Mika Wants Dog On Tour
Singer MIKA is putting his pet dog through its paces - so the mutt can join him on tour.
The Grace Kelly hitmaker finds life on the road lonely, so he's decided to take his beloved golden retriever with him when he embarks on his next series of gigs.
Mika is worried the puppy, who he has named Melachi The Witch, will "freak out" while travelling, so he's enlisted a pal to help train his pet pooch before they head out on tour.
He tells Scotland's Daily Record, "I'm working on my third record and also trying to train my dog. The idea is the dog is going to come on tour with me so basically a friend of mine is putting her on planes and driving her around to get her used to the travelling.
"Isn't that the most ridiculous thing ever? It's such a funny picture but that way she won't freak out when she goes on tour. The idea is to have her on tour everywhere. I think I need a dog and it will make things better on the road."