William Ryan Key told Rock Sound that he is set to perform at Slam Dunk 2019 where he’ll be playing a Yellowcard set.

“Originally I didn’t even know I would be playing it! I knew that I would be at the festival because I’m playing rhythm guitar for New Found Glory. The festival then asked me if I would play an acoustic set for them while I’m there. I did a similar thing last summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

“Now that I’ve ventured out in to doing my own music, it’s pretty distant from the music that Yellowcard was making. So if I was going to play a solo slot it wouldn’t make a lot of sense to play this indie folk post-rock sound that I’m making. Also I feel like it’s a cool for these types of festivals to be able to represent Yellowcard in some way. I’m not trying to revive the band or get anyone pumped up for a reunion but those songs are a big part of us and mean a lot to the fans. It’s a nice way to pay tribute to all of those who supported the band over the years. In essence I’m now playing cover songs!”

Slam Dunk Festival will be held on May 25th in Leeds and May 26 in Hatfield. Tickets can be purchased here.

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