For three knockabout Queensland derros singing simple tunes about huffing darts and murdering a humble pub schnitty, the reach of The Chats is apparently global.
The trio is currently in the middle of a mostly-sold out US tour, and not only are the punters going boonta for them, but some of rocks biggest legends are as well. Namely, Dave Grohl. Who just-so-happened to casually turn up in the front row at the band’s Los Angeles gig a few nights ago.
The Chats posted a photo from backstage at their gig at LA’s Regent Theatre, where Grohl, along with Josh Homme and Alex Turner & Matt Helders were all hanging out smashing a few you beaut tinnies together. As you bloody well do.
Had a few mates turn up to the LA show.Pic by Aaron Farley
The yarn goes that The Chats toured with Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age here in Australia last year, and Homme took something of a shine to them, passing on his phone number and insisting they hit him up if/when they made it to the US.
Fast forward a few months and with a US tour imminent, they sent Homme a message that the QOTSA frontman responded to within three minutes, asking for himself “plus three extra tickets” to be put on the door in Los Angeles.
Turns out those three “extras” were for Dave Grohl and most of the Arctic Monkeys. Normal stuff. Happens to literally everyone all the time.
That’s not even the first brush with rock royalty they’ve had on this tour as well. In Oakland, they dropped froth dogs with Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day. Again, as you do. Nice for some. Good work if you can get it. Etc etc etc.
Now that’s a bloody tour. Who knew songs about suckin’ down lung lollies would have absolute universal appeal?
Onya boys.Image: Facebook / The Chats, Aaron Farley