Tour Diary: Jake Shears of the Scissor Sisters



“I tend to look back at the years and wish I’d taken more photos. Scissor Sisters have essentially been on the road off-and-on for over a decade. There are so many moments missed, a lot of them forgotten if not captured. Here is broad swathe of images from touring in Fall 2012. To me they are especially poignant because the band has embarked on a sabbatical, and we won’t be experiencing this kind of lifestyle for a while. It’s going to be amazing to have a break, but I know that I’m really going to miss the ride.” – Jake Shears.

“One of my favorite places to play is Japan. No matter how lonely the road is feeling, when we land in Japan it never fails to perk us up. For one thing, our fans are over the top. There’s always a kind of camp-out of our most devoted in the lobby of whatever hotel we are staying in. They bring loads of presents that correspond with each of our obsessions. Mine is an unnatural love for Mickey Mouse and all things Disney, so I always end up leaving the country with loads of cool stuff I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.”

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