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Rolo Tomassi on tour: "We’ll be playing a good chunk of the new record"

James Spence and co. are taking their new album on the road.
Published: 9:17 am, April 03, 2018
Rolo Tomassi on tour: "We’ll be playing a good chunk of the new record"
Rolo Tomassi are old hats ar this touring game, having spent much of their decade-plus laying waste to venues big and small all over the world. This month, they're taking their new album 'Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It' on the road.

Hey James, how’s it going?
I’m well thank you. We’ve just played the second of two album release shows and had a wonderful weekend celebrating with friends.

Are you looking forward to taking your new album on the road, then?
Yes absolutely. This weekend was the debut of some new material which we were itching to play live, and it went wonderfully.

Will any of the tracks be getting their live debut on this batch of dates?
Absolutely! We’ll be playing a good chunk of the new record live in amongst older material.

What’s your favourite song to play live?
Of the new tracks, ‘Whispers Among Us’ has been really fun so far. In terms of older tracks, Stage Knives is a lot of fun on the keys for me personally.

How do you prepare for going on tour?
Practice practice practice.

Is there anywhere on this upcoming run you’re especially keen to visit?
Budapest and Berlin. The former because we had a great albeit brief visit there a couple of years back and I loved the city. The latter because it’s a Friday night, a lot of our pals are out there or travelling out there, and it’s Berlin!!

Do you do touristy things while you’re out, or is it mostly just hotels and venues?
We try and find a balance wherever possible. We enjoy visiting new places and trying to take some culture. Finding good vegan food is a must.

Who are you taking to support?
Palm Reader and Cryptodira will be joining us on this run.

You’re playing a few festivals this year, aren’t you - do you have any more still to announce?
We do! Unfortunately, I can’t announce anything I’m afraid...

Taken from the April issue of Dork - order a copy or subscribe below. Rolo Tomassi tour the UK from 3rd April.

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