As Dommin's first-ever European tour begins to wind down, the band reports in from Italy, where they just played in tourmates Lacuna Coil's home town of Milan before visiting a few more cities in the boot peninsula.
From their time in Bologna & Rome, frontman Kristofer Dommin writes, "I go onstage feeling tired, maybe even a bit sluggish. I don't have the same jumpy nerves I usually do on stage. Perhaps I'm just becoming more comfortable. All I know is that it worked...whatever it is. I ended up having my best show of the entire tour. I played and sang better tonight than any other night. Perhaps it was because the excitement didn't overwhelm my focus. The Bologna fans were amazing. They gave me all the energy I would ever need to get through a set. Its only the second show in Italy but I'm wondering if this will be the trend at Italian shows. We don't stay in Bologna that night. We leave the show early to reach the next destination that night."
"...We arrive in Rome at 3:30 AM. We have plans to get in a bit of tourist activity the next morning before heading to the venue. There is so much I want to do. Rome has always been the place I desired most to visit. But I was determined NOT to do the 2 hour drive-by tour. We picked 3 things to do in 4 hours time. Which is still too short. But how do you come all the way to Rome and not spend SOME time looking around. We get dropped off at the Coliseum. From there we visit, or more like pass by, the Forum and head to the Fountain. The amount of history here is amazing. Everywhere you look and everywhere you walk, there is such a rich history. The only disappointing thing for this tourist is how many precious things were destroyed by the citizens. Perhaps it was by necessity, I'm not sure. But many of the reasons that there are mere ruins left is because the materials were used to build houses and various other things. I suppose the thought of preserving the history while living in it didn't really cross the mind. But its beautiful all the same.
After a small meal and some gelato, it was time to get to the venue. And for the 3rd time in a row, the Italian fans were lovely. Much like Bologna, these fans didn't need any direction or prompting when to clap or sing along. They were all over it. I think at the end of the show, we signed more things and took more pictures than we had on the entire tour. I can't imagine how it would have been had more people understood my English announcing our presence at the merch booth."
Read Dommin's whole Italian experience right here, and check back for the conclusion to this series as the goth-rockers play their last show in Treviso.
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