Lumineers learn a lesson at school of hard knocks…
THE LUMINEERS realised the pitfalls of Instagram when one of them accidentally posted their home address — and found besotted schoolgirls on the doorstep soon afterwards.
Drummer Jeremiah Fraites, 31, revealed his social media blunder to Guilty Pleasures last night, moments before the US folk rockers performed for their UK fans at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
‘I posted this cool picture on Instagram and inadvertently geo-tagged my house — actually marked it on a map to the centimetre,’ confessed Jeremiah, whose band’s last album, Cleopatra, went to No.1 here and in the US.
‘Then I get a knock at my door and two high school girls are like, “Oh my God, we didn’t want to knock on your door, but we’re here, you marked your house!”’
The trio, rounded out by Wesley Schultz and Neyla Pekarek, supported headliners Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Stevie Nicks last night.
But they also revealed how they once rejected The Rolling Stones and Taylor Swift.
Jeremiah explained: ‘When we had the first album, we were asked to open for the Rolling Stones and for Taylor Swift.
‘At the time, we would rather have headlined a 600-capacity room. We do, in hindsight, regret not opening for the Stones but life goes on.’
More recently, they have been picking up tips from U2 after touring with the Irish rock legends.
‘It’s been crazy to watch them night after night, to be able to see them so close and personal,’ said Jeremiah. ‘You learn so much from their stage presence.’
Author: Andrei Harmsworth