The Treatment are ready for their headline UK tour, which starts on 15 April in London. The Devil In The Detail UK Tour will see The Treatment supported by Piston and South Of Salem.
The Treatment, who embarked in 2012 on a trek across the States opening for KISS and Mötley Crüe, released their fifth album Waiting For Good Luck, earlier this year. Described by MetalTalk as their strongest set of songs, The Treatment used that lockdown frustration to good effect in the studio.
“We had our hopes and dreams,” Tagore Grey had told Paul Monkhouse, “and there were so many fantastic shows lined up, but all had been cancelled. It is not that they had been rescheduled at the time. There was nothing. With that build-up of energy, we need to get out there because, mate, this is what we live for.
“You know, we have got nothing else in our lives. It is not like we are rocket scientists, or we think if the band does not work out, we will go and become lawyers or something [laughs]. You know, this is our lifeline. It is not a case of ‘if we don’t crack this…’, we HAVE to crack this because there is nothing else for us is.
“We have done ten years, and this is what we love doing, and it is what makes us get up and makes us tick. There is nothing else in my life that I can turn around and say that I would like to do, as all I want to do is just be in a band and play.
“We had been out of lockdown incredibly briefly, and we were straight into Rockfield, so it was really it was a special moment and one that I will never forget. There are not many people who get a chance to have that amazing experience, so it really was a true blessing to be able to go and do that.
“You are sitting there, and the grand piano Freddie Mercury played Bohemian Rhapsody on is like two feet away from the room. All this magic vibe in there, and you just go, ‘How the fucking hell did I get here?'”
In a recent wide-ranging interview with Tagore Grey, MetalTalk’s Paul Monkhouse said he was impressed with the way The Treatment put everything into their live performances, regardless of the venue size.
“Honestly, that is what it’s about,” Tagore Grey says. “I mean, it does not matter if it is one person or if it is 100 people we have to play because we love playing. We play because we enjoy making music and when you go to your own show, whether it’s ten people who have paid to see you, or seventy or five hundred, that is what we love and how could you ever let someone down who has come and done that for you.
“It is such an important attitude and part of the band that it does not matter who’s there, we play as our lives depend on it, and we play like that because we love it.”