10/12/2017 By: Sarah Pittman
When MisterWives was first presented with the opportunity to support Twenty One Pilots in fall 2014, the New York-based indie pop band was hesitant because it was recording its debut album. That’s when Paradigm Talent Agency’s Mike Marquis stepped in.
“Marquis called us and was like, ‘You have to take this tour.’ … So we took it and our fanbase multiplied significantly,” drummer Etienne Bowler told Pollstar.
“He’s only called a couple of times and every time he does we’re just, like, “OK, we’ll do it!” vocalist Mandy Lee added. “We respect him so much and his opinion. He [has] a heavy hand in where the band is.”
Following the Twenty One Pilots outing, MisterWives did its own headline dates “and our numbers doubled, then tripled, just based on doing one support tour,” Marquis said.