Hallo! A few pictures and some comments from Marko & Captain (in Finnish) - http://metrolive.fi/kuvat/artikkeli/9834/suomalaisyhtye-valloittaa-maailmaa-nyt/
I would translate it but I don't have time for that right now, so if anyone wants to, be my guest!
I can be your guest, thanks for the invitation.
Metrolive.fi August 2012
Original article and photos by Tiia ÖhmanA Finnish band is conquering the world – they’re now touring in India!Poets of the Fall-singer’s climbing caused some excitement during Weekend Festival
The Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall performed on the main stage just before the British guest Hurts at Espoo Weekend Festival last Saturday (August 18th). Metrolive.fi talked to the singer Marko Saaresto and the keyboardist Markus Kaarlonen as the August Festival evening was turning to dusk. The band seemed to enjoy their summer evening show and moved energetically around the stage excluding the few slow songs when they calmed down.
Saaresto got inspired to some more trickery and climbed high up along the stage structure for the duration of half a song. The fans followed up with astonishment and attempted to catch the moment with their mobile phone cameras.So, how does singing and climbing at the same time work for Marko?
-In a really damn concentrated way so that my grip won’t slip. Security started to take away the sharpest objects from under there so that I don’t die if I fall, Marko laughs.
-Marko has climbed stage structures before. You try to look out for him a little bit, to see that monkey man stays up there, Markus continues.On early Tuesday morning (August 21st) Poets of the Fall left for India where the band has five shows during one week. The country is already familiar from a couple of previous visits. What the best and the worst thing about going to India?
-It’s fun to go to India, it feels like an adventure. An internal little devious boy with a messy hair wakes up in me, ready to go. You can spend hours and hours on eating, because the food is so good. I like the climate too, you don’t need really need a winter coat over there. Oh, and the fact that the gigs will be about the size of a small festival, Marko lists.
-Yeah, the food’s good and I like the people. But for me the climate is a bit too hot and the distances a little too long, Markus ponders.Saaresto confesses to be a person who at times needs privacy and peace. How can that be managed in India, where people want to help you with everything?
-In general getting your own peace, sleep and food when you need it is sometimes a little difficult on tour because of interviews and all the other fuss. You have to make time for these things already when the tour is being booked, Marko explains.
Poets have already played in Russia, Ukraine, Romania and Estonia this year. In November there is an upcoming tour of six shows in Germany. Some of the venues there had to be changed for larger ones because the concerts sold out.