White Lies have said supporting Kings of Leon on their recent North American tour was better than their past warm-up slots for Coldplay and Snow Patrol, reports DigitalSpy today. Bassist Charles Cave said the experience of playing with Kings of Leon had been “fantastic” and revealed both groups had grown close on tour.
"It's probably the most enjoyable support tour we've ever done, sorry (Coldplay frontman) Chris Martin, sorry Snow Patrol,” he told BBC 6 Music. "We just had a lot of downtime where we could actually spend some time hanging out. When you're touring America it's pretty hard to get planes back home every night so it means you're all in it together. There was a real family vibe about the whole thing."
White Lies had previously supported Coldplay on the UK leg of their 'Viva La Vida' jaunt.
Meanwhile, the London trio also rubbished reports that the members of Kings of Leon were struggling to get along with each other. Drummer Jack Lawrence-Brown said the four-piece were having “a really great time and they all seem to have become really comfortable with what they're doing”. It had been claimed that singer Caleb Followill and his bassist brother Jared had fallen out over writing credits on the band's next album.
More on this White LIes / Coldplay support slot news is at the Coldplay forum here onwards. [thanks mimixxx]
New pictures of Coldplay at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Maryland Heights, MO (24th July 2009):
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