My new band Cronut Body is pretty good friends with The Shins. They said we could open for them the next time they played Rialto.

Um, that’s not really a question. The type of touring bands that play the Rialto frequently have support bands on tour with them. Whether a local gets to play as support is totally the headliner’s call, and it doesn’t happen all that often, but sometimes, yeah.  When there is an opening slot available, we look to fill it with bands that have a proven draw and that go well with the headliner. We do what we can for locals, but we’re constrained by circumstance. Take some comfort in the knowledge that once Cronut Body gets huge, it’ll be so satisfying to completely snub us.

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