Post-Grunge band Default, whose debut album The Fallout went Platinum in 2001, is reuniting for a final Canadian tour with Stone Temple Pilots and Seether. Frontman Dallas Smith discussed the tour and reunion with Riff Magazine.
The opportunity to tour with Stone Temple Pilots is a lifelong dream realized for Dallas Smith, who grew up as a fan of the band.
“Core was one of the reasons why I fell in love with music; it was one of those first sounds that [I] identified as my own and not my parents’ music,” heh said.
In his early years as he was first getting started as a frontman, it was an STP song—”Plush”— that landed Smith his job as the singer for Default.
“I was about 20 years old and nobody had heard me sing before, and I realized I had to get over this fear,” Smith said of his first time stepping into the vocal booth with the band on a Friday night rehearsal. “I got in there, had a few drinks for some liquid courage and “Plush” was the song that I kinda broke the ice with. We had a record deal about a year and a half later.
“To come back together for one final tour with Stone Temple Pilots is a really cool full circle moment.”