Wappingers Falls Artist/Producer Undeterred After Announcing New Headlining Date
The last time we talked with Wappingers Falls singer/songwriter/producer Eric Dalton, it was announced that he would be headlining The Chance, joined by the likes of Screaming Meemies, Asraya, Good Things, and Natasha Barnes. Well, there has been a slight change in plans since then. What was originally going to be March 5th is now May 7th. All the opening bands are still joining Eric Dalton on the new date, and all tickets that have been sold already will be honored. Tickets are currently available on The Chance’s website and at the box office. You can reach out to Eric, as well, for tickets directly through him.
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When a show gets bumped, it's natural to feel a little annoyed by the situation. Not Eric though. When speaking to Eric last in regards to the schedule change, he thinks that it will be better in the long run. He says that by the time we get to May, the weather will be nicer, and he hopes to draw out more people. He is still very much looking forward to the performance, and appreciates the extra time to prepare and make it the best show that it can be. Hopefully by then, Covid cases will also be down around the area.
Eric is currently working on his third solo album, which is anticipated to be released in early 2022. Fans can expect to hear a healthy mix of these new songs at this concert, along with songs from his prior albums.
“I expect the show to be an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least,” says Eric. “Like my albums, I like the live show to have its highs and lows in energy instead of drilling one sound into the listeners’ ears for an hour plus.”
The experience will be made even more personal to him by the fact that each of the opening acts are artists that he has become close with through recording and producing.
Late last year, on November 5th, Eric released a cover video of Rihanna’s “Diamonds.” Eric makes the cover his own with his rock/metal vibe, large-sounding guitars, and thunderous drums. “My voice alone always sounds like rock/metal whether I like it or not, so that gave it a different feel in a huge way,” Eric remarked. When asked why he chose this song to cover, he said, “I’ve always really liked that song. I’m a Rihanna fan but also a Sia fan and that was one of those songs that I knew Sia wrote before even looking it up. It has her stamp.”
Eric Dalton is based out of Wappingers Falls, New York, where he operates his recording studio. Growing up, Eric was surrounded by musicians in his family. He was first inspired to learn the bass from seeing his dad, who is a bassist. By the time he was introduced to the likes of AC/DC, Def Leppard, and Guns N’ Roses, Eric shifted his interest to guitar. Eric says that he eventually started singing only out of necessity because he couldn’t find a vocalist.
When asked about his inspirations in regards to music and production, this is what Eric had to say:
“My roots are definitely in hard rock, but I was always open to hearing new bands and genres. Bands like Bullet for my Valentine and In This Moment really shaped my sound when I was in High School… I also love the production side of being an artist, which is why I love working with other musicians/bands. A couple of producers who really inspire me are Mutt Lange and Kevin Churko. They always achieve a really polished sound on anything they work on and that’s what I strive for when working with any of my clients.”