Lostprophets’ “Weapons Reloaded” tour kicked off on November 1st in Wolverhampton, and will soon be making its way to Lincoln’s Engine Shed on the 13th, which promises to be full of surprises, according to drummer Luke Johnson.Johnson said: “We’ve been playing a lot of our hits in our sets for a long time, so you can definitely expect to see them. We’re going to try to integrate some stuff that hasn’t been played in a while and we’re going to try and change it up a little bit. We’re trying to keep it fresh.”
The Welsh rockers last performed at the venue back in 2009. Johnson hopes the gig next week will be just as successful: “The last show was really good. It was sold out and so I expect exactly the same. There was an awesome student club night on afterwards where I was able to go out and party, so I’m hoping it falls on the same night and there’s a chance to go out and party afterwards!”
He continued: “It’s a smaller city, so I feel like if you play in London or at the major cities, you’re bound to have a good crowd turn up. I think, with Lincoln, it’s less expected that we’d play there, so when you do do that, people are extra excited. I’m hoping that’s going to be the case when we come.”
The tour will let UK fans hear the band’s fifth studio album, “Weapons” performed live on stage, along with a few golden oldies which Johnson can’t wait to do: “We haven’t been in the UK for about 6 months. We’ve been playing elsewhere in the world so it will be a nice treat to come back to our UK fans. We’ve been back [in the UK] for about seven days and we’re rehearsing Cardiff and we’re digging out some oldies.”
The Engine Shed will also see the Welsh lads being supported by Essex rockers, We Are the Ocean, as well as London duo, Pure Love, who have been firm friends of Lostprophets: “We’ve been friends with those guys for a long time. We’ve played with We Are The Ocean before. They came and did shows with us in 2010 I think and they’re a good bunch of dudes.
“It’s going to be a good tour and we have a good relationship with both these bands so it’s definitely going to make for a fun tour.”
The band have one of their most successful years to date with gigs across America as part of the Vans Warped Tour earlier this year, as well as playing alongside Green Day on the main stage of Summersonic in Japan.
Tickets for the gig are still available on the Engine Shed website, priced at £22.50 plus booking fees.Tweet