Titus Andronicus ‘Hated’ Touring With The Pogues

By Live4ever - Posted on 05 Apr 2011 at 11:13am

New Jersey natives Titus Andronicus have said they were ‘furious’ throughout their time on the road in the US with The Pogues for what has been billed as the legendary band’s last ever US jaunt.

Frontman Patrick Stickles told Spinner of the disrespect he feels was shown to his band for the duration of the tour, and revealed he didn’t share one conversation with the headliners during the nine-date tour.

“It’s obvious that the diplomatic route isn’t going okay so I’m just going to go back to the real route, which is to say that I hated the tour,” he said. “It made me furious throughout. I didn’t think that we were treated at all with the respect that we deserved, not even the respect as saying ‘we’re an important punk band,’ but respect that we’re human beings.”

“After doing nine shows with them, they never took the time to introduce themselves or watch any of our performances. The closest that we got to them was when we would have to load-out after our show so they could have a nice clear backstage area. We would be out in the alleyway, and they would pull up in their hotel shuttle bus.”

Titus Andronicus have to date released two studio albums, most recently issuing ‘The Monitor‘ in March 2010.

Read the interview in full here.

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