Hot Chelle Rae is about to hit the road on their first major headlining tour, the Beautiful Freaks Tour, with special guest, singer-songwriter Cady Groves. We caught up with Ryan Follese and Nash Oversteet from the band, as well as Cady, in Los Angeles recently. Hot Chelle Rae is about to hit the road on their first major headlining tour, the Beautiful Freaks Tour, with special guest, singer-songwriter Cady Groves. We caught up with Ryan Follese and Nash Oversteet from the band, as well as Cady, in Los Angeles recently.
Cady and the band met through twitter! Nash and Cady first got to know each other through tweeting back and forth. They also played a couple shows together.
"She came up on our bus one day and ate all our macaroni & cheese. She didn't leave the bus and I guess now we have to be stuck with her for a while," Nash joked about the first time the guys met Cady in person.
The full U.S. tour starts on the west coast and ends in the south, with a month break in the middle for Hot Chelle Rae to join Taylor Swift on her Australian tour.
New York is the city that Ryan says he is most excited to play on the Beautiful Freaks Tour. "We've played there a lot and this is the first time we've ever sold out a show there on our own. It's just a very accomplished feeling to be able to return to a place that you've been so many times and know that you actually have a lot of fans there. It's a really great feeling," Ryan said."
Cady says that she is especially looking forward to the Los Angeles show, because she has never played in LA before and the February 25th show at The Roxy is already sold out.
On this tour, Hot Chelle Rae plans to play most of the songs that they have written and recorded so far, including music from their latest album, Whatever, and even their first album, Lovesick Electric. Cady will be playing songs off her new album that she plans to release later this year, as well as her cover of Adele's Someone Like You.
Cady also told us a funny story about the first time she heard current single, This Little Girl, on the radio. "I think I was eating one of those $1.00 hot dogs from 7-Eleven in my car, with a Big Gulp on the way home," Cady said. "Every time (I hear it), it's the coolest feeling."
Hot Chelle Rae's Beautiful Freaks Tour with special guest Cady Groves officially kicks off this Valentine's Day, February 14th, in Denver, Colorado. For a complete list of tour dates and to get tickets, check out cadygroves.com and hotchellerae.com.
- Tiffany Taylor