Avant-pop party-starter Dan Deacon, a performer skilled in all manner of multimedia insanity, met his match when he joined Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips on their U.S. tour in support of the Dead Petz album, which ran November 19th through December 6th. Along the way, Deacon agreed to snap some exclusive photos for Rolling Stone and provide his thoughts on each image.
When I was first offered the opening slot on the Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz tour, I had no idea what to expect. Everything moved so quickly that I didn't really have time to establish expectation. The first day we met up with everyone, it was a really pleasant surprise to find how nice everyone was. I've been a part of big tours before where you can really feel like you don't exist, but everyone involved 0n this tour was more than helpful and chill. It felt like touring with old friends very quickly. It was also amazing to see so many people working so hard on such an massive production in small spaces while not only keeping their cool but having fun the whole time. It was really inspiring and I feel like, as an artist who often embarks on impractical projects, I learned the most in seeing how far a smile can go in a stressful situation.