The LaFontaines UK tour was `Class’
Popular Lanarkshire band the LaFontaines have been touring the UK promoting their debut album ‘Class’.
The boys began their well anticipated seven-date tour in St Albans, in Hertfordshire, at the beginning of July and ended it last week in Newcastle. Kerr Okan, Jamie Keenan, John Gerard, Iain Findlay, and Darren McCaughey, who all hail from Motherwell and Wishaw, formed the LaFontaines in 2009. Since then the band, with quirky music videos and their hilarious sense of humour have accumulated a massive fan base with almost 17,000 likes on Facebook.
The lads played headline gigs at venues as big as the O2 ABC and found huge success when they played at T in the Park in 2011.
They released their debut album ‘Class’ last year which proved to be a huge hit placing them in at number 10 in Scotland and number 90 in the UK.
This comes after the band started their own record label 889 Records.
Speaking to The Ticket this week drummer Jamie Keenan said they were delighted with how well the tour had gone.
He said: “It was absolutely amazing. We couldn’t believe the response we had. The last time we played in England we only sold around 30 tickets but this time we sold hundreds.
“Particularly the gigs in London. The atmosphere at each gig was incredible.”
Jamie explained that the album, which has a mix of rap and rock, was so successful that they have raised enough cash to bring out a second album next Spring.
He said: “We are delighted to start recording our second album.
“We were chuffed that we managed to raise enough money to continue doing what we love.
“We are currently writing songs for it and will begin to record them in the next few months, but we are hoping to release it - all going well in April or May next year.”
The LaFontaines are set to support Glasvegas at Hamilton Park Racecourse on September, 24.
Jamie said the boys were buzzing at the thought of the gig at the park.
He aded: “We are really looking forward to supporting Glasvegas at Hamilton Park Racecourse.
“It will be good to play back on home turf, playing in England is always great but being closer to home is always great. To buy tickets visit www. hamilton-park.co.uk.
Music makers Class has been a huge success so far