Letlive Announce UK Dates And Discuss The Download Fight…
Letlive seduced our ears last year with the breakthrough album, Fake History, and with live shows culminating in Download festival we fell in love. The band are back for a string of dates starting with Reading/Leeds Festival on 27/28 August and continuing until two nights in Kingston on September 10 and 11. The band will also support Enter Shikari with Your Demise in October. Those who came to see what all the fuss was like at Download were not disappointed as the chaos began before they did, with frontman Jason Butler being ‘restrained’ by security who didn’t know he was in the band having tried to make his entrance by coming through the audience. The mayhem escalated with monitor-trashing, micstand-throwing and more.
We asked Jason if everything was ok with security directly after the show:
“I certainly was. I spoke with many of the security following our set and had a good laugh at the obviously humorous miscommunication, including two of the heads of the security team. I quelled my seemingly over-active testosterone and admitted that I could have chosen a much more prudent way to exit that stronghold the seventh security guard put on me, but being human beings themselves and after understanding that I had already shown six members of his team my artist wristband on my right wrist, they offered me some much appreciated empathy. Not to mention one of the head of security concluded with “You got to stick to the man, right? It’s a rock show”. That shit was real as fuck.”
So does it kick your adrenaline in a bit more when things like that kick off?
“A lot bit more.”
Do you think Reading are going to hire extra security now?
“I would assume they will hand out an ample amount of cattle prods though.”
Jason explains that the sudden mass invasion plan simply comes from requests to do so. And anyone who’s seen them will understand why.
“We like the very small, intimate situation with those who believe in what Letlive is and is becoming. It is a trite punk rock mantra, but – small shows have the potential to mean a whole lot to a little bit of people.”
We suggest you be one of them.