With one of the best albums of 2009 and a growing following at home, We Were Promised Jetpacks look set to be Scotland’s next breakthrough act. The band have announced a headline tour of Europe and North America which will keep them on the road until March. Full details below.

The European tour starts in the Netherlands and winds it’s way through Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, France, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. After a short break the Jetpacks then hit America for 18 more gigs starting in New York at the Bowery Ballroom. Currently the last date on the tour is March 7th in Kansas which puts them in the vicinity of Austin where the SXSW festival starts just ten days later.

When We Were Promised Jetpacks were in Brooklyn last year, they were kind enough to do a short interview with Dear Scotland ahead of their first ever show at the Bowery. They also did a short set and a more extensive interview with former MTV VJ John Norris at Fontana’s in the Lower East Side. The interview is in five parts.

We Were Promised Jetpacks Interview: Part 1 of 5


We Were Promised Jetpacks Interview: Part 2 of 5


We Were Promised Jetpacks Interview: Part 3 of 5


We Were Promised Jetpacks Interview: Part 4 of 5


We Were Promised Jetpacks Interview: Part 5 of 5


 We Were Promised Jetpacks  – It’s Thunder  and It’s Lightning


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For now the North American tour dates are listed separately in the Scotland On Tour page.


Photo Credit: John Lewis