We Are Scientists forced to cancel four UK shows
We Are Scientists have been forced to cancel four dates from their forthcoming UK tour later this month on doctor's orders.
Their gigs in Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester and Glasgow have all been cancelled to ease the strain on lead-singer Keith Murray's throat following "vocal issues".
As you would expect refunds are available at point of purchase.
The band have this afternoon released the following statement:
"We're saddened and annoyed and pissed off and, to be honest, a little embarrassed to announce that we have to cancel a few of our upcoming shows.
In recent weeks, during recording sessions that have mostly been thrilling and optimism-inducing, we've learned that Keith — our fearless, warm-hearted, iron-lunged frontman — is suffering from singing-throat issues that, while totally curable and not long-term-scary, have put some temporary restrictions on the use of his voice. (Rest assured that Keith's talking-throat functions and eating-throat functions remain as robust as ever.) The fine doctors who are treating Keith have told us in no uncertain terms that the schedule for our upcoming UK tour must change if his voice is going to last the course.
So we've made the decision to cancel four of our shows. The hardest part about this process was in *not* simply choosing to cancel the four places we disliked the most, or the four places where we'd had the nastiest taxi drivers, or the four places where we'd accidentally ordered something we hated at a restaurant because pride kept us from asking the others at our table if anyone knew what "ris d'agneau" stood for. Instead we had to choose four places we love — Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester, Glasgow; some of our favorite spots in the United Kingdom; places, all of them, that have shown us incredible audiences, late late nights stumbling into morning, raucous, insane concert-goers… We've made the choice, in the end, based on giving Keith's throat consistent breaks, and in order to make sure that the honorable people we cancel on can get a refund for their ticket — something that would be out of our hands with festivals. To those of you who bought tickets to the Bristol, Portsmouth, Manchester, & Glasgow shows, we offer a sincere apology, and a sincere promise to make it up to you."
The full set of revised dates is as below.
Updated Tour Dates
- 21 July - Park:Live, Gloucester
- 22 July - Tramlines, Sheffield
- 25 July - The Garage, London
- 27 July - Duchess, York
- 29 July - Kendal Calling, Cumbria
- 30 July - Arts Centre, Norwich
- 03 Aug - Belladrum, Scotland
- 04 Aug - Weekender, Stockton
- 05 Aug - Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
Purchase and listen
Brooklyn-based hardcore band Gay For Johnny Depp have announced the release of their sophomore album, What Doesnât Kill You, Eventually Kills You, on February 14th via Shinebox Recordings. Tracklisting: 01. Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny and Artistic Integrity 02. Suckcess 03. She Has the Hottest Limp (Itâs All Noize) 04. Humility is for People Who Donât Comprehend Their Own Mortality 05. We Are the World? Burn It Down! 06. Rod Donât Surf 07. Nine Inch Males (Bo... (continued) [read more]
Teeside indie-folksters Young Rebel Set have announced a UK headline tour for this coming October, kicking off with intimate local dates in the North East. Currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, set for release early 2011, the seven-piece will release the single, âMeasure of a Man,â as a digital download on November 14th. Mixed by Dan âMassive Attackâ Austin, the rootsy stomp of single will be backed by two new songs in the form of, âThe Reckon... (continued) [read more]
What better way to spend a sunny summer day than lay on the grass in Hyde Park with your friends, equipped with nothing but food, drink and a set of speakers? I did this a lot in my teen years, and a band that featured frequently on our playlist was Death Cab For Cutie [read more]