Allstar Weekend’s Cameron Quiseng Dishes on What to Expect From Their Tour With Selena Gomez!
Starting in July, Zach Porter, Nathan Darmody, Cameron Quiseng and Michael Martinez will be wowing crowds all over the place.
Celebuzz caught up with swoon-worthy bassist Cameron and talked about everything from what we can expect to see on the tour, whether or not he’s nervous about catching Bieber Fever, and much more!
You guys are getting ready to go on tour with Selena Gomez which is so exciting. What can we expect from that?
Yes, and we’re really excited! It’s going to be so great. Selena is amazing and talented, so she’s going to be great. Our album comes out just before we hit the road with her, so we’ll be playing a lot of the new songs on there. Expect a really fun show.
I heard that during “Mr. Wonderful” you guys go out and put leis on girls. Whose idea was that?
I would love to take credit for it, but it was between me and our managers. We were walking around buying stuff for a random YouTube video that we were making and we saw a hat and lays in the Hawaiian section. We thought it’d be cool to add them to the fans, so we got a bunch of them to hand out every night. It’s really fun. We especially like doing it in places like Canada because it’s all cold, so it brings some summer to them.
Where do you guys get your inspiration for all of your random YouTube videos?
Honestly, they’re all just kind of on-the-spot ideas. We’re really bad actors, so if we try to actually do something, it never works out. We just turn the camera on and catch random moments. I think it’s cool because the fans get to see who we really are.
You mentioned that you have your album coming out in July. How would you describe the sound of it?
I think it has a very unique sound. We were writing and recording for about six months and had about 30 songs to choose from. The songs are heavily influenced by hip-hop, R&B, and soul, but they still have some old flavor from the last album. Those songs are from when we were like 16 years old, so these new ones are a bit more mature and based on experiences we’ve actually had.
How did the band first come about?
We actually went to high school together. We were all friends before we were even musicians. Nathan and Zack would play at parties and started getting into production. The music went up on MySpace, and that’s where our managers found us. I came in to play bass for the band. Michael actually went to a rival high school and came in to play with us. We practiced a lot and played a lot of places before moving to L.A.
Fan question: What’s one of your favorite places to play live?
That’s a hard one because we’ve had so many great experiences in different places. All of the fans are great everywhere we go. Florida, L.A., Chicago, New York, London, – they’re all awesome. I’d maybe have to say L.A. just because that’s like our hometown.
What has been one of your weirdest fan moments?
The first time we sold out the House of Blues in Anaheim was insane because it was the first headlining, sold out show for us. For Zack’s birthday, a fan got him a Chihuahua puppy – a real one. We didn’t know what to do with it. Someone also bought us a star in the sky. That was actually cool.
Do you guys play pranks on each other?
Yes and no. Nathan does play a lot of pranks on us, but we get him back. It’s usually just between us in the group.
Now that you guys are going on tour with Selena, are you nervous about catching Bieber fever?
Maybe. [laughs] You never know.