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Titus Andronicus Thought Time Touring With the Pogues Sucked

Highly hyped New Jersey band Titus Andronicus' tour with the Pogues infuriated Titus' lead singer, Patrick Stickles, according to Paste.


The Pogues, who the members of Titus Andronicus consider to be musical heroes, didn't give their opening band the time of day. They never once watched Titus open up for them. Furthermore, they didn't even bother introducing themselves.

Stickles claims the Pogues didn't treat his band with respect while they were on tour last month. "I hated the tour," Stickles said in an interview with Spinner. "It made me furious throughout. I didn't think that we were treated with all the respect that we deserved, not even the respect as saying, 'We're an important punk band,' but respect that we're human beings."

Talk about tension between bands. It sounds like this tour must have been quite a bumpy ride, and it looks like the Pogues and Titus Andronicus won't be hitting the road together again anytime soon.

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