It seems like a very odd double bill, but starting on Saturday, Cobra Starship will be opening up for Justin Bieber in Latin America. The two acts will share the stage for two nights in Mexico City, and then move on to shows in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela. Cobra Starship is excited about the pairing and isn’t too intimidated about performing in front of screaming preteen girls who just want to see Justin.
Cobra Starship guitarist Ryland Blackinton tells ABC News Radio, “Justin’s our homie. He came up on stage with us about two years ago.” Referring to the fact that both he and Cobra frontman Gabe Saporta are extremely tall, while Justin is not, Ryland jokes, “I think he both literally and figuratively looks up to us, and I think that’s cool. I think it’s cool that he’s gonna bring us into the ‘eye of his storm,’ as it were.”
Gabe, meanwhile, thinks Cobra Starship’s music will go over fine, wherever they play and whoever they play with. “I feel like, our band, especially when we started out, we would open up for so many different kinds of artists and we would do well in all those shows. I don’t think it’s, like, ‘Oh, you can only like this band if you like punk rock, or like whatever.’ It doesn’t matter. So I think we’re gonna do well, you know.” Another reason why Cobra Starship may be embraced in Latin America: Gabe was born in Uruguay.
Source: ABC News Radio