The Resistance tour is the first where people will be able to see you using a rather nice new DW kit. What’s the story there and why the switch from Tama?
"Well, I’ve actually had a DW kit for a long time - I bought one about 10 years ago. And I used it in the studio this time round when we were just setting up, playing around with new ideas and so on. I had a little circle of drum kits set up in the studio, including the Perspex kit from the last tour."
"I really didn’t think that anything would top the sound of that kit, but as soon as I jumped on the DW it just sounded incredible and I remembered exactly why I got into it in the first place. It was so clear which one sounded best."
"The Perspex was amazing through a big PA on tour, brilliant, but the DW has such a vast tonal range. It’s not mid-rangey like the Perspex shells are, it’s more expressive and more sensitive."