Life is good for Example.

On 4 September 2011, he released his third album, ‘Playing In The Shadows’. It went to number one, and has since gone platinum. Two of the singles from it, ‘Changed The Way You Kiss Me’ and ‘Stay Awake’, also went to number one. Chart success translated into live success, and in 2012 he sold-out a 14-date UK arena tour, played humongous slots at Creamfields, and V, and became one of the most exciting live acts on earth.

This live show is key for Example. “My mission statement is to get everyone going fucking mental,” he says. “I base the success of my gigs on how bouncy the crowd is. I watched Faithless for years and have watched Nirvana headline Reading. They get crowds moshing. I want to recapture that energy.”