This week we chat with Marc and Cody of Goalkeeper about a lot of our favorite topics at Concert Archives like first/favorite concerts, bucket lists, etc. The band’s next EP “Life in Slow Motion” is out September 25 on Lost Music Collective. Follow the band on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more updates!
Backstage Pass: What’s the first concert you went to?
Marc: Red Hot Chili Peppers with Mars Volta in 2006
Cody: Green Day and AFI August 3, 2010 at the Susquehanna Bank Center (now the BB&T Pavilion), nosebleed seats
BP: What’s the first show you ever played? First show you played as Goalkeeper?
Marc: My first show was in high school at a studio, where I did mostly cover songs. First concert I played with original music concert was in 2011 at my college. Goalkeeper’s first show was January 2017 at The Fire in Philadelphia. It was wild because we just released our debut single “Leftovers,” and the show sold out!
Cody: I played my first show with [previous band] Hansford at Champs in Trenton in 2013.
BP: What’s your favorite concert you’ve ever been to? Favorite concert you’ve ever played?
Marc: Favorite concert I’ve attended was the House Party Tour with A Day to Remember, All Time Low, Pierce the Veil, and The Wonder Years.
My favorite show I’ve played was the Sleep On It show in Philadelphia at the Foundry. The show sold out, and we had well over 100+ people there for us crowd surfing, moshing, and screaming the lyrics!
Cody: Favorite concert I’ve ever been to was The Wonder Year, Fireworks, Miser, and Hostage Calm. I stage dove at the end of the show! Favorite Goalkeeper show so far was when we played with With Confidence.
BP: First tour/show outside your hometown?
Marc: My first tour was in 2015 with my old band. We played several dates from Tampa up to Baltimore. First show outside of my hometown was a NJ show in Central Jersey with the same band. Both sucked so much haha.
Cody: Mine was with Goalkeeper in 2018.
BP: Longest tour you’ve done?
Marc: I think our longest tour has been about 10 days. Since we live in the Mid-Atlantic region you can go pretty far with just 10 days. We have spent 17+ days out when we did our new EP “Life in Slow Motion” as well as “Bad Times Don’t Last”.
BP: First “big” tour or show?
Marc: We haven’t done any real big tours but we did play with some larger bands such as State Champs, The Starting Line, Sleep On It, Can’t Swim, With Confidence, and Seaway.
BP: Have you done any live streams yet during quarantine, or plan to?
Marc: We’ve done some Q&A type stuff which we plan to do some more later on! Just a super fun way to interact and connect with our fans and friends!
BP: Favorite song to play live?
Marc: Based off of previous EPs, I would say “Chances”! Love how the intro hits. But not going to lie, some of the new songs will quickly become my favorite.
Cody: My favorite to play is “Screwdriver.”
BP: Favorite venue to play?
Marc: There are several but I would say in Philly it’s the Foundry and Voltage Lounge. Outside of Philly it’s definitely Amityville Music Hall in NY, Local 506 in NC, and The Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh!
Cody: The 506 in NC
BP: You were set to play FEST in Florida this year. Have you been there before? Any other upcoming tour plans (once it’s safe, of course)?
Marc: We haven’t been there before! First time and we CANNOT WAIT for 2021! It’s going to be amazing. We will be doing a bunch of shows in 2021. We had well over 100 shows cancelled this year but we really want to try to hit 125+ in 2021.
BP: Which song(s) from the new EP are you most excited to play live?
Marc: All of them haha. But definitely a song called “Black & Blue” as well as “Just Say It.”
Cody: I’m excited to play “This is Fine” because it’s not your typical Goalkeeper song.
BP: If you could tour with any band, who would you love to tour with?
Marc: Without hesitation blink-182. But aside from them, Four Year Strong, New Found Glory, Fall Out Boy, Sum 41, Simple Plan, Cartel, Hit the Lights, Neck Deep, and A Day to Remember.
Cody: The Wonder Years
BP: Any festivals/venues on your bucket list to play?
Marc: Oh tough because there are so many but I’d say Riot Fest, Slam Dunk, Download, and Reading & Leeds. Some venues would be Electric Factory, Whiskey A Go Go, and Lincoln Financial Field haha.
Cody: Madison Square Garden