In between playing the Weenie Roast and early Coachella festivals, Jacobs had other projects, such as the hugely successful children's show Yo Gabba Gabba! That meant the Aquabats didn't have to tour constantly. "We're all really close and like brothers, but it's interesting to see how many weeks on tour it takes for all of that to unravel," he says. (The answer? About five weeks.) Going on tour just a couple of times per year keeps the band's energy levels up, something Jacobs is keenly attuned to. "I remember watching the Smashing Pumpkins from the stage at Lollapalooza in '93—before the Aquabats started—and they were yelling at one another between songs," he recalls. "I took some mental notes. I thought, 'I bet if they were all stoked on each other, they would sound so much better.'"

And then there are their fans. Aquacadets are probably some of the most devoted fans around, and despite how cliché it sounds, Jacobs stresses how they wouldn't be around without them. (Luckily, they keep regenerating new generations of fans through their TV shows.) "In essence, the Aquabats were always a band for kids and kids at heart," he says. "People who are perpetually young at heart are the core of our crowd. And as long as they're coming to our shows, we're going to be a band."

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House of Blues Anaheim

1530 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

Category: Music Venues

Region: Anaheim

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The Aquabats perform with the Interrupters at the House of Blues, 1503 S. Disneyland Dr., Anaheim (714) 778-2583; www.houseofblues.com/anaheim;. Fri., 7 p.m. $33. All ages.

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