Speaking to NME about what fans could expect to see on their tour in December, guitarist Josh Dewhurst said the idea of having a magician open for the band is one he’s had for “years.”
“Nobody gets a support act as a magician. Nobody does that,” Dewhurst said before adding that Dynamo and David Blaine might be possible candidates for the slot.
Speaking about Blaine, Dewhurst said: “we could freeze him in a giant ice cube and let him melt, and that’s the act.”
If Blossoms convince Blaine to appear, it wouldn’t actually be the first time musicians and magicians have joined forces. In 2007, Ian Brown had magician Dynamo open a show for him at Manchester’s MEN Arena in front of 14,000 fans. Brown was so impressed by Dynamo that he also penned a song for him.
As well as having magicians melt in giant ice cubes, other epic suggestions about what fans might see on Blossoms’ upcoming tour include “choreographed dancing, pyro and gymnastics.”
Frontman Tom Ogden also said that he “still gets a buzz” when seeing “a little red sold out [mark] on a gig listing”, with the band looking forward to playing a sold-out headline show in Brixton in December.
Ogden said that the songs audiences enjoy the most when the band play live include ‘There’s a Reason Why (I Never Returned Your Calls)’, ‘Cool Like You’, ‘Unfaithful’ and ‘I Can’t Stand It.’
Speaking about new album, ‘Cool Like You’, which was released earlier this year, Ogden revealed that they wanted to write songs that were “a little bit faster” and have “an extra spring in their step” for live performances.
In a four star review of the album, NME wrote: “Like an early greatest hits, ‘Cool Like You’ is overflowing with singles. Whether or not that could be a festival headline show falls down to fate and fashion, but with their second album Blossoms have certainly had a damn good crack.”
You can watch Blossoms full interview with NME at Sziget Festival above.
Blossoms’ December tour dates are as follows:
Glasgow, O2 Academy (December 3)
Sheffield, O2 Academy (4)
Nottingham, Rock City (5)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (7)
Manchester, Victoria Warehouse (8, 9)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (11)
Bristol, O2 Academy (12)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (13)