Music

Watch now: Exclusive video from Yungblud’s ‘make or break’ US tour

Yungblud has given The Big Issue a glimpse inside his American tour. “You either break America or it breaks the band,” he said.

" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen>

Yungblud – music star and youngest ever guest editor of The Big Issue – has shared footage from his ongoing tour of the USA exclusively with our readers.

The video shows backstage hijinks and wild concerts, in venues and on American streets. It is the first glimpse for UK fans from Yungblud’s huge American tour, and is unveiled today through The Big Issue.

Yungblud, who also today confirmed that he will play the Albert Hall in London this March in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, said that the American tour was vital for him.

Speaking from his tour bus on the road near Washington DC, Yungblud told The Big Issue: “You either break America or it breaks the band. I think this next album and this tour is either going to be the ultra demise or the ascension of my career. 

“I don’t give a fuck anymore. I’m gonna say what the fuck I want, as long as it’s true and as long as it’s real.”

Yungblud also took the opportunity to urge people to pick up the latest edition of The Big Issue, which he has guest edited.

“Please, please, please get a copy of The Big Issue,” he said. “It’s going to help so many people.”

For the special edition he brought in people he believes “are really making a difference”. They include Louis Theroux, Bimini Bon-Boulash and Fearne Cotton.

Yungblud also revealed, for the first time, his own personal relationship to The Big Issue, saying one of the magazine’s sellers offered him solace and “human connection” when he was feeling lost on first arriving in London as a teenager.

The Big Issue, guest edited by Yungblud, is available from your local vendor from February 21 to February 27. If you cannot reach your local vendor, you can still click HERE to subscribe to The Big Issue today or give a gift subscription to a friend or family member. You can also purchase one-off issues from The Big Issue Shop or The Big Issue app, available now from the App Store or Google Play.

Support the Big Issue

For over 30 years, the Big Issue has been committed to ending poverty in the UK. In 2024, our work is needed more than ever. Find out how you can support the Big Issue today.
Vendor martin Hawes

Recommended for you

View all
Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community
Soweto Kinch
Music

Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community

Grassroots music venues need your help to survive now more than ever. Here's why
The Nefarious Picaroons play at Fiery Bird in Woking
Venue Watch

Grassroots music venues need your help to survive now more than ever. Here's why

How a band formed in an asylum hotel is giving refugees hope: 'Each note comes from the heart'
Ardavan of The Unknowns
Music

How a band formed in an asylum hotel is giving refugees hope: 'Each note comes from the heart'

Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson: 'You don’t need some rock star saying war is a bad thing'
Bruce Dickinson
Letter To My Younger Self

Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson: 'You don’t need some rock star saying war is a bad thing'

Most Popular

Read All
Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
Renters: A mortgage lender's window advertising buy-to-let products
1.

Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
2.

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
next dwp cost of living payment 2023
3.

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know
4.

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know