The Vamps on U.S. success: 'It was like starting all over again as no one knew us'
British pop-rockers The Vamps have revealed that their success in America was hard to achieve because they felt as though they had to start over from the beginning again.
The band had barely any exposure stateside initially, but went over to the USA and began touring and promoting their material, and have since enjoyed a fantastic reaction from the public there. Member Brad Simpson opened up about starting from scratch in a new country and explained that it was hard, but so worthwhile:
"It is very big – it was massive. We had toured the UK a few times now and we can do it and are used to it but we have never done this before. It was fun but we all worked really hard. It was like going back to the start really in a sense. We were working harder to win over crowds as no one really knew us.”
Simpson went onto add that getting their own tour bus in the U.S. was particularly exciting, although it was short lived after the vehicle broke down and forced them to use planes for the remainder of the jaunt: "It was great having our own tour bus. But it broke down when we were in the middle of LA and we ended up having to get flights everywhere. It was horrible.”
Watch footage of The Vamps performing live on their current UK headlining tour below:
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