Basement People in 2017
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Happy new year Basement People!

What a year it has been for TDCC! This year Two Door continued to bring Gameshow to venues worldwide, here are some of the best Basement People moments from this past year:

Asia Tour

Two Door kicked off the year by heading to Japan, Korea and Singapore; Korean basement people showed their love creatively by throwing paper planes to the band onstage! TDCC were also presented with gifts and a beautiful cake that they shared on instagram:

Thanks for the awesome presents basement people! Korea FTW

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Two Door also appeared on MTV Japan, as well as on a Japanese television show where all three of them had little idea what was going on. This has little to do with TDCC fans, but I had to include it because I find it hilarious:

 

UK Tour

Soon after the band set off to tour the UK, starting in Birmingham with support acts Anteros and Sundara Karma. Two Door kindly launched #TDCCUKtour to showcase some Basement People photography of the tour on their official site.

I was also incredibly lucky to see the boys play in Southampton! To show my Basement People spirit I wore gameshow glitter facepaint, held a ‘Basement People love you’ banner front row and I got to meet Basement People in person which was truly wonderful. Alex Trimble smiled at me too. Dreams come true sometimes.

An honorable mention goes to Sophia Zamolodchikova, who presented a meme of Alex Trimble as an egg circulating the internet created by Basement People to the man himself, in Brighton.

I can’t distinguish Alex’s emotion in this photo… Is he happy? Slightly disappointed in us? Or secretly proud of his fans?  We will never know.

TDCC pulled the UK tour to a close by playing two sold-out shows at Alexandra Palace, London. Footage filmed of both nights, including some close-ups of some lucky Basement People, was used to create the final music video for Gameshow, Lavender:

One of our site admins, Maybrit was able to go and meet the band at the after party too!

Read about her experience here:

Grosse Freiheit 36 / The End Of The European Tour

European Tour

Merely a week after performing in London, Two Door set off to play Europe with support acts Blaenavon and Parcels. Our original site admin Saoirse was lucky enough to see Two Door for the tenth time! Read about her experience here:

Tales from a parisian basement

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South America Tour

Not only has 2017 been a great year for Two Door Cinema Club fans, it has also been a great year for Two Door themselves as fans! In late 2016, you may remember the band mentioning they are a fan of Devo as well as doing a cover of ‘Whip it’ on Radio 1 – this February, they were lucky enough to receive a remix of Bad Decisions by Devo:

In Columbia, a lovely fan met Alex and sent me this! Forever grateful for your support Karen!

At Lollapalooza Brasil, the boys were shocked (and incredibly happy) to notice that Ronaldo was watching their set! Here they talk about their love for the footballer:

US Fall Tour

Alex recognized and showed artwork by fan Elise to the audience of when she threw her fan art on stage in the form of a paper airplane:

I only threw 2 art planes on stage and one of them got dragged by Alex's guitar cord. I wasn't sure if he spotted it and I was like "It's like the other art planes, he's probably not gonna pick it up" <- definitely thought too soon. One thing I noticed is that he was jumping around everywhere and seemed to be stepping on every spot on the stage, but he avoided the plane??? So I was like "wait, did he see it?" Okay *inhales* let me have a moment. Okay. After "Are We Ready" was over, Kevin was talking to the crowd and then I see Alex bending down and I sAW HE WAS PICKING UO THE ARTPLANE, SO MY EYES JUST FREAKING WIDENED AND I GRABBED MY DAD'S SHIRT AND JUST WENT "HE'S PICKINB IT UP, HES PICKING IT UP" AND THEN HE OPEMS IT HWNSHOWS IT TO THE BARRICADE CROWD AND i jUST STARTED SCREAMING LIKE A MANIAC "ALEX, ALEX" And everyone I met at the barricade and knew about my idea (one of them being @fun_in_the_sun98) just looked at me like "Ho-Lee Crap" And so they all started screaming "OVER HERE!!! RIGHT HERE!!!" And before I knew it, there was a crowd of fans all pointing at me. I just started crying because I was Sh00k™ to the extreme.

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Moscow

Similar to what occurred in Seoul, paper gameshow-coloured hearts were given out by Basement People which were held throughout the concert. The band posted on Instagram, saying that the felt the love too!

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

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Another lovely Basement person also dedicated her heart to me <3 thank you Julia Prok!

It has truly been an amazing year for Two Door Cinema Club. The band has been able to travel the world thanks to the support by you Basement People.

Two Door will next be playing in London this year for their biggest headline show at Community Festival, on the 1st of July. I’ve got my ticket! Hopefully I will be able to see some of you there too 🙂

Happy New Year,

~Olivia

Community Festival tickets
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Hey guys!

Tickets for next summer’s Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London went on sale this morning. Two Door are headlining alongside other acts such The Vaccines, You Me At Six, Circa Waves and Sundara Karma.
The question is…did you get your tickets?!

Let us know on twitter!

Talk soon basement peeps.

Much love,
Saoirse.

Community Festival headliners!
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Here it is #basementpeople, Two Door’s big news!

 

The band will be playing their biggest headline show to date as a part of Community Festival in Finsbury Park, London this first of July!

Tickets go on sale on Monday at 9am, a limited amount of pre-sale tickets are availabe now!

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WIll you be there?! Let us know on twitter! We hope this fantastic news lives up to your expectations!

Talk soon folks!

Much love,
Saoirse.

The boys are back…again!
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The boys are back and so am I!

How have you all been?! First of all a huge shoutout to Maybrit who has kept this website going while I’ve been busy with other commitements. You go girl!

Now, as you all probably know by now, I love taking trips down memory lane. Only yesterday my facebook informed me that “on this day two years ago” I shared a basementpeople.com post called “The boys are back”. I remember saying to my Dad that they’ve been back almost as long as they were gone. Where did that time go?!

Anyway, two years on, the band post this on their social media…

You saw it, announcement friday at 12pm GMT! I’ll be live tweeting so get in touch!
What do you think the boys will be announcing? A new album? A new tour? Let us know!

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Until friday!

Love,
Saoirse.

 

Gameshow : One year later…
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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