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article imageCatching up with Kiefer Sutherland: Touring and influences Special

By Markos Papadatos     Apr 26, 2017 in Music
New York - Acclaimed actor and musician Kiefer Sutherland chatted with Digital Journal about his new album and touring schedule for 2017.
Regarding his concerts last year, Sutherland said, "We played almost 75 to 85 dates last year. It became one of the most exciting that I have ever had an opportunity to do. It required me opening up in a way that I haven't done before in the context of explaining where I was where I wrote these songs. Between the audience and I, we might have this one thing in common. I just enjoyed it immensely. In the beginning, I doubt that anything probably ever made me that scared in the first few shows that we would play. For a variety of reasons things happened, and it became a whole new way for me to partake in telling a story about something, and that is the driving force of what excites me working as an actor as well."
Last May, Sutherland performed at The Founder's Room (at The Paramount) in Huntington, and next month, he will be playing at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City.
On his album, Down In A Hole, he said, "I put myself in a position to open up in a way that I wasn't prepared for, and that took a bit of an adjustment. When I finally did and came clean with it, it was a really freeing experience for me, and that's part of why I enjoyed doing it as much as I do."
When asked about his musical influences for this project, he listed Elton John and Tom Petty. "The lyrics and the songs were really intimate. That's what I listened to when I was eight or nine years old. Tom Petty is probably my favorite American artist. I don't think he's ever written a bad lyric. If you listen to his records there's an incredible amount of diversity, where he can go from a real rock song to a country-feeling song to a bluesy song as well. I would never, ever put myself in the same sentence as those people, but they were certainly people that I listened to over the years that have really, really inspired me," he said.
To learn more about multi-faceted entertainer Kiefer Sutherland and his touring schedule, check out his official website.
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