The band get ready to support Coldplay in Glasgow after Bob Fairfoull's departure...
Idlewild have returned to their native SCOTLAND for their first British show without bassist BOB FAIRFOULL
Yesterday (October 3), the band’s record label announced via NME.COM that Fairfoull is out of the band for good, citing “personal problems” as the reason.
He quit in Amsterdam after a fight with singer Roddy Woomble. The band were in Europe playing a select number of European dates in preparation for their arena tour with labelmates Coldplay.
Shortly after the group’s last European date in Paris (October 2) they flew to London, where they underwent intensive rehearsals with stand-in Alex Grant. The remaining members of the band have only had a few days to work out their entire set with him.
They are now on their way back to Scotland, for a high profile show at the Glasgow SECC. The gig is a support for Coldplay, and the opening night of a tour.
A source close to the band told NME.COM: “Despite everything, morale is still high. They’re determined to play these shows, with or without Bob.”
Then [a][/a] head to Newcastle (October 5), and tour with Coldplay throughout the UK and Ireland for the rest of the month. They will also play shows in Europe with them, before their own headline tour in December.
Their new single, ‘Live In A Hiding Place’, is released on October 21.