Urge Overkill start their
first full tour of Australia next month and hopefully won't be bringing any
of their Glastonbury Festival stage-trashing antics for the ride. "That was
the first show we had played where we did new songs," explains Eddie "King"
Roeser. "The situation with festivals is you go from a basement to a field in
of thousands of people . A lot of bands who play have the luxury of having
been on tour for a year before getting on this gigantic stage. We didn't. Our
other shows went great, but Glastonbury was the most publicized and
the one that blew up. Things weren't set up right, Blackie broke a snare,
got angry and trashed his kit. But I think if sometimes a set's a disaster
Australian fans will be among the first in the world to hear songs from
Urge's excellent new album Exit The Dragon played live. "This will be
our debut, our shows over there," says Roeser. "We haven't really toured
these songs too extensively. We've done four or five shows in Europe,
Glastonbury, press and all that. The new songs will really flesh out our set.
It will be great to be over there, I feel more comfortable opening up in
Australia, I think there is a sort of a positive vibe you get from that
country really stands out."