest’s 20,000 capacity MVM Dome Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen kindly took time out to chat with Metal Planet Music’s Gary Spiller.

Just a few hours prior to taking to the stage of Budapest’s 20,000 capacity MVM Dome Volbeat drummer Jon Larsen kindly took time out to chat with Metal Planet Music’s Gary Spiller.

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With 21 years behind the Volbeat kit the co-founder talked about the early days with Michael and the adversities they faced when bringing their fusion of styles to prospective record labels and how Dutch label Mascot took a punt on them.

With multi-platinum and gold awarded albums across the globe Jon reflects upon a busy 2022 that has seen Volbeat take their ‘Servant Of The Mind’ album out on to the road.

With dates in a further ten countries before returning to the UK for their biggest shows, to date, on these shores Jon explains how the emotive ‘For Evigt’ has made a much welcome return to the setlist for this leg of the tour. Plus find out how Dusty Springfield’s ‘I Only Want To Be With You’ found its way into their live performances.

Very much a band who deliver their heart and soul on both stage and recorded material Volbeat never take things for granted. Jon touches upon the difficulties in planning for next year given global situations currently being experienced.

With the imagery and storytelling of Volbeat’s tracks being at the core of the band’s soul this subject is explored with Jon explaining Michael Poulsen’s appetite for the written word.

Catch Volbeat on tour in the UK & Ireland during December.

Monday 12 Dec 2022 – 3Arena – Dublin

Thursday 15 December – Glasgow OVO Hydro

Friday 16 December – Leeds First Direct Arena

Saturday 17 December – Cardiff International Arena

Monday 19 December – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena

Tuesday 20 December – London Wembley Arena

Interview by Gary Spiller for MPM

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