Touring Stateside

The Ting Tings
The Ting Tings

THE Ting Tings have announced a new tour in the States.

The pop duo, with features Lowton-born Katie White and Jules de Martino, will be touring North America in spring 2015 in support of their third album, Super Critical.

And as part of their promotion, they will perform at SXSW Music Festival in Austin, from March 17 to 22.

They will also perform at the Moves magazine Kick-Off Party on January 28 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

The twosome have been working with Duran Duran legend Andy Taylor and Katie told Popbytes online magazine how the collaboration occurred; “It was completely random. This guy walked into the studio one day. I had no idea who he was until he revealed that he was Andy from Duran Duran, and we just became friends. He’s really entertaining and has an amazing story.

“We kept getting asked to write for other artists and we were quite nervous to do that because we were in the middle of recording our album and we were worried that it would disrupt our whole brains.

“So Andy asked us to come to the studio once a week and dump some ideas on him and then leave him to it. So we went into the studio one day with him and we recorded a song and we actually finished it in one day. But then we listened to it and thought, “we’re not giving this to anyone. We’re keeping it for ourselves.” And then we didn’t end up leaving the studio for nine months. We had never worked with anyone before and it was just amazing.”