Band have hopes to be an 'arena band' after Wembley gig this week
Grace Carroll
11:47 4th December 2012

You Me At Six have spoken about their future ambitions to be an arena band - citing Linkin Park as a major inspiration.

When talking to Gigwise about whether their upcoming show at Wembley Arena marked the start of a permanent move to playing arenas, bassist Matt Barnes said he hoped they would be as big as Linkin Park.

He said, "Hopefully it's a start to playing arenas, because all arena bands are absolutely amazing and massive.

"Linkin Park, for instance, are an absolutely incredibly band and they play arenas. They're a band we especially look up to, so - yeah, we'd love to after this show actually be an arena band, but you can't just expect that to happen.

"It would be lovely, but if it doesn't happen then I'm not going to kill myself."

Matt went on to mention the extra pressure the band feel when playing a large arena show, saying, "The thing about arena shows is you actually have to put on a massive show, you can't just sort of rock up with your little back drops, and just get on with it. You've really got to work it.

"That's why we've basically ended up spending all of the money we made from the show on the show. There's literally not a penny that's actually going to, well... us. If you know what I mean."


You Me At Six at Day Two of Leeds Festival earlier this year

He finished by telling Gigwise that You Me At Six are looking forward to having some time off, after the excitement of playing Wembley - and said that they have no plans as yet of a follow up to their last album, Sinners Never Sleep.

Matt said, "We're going to play Wembley and see what happens, maybe chill and put some ideas down together but nothing mega in the pipeline. We just want to live like normal people for a while.

"Since we were sixteen, we've been on the road non-stop, so we don't really know what it's like to go home and have a house and see your friends on a regular basis."

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Full You Me At Six interview to run on Gigwise later this week

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You Me At Six, photos from Leeds Festival 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

  • You Me At Six live @ Leeds Festival, 2012

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