Fountains of Wayne

Fountains of Wayne played at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. It was a homecoming for guitarist and lead singer, Chris Collingwood, who grew up about a mile from the Sellersville Theater. Just after the band’s soundcheck, he took a few minutes to talk with me about playing in his hometown, musical influences, and his fascination with Philly area accents. Check out the video to see what he said.

This show was part of a rescheduled tour after Superstorm Sandy flooded the band’s equipment and cancelled the original tour last fall. The last time Fountains of Wayne played at the Sellersville Theater was July 26, 2011, about a week before the release of the band’s most recent album, Sky Full of Holes. Thus, it was the first time to hear many of the songs from the newest album live, and the band played several, including “Richie and Ruben,” “A Road Song,” “A Dip in the Ocean,” and “Hate to See You Like This.”  The band also played older songs from the first two albums like “Denise,” “Red Dragon Tattoo,” and “Radiation Vibe.”  Fountains of Wayne also kept up their tradition of inviting guests from the audience to play percussion instruments on the hit “Hey Julie,” from the album Welcome Interstate Managers.

I also took some photos for the City Paper. Here are a few:

Chris Collingswood of Fountians of Wayne performs at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Chris Collingswood of Fountians of Wayne performs at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Adam Schlesinger of Fountians of Wayne plays bass at a performance at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Adam Schlesinger of Fountians of Wayne plays bass at a performance at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Jody Porter of Fountians of Wayne plays guitar during a performance at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Jody Porter of Fountians of Wayne plays guitar during a performance at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013. (Dave Tavani)

Chris Collingwood of Fountians of Wayne performs "Hey Julie" at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013 with a collection of audience members who play percussion. (Dave Tavani)

Chris Collingwood of Fountians of Wayne performs “Hey Julie” at the Sellersville Theater on March 17, 2013 with a collection of audience members who play percussion. (Dave Tavani)