24 August, 2016 - NME.com
The Last Shadow Puppets’ road crew have been called “c**ts” and “assholes” by their support band Yak in a furious Twitter rant following a show in Berlin.
Yak supported Alex Turner and Miles Kane’s band at the 3,500-capactiy Columbiahalle theatre in Berlin last night (August 23). The show featured Turner's father David Turner playing saxophone on stage, watched on by Alex's mother Penny.
In a pair of since-deleted tweets on Yak’s official Twitter page, the band wrote: “Some of @lastshadowpuppets crew have been assholes to us and not let us soundcheck throughout the tour. Cunts. Sorry Berlin. A disservice to us, but more importantly the audience that pay to see a show. Glad it’s over. Never again. Biglove.”
@wasphivehoe pic.twitter.com/wjnbQzWJ3V— TLSP Updates (@TLSPnews) August 23, 2016
The fact the tweets have since been deleted means the band’s Twitter account may have been hacked, though there has been no message to say this was responsible for the tweets.
Yak, who released their debut album ‘Alas Salvation’ in May, have played many shows with The Last Shadow Puppets on their current tour. That included the first concerts for The Last Shadow Puppets’ current album ‘What You’ve Come To Expect’ at their warm-up tour in April.
Following those shows, Yak singer Oli Burslem told NME in May: “I think they got hold of the album and were into it, so they invited us to play. Like we’ve said from the start, we’ll play with whoever will have us. A lot of people won’t.”
The Last Shadow Puppets had Yak as support for four shows in Germany and Italy in June and July.
Yak are due to resume playing live with a European tour starting in Belgium on September 4, before headlining a six-date UK tour in October which ends at London Scala on October 27.
The Last Shadow Puppets play Open Air festival in Zurich tonight, before their final current scheduled show on August 28 at Rock En Seine festival in Paris.