From The Desk Of Delicate Steve: Touring With Tame Impala

Steve Marion would like you to know, first and foremost, that he’s a human being. That’s why the New Jersey-bred guitar maestro’s given name is right there in the moniker of his primary musical project—Delicate Steve is both the four-piece live band Marion fronts and the superhero alias he assumes for his one-man recording output—and in the title of his long-in-the-works third LP. Marion will be guest editing magnet magazine.com all week. Read our feature.

Marion: At that point, they were the biggest rock band on the planet, and they asked Delicate Steve to be the opener on their U.S. tour. We were hand-picked because apparently Nick Allbrook bought Positive Force on a whim because he liked the record cover. We got to play two nights at the Beacon Theater, where I once saw David Byrne and the Allman Brothers growing up. We also made a live Delicate Steve album on this tour called Live In Las Vegas. Everyone in that band and crew were gentlemen and so fun to be around playing these huge venues together.