His Young Heart
"You know what I will say about American and Canadian audiences though? We just did a whole tour of Canada and the audiences are amazing, and we’re doing a tour of the states and the audiences are amazing, but the other night in Philadelphia, during the encore we were playing—you know, we do a couple of acoustic songs—and in the middle of one of the songs a guy started chanting U-S-A, U-S-A, over and over. Those are the kind of moments when I’m like, I just—I’ve been all around the world. I’ve been in every country. And I’ve been in every kind of situation. You know, like our own shows, opening for people. I’ve been in crazy time, drunk, festival crowds—all sorts of things. People do lots of wacky shit. But I just was dumbstruck by this guy. I mean he had gone two hours—our show is over two hours—two hours of listening to us play, and for whatever reason he just felt he needed to chant “U-S-A” during the quietest moment of the encore. It’s moments like that where I’m like—I’ve dated an American for like 5 years, most of my dear friends are American, I spend most of my life in America, my family is American, I have nothing negative to say about American patriotism, I think it’s a beautiful, wonderful country with millions of amazing people—but in moments like that, I’m like, you fucking a-hole. You make everyone here want to sacrifice their life and kill you and go to prison. You are just a gigantic dick. And in that moment it wasn’t me thinking like what an asshole American, it was like what an asshole. I couldn’t believe it. It was crazy! I just really can’t imagine anybody chanting “Can-a-da!” [Laughs.]"