Kodaline: 'It's hard not to drink on tour'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2014
Kodaline

Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Vincent May and Mark Prendergrast

Kodaline have just finished a UK tour and admit they found it hard to stay sober after the shows

Kodaline find it difficult not to drink every night on tour.

The Irish rock band - made up of Steve Garrigan, Jason Boland, Vincent May and Mark Prendergrast - have just finished a UK tour and admit they found it hard to stay sober after the shows.

Guitarist Mark told BANG Showbiz: "It's tough not to drink every night on tour ... that sounds really Irish and alcoholic. Before you go on stage you warm up and have a stretch, but you also have a gin and tonic.

"I'll have one [before] to calm the nerves but then it's tough to go to bed early. You're on a bus with 15 lads and all they wanna do is stay up and party.

"You just get used to having a hangover and it turns into being drunk again."

Being Irish means they predictably like pints of Guinness and make sure there's plenty of the black stuff to go round backstage when they perform in Ireland.

Mark added: "On the rider there's usually a couple of beers but whenever we're playing in Ireland we have a keg of Guinness backstage and it's hard not to have one before you go on. "It's too much fun in Ireland, everyone is up for it all the time. I do miss it."

Kodaline

Epic indie from this young Dublin four-piece.

O2 Academy Birmingham

Wed 13 Dec

£29.25 / 0121 622 8250

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Tue 12 Dec

£32.95 / 0844 477 2000

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