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- Posted on Jun 21st 2010 5:30AM by Jody Thompson
Talking to Spinner ahead of the release of the Sister's new album 'Night Work,' Shears says, "Glastonbury is a magical place. It's where our band broke, where it all sky-rocketed."
The band is following its 2004 epiphany with a show this year at the Pilton site on Saturday night, just before headliners Muse. As for what he had planned for the show, Shears explains, "It's all about connecting with the crowd and playing it like it's the last show that you're ever going to do. Not that it is!"
He continues, "When you play Glastonbury, everyone's on your side, even if they're not massive fans of yours. I can't wait! A year ago, I was sitting in Berlin wondering if I would ever play a show again, never mind Glastonbury!"
Shears was referring to the crisis of confidence the band had over its third album, which lead to an entire LP's worth of tracks being junked after their friend Sir Elton John said they were not up to scratch, as previously reported by Spinner.
However, now, Scissor Sisters are raring to get up on stage and perform their new release at the weekend -- as well as check out some of the other acts playing the mammoth festival.
Jake says, "Muse are totally amazing and the Drums are playing, who I'm really excited about. I feel really bad for U2, but I think Gorillaz will be brilliant. I'm a big fan of theirs. 'Dare' is one of my all-time favourites, that's the one song I wish I'd written. Ana (Matronic) is a huge Shaun Ryder fan too."
The band plays UK Glasto warm-up dates dates at London's Brixton Academy on June 22 and 23 and Birmingham Academy on June 25, then hit the Pyramid Stage on June 26. The Sisters are then set to stay in the UK for a few days before playing the iTunes festival at the London Roundhouse on July 1.
'Fire With Fire,' the first single from the band's new album, is out June 21, with 'Night Work' to follow on June 28.