Despite sending fans into a frenzy with catchy singles “Spring Break Anthem” and “Spell It Out,” the one question the boys from the Lonely Island keep getting is “when is there going to be a tour?”
“It’s just a matter of scheduling now,” says Andy Samberg, who opened up about the group’s plans during a visit to the Soho Apple Store with SNL writer John Mulaney. They came close, he said, with a concert in Chicago that was scheduled – but later canceled – by the trio.
“We just realized that we needed a few months of free time to really do it right,” adds Akiva Schaffer. “And we want to do it right. We’re not real performers: we have to start from the ground up, so it’s extra difficult for us,” he says.
The Island, a group that was initially spawned out of mutual boredom, is now plagued with too many projects; amongst their ongoing gigs is Samberg’s upcoming Fox comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Jorma Taccone’s work on the MacGruber 2 script.
The Wack Album, available June 11th, features guest appearances from Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga, but the trio claims they have yet to work with their dream collaborator.
“We’ve just been waiting for a song good enough to bring to President Bill Clinton to play sax on,” admits Taccone. “We’re still working on that.”