Smith said he loves playing and has enjoyed being able to see the country. Tour destinations have included Texas, Florida, Virginia, Oregon, California and many other locations.
“It has been a dream to play shows in these different cities,” Smith said. “To watch it grow all these years has been amazing. Some of the most exciting parts have been the climb.”
Smith said his family isn’t able to visit on the road, but they attend shows when they are in Indiana. Smith said his wife, Tavia, and mother, Joyce, have been extremely supportive. Smith has two children — Jacob, who is 20, and Khloe, who will be 4 in September.
“I miss them when I’m on the road,” he said.
Smith met the Mobile Deathcamp members while playing with Threat Level, a band that he was with from 2005 to 2012. Smith said he has gotten really close with the band members.
In addition to touring, the band is working toward the next year. Some tours are on the docket and the band is looking to put a new CD out in 2014, Smith said. Mobile Deathcamp currently has two CDs.
“We’re ready to get new stuff out there,” he said “We have quite a bit of interest.”
While traveling, fans have exceeded Smith’s expectations. Smith said Gwar fans love anything Evans touches and it has been nice to get that.
“We get a lot of love from fans,” Smith said. “It has been awesome. I’m really happy.”
Amie Sites is a staff reporter at the Pharos-Tribune. She can be reached at 574-732-5117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you go: WHAT: Indianapolis Metal Fest WHEN: 11 a.m. Sept. 21 WHERE: Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis WHY: Several bands, including Mobile Deathcamp, will be playing COST: General admission is $35 in advance and $40 the day of the show INFO: Visit www.indianapolismetalfest.com