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Editors go down a storm in US


Story by Jack Foley

NME Award hopefuls, Editors, have caused a storm in America, as fans rush to try and see them.

The band sold out two appearances in Los Angeles, at Spaceland and Cinespace (on January 16 and 17, 2006) and were then forced to change venue no less than three times when they played in New York over the weekend of January 21-22.

According to the NME, the first NY show took place at the Mercury Lounge on January 20 and had people queuing around the block to get in.

Word of mouth (and radio play) was so strong that they were then booked to play a second show at trendy Lower East Side club, The Annex, on January 21.

But once word spread of the gig, it had to be moved to the Hiro Ballroom, at the Maritime Hotel, to cope with demand – and then moved again when that venue couldn’t cope!

The farcical situation continued when the band was forced to switch back to original venue, The Annex, only to find that it ‘didn’t have any walls or something’, and they were forced to move a final time to Rothko.

Nevertheless, the gig still proved a rip-roaring success and was followed by an after-show party which included a DJ set by New Order’s Peter Hook.

America is not the only place that the band have attracted considerable success. The UK is currently adoring them as well, having helped their debut album, The Back Room reach number two in the UK album charts.

Indeed, as interest in their live shows grows, they have added new dates to their UK tour and will now play the following:

Glasgow Academy (May 28)
Manchester Apollo (29)
London Brixton Academy (May 30-31)