It’s a cold day in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Despite the weather, Jaime Preciado is pumped up for his current tour.
“This is our first time headlining in Canada,” he says during a recent phone interview. “We’re playing a lot of cool venues. It’s a very humbling thing to step back now that we’re headlining. All of the hard work we’ve put in to build the band. To see it after 10 years together, it’s amazing.”
Preciado is one-fourth of the rock band Pierce The Veil. The San Diego-based quartet is rounded out Vic Fuentes, Tony Perry and Mike Fuentes.
Over the course of a decade, the band has released four full-length albums. Its latest is 2016’s “Misadventures.” It was produced by Dan Korneff.
On tour, Pierce The Veil is performing songs from its entire catalog.
“I would say it’s a pretty heavy dose of it (Misadventures),” he says. “The set is a little more like a journey. We give the fans some new songs and dabble in some from the first record.”
In addition to the excitement of headlining a tour, Preciado says bringing along Crown the Empire and Falling in Reverse is a dream.
“Crown the Empire, they bring a cool, energetic set,” he says. “And Falling in Reverse, it’s their first time ever in Canada.”
Preciado says the growth of the band since the last album has been exponential.
He says each record tells a different story.
“I think that’s what makes records unique, they are time capsules,” he says. “This record was all of those things. We took a little more chances. They worked out for us.”
The men in Pierce The Veil take every show seriously.
“There’s always a nervous energy before the show,” he says. “There’s a ton of kids waiting outside most of the day for the show. It gives me this anxious feeling because they don’t know what to expect. They help light us up on stage with their energy. That’s one of my favorite parts. After 10 years, we’re still trying to win the crowd each night. I don’t think that feeling or drive will subside. If and when it does, that’s when we know the band has run its course.”