To coincide with the release of their second epic album Editors are about to embark on an emormous world tour to promote The End Has A Start.
Leanne Durr caught up with the band's lovely drummer Ed Lay to find out what he’ll be packing in his suitcase on the eve of their departure.
Which places are you most looking forward to visiting on tour?
We always look forward to going to America; also Australia is another place we’re looking forward to. We didn’t get to go there with our first album.
are there places are you a little apprehensive about visiting on tour?
No. Looking forward to it all, we just feel really lucky that we get to tour the album.
What is the most important thing you take on tour with you?
Clothes and wash bag. Chris has got really bad eyes so he needs his contact lenses and all the stuff that goes with that. Practical stuff really. I need my iPod aswell, to help me relax between shows.
What music will you be listening to on your iPod?
Sigur Ros. I’ve been listening to a lot of classical music – really into Bach at the minute, it’s relaxing.
Do you have any superstitions before you play or go on tour?
Before we do an encore we’ve started doing a shot of Jaegermeister, it’s become kind of a tradition now.
Did you enjoy all the festivals you played this summer?
Oh yes, we've played Glastonbury, V festival, Summersonic and we’ve got Idroscalo Rock in Rome coming up.
Who do you spend the most time with in the band when you’re on tour?
Probably Chris [guitar], we used to work together before the band and so did Tom and Russell, so yeah Chris.
Who or what will you miss most while you’re away?
Family, my girlfriend. You forget they’ve got normal jobs, so I’m saying 'you can catch this flight' and they’re like 'I can’t I’ve got work', so it can be difficult.
You can catch Tom and the Editors as they hit the road on a monster tour of the planet earth.
1 Sep Idroscalo Rock Milan
4 Sep 930 Club Washington
6 Sep Paradise Rock Club Boston
7 Sep Webster Hall New York
8 Sep Osheaga Festival Montreal
9 Sep Virgin Festival Toronto
11 Sep Park West Chicago
12 Sep Fine Line Music Cafe Minneapolis
15 Sep Club Sound Salt Lake City
17 Sep Richard on Richards Vancouver
18 Sep Chop Suey Seattle
19 Sep Berbatis Pan Portland
20 Sep The Filmore San Francisco
23 Sep Street Scene San Diego
24 Sep The Wiltern Los Angeles
1 Oct UEA Norwich
2 Oct Guildhall Portsmouth
3 Oct Exeter University Exeter
4 Oct Newport Centre Newport
6 Oct Academy Oxford
8 Oct Brixton Academy London
9 Oct Brixton Academy London
10 Oct Brixton Academy London
11 Oct Corn Exchange Cambridge
13 Oct Carling Academy Birmingham
14 Oct Apollo Manchester
15 Oct Carling Academy Bristol
17 Oct Leeds University Leeds
18 Oct Carling academy Newcastle
19 Oct Music Hall Aberdeen
21 Oct Carling Academy Glasgow
22 Oct Octagon Sheffield
23 Oct Liverpool University Liverpool
25 Oct Rock City Nottingham
28 Oct Halles de Schaerbeek Brussels
29 Oct Net Tilbourg
30 Oct Paradiso Amsterdam
2 Nov Uebel & Gefährlich Hamburg
3 Nov Postbahnhof Berlin
4 Nov Stodola Warsaw
6 Nov Arena Vienna
7 Nov Georg-Elser-Halle Munich
8 Nov Live Music Hall Cologne
11 Nov La Cigale La Cigale
25 Nov Rockhall Luxembourg
27 Nov Debaser Stockholm
28 Nov Vega Copenhagen
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