JOSH FRANCESCHI

Kerrang! (UK) - - Reviews -

How was that for you?

“It was amaz­ing – I could tell the au­di­ence had been wait­ing a while for us to play Take Off Your Colours in full. The Manch­ester shows on this tour were the first to sell out, and I feel like we have a re­ally good rap­port with the peo­ple here. We all came off­stage ab­so­lutely blown away and buzzing about it – I re­ally can’t com­plain! We had loads of fam­ily mem­bers here, too, which made it an even bet­ter night.”

What’s it been like play­ing these old songs again?

“This whole thing is an idea we had that got out of con­trol, but we’ve re­ally en­joyed giv­ing the old songs a new lease of life. We wanted to give Take Off Your Colours the cel­e­bra­tion it de­served; it’s not quite a send-off, but this tour will prob­a­bly be the last time quite a few of those songs are played, so it was an im­por­tant thing to do.”

How did it feel hav­ing your sis­ter per­form Al­ways At­tract with you?

“It was great to have her here – we haven’t done that in many years. We wanted to make these shows ex­tra spe­cial, and I thought Manch­ester would be a great place for her to make her first ap­pear­ance on this tour, be­cause there’s no bet­ter place in terms of the crowd re­ac­tion. The re­sponse she got was awe­some. It’s spe­cial when you can com­bine fam­ily and mu­sic – we re­ally trea­sure those mo­ments.”

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