Orange Goblin’s Ben Ward is currently hanging with the amazing trio of bands on this year’s Lords Of The Riff tour! Here’s how it’s going so far…
“We departed Bristol around 11am and took our time making our way back to London via the services. Got to East London around 3pm and we all hit a pub for a couple of beers before checking into the hotel. The band decided that they would like to go into the centre of London and sample the legendary Crobar. Upon arrival we got stuck into the Mastodon ‘Black Tongue’ IPA and a few bottles of ‘Trooper’, the Iron Maiden ale. Soon everyone was doing shots of ‘Tape Worm’, a deadly mixture of Tequila and Mayonnaise! (yes, Mayonnaise!!).
The Scorpion Child guys were really digging the jukebox and were rocking out to the likes of Mercyful Fate, Bolt Thrower and many more. As time wore on a few people drifted off to get food and I headed home, leaving Shaun to try a few more beers at a local pub before he turned in for the night. I take pride in the fact that I managed to get myself and the band out of the Crobar before it turned into one of those nights (anyone that knows the Crobar will know what I mean!) The tour moves on!”
Catch this badass bill on the following dates:
Tue 18 Mar – COLCHESTER Arts Centre (SC closes)
Thu 20 Mar – BIRMINGHAM Academy 3 (MT closes)
Fri 21 Mar – SHEFFIELD Corporation (SC closes)
Sat 22 Mar – GLASGOW King Tuts (MT closes)
Sun 23 Mar – NEWCASTLE Academy 2 (SC closes)
Tue 25 Mar – NOTTINGHAM Rock City (MT closes)
Wed 26 Mar – LONDON Underworld (MT closes)
Thu 27 Mar – MANCHESTER Roadhouse (SC closes)
Tickets are on sale now. To buy online, visit www.seetickets.com (Sheffield shows),www.livenation.co.uk (Birmingham, Newcastle, London, Manchester), www.gigsinscotland.com(Glasgow) and www.alt-tickets.co.uk (Nottingham). See you at the front.