Interview Before You Exit

There’s just something magical about a musical band of brothers, from Hanson to Jonas Brothers to AJR.  Brothers Connor, Toby and Riley McDonough formed Before You Exit in their hometown of Orlando, and have a knack for crafting catchy pop tunes with infectious harmonies.  They’ve opened up for artists like The Vamps and Fifth Harmony, and won the Macy’s and iHeartRadio Rising Star campaign in 2014.   BYE just dropped their new EP, “All The Lights.”

Before You Exit just dropped their new EP, “All The Lights,” and are heading out on tour in support.  The tour kicks off in Philadelphia this weekend, with special guest Christina Grimmie.  We caught up with Connor and talked about their upcoming tour, new music and who they would fangirl over.  Read our interview below and check out Before You Exit at a show near you this Summer! What can fans expect from your upcoming “All The Lights” tour?
Connor McDonough: Fans can definitely expect a high energy and exciting show. We’ve done our best to combine our older music and the new music to put on the best show possible. Can’t wait to get back on the road and see everyone. 🙂

Do you have any pre-concert rituals?
We always do a little huddle with the whole band and crew. We always make sure we do that and then yell “123, BYE!” before every show.

What artist would you fangirl over if you met?
We would all love to meet John Mayer. He’s definitely been an inspiration for us since we were really young.

What song did you have the most fun writing or recording on the “All The Lights” EP?
That’s hard to say honestly. Every song was different and is unique for its own reason. One of our favorites though was When I’m Gone because of how it came together. The song originally started out as a ballad but after one mistake we ended up singing it over this track we had built and it worked perfectly.

What would be your walk on song if you were a professional athlete?
‘Eye of the Tiger.’ That was our anthem when we were younger and it’s a great hype song.

What artists would you love to collaborate with?
Off the top of our heads we’d love to collab with Maroon 5, the 1975, or John Mayer but the list could go on forever. We have so many people we’d love to work with and hopefully will someday.

What’s your favorite song to perform live?
Of the new music, ‘When I’m Gone’ or ‘Other Kids’. They both have an energy that is so fun and upbeat.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
We love you all and thanks for reading 🙂 xo

Before You Exit “All The Lights” Tour with Christina Grimmie
May 29 – The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA – Buy Tickets
May 30 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA – Buy Tickets
May 31 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY – Buy Tickets
June 2 – The Loft – Lansing, MI – Buy Tickets
June 4 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
June 5 – Mod Club – Toronto, ON – Buy Tickets
June 8 – Rock & Roll Hotel – Washington, D.C. – Buy Tickets
June 9 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA – Buy Tickets
June 10 – The Plaza Live – Orlando, FL – Buy Tickets
June 15 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA – Buy Tickets
June 17 – Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA – Buy Tickets

Pickup a copy of the “All The Lights” EP on iTunes now so you can sing along on tour!

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