To which the answer is, normally, in a practice room surrounded by clouds of smoke and excellent new hits. Our intrepid champ Aaron had a word >>>
You guys have been gone for what seems like forever, but you’re back to rock this earth with a huge Euro tour, visiting countries I thought were made up like Czech Republic and Slovakia, my friend also mentioned you guys may be heading to Malta if all goes to plan. Can you explain more about this tour and where you have been these past few month’s young man:
We’ve been gone like 2 months! We’ve been writing new songs and designing more arts and complaining about tories on the internet. The crazyass Eurotour stems from us realising there’s waaay too many places we’ve never been to, wheras Malta, these kids just called us up and asked if they could put us on. I wish everyone was so proactive.
What do bands like Johnny Foreigner miss the most about the UK when touring the world? Do you guys take a bag full of Yorkshire puddings around with you, or what?
nothing really? Orange lucozade mayhaps. And I guess, being able to speak the language, or rather, not being ashamed at having to conduct conversations in english. Mostly tho, we’re total tourists; anything that’s worse than back home gets a reprieve cos it’s foreign and strange and new. Cf; every gas station sandwich ever..
Will you guys be gracing us in the UK with your live shows at any point this year?
Yeh, no proper tour till autumn, but the usual festival circuit and a few odd shows scattered around.
One of the first things that drawn me to Johnny Foreigner was the close knit relationship with your fans, what’s it like sinking beers with fans and seeing your lyrics or the Johnny Foreigner ghost tattooed onto them?
The tattoos etc are flattering, but more importantly, kinda prove to us that we’re doing something that matters. Right, in our heads we have this possibly wrong, probably naive idea that mutal love of the same music equates with social compatability. That conciet is like, our religion. Sometimes I talk to dudes in other bands and they’re like, how do you have such a mental fanbase? And I think it’s sad cos the base level is us not treating people like “fans”; these are people who share the same record collection / shoes / hair / whatever as us; they’d be our friends if we lived there but as it is they just paid 8 quid to watch us, so the least we can do, as Good Humans, is go say hi thanks how are you. So to answer yr question, its the same as drinking with my friends, only I forget their names more often.
Anything else you would like to add for the readers of the Alcopop! blog before I leave you be?
BE EXCELLENT TO EACH OTHER.