Simon Cowell is a Two Door Cinema Club fan

X Factor boss told band he likes new single 'Sun'

TV behemoth Simon Cowell is a fan of Two Door Cinema Club, reports The Star.

The Northern Irish band and the X Factor boss met on US TV staple The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, an occasion the band described as “one of the weirdest Two Door moments to date”.

The band performed new single ‘Sun’, and were approached by Cowell after the recording to tell them that he is a fan of the track. See a video of the performance by scrolling down.

Two Door Dinema Club also Tweeted a picture of a card they received from host Jay Leno, reading, “Yo, Two Door Cinema Club! Thanks for coming, Jay Leno”.

Currently on tour in the USA, Two Door Cinema Club are set to tour Australia in 2013 with chart rivals The Vaccines in support. ‘Beacon’ was pipped to the post for the Number One slot in the UK Official Album Charts by The Vaccines’ second album ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age’.

Speaking about the jaunt in an interview with NME singer Alex Trimble said: “We’re doing a touring festival out there in the New Year. We wanted to play some shows of our own too, and we saw The Vaccines were over at the same time we thought it would be perfect.” When asked how the band decided who would be headliners, he added: “We booked the tour, but I see it more as a package than a headline tour.”

Two Door Cinema Club will tour the UK in January and February 2013. They will also play their biggest ever gig at Alexandra Palace in London on April 27.

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