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TCV hit UK road

The rock heavy weights discuss the highs and lows of touring

  • 10/12/09
  • Zoe Curtis
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Fans that missed their UK appearances at Reading Festival and supporting the Arctic Monkeys will finally get the chance to see Them Crooked Vultures perform live over the coming week.

Tickets for the gigs sold out ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album.

However, with the impressive talents of Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones, it’s no surprise that expectations for Them Crooked Vultures are so high.

It would be easy to presume that with three huge stars in their own right and widespread interest in the band, uniting to form one supergroup could cause a power struggle, but not so according to Josh Homme.

He told 6 Music News: "Ego is a real problem normally; you can’t be honest when people have an ego and everything is so overtly personal, but we pursue the best ideas available to us regardless of where they come from, that it doesn’t really matter."

For Them Crooked Vultures, performing is their real passion and Dave Grohl cannot wait to play for the UK crowds.

"The shows are so rewarding, that it doesn’t matter how sick of the road you are, when you go out and play it really makes up for the other 22 hours of the day when you might be exhausted," said the Foo Fighters frontman.

"After the America tour and our last show in New York City, there was a real come down from that – a real crash."

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However, the highs they get from performing are inevitably followed by the lows of not playing as Grohl explains: "I look forward to playing every gig and then at the end of every gig I think ‘God that was great!’"

"After the America tour and our last show in New York City, there was a real come down from that - a real crash. It was such a great gig, and then you realise you’re not going to do it for another two weeks, and that sucks."

The Deserve the Future tour begins tonight (10 Dec) at the Pavilions in Plymouth, and is followed by more dates over the coming week in Portsmouth Guildhall (11th) Blackpool Empress Ballroom (13th) Birmingham O2 Academy (14th) Edinburgh Corn Exchange (15th) and London HMV Hammersmith Apollo (17th & 18th).

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