"It’s a really intense piece of music for us to play. It’s high energy, and it doesn’t let up from start to finish. When you hit the end of the bridge, and the crowd is singing that chorus - “there’s a fire inside” - when they all sing that together, it’s pretty fucking awesome."
—Ryan Key on Surface of the Sun (16:05 at x
"There’s a group of people that support our band and me personally. They secretly put together this thing called “Strong for Sean” and they sold these black and green bracelets all over the world, and they raised almost two thousand dollars to make a donation - 100% honourable - in my name, for the American Cancer Society. It’s such an unbelievable thing. They support our music, and they sing our songs, they make our music come to life. … Four of [the people involved in the project] made a giant scrapbook - and each of them, the “team” behind it, wrote me a letter of how I personally touched their life and they want to give back to me."
—Sean Mackin on the Strong for Sean project (13:35 at x
"When you arrive at the bridge and the audience sings “There is a fire inside” all together, it’s huge."
"It’s because I’m engaged to a Russian."
—Ryan, on why customs was easier this time around.
"Southern Air. There’s a lot of emotion between the band and the crowd during that song. I love playing the outro, it’s super long and completely unnecessary minute-and-a-half instrumental outro, and it’s fun to just bang your head and rock out."
Ryan Key [x]
“What’s your favourite song on tonight’s setlist?”
"No… yes? and no, and it’s a secret and I can’t tell you. Uh, we’re working on… something. It’s not necessarily a new record, it’s a new…… we’re not releasing a whole new album, anytime soon. But we are working on recording something right now."
Ryan Key [x]
“You already started with a new record, right?”
"Yellowcard is working on a couple things right now for a couple compilations […] that we’re going to be doing cover songs for."
"One of the shows in St. Petersburg, we played entirely instrumental. […] And the crowd just kept saying ‘keep playing, we’ll sing!’"
"Last time we played here, Tré, Billie and Mike of Green Day were here watching. They sat there from the first note to the last and then met us outside of our dressing rooms after the show. This venue holds special memories for us."
"Sean, we are 6 songs in and we haven’t dropped one f-bomb yet!"
—Ryan Key, at the Huntington, NY show.