La Nuit de l’Erdre.
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Hey guys!

Long time, no see. I haven’t been on in a while, but summer is finally upon us so I’ll have a bit more time to keep in touch! How is everyone? How has your summer been so far? Mine kicked off in the best of ways: with a Two Door gig!

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Last saturday, on the 1st of July, I went to see Two Door for the 11th time at the festival La Nuit de l’Erdre near Nantes in France. What a day – it was such a wonderful way to start the summer. I went with my dad and brother, who hadn’t seen the band since 2013, and met up with some friends I hadn’t seen in years. My family couldn’t get over how much the band had changed, my friends had the time of their lives, and Two Door were fantastic, as always. They came on stage at 22:30, so everyone was pretty excited. Their live performance, the light show, the crowd… Everything was brilliant. The setlist was still very Tourist History/Beacon with only a few Gameshow songs, but I can understand why they would chose to play their better known songs at a festival. My highlights were Something Good Can Work and Lavender, though I must say they gave every song everything they had. I was also lucky to meet up with Ben after the show, which was lovely, as always. The festival itself was also very enjoyable, it was quite small which gave it a very friendly atmosphere, and there was plenty to do and see all afternoon. I’d definitely go back. Thanks again to everyone who made last saturday such a great day!

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I don’t know when I’ll see the band again, which is always an odd feeling. When I saw them last february in Paris I knew I had this show coming up, whereas now… I’ll have to wait until they announce another european tour!

Stay tuned for some more basement people stories – one from our very own Maybrit will be online very soon! If you would like to share your gig/festival experience, do get in touch!

Have a wonderful summer basement peeps.

Much love,
Saoirse.

Tour
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Hello everyone,
this weekend Two Door will embark on their next touring phase which will go on until October.
Today they will start their festival gigs in France, later on passing though other European countries, and doing their mini Tour in Australia.
Then in the Fall they will do another small US Tour, where they will be joined by Circa Waves!


Circa Waves is also joining them on the 10 July at Trinity College in Dublin.


Earlier this year Alex covered Circa Waves Song Goodbye at the BBC Radio 1 Piano Sessions, which you can check out here.

They will finish this Tour by playing in South Africa at two festivals, one of them Rocking the Daisies and the other one at Oppikoppi!

In other news, if you have Spotify go ahead and check out Alex’s playlist that he created with some of his favourite tracks at the moment.


And if you have Twitter make sure to keep sending Alex questions using #asktdcc as he has been answering some recently.
If you are going to any shows feel free to let me know aswell.
Talk Soon,
Maybrit

Festivals, Music Videos, Shibashi and the Little Princess Trust
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Hi everyone,

Alex, Sam, and Kevin have been up to a lot inside and outside of the band!

Firstly, Two Door has announced that they will be headlining Wilderness Festival, Oxfordshire and playing at Music Midtown Festival, Atlanta on their US tour.

The band has also released a live version of Bad Decisions at Alexandra Place in February this year. It’s worth checking out!

Outside of the band, Sam, Kevin, and his two brothers have collaborated to create Shibashi! In their first and only single released presently, Salvation, Sam is the lead vocalist and definitely has a hidden talent singing! If you are a big fan of Sam and Kevin’s previous collaborations, such as Golden Viens in the Changing of the Seasons EP, Shibashi is made for you. The music video, single artwork and logo features gorgeous work by Lisa Magee.

Alex has been making some changes too! Laura Hayden (Anteros) unveiled on her instagram story that he no longer has his long ginger hair!

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Alex later revealed that he donated his hair to the Little Princess Trust, a charity which ‘provides real hair wigs free of charge to boys and girls across the UK and Ireland that have sadly lost their own hair due to cancer treatment and other illnesses.’

I've donated my hair to @littleprincesstrustcharity

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Alex has been incredibly selfless and kind to do this, so I urge you to post a comment on his Instagram to show your respect! His beautiful ginger locks will be missed, but its great to know where his hair is going.

Talk soon,

Olivia.

Summer of Festivals
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Hello everyone,
festival season has started!
Just two weeks ago the band performed at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend, followed by an appearance at the Orange Warsaw Festival in Poland and the Parklife Weekender in Manchester, UK.
You can check out their performance of Are We Ready (Wreck) here:

Now at the beginning of July they will start performing at different festivals in Europe, before going to Australia for their performance at Splendour in the Grass and their mini tour.
Afterwards they will continue playing around Europe before starting their Fall US Tour in September.
Today they announced that they will be at the Meadows Music and Arts Festival in NYC on the 15th September.

You can check out a full list of their shows here!

Are you going to any of them ? Let me know on Twitter!
I will be going to Cruïlla Festival on the 7th of July in Barcelona and would love to meet some of you!

If you are on Twitter be sure to check out #asktdcc and tweet your questions for Alex. He will answer some each week!

Talk soon,
Maybrit

BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend Live Stream
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Hello everyone,
the guys will be playing at BBC Radio 1 Big Weekend tomorrow.
If you live in the UK you will be able to watch the gig live online at 19:20 on the Radio 1 Website!


Unfortunately if you are from other countries you won’t be able to watch it live, although they might post some clips on their youtube channel later.

Update:
You can watch their performance of Are We Ready (Wreck) here:

Are you going to a festival that the band is playing at this year ?
Let me know on Twitter!
Don’t forget to go comment on their social media post if you want to suggest songs for their setlist. Maybe they will play them.

Talk Soon,
Maybrit