Dog stars ready to beg for forgiveness
They felt guilty re-scheduling their UK tour after being asked to support one of the hottest bands on the planet.
But Nottingham indie-pop band Dog Is Dead know they have the backing of their fans and cannot wait to appear in Hull in a few months time.
The five-piece were overwhelmed when they were asked directly by Two Door Cinema Club to join them on their European tour.
Lead singer Robert Milton said: "We felt really bad about pushing the UK tour back.
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"We didn't want people to think we cared more about playing in Europe, but it was a big opportunity for us.
"We've played a few gigs in Europe but nothing this big and everyone has been really understanding.
"Two Door are fans of our band and we are big fans of theirs, we hope to learn a lot from them."
They will be in Switzerland tonight for their first gig on the tour, before heading to Italy, Austria and Holland.
After releasing their debut album Our Favourite Stories late last year, momentum continues to build.
Their latest track Do The Right Thing, from the album, is the perfect summer song and will be released later next month.
Having played at Hull's Fruit venue in the past, they can't wait to get back on stage in April.
"It will be nice to come back," Rob said.
"Fruit is crazy and it's one of those places where you don't know exactly what will happen next.
"The love for our group is still growing, we're not a 'flash in the pan' band and are nowhere near peaking which is good for us because it's a gradual thing.
"We've all known each other since we were 15 and I think we get less mature with age, we like to have fun.
"This time in Hull we hope to do something outrageous for the fans." Rob said 2012 was an "incredible year" for the band, selling out shows across the UK, playing 25 festivals and gaining massive support from the likes of Radio One.
"There's a really great music scene in Nottingham at the moment and such a good vibe. It's nice to be an example of how a city could be," he said.
"We know a lot of forward-thinking bands who are really dedicated to what they are doing.
"It's always difficult to break through and get noticed but musicians just need to keep writing and playing for their fans.
"We are proof that it is possible and Hull can do the same, there is a lot of talent in the city."