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Metronomy: Coldplay support confused our fans

1 of 1 Metronomy: Joseph Mount on the right
Metronomy: Joseph Mount on the right

Metronomy frontman Joseph Mount says that his decision to support Coldplay on their world tour in 2012 probably left fans of his own band confused.

Speaking to RTÉ Ten about the release of Metronomy's new album Love Letters, Mount said: "We were supporting them so we were there at their gig and they were playing these huge, huge venues of 20,000 capacity hockey arenas. No one was there to see us.

"They were there to see Coldplay so the experience was very eye-opening, very interesting. We had a lot of fun touring but we weren’t playing to 20,000 people every night – Coldplay were playing to 20,000 people every night but it was great but kinda curious.

"Coldplay fans are a very tribal bunch but what we did on that tour was so far removed from Coldplay and I think we probably confused a lot of our fans to be honest but to given the opportunity was wonderful and for a band as big as Coldplay would think to take a band like us on tour. I’m sure we converted a few Coldplay fans.”

Metronomy play Dublin's Olympia Theatre tomorrow night (March 12). Read the full interview here.

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