Take Aim: Amy Sciarretto vs. Danity Kane
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:29:36
Danity Kane --all of the ladies in this iteration of the band, which is all original members sans D. Woods-- stepped into the Take Aim ring today.
That means it was Aubrey O'Day, Dawn Richard, Shannon Bex and Aundrea Fimbres.
Find out why they decided to reform now, how they make having an all lead singer girl band work and more!
What was the impetus to do Danity Kane again?
Aundrea: It was the right time. Everyone had time to explore the personal things they wanted to do. It was a natural time. We then decided, 'Let's get back together and pick up where we left off.' We started it and we want to do it how we wanted to do it -- the right way. Aubrey initiated it! She threatened to get pregnant if we didn't reunite. [LAUGHS]
Danity Kane V.2014 -- what's new and different, besides one member not participating?
Dawn: Everything is new and different, meaning growth. We have grown so much. Each girl has grown in our musical career. We have come into the women that we want to be. When you come into your own light and shine brightly on your own, then share that with others, in your band, it's beautiful to be a part of. We are evolved. We were a diverse group of girls, and we were all lead singers. People could not fathom why would we share the light. That in and of itself is different! That is not the idea of what a girl group should be! We are who we are and we grew into it. We are making great music and are in control of that process. We can evolve bigger than that -- a brand and a art we are creating ourselves. From our own mouths and own story. We never had a chance to do it.
What can we expect?
Shannon: Music, most definitely. We are doing it as quickly as possible. We want them to get it in the right way. We've been gone for six years, almost seven. We are working hard with great producers. It's about the story and making it happen, including the music and the visuals.
Social media has exploded in the past three years or so! How are you using it to your advantage?
Dawn: It is fantastic. We have been blessed. We were on TV, so we had a similar outlet. The fans grew up with us. We had imperfect moments. We messed up and they stayed with us! We woke up without makeup, our hair messy and it was filmed. We were lucky enough to have and show that. Social media also allows you to expose yourself more. Now, we can do what we've always done. That interaction has always been there. We can continue. We never left. We are present in our fanbase and their lives. Social media works for us, it makes us even closer and is a great marketing tool. The Instagram, the selfies -- we had old school selfies. We did it when it was reality TV, and it wasn't popular. Now it is popular, but it has always been part of our formula.
Are you excited about the return of Danity Kane?
Danity Kane #DKNOFILTERTOUR Dates:
May 16 Friday @ 9pm -The Fillmore -San Francisco, CA
May 18 Sunday @ 8pm -City National Grove of Anaheim -Anaheim, CA
May 21 Wednesday @ 6:30pm -House of Blues Chicago -Chicago, IL
May 22 Thursday @ 8pm -The Pageant -Saint Louis, MO
May 23 Friday @ 7:30pm -Bogart's -Cincinnati, OH
May 24 Saturday @ 7pm -The Fillmore Detroit -Detroit, MI
May 25 Sunday @ 7pm -House of Blues Cleveland -Cleveland, OH
May 28 Wednesday @ 8pm -The Fillmore Charlotte -Charlotte, NC
May 30 Friday @ 7pm -House of Blues Boston -Boston, MA
May 31 Saturday @ 8pm -The Fillmore Silver Spring -Silver Spring, MD
Jun 1 Sunday @ 8pm -Theatre of Living Arts -Philadelphia, PA
Jun 3 Tuesday @ 7pm -Irving Plaza -New York, NY
Jun 5 Thursday @ 7:30pm -Humphreys Concerts By the Bay -San Diego, CA
For ticket info, visit LiveNation.com
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