When we launched the On The Road feature in the new-look magazine, The Big Pink were exactly the kind of band we had in mind for it: dangerous, destructive, devil-may-care nihilists with a penchant for alcohol and late nights. Click on to see what happened when we tagged along on their US tour.
Robbie Furze in the back of an unsuspecting cabbie’s car somewhere in Arizona on April 14. The band met a Guinness-drinking dog and numerous other reprobates on their trip – grab this week’s mag for the full story.
The Big Pink’s drummer Akiko (aka Keex) brandishes the scissors after giving Milo and Robbie new mohican cuts during the tail end of their US tour.
Akiko sits down for two minutes to bash out drum lines onstage at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix, Arizona.
Robbie faces the crowd onstage at The Rhythm Room in Phoenix. Although this gig passed uneventfully, he did get into a fracas at one show. Watch an unsuspecting punter get walloped off the stage over on the video blog.
11pm in The Rhythm Room, Arizona, as The Big Pink blast through ‘Velvet’. The band told us in this week’s mag that US crowds aren’t as fixated on ‘Dominos’ as we are over here.
Backstage in the world’s smallest dressing room. The band were supported on their tour by IO Echo and New York noisemongers A Place To Bury Strangers.
According to this week’s issue, Akiko told the band in San Diego that she was pregnant with all of their sperm. She also got punched in the face by Milo, accidentally of course.
Milo takes home a souvenir of their US tour, which ended in San Diego on April 15th. For the full feature, grab this week’s magazine, which has The Dead Weather on the cover.
Another pile-up of human bodies on The Big Pink’s US tour.
Robbie meets two very hairy and very excited punters in San Diego, at legendary showbox venue The Casbah.
Milo and Robbie share a joke outside the Casbah’s back door. The band are lined up for next month’s Great Escape festival as well as the Reading And Leeds weekender.
Akiki (aka Keex) tries some bows on Robbie’s head. The Big Pink have told us they’re planning to bring a huge brain onstage at their Reading And Leeds festival shows.
Robbie shows off some unlikely looking tour merch onboard the Big Pink bus. Apparently, the vehicle was fitted out with gold taps and chandeliers.
Band and fans get tangled up. Not pictured is Robbie’s girlfriend Roxy, who was trapped in the UK thanks to the volcanic ash situation.
Milo takes a much needed nap on the bus. The band told NME they were behaving themselves more on this tour, although there was mention of a “drugs kitty”. Get this week’s NME for the full story.