Jet played the biggest gig of their career last night (November 6) when the NME ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RIOT TOUR hit the LONDON ASTORIA.
The band ripped through a blistering set, which included the tracks ‘Are You Gonna Be My Girl’, ‘Cold Hard Bitch’, ‘Move On’ and the current single ‘Rollover DJ’.
The gig was a far cry from the intimate warm-up set and signing session the Aussie rockers played earlier in the day in one of the city’s independent record stores, Fopp.
Speaking about their headlining slot of the NME Rock ‘N’ Roll Riot Tour, minutes before stepping in front of the capacity crowd, drummer Chris Cester told NME: “It’s been great. People are coming out to the gigs and having such a great time – you can see it in their faces.”
“I was sitting out on stage earlier and looking out at the venue and thinking “This is fucking massive”, bassist Mark Wilson added. “I turned round to the guitar tech and said ‘I’m getting really nervous” but he turned round and said: “Well don’t sit out here and fucking look at it then!”
Singer Nic Cester said: “For us that’s what so cool about playing this time around in the UK. Before people came to see us because they’d read about Jet, but now the people coming to gigs are the ones who know the songs.”
Support act The Hiss played an adrenaline-fuelled set, whipping the crowd up with ‘Clever Kicks’, ‘Listen To Me’ and the current single ‘Back On The Radio’. Jet‘s Nic Cester also stepped on stage to join the band for a cover of Oasis‘ ‘Columbia’.