America will resume touring with their first live show of the year on August 13th.
Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell recently shared a Q&A in which they discussed the group’s longest ever layoff and their future plans.They even dropped hint of possible new music.
Beckley said, "I have never before in my professional life had this much time 'off.' A year and a half." But he calls the word "off" misleading because he "remained quite busy with writing and recording, something that usually takes a back seat to our hectic travel and performing schedule."
Bunnell added, "Most definitely this time between shows is unprecedented! We are now in our 51st year as a performing band with barely ever more than a month break a few times a year for holidays and vacations."
Beckley went on to say the break from touring gave him "time to explore my photography. I’m working toward another gallery exhibit here in Sydney, Australia," which is where he now resides.
Bunnell is living in Wisconsin and he added, "I spent more time with our horse... and I dabbled in a few artistic pursuits around the house, but it was actually ‘new and unexpected’ to have the opportunity to spend such a long period of time at home with my wife and pets every day for 14 months."
[Source: Classic Hits Today]