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An uninvited guest at the group's Colchester gig sends singer Courtney Taylor flying...

THE DANDY WARHOLS‘ second UK show of 2000 was brought to a surprise halt just three songs in last night (April 25) after a crowd surfer sent lead singer COURTNEY TAYLOR flying.

However, after a few exchanges of anxious looks, Courtney dusted himself down, regained his composure and the band finished ‘Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth’ as the surfer was led off.

After the song, Taylor slammed stage-diving, and called for an end to “this dumb ass kids stuff”.

The Colchester Arts Centre show was The Dandy Warhols’ second night of a four-date British tour to road test new album ‘Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia’, their third LP, due for release through Parlophone on June 12.

The set alternated between better-known tracks from 1998’s ‘Dandy Warhols Come Down’, their 1996 debut ‘Dandys Rule OK?’ and a selection of songs from the forthcoming album.

Though at times the show resembled an extended practice session, audience response was generally very positive towards the new material, especially forthcoming single ‘Get Off’.

The band, swollen to a five-piece, with an additional guitarist used mostly for the new, leaner-sounding tracks, also had something to say about Portsmouth, where they had opened the mini-tour on Sunday (April 23).

“It was nice but fucked up,” said Taylor, “We just saw weirdo after weirdo after weirdo. There were eight-year-old girls asking us for cigarettes. It was a real strange place.”

The Dandy Warhols play Milton Keynes Woughton Centre tonight (April 26) before wrapping up their UK jaunt at London Dingwalls tomorrow (27).

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