Issue #169 / October 2021
I saw you at the Royal Albert Hall on the second night. The concert of my life. So intense. So emotionally demanding. Such a deeply beautiful concert. My question is how do you keep managing to do The Red Hand Files on tour? Is it difficult?
SABINA, LONDON, UK
The truth is, it is very hard. Playing these concerts is pure happiness, more than I have experienced in a very long time. I cannot tell you what it means to Warren and me to walk out on stage and perform the songs — but there is a level of intensity to the shows that is exhausting. As the tour progresses, the energy needed to treat The Red Hand Files with the care and responsibility that your questions deserve is draining out of me like water from a little leaky pot. Rather than give replies to your questions that aren’t properly thought through, I have decided to take a break for the next two weeks and then begin again once the tour has finished. I hope you all understand.
SOUNDCHECK AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL. PHOTO BY COLE QUIRKE.