We don't play many festival shows in the UK, so when we do we like to make sure they're extra special. That's why it's a great pleasure to announce that we'll be performing at @festivalnumber6 this year. Portmeirion is a place that's occupied our dreams since we were kids and it feels like a great setting for a night to remember. Join us in September! x
Thank you Istanbul! A fitting crescendo to the adventure. These last few weeks have been some of the most enlightening and exciting I've ever had on the road. A million thanks to you all for making it possible and welcoming us so warmly. Back in London this morning unpacking all your weird and wonderful gifts and reading your letters. So grateful to be part of such a creative, passionate and thoughtful family. We're looking into adding some more dates to the #DesireTour this year, so keep an eye out. Until then...
Merhaba from Istanbul! The final stop on our trip. Spent this morning wandering around and got chance to see the Blue Mosque and the epic Hagia Sophia in all their glory. Tonight we play at Zorlu Centre. See you out there! #DesireTour
Greetings from Lake Baikal. The largest freshwater lake in the world which holds 20% of the earths fresh water and is over a mile deep. It's also 25 million years old. This morning it was frozen solid and it was possible to walk on it. So here I am facing down the icy Siberian wind. It was a real moment of wonder, and something I've wanted to see for a very long time. The perfect way to spend the last morning of our Russian adventure. Tonight we play in Irkutsk, not far from the Mongolian border. Krasnoyarsk, you were beautiful on Tuesday night. Thank you so much! Irkutsk, let's make tonight a special one. See you soon!
большое спасибо Khabarovsk! It was a special vibe in there last night. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to come and visit you. I went for a big walk around the city today and loved it. I'm dressed like a Ninja Del Boy because it's -22°C here, but rest assured I'm smiling underneath it all. The adventure continues tomorrow when we head into deepest Siberia. Krasnoyarsk, here we come...
Thank you for a great few days Vladivostok! After the show last night we took the Trans-Siberian Express to Khabarovsk. I woke up with a big smile on my face and watched the snow white Russian countryside fly past my window. I've always wanted to ride the Trans-Siberian, and it was everything I expected it to be. So grateful to you all for these experiences. It's so exciting. Tonight we play at Velicano in Khabarovsk. See you all soon! #DesireTour .
Watching the remnants of the super blue blood moon shine a light over Vladivostok tonight. We've just landed here to begin a journey into the Russian Far East. A distant and intriguing part of the world, and somewhere I never could have dreamed that our music would take us. Tomorrow night is the first of two shows at Fesco Hall. Then we move on to Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk and Irkutsk. All you geography heads out there can find them on this handy map. We're an extremely long way from home, but I couldn't be more excited to be here. Россия, вот так...