Gameshow : One year later…
Gameshow : One year later… avatar

Hello everyone,
Gameshow is one year old and the tour is officially over, where has the time gone ?
To celebrate I thought today I would take us all on a trip down memory lane and revisit these past two years and some of the highlights…

The guys toured for 18 months on and off in total playing 160 shows in 33 countries!

Back in April 2016 on the 10th, 11th and 12th they started the Tour playing three intimate gigs in Ireland, posing as their own Cover Band Tudor Cinema Club!


It was the first time that the band performed since their London Show in December 2013!
At these gigs they didn’t perform any of the new songs of off Gameshow, but they introduced us to Jacob, who was added as the 2nd touring member last year! (plus we got to take a glimpse at Alexs long hair – R.I.P.). Tara Thomas took some lovely pictures of the event!

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Just one day later they announced that they had finished Gameshow!

Job Done.

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The tour then officially started in Mexico where they played three shows


… afterwards passing by France for the Art Rock Festival, and then in June starting their first Gameshow US Tour.

Last night was siiiiiiiick

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On the 4th of June during their first US gig of the Tour at the Sinclair they gave Gameshow it’s live debut, and us a glimpse of the new record.


Later they released a snippet of their third documentary and some hints for Are We Ready? (Wreck), the first official single of the Album :

On the 14th June Are We Ready ? (Wreck) was released on BBC Radio 1 as the hottest record,


followed by the official album trailer marking an end to their US gigs.


During the summer of 2016 the band played multiple festival shows all over the world, including NOS Alive in Portugal where I got to see them, Rock en Saine where Saoirse saw them and of course the big Glastonbury + Reading & Leeds festivals in the UK.
In addition that July they released the music video for Are We Ready, and also Bad Decisions, the 2nd single!


The Tour announcement videos narrated by Sam and Kevin came in September, and the Bad Decisions music video was released.


That same month they did a special show at the Tufnell Park Dome in London, which was their first gig in London since the end of the Beacon Tour.

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Ellen Offredy took some amazing pictures of the event which were included in a Live Review by DIY Magazine, that the band was the monthly cover of.

Ten days before the official release of the record, the 3rd and title single, Gameshow was uploaded to the bands Youtube channel in form of a 360° video!


They had a live performance at Jimmy Kimmels Late Night show, sadly the video has since been deleted, but we are still left with this  group band picture!

Hiya!

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On the 13th of October at 11pm the #twodoorlisteningparty took place on Twitter.
The band was playing the full album for the first time on BBC Radio 1. I still remember tweeting like crazy that night and interacting with a lot of you!

Next comes October 14th! Gameshow is OUT!!!
To celebrate the release of their third studio album the guys did a Livestream on Facebook where they performed some tracks…


… and by going to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on the 18th where they played Bad Decisions and a cover of Sia’s The Greatest.


The North America Tour took off in November and continued on until the beginning of December. During this tour they were supported by Broods.

It’s good to be back 📸 @shotsfromthedark

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While there they did another Facebook Livestream, playing some songs at KCRW:


The albums documentary I Saw the World Today came out on December 19th.
In it we can get an insight on Gameshow and the process of it.


After this the band took a well deserved break and went back to touring at the beginning of this year. Before starting their UK Tour they headed over to Asia where they got given this amazing Gameshow cake,

Thanks for the awesome presents basement people! Korea FTW

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and were on Japanese television!

Japanese morning TV…excuse our confused faces. We had no clue what was going on.

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Through January, supported by Sundara Karma and Anteros, the band travelled through the UK finishing of with a double show on February 9 & 10 at the Alexandra Palace in London, where they were joined by special guests Circa Waves.
A live video of Bad Decisions was filmed during their show on the 9th,


and the Lavender music video was filmed during their show on the 10th.


Up until March they toured Europe, finishing of in Hamburg, Germany, on the 4th.
During this tour they were supported by the bands Blaenavon and Parcels.

Our dear Samuel enjoying the funk, courtesy of sweetpeas; @parcelsmusic

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They then went ahead to tour in South America, like Lollapalooza Brasil where they spotted football star Ronaldo!

Lollapalooza Brasil. What can we say…there was so many of you! That was very special, thank you. 📷 Jason Fearnley

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In April they made their way back up North to the US, playing quite a few gigs and taking part in the Coachella festival.

Still on a high @coachella 🌞 See you tonight, Portland!

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Ahead of their 2017 summer festival shows, Alex took part in the BBC Radio 1 piano sessions, where he played an acoustic version of Invincible, What You Know and a cover of Circa Waves song Goodbye.

We’re feeling fresh. Time to take on festival season! 📷 – @andrewwhitton

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For their trip to Splendour in the Grass festival in Australia they announced a mini Australia tour,

during which they adopted Jira, the “Two Door” Dingo!

Thanks for having us Australia, we will be back soon to see Jira and you all as soon as we can.

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This Fall, joined by Circa Waves, they went back for one last time to the US.

Thanks for the welcome, Ithaca! Meadows Festival – see you later… 📷 @katycummings_

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Afterwards they finished the Tour in South Africa, were they appeared at the Oppikoppi and Rocking the Daisies festivals.

I still can’t believe this has all been happening in the last 18 months, and that Gameshow is already one year old!

It still feels like yesterday that it arrived in the mail and that I saw them live in concert.
So many amazing memories have been made and I’m really excited and looking forward to what the guys have planned for us next.
I’m also so happy that they have shared lots of pictures and videos with us through their social media. It’s always so nice to take a look back (like this post) and see what they have achieved.

Did you attend any shows, or in general what are your favourite memories of this Tour/record ?
Feel free to share your stories and experiences with me on Twitter!

Maybe over this break until record number 4 we can share some of your stories on the site!
Until then I have created this slideshow with pictures from all the tour, and some Spotify playlists with the setlists of this Tour for Two Door and all their amazing(!!!) supporting bands: Circa Waves, Sundara Karma, Anteros, Parcels, Blaenavon and Broods!

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If you have made it to the end of this very long post, thank you so much for taking a look back with me on this tour.
I hope you all have a nice day!
Talk soon,
Maybrit

The End of the US Tour & Happy Birthday Alex!
The End of the US Tour & Happy Birthday Alex! avatar

Hello everyone,
first of all… Happy Birthday Alex!
We all hope you had a lovely day celebrating!

The guys finished touring in the US yesterday and have now only two gigs left in South Africa before their Gameshow Tour is over. There they will play at the Oppikoppi and Rocking the Daisies festivals.

During these last three weeks of touring the states they have played in multiple new venues/cities and festivals like the Music & Arts festival in New York, the Thrival Music festival in Pennsylvania  and the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas.

Life Is Beautiful – that was amazing! Thank you x 📷 @katycummings_

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At their sold out show in Anaheim they got gifted an amazing looking skateboard by the venue to celebrat their gig.

If you went to any shows let me know about them on Twitter!

Talk Soon,
Maybrit

Shibashi is back! (+ Hollywood Life interview)
Shibashi is back! (+ Hollywood Life interview) avatar

Hello everyone,
as you can see by the title, Shibashi is back!
In June Kevin and Sam revealed to us that they were 2/3 of the trio Shibashi by sharing their song Salvation with us. Yesterday they mentioned all over social media that they would share some new music with us today: their new single Part of Me.


As of midnight the song has appeared on all streaming services.

I absolutely love it and I’m sure most of you will too! As revealed by an interview with Will you Music? last month Sam is the official lead vocalist and Kevins brother Paddy is the producer, though they all do a bit of everything. I’m looking forward to more music in the future.

In Two Door related news the band has been on tour in the US for a week and it seems that it has been going really well.

First week of our US tour has gone so fast. Great memories so far. More to be made! 🇺🇸

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While in New York for The Meadows festival they did an interview with Gabriella from Hollywood Life! They talk about the tour and their upcoming album. Give it a read, it’s really interesting and funny!

Talk soon
Maybrit

Fall Tour
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Hello everyone,
the guys are now back on Tour!
Yesterday night for the first time ever they played at the State Theater in Portland.
They will play 14 more shows and then end their US Tour at The National in Richmond on October 2nd, one day before Alexs Birthday!

And we’re off! Thanks, Portland x 📷 @katycummings_

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During this Tour the guys will DJ at two after partys.
One after their show tomorrow at The Meadows Music & Arts Festival in New York (You can get tickets here)


and a second one after their show in El Paso at The Perch.


Are you going to any shows ?
Let me know on Twitter!
Talk Soon,
Maybrit

End of the European Festival Tour & Fifa Interview
End of the European Festival Tour & Fifa Interview avatar

Hello everyone,
yesterday the band played at Lollapalooza Berlin, marking the offical end of their European Festival Tour. They are now headed to the US for their Fall Tour.

They will play 15 Shows before going to South Africa for two festival appearances.
On the 20th September the band will play at the Tricky Falls in El Paso, Texas and afterwards they will DJ the Afterparty at The Perch. You can now buy tickets for that event.

Earlier this week they performed at the Popaganda Festival in Sweden and the GlavClub in Russia. There some of you had the idea to hold up Gameshow hearts which made for a beautiful sight!

Holy shit! Moscow you were crazy last night. We felt the love. Hope you felt it too.

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Three days ago an interview with Kevin and Sam got published by Fifa. Over the years the band has been featured in the Fifa Game Soundtrack three times with I Can Talk (Fifa 11), Sleep Alone (Fifa 13) and Are We Ready ? (Wreck) (Fifa 17).


The Interview is mostly about footbal, but they still talk a little bit about the Tour, including the time they spotted Ronaldo at their São Paulo gig.

Talk Soon,
Maybrit